National Construction Code & AS3600

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Thursday, 4 March 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Webinar , Online CIA


The latest Australian Standard for concrete structures (AS 3600-2018) contains significantly changed requirements for shrinkage and creep properties, calculation of deflections and flexural crack control.  This presentation compares results from the new code with superseded Australian codes and the current Bridge Code, and provides recommendations for the application of the code in practice.

A common myth in building is that compliance is achieved by only following an Australian Standard. This misconception is shared by designers, builders and certifiers alike and is also prevalent within the legal and judicial sectors as well. So, to break down where and when Australian Standards applies it is important to understand how compliance with the NCC is achieved.


CIA Members $33.00 CIA Student Members $33.00 CIA Retired Members $33.00 Non Members $66.00


Mr. Doug Jenkins
Managing Director at Interactive Design Services - Interactive Design Services

Mr. Jim Forbes
Engineering Consultant - .


About this Presentation

Topic title: 
Design for serviceability with the new AS 3600

Doug Jenkins (Convener - Standards Australia Committee, Concrete Institute of Australia) discusses the latest Australian Standard for concrete structures (AS 3600-2018 ), the standards contain significantly diffrent requirements for shrinkage and creep properties, calculation of deflections and flexural crack control. 

Jim will discuss how The National Construction Code (NCC) provides performance requirements for many aspects of building and construction industry, and how Australian Standard ties into the NCC.
The Concrete Structures Code (AS 3600) is one of the most important Standards in the Australian building construction industry It is referenced in the National Construction Code (NCC) and as such it becomes part of the regulatory environment in our industry. It has been around in some form since 1934, the most recent edition being published in 2018. But where is this code, and those like it, going in the future?

Doug Jenkins - Managing Director at Interactive Design Services

Doug is an independent consultant, specialising in the analysis and design of bridges, abutments, buried arch structures and reinforced soil retaining walls, including the application of advanced analysis techniques to the design of these structures. Doug has 40 years of experience in the design of bridges, including major projects in Australia and many overseas countries, including UK, Middle East, Turkey, Japan and Malaysia.

Jim Forbes - Engineering Consultant
Jim has almost 50 years of experience in the construction industry, both within Australia and internationally. Jim is working as a consultant to the industry, assisting both public and private entities, with his area of expertise being. 

Jim was invited to join the Presidium of the Federation Internationale du Beton (fib) in 1998 and was elected President of this prestigious international body from 2002 to 2004.


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

Delegates will be emailed login details and a password for this webinar 24 hours prior to the event.

Times for all States:

NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT 2.00pm to 3.00pm (AEDT)
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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