Concrete Essentials Series: Fundamentals of Concrete Course

If you require further details please contact Colin McKay  at the
SA Branch Office, phone 0400 331090
or [email protected].

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - Wednesday, 26 May 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Education Development Centre [EDC]
Milner Street , Hindmarsh SA 5007


A must attend event for all engineers, project managers, contractors and construction industry professionals new to the concrete industry.

The Fundamentals of Concrete course is presented bi-annually by the Institute, and covers a broad range of topics including concrete materials, supply, testing, reinforcement, placement, finishing, durability, repair, joints and cracking. It is a ‘must attend’ course for all engineers and construction professionals that are new to the industry, or those that are looking to renew their understanding of the fundamentals of concrete.

This year the course will draw on the experiences of a number of very experienced professionals from various parts of the local concrete industry, and includes a ‘hands on’ session with concrete in the laboratory.


Individual Members of Institute $440.00 CIA Member Company representatives $440.00 Non Members $550.00


*Please note that  this is a draft program and the presentation schedule, topics and presenters are subject to change.
Session 1 – EDC, Hindmarsh
Time Topic Presenter Organisation
6.00 Registration for 6.15pm start
6.15 Cement and SCM’s   t
6.45 Aggregates David Cockburn SA Premium Cement
7.15 Coffee Break
7.30 Water and Admixtures    
8.00 Concrete Mixes Tony Mignone Hanson Concrete
8.30 Session Close

Session 2 – EDC, Hindmarsh
Time Topic Presenter Organisation
5:30 Registration for 5:45 start
5:45 Reinforcement   Liberty Onesteel
6:15 Site Inspections   WGA
6:45  Break
7.00 Placing Concrete   Ballestrin
7:30 Finishing & Curing   Mirafloor / Arrunga
8.00 Session Close
Session 3 – EDC, Hindmarsh
Time Topic Presenter Organisation
5:30 Registration for 5:45 start
5:45 Durability David Cockburn SA Premium Cement
6:15 Concrete Repair Andrew Nelson Parchem
6:45 Joints and Cracks David Cockburn SA Premium Cement
7:15 Refreshments and Networking, Question time
8.00 Session Close

Session 4 – LABORATORY
Time Topic Presenter Organisation
5:15 Registration for 5:30 start
5:30 Aggregate Lab Samples    
6:00 Concrete Property Testing Tony Mignone Hanson Concrete
6:30 Dinner Break
6:45 Mixing Fresh Concrete Tony Mignone Hanson Concrete
7:15 Testing Fresh Concrete    
8.00 Session Close


Session 1 - Wednesday, 5th May 2021
6.00 PM - 8:30 PM
Session 2 - Wednesday, 12th May 2021
5.30 PM - 8:00 PM
Session 3 - Wednesday, 19th May 2021
5.30 PM - 8:00 PM
Session 4 - Wednesday, 24 July 2019
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Sessions 1,2,3.
Education Development Centre (EDC)
4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh SA

Session 4

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Please note that audio and video recording or taking photographs is prohibited during this event without express approval from the Concrete Institute of Australia.

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Terms of Service.