Concrete Pavements and Footpaths

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Thursday, 18 June 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Zoom Webinar , Online, QLD CIA


Footpaths and light pavements are part of everyday life.  Not much thought goes into how much the design and construction effect the usability of this infrastructure.  Trip hazards and cracking can make this experience less than desirable and may end up in injury and litigation.  What are the design and construction tips and tricks to significantly reducing these everyday issues?

Design doesn't need to be compromised in order to comply with strict rules and regulations for concrete pavements, footpaths and urban streetscapes.    By utilising colour, textures and finishes, it is possible to create a surface that is both beautiful and meets the required standards.  This applies to both new and existing concrete, with multiple options to refresh and revive old concrete.

It is popular across Australia due to its versatile, durable and low maintenance characteristics, especially when compared with alternatives such as natural stone or pavers.

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


CIA Members $33.00 CIA Student Members $22.00 CIA Retired Members $22.00 Non Members $55.00


Mr. Tony Collister
Research, Development & Sustainability Manager - Fibercon Qld

Julie McIntyre
National Sales Manager - Concrete Colour Systems


This topic covers the "ground-up" aspects of concrete design and construction of footpaths and light-duty pavements (what can go wrong and best-practice solutions).

Tony will cover design aspects for these type of applications, the process we take, and execution in construction.  Also, how can we enhance outcomes by adding sustainability into each phase?  From concrete selection, thickness design, joint specification and including sustainability reporting, Tony will present some current examples of where implementing best practise and sustainable designs have produced optimum outcomes.

The key to creating an attractive concrete project is by understanding the key challenges and how to overcome them.  When placing decorative concrete, it is important to consider the many construction challenges that can affect the final finish.  Julie will discuss how to use colour and decorative finishes to tackle issues such as slip resistance, pedestrian use and design for minimal on-going maintenance.  She will also cover the key strategies to ensure consistency in a finish across extended time periods, managing customer expectations and compliance testing for a durable long-term surface.


The webinar will run from 2.00 - 3.00pm and is based on NSW time (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Delegates will be sent login details and a password for this webinar prior to the event by email.

Times for all States:

NSW/VIC/QLD/TAS/ACT  2.00pm to 3.00pm
SA/NT 1.30pm to 2.30pm
WA 12.00pm to 1.00pm

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