Webinar - The Future of Concrete

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Thursday, 6 May 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Webinar , Online CIA


The webinar will focus mainly on the current trends and developments in concrete that will be a drive for future concrete applications. Advances in concrete industry and construction technologies together with the acceptance of reclaimed resources in concrete will be discussed. Emerging technologies will be highlighted using recent advancements in the use of nano materials in concrete as well as 3D printing.

These two topics were presented previously the CIA Brisbane seminar "The Future of Concrete" held in November 2020.


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


Mr. Bruce Perry
Cement Australia

Mr. Paul Rocker


Presentation 1: The Future of Concrete - will it still contain cement?

Portland based cement has been an integral part of concrete mixes for centuries and modern day cements are engineered to meet the current demands of the End User. More recently, however, some sections of industry, the media and academia have been very vocal in spruiking alternatives to GP cement (for example, activated SCM's, geopolymers etc.) for use in concrete mixes of the future. This talk will explain the features and benefits of such alternatives and go on to discuss the likelihood of concrete mixes in the future being produced containing no cement.

Speaker - Bruce Perry, Cement Australia

Presentation 2: Necessity is the Mother of Invention 

There are a number of key areas of necessity where invention is now paramount. For concrete to enjoy its elevated status as the primary building material of choice there are two key areas as an Industry and companies that we must address:

Sustainability – reducing the carbon footprint of Concrete is a key necessity this talk will clearly identify a transparent process to reduced carbon right through to carbon neutrality.

Technology – from the ordering of concrete right through to the user experience this talk will highlight some of the trending breakthroughs, only just breaking through now or projected to in the next few years.

Speaker - Paul Rocker, Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd


The webinar will run from 2.00pm to approx. 3.00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

Times for all States:

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

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