What’s New in Concrete

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Romano's Hotel
81 Fitzmaurice Street , Wagga Wagga NSW 2650


This Concrete Institute of Australia event brings together a group of great industry speakers to discuss advances in concrete technology and practices as part of our WHATS NEW IN CONCRETE regional seminar series. With the push on concrete to embrace sustainability, technology, greener alternative and IoT there are a number of emerging technologies and practices which are standing up and making a real difference to how we get things done. The more exciting aspect of these advances is being found in the way in which they are also facilitating smart, faster and more cost effective concrete and construction practices at the same time.
This event provides an insight in a number of advances in concrete practices including the use of concrete Maturity Testing for providing real-time early age concrete strength results without the need for concrete cylinder break test. This is providing more accurate testing results and optimisation of construction scheduling. Additional presentations include the use of recycled material as concrete fibres in sustainable infrastructure and the incredible turnaround times being facilitated by fast set cements is specialist concretes for pavement repairs ensuring expediated return to service on critical infrastructure such as roads and runways.
The event will include an open panel Q&A session on what’s new in concrete and concrete innovation and at its conclusions.


CIA Members $44.00 Non-Members $55.00


Njoud Willans
Elvin Group

Tony Collister

Greg Sieders
Bluey Technology


Njoud Willans – Technical Engineer, The Elvin Group
Topic - Maturity Testing: advances in early age concrete testing
Tony Collister – R&D Manager, Fibercon
Topic - Sustainable Infrastructure: a good choice.
Sustainable infrastructure a good choice will cover the use of recycled materials for light to medium infrastructure. Using waste products is the next phase of sustainability. The presentation will outline in particular the Emesh fibres and glass as sand and their benefits and current use. Also the current status of standards in regard to new products and the ISCA and GBCA rating systems
Greg Sieders – Product & Market Development Manager, Bluey
Topic - Use of Fast Set Concrete to Expedite Pavement Repairs



5.00 pm Registrations Open
5.25 pm Welcome and Introduction
5.30 pm Presentations Commence
7.00 pm Discussion and Question Time
7.15 pm Networking
Drinks and light refreshments will be served
9.00 pm Close

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