AS 3600 - 2009: Commentary - pdf format only




The seminar offered an overview of the material properties of concrete and steel specified in Section 3 of AS 3600 - 2009, including background to the specified properties of materials such as the tensile strength, elastic modulus, creep coefficient and shrinkage strain of concrete. Reviewed are the relevant properties of conventional steel reinforcement and prestressing tendons, including elastic modulus and relaxation. Also discussed are the clauses relating to losses of prestresses and the appropriate strength reduction factors to be used.


Concrete Institute of Australia




Lecture Notes - Hard Copy

Publication Details


  • Contributors: Gil Brock, Stephen Foster, Ian Gilbert
The lecture notes provide guidance on the use of AS 3600-2009 in the design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures for both strength and serviceability.

The course has various worked examples leading the reader through every step of the design calculations and providing concise explanations of the background to the various provisions of the standard.

  • Design Methodologies for Limited States Design
  • Strength Design for Beams and Slabs
  • Strength considerations for beams and slabs
  • Design for beams for deflection and control
  • Design of beams, slabs and columns for fire
  • Design of HSC columns for fire
  • Design of HSC columns for squat shear walls
  • Design using strut and tie modelling
  • Detailing of reinforcement to AS 3600
  • Structural design using RAPT
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