Water Canal Specifications and Shotcrete


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This presentation "A Tale of Two Water Canals" reviews the rehabilitation of two water canals. The principles of conservation require that full use be made of our natural water supplies, and the greatest results can be accomplished through reduction in the amount of water lost through seepage during transportation to the community. 

Successful Shotcrete projects rely on a range of factors, a few of which are explored in detail in this presentation.

Case Study 1 – Murrumbidgee Irrigation Canal

  • Condition Assessment
  • Material Design Considerations
  • Different Shotcrete Philosophies
  • Referencing Documents
  • Design
  • Testing
  • Shotcrete Technique
  • Concrete Finishing
Case Study 2 – Relining the Lake View Branch Canal
  • Temporary Works: Access and Formwork
  • Design of Shotcrete Mix
  • Shotcrete Trial Panels
  • Supply Application and Curing
  • Joints, Lining and Joins to Adjoining Slabs
  • Repair of Existing Bed Slabs
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Testing

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Professional Biography

Anthea-Airey-(4).jpgAnthea has an honours degree in Chemistry from UWA, a PhD in chemistry from ANU, and an MBA from LaTrobe completed a/h whilst she worked in Technical Management roles for the resource and manufacturing sectors including WMC, Shell and Laminex. Anthea recently completed 12 years at ATC an innovative Perth-based structural design consultancy heading their materials section. In 2018 Anthea joined GHD Sydney where she is a Technical Director, Structures Maritime and Materials, responsible for condition assessments and durable material designs in NSW particularly in remediation and adaptive re-use.

Anthea is known to many through her voluntary work at the Concrete Institute of Australia where she is a past President of the WA Branch and presently National Councillor, fostering excellence in concrete research, technology, application, design and construction, helping to arrange conferences and hundreds of technical seminars, herself publishing in the areas of building forensics and durability. 

Total viewing time - 46 min