Temporary Design Works for Concrete (Pt 2)

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Thursday, 26 November 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Zoom Webinar , Online, NSW CIA


The ubiquitous concrete suspended slab in multistory buildings is rarely loaded to its full design live load in its life. However, at its inception, it must endure some of the highest loads it will likely, ever experience. As a designer of a slab, the subject of temporary works should not be regarded as “not my problem, it’s the builder’s issue…” As the slab designer, it will certainly become your problem if something goes wrong during construction…

Temporary works such as multistory shoring and construction methodology are often not well understood by permanent works designers. This webinar is Part 2 of a two-part series on temporary works, focusing on multistory shoring, also known as backpropping, for flat slabs and the effects on the permanent concrete structure. Part 2 – Practice & Constructability will give an overview of the important aspects of appropriate formwork construction based on design along with practical examples of what to do and what not to do.


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


Mr. Justin Smith
Director - Construc


Webinar Title

The worst load your suspended slab will see in its natural life … understanding the temporary works that effects permanent concrete works  

Part 2 – Practice and Constructability

Webinar Presenter

Justin Smith is a Director of Construc Pty Ltd, a specialist construction methodology and temporary works consulting engineering company. For the last 26 years, Justin has specialised in construction related engineering and design, specifically structural temporary works systems based on formwork, backpropping, scaffold, swing stages, mast climbers, material handling (including crane lifting of large reinforcement cages), demolition, high-rise construction, dam construction, tunnel construction and bridge construction. Justin also has extensive experience in temporary works accident investigation and project recovery engineering.


The webinar will run from 2.00pm to 3.00pm and is based on NSW time (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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Times for all States:

NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT 2.00pm to 3.00pm (AEDST)
SA 1.30pm to 2.30pm
QLD 1.00pm to 2.00pm
NT 12.30pm to 1.30pm
WA  11.00am to 12.00pm

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