Durability and Design


Members Price
Non-Member Price
Learning Module
Total (including GST)

Members are able to access discounts on this and a number of other products and services. Click here to find out more or to join as a Member


These are three important aspects of durability design that have been developing through fib Model Codes 2010 and 2020. The presentation briefly reviews the four pillars of verification i.e. full probability, partial factor, deemed to satisfy and avoidance, as a foundation for durability design. Levels of approximation was introduced in MC2010 primarily to embrace use of approaches of appropriate complexity relative to savings in cost of construction obtained. An example in assessing propagation period will be provided. Deterministic modelling of chloride and carbonation ingress has been used for many years, but its main use today is to demonstrate which variables are most influential in life calculations. Full probabilistic analysis is the recommended approach where probability of failure is needed. The two approaches will be compared.

Frank Papworth (BCRC) - Director and managing consultant for BCRC.
Frank is chairman of SRCP and PCTE. He has been involved in durability assessment for the last 40 years. He was the chair of the CIA’s durability committee for over 5 years and that was followed by 2 years as chair of the fib commission 8 ‘Concrete Durability’. He is still a member of CIA and fib durability committees and also serves on the fib commission on pulling together Model Code 2020.

Rodney Paull (GHD) - Principal, Technical Director & Durability Consultant.
Rodney is GHD  He graduated from UWA as Civil Engineer and has 37+ years’ experience in durability of new and investigation / upgrade of existing civil and building structures. Rodney spent 19 years in South East Asia / Hong Kong managing Taywood Engineering offices, UK for 1 year and the last 16+ years in Australia. Rodney is Chair of the CIA Durability Technical Committee developing and publishing the Z7 Durability Recommended Practices, he was member of BD02-002 Committee reviewing Sections 3 & 4 of AS 3600-2018, CIA nominee on ACI 201 Durable Concrete, Member Advisory Board for (English version) of China Guide to Durability Design and Construction of Concrete Structures (CCES01) and member Standards Australia Committees BD-090 & BD-090-5 for AS 5100 & AS 5100.5. 



Learning Module Standard Inclusions
By purchasing this Online Learning Module, you will have the opportunity to view recorded presentations (video and audio) at your own pace over a 90-day period.

Total viewing time - 60 min