The Concrete Institute of Australia will celebrate 50 years in 2020. The Institute was originally formed when members of the Australia Prestressed Concrete Group proposed a change in 1968 where it was resolved to adopt the name Concrete Institute of Australia. This occurred in May 1969 and the first meeting of Council was then held in July 1969 which was chaired by Mr William (Bill) Brown who was elected as the first National President. Following this the Institute was officially registered as a company limited by guarantee with approved Memorandum and Articles of Association on 17th April 1970. 

To celebrate this momentous occasion the Concrete Institute of Australia is proud to announce the launch of its Golden Jubilee 50 Year Celebrations that will take place in 2020.
Golden Jubilee Steering Committee
  • Golden Jubilee Chair, Kevin Abrams
  • Marketing & Promotion, Liza O’Moore
  • Events, Malcolm Boyd
  • Recognition, John Woodside
  • Archives, David Millar

A Celebration of Concrete
The nationwide “birthday party” that was to be held on Friday 17th April 2020 has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 concerns.
The Institute intends to celebrate excellence in concrete for 50 years  -
On Friday 17 April become a part of CIA history from the comfort of our home. Simply “raise a glass” on your own or with family and email us the pics or post them on Instagram.



Concrete Institute of Australia Medal
During the Golden Jubilee the Institute will recognise those who have made significant contribution to the formation, growth, and development of the Concrete Institute Australia over its first 50 years with the Concrete Institute of Australia medal.
The Institute has been blessed to have had so many incredible contributors over its lifetime, but some have gone over and beyond the line of duty. The recipients of this honour will be announced in early 2020, and the medallions will be officially presented at the national symposium to be held later in the year.

National Symposium
To help celebrate the Concrete Institute of Australia’s Golden Jubilee a traveling roadshow will take place in September 2020. The theme of the symposium will be to look to the next 50 years and where concrete should or could go as a building material. Stay tuned to hear about some big name key note presenters from overseas and Australia, who will be joined by local presenters from the research, innovation, design, constructability, sustainability, and material sectors.

Commemorative Book
With so much history it is imperative the Institute compiles a book to mark the occasion of its 50th year. The Institute is inviting all its Members to share their stories and anecdotes, as well any old photos and documents. These memories will be used for recordiong in the book, as well as to retain these archives for safe keeping.

Young Member Involvement
Throughout the 50 year celebrations in 2020 the Institute will also include the members who will take the organisation through for the next 50 years. Our young professionals will have opportunities to be involved throughout the year with competitions, seminar participation, committee involvement, and through the National Symposium.

If you would like to contribute you can send any information you may have to CEO, David Millar, by email at [email protected], by post (or in person) to Level 4, 53 Walker Street North Sydney, NSW, 2060, or by phone on (02) 99551744