Durability: CIA Concrete Durability Series




The durability series is a set of Concrete Institute of Australia recommended practices that provide deeemed to satisfy requirements appliocable to all concrete structure types based on standard input parameters for design life, reliability and exposure. The notes include details on project planning and implementation which if followed will increase the likelihood that the specification, design detailing and construction will be optimal to achieving the developer and community expectations


Concrete Institute of Australia




Lecture Notes - Hard Copy

Publication Details

  • Contributors: Frank Papworth, Rodney Paull, Tony Thomas, Shengjun Zhou, Warren Green

The Concrete Institute first introduced Z7 "Durable Concrete Structures" in 1990 as an initial response to concerns about poor durability performance of some concrete structures. This gave excellent information on how to achieve durability but did not set out to provide a set of unified design guidelines. In view of the committee's perceived need for a broader review of durability practices, it managed workshops around Australia in mid-2009 to review issues with durability practices and standards in Australia. In response, the durability committee established Task Groups to produce a series of recommended practices as a major revision to Z7. 

Draft copies of the following Z7 Durability Recommended Practice Handbooks have been included in these notes
  •  Z7/02 Durability - Exposure Zones
  •  Z7/05 Durability - Modeling
  •  Z7/07 Durability - Testing 
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