Concrete Flooring and Pavements - Design and Construction

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM


City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Corner William Street & Dudley Streets , Melbourne West Melbourne VIC 3003


The slab and pavement is the lifeblood of any facility, so it is extremely important that they are constructed to suit each specific application and stand the test of time.

We have three industry experts discussing  different and diverse topics that are each very important to consider well before any project begins.

The presenters will -

  • compare the different types of projects and finished product
  • the importance of good design detailing; and
  • a method to future proofing the asset.

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


CIA Members $76.00 Non CIA Members $99.00 CIA Student Members $38.00


Peter Killeen
Concrete Methods

Tony Davis
Davis Naismith & McGovern Pty Ltd

Kate Storer


Speakers and Topics
Peter Killeen (Concrete Methods)
Peter commenced his career in construction in 1986 and has worked on major sites including Toyota at Altona and 530 Collins Street in Melbourne. He managed construction services for CSR Readymix in Victoria and was responsible for bringing in the state-of-the-art technology for floor slab construction from the USA in 1996. He consulted with ANCON Beton Pty Ltd from January 2001 until March 2017 to provide specialist services for flooring in Australia and Asia. Peter is the founding partner and senior consultant at Concrete Methods in Melbourne where he consults for some of the leading industrial developers and retailers in Australia.
Topic Title
Industrial vs Retail Concrete Floors - Design and Construction - How to be Strong and Pretty
About this presentation
Why can’t your industrial floors look as good as the retail floors, while still being able to take the harsh material handling of equipment traffic? Peter discusses why design and construction of concrete floors for industrial and retail flooring is not a simple matter of visual versus performance. He looks at the design and construction methods that lead to futureproofing industrial and retail concrete floors and how each can be both visually appealing yet built for durability.

2. 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.
3. 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 Concrete Floors and Pavements

About this Presentation
The importance of joints in industrial floors and pavements cannot be understated. Joint management is integral to safety, durability and the longevity of the floor. Joints in slab-on-ground industrial floors and pavements must be able to transfer the imposed loads from one side of the joint to the other whilst still maintaining bilateral horizontal movement. In this presentation Kate discuss methods to design and install industrial joints in order to minimise cracking and joint spalling. 


Please note the 6:00 PM start time for refreshments - this is later than our usual start time.

6.00 PM               Refreshments / Networking
6.30 - 6.35 PM     Welcome / About the Institute
6.35 - 8.30 PM     Presentations
8.30 - 9.00 PM     Additional networking time
9.00 PM               Event closes


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