Investigating Construction Defects and Failures - New Cracks Appear in Mascot Towers

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Kirribilli Club
11 Harbourview Crescent , Lavender Bay NSW 2060


Investigation is an important tool used to ensure the safety of building structures. This topic is timely with news reports last week of further cracks appearing in Mascot Towers. This led to the closure of several businesses located there to ensure the safety of the general public during the repair process.

Over the past year, community concern regarding safety has increased following publicity surrounding the issues with construction of buildings such as Opal Towers and Mascot Towers. Our presenters will outline the benefits of using investigation techniques to achieve the maximum safety of buildings and structures. A number of case studies will be included to demonstrate the investigation tools used during the rectification process and the benefits they bring.


CIA Members $88.00 CIA Student Members $22.00 Non members $110.00 CIA Retired Members $44.00


Robert Bell
Managing Director - BCRC (QLD) Pty Ltd

David Mahaffey
Managing Director - Mahaffey Associates

Philip Jones
Senior Engineer - MPN Group


1. Robert Bell, Managing Director, BCRC (QLD) Pty Ltd
Leveraging advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies to investigate the cause and extent of construction defects.

2. David Mahaffey, Director, Mahaffey Associates
The cost vs benefit of testing concrete structures - Limiting rectification without compromising integrity.

3. Philip Jones, Structural Engineer, MPN Group
Assessment and remediation of significant structural deterioration and deficiencies - Westpoint Blacktown Carpark.


5.00pm     Registrations Open
5.30pm     Welcome, Introduction and Presentations
6.30pm     Discussion and Question Time
7.15pm     Networking - Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
8.00pm     Close

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