Concrete Flooring and Pavements - Design and Construction

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Thursday, 7 May 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Zoom Webinar , Online, VIC CIA


Slabs and pavements are critical to the serviceability of any facility but constructing them is not as simple as pouring a driveway. Each business has differing loads, vehicles and materials using the surfaces which means that businesses and designers must consult in advance to ensure the choice of materials, the construction methods and the design itself are fit for purpose and that the surface stands the test of time.

We have two experts in the field who will discuss the vital elements of pavements and flooring that must be considered before a project begins.

This seminar will be of interest to all levels of the industry, including designers, asset owners, and contractors.


CIA Members $33.00 Non Members $44.00 CIA Student Members $22.00 CIA Retired Members $22.00


Tony Davis
Davis Naismith & McGovern Pty Ltd

Kate Storer


Speakers and Topics

1. Tony Davis (Davis Naismith & McGovern Pty Ltd)
Tony has 40 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering including a number of years with a large multi-national consultancy in the 1970s and a period with the State Electricity Commission (SEC) in Victoria, both of which provided opportunity and exposure to large scale structural and civil engineering projects. Tony formed Davis Associates Pty Ltd in 1980 practicing primarily in commercial and industrial projects including medium rise office buildings, low rise light industrial and heavy industrial manufacturing facilities. During this period Tony was also involved in the establishment of a precast concrete manufacturing business in partnership with a major client gaining valuable experience in the practical applications of precast concrete. During the 1990s Tony ventured into the Asian market applying precast concrete technology to a range of products in China and Malaysia. In the last decade Tony has concentrated on the local market with emphasis on industrial facilities and in particular heavy duty concrete pavement technology and has been engaged on a number of major investigations into pavement failures throughout Australia.

Topic Title
The need for an Australian Standard for Concrete Pavements

About this Presentation
A Case Study. Tony’s presentation explores what happened when a concrete pavement designed for a heavily-loaded container facility prematurely failed.  
Tony uses this incident to explain why there is a need for concise and updated design guidelines for these types of pavements.
He examines the current state-of-play noting that there is too much reliance on engineering judgement and experience for the correct application of the existing design guidelines – guidelines which were developed more than 40 years ago. He then looks into existing technologies which assist in preventing pavement failures such as the finite element analysis software that can analyze the current traffic load locations and axle configurations, slab geometry, curling conditions and joint details as well as the limitations for these technologies.
2. Kate Storer (ramsetreid)
Kate Storer, BSc (Hons) is the Principal Engineer specialising in Flooring and Pavement at ramsetreid®, a division of ITW.  Her current role sees her lead engineering engagement for the specification of the Danley and Miska brands.  Kate has over 20 years’ experience in the engineering departments of leading manufacturers in the construction industry, supplying engineered solutions for load transfer systems into concrete. 
Topic Title
Best Practice In Joint Management for Heavy Duty Concrete Pavements

About this Presentation


The webinar will run from 2:00pm to 3:00pm and is based Australian Eastern Standard Time.

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