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Concrete In Australia : September 2014
Concrete in Australia Vol 40 No 3 7 The Concrete Institute of Australia has enjoyed a very convivial relationship with the American Concrete Institute for a number of years. This relationship has been strengthened further in recent times and only this year CIA Life Member, Associate Professor Daksh Baweja, was made a Fellow of the ACI. One of the great benefits realised from this relationship is the formal arrangement that allows individual Members of the CIA joint membership opportunities with the ACI, at a reduced annual fee from the normal rate of US$220. What does this mean? Membership of the American Concrete Institute provides members with access to a wide range of benefits that can be used at your desk, including: • ACI’s Concrete International magazine (hard copy and electronic). • ACI’s Materials Journal and Structural Journal (electronic). • Member pricing for ACI copyrighted publications (up to 40%). • Member discounts on ACI educational webinars and electronic online learning. • Online access to ACI’s Concrete Knowledge Centre which allows members to search the full text of almost every research paper cited in ACI 318-05 commentary. • Three free electronic downloads of select ACI publications and continuing education courses (0.8 CEUs) annually. There are also a number of other benefits available relating to courses, seminars, and events in the US. Furthermore, the contacts made by the Institute in the US through ACI could be very valuable to Institute members when dealing with international business. To learn more about the opportunity to join the ACI go to <www.concreteinstitute.com.au/ CIA-ACI-Joint-Membership.aspx> or check out the ACI website at <www. concrete.org>. 68th RILEM Week in Brazil RILEM is the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures. The name RILEM comes from its French origins and the organisation was founded in June 1947, with the aim to promote scientific co-operation in the area of construction materials and structures. The mission of RILEM is to advance scientific knowledge related to construction materials, systems and structures and to encourage transfer and applications of this knowledge worldwide. This mission is achieved through collaboration of leading experts in construction practices and science including academics, researchers, testing laboratories and authorities. Each year RILEM holds its annual meeting and conference in conjunction with an international concrete conference. The Concrete Institute of Australia has been selected to host the 69th RILEM Week in Melbourne next year, in conjunction with Concrete 2015. However, before then the 68th RILEM Week was scheduled to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 31 August to 5 September at the XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components. 2014 Concrete Conference – NZ The 2014 Concrete Industry Conference in New Zealand is to be held from Thursday 9 October to Saturday 11 October 2014 in Taupo on the North Island. As well as the usual conference schedule, the NZ Concrete Society celebrates 50 years of existence. To mark the occasion the industry associations involved with the conference are encouraging papers that celebrate concrete projects that have been important to New Zealand’s economic and social development over the last 50 years, as well as the traditional papers on research, design trends, marketing opportunities, recent developments, construction, materials, methodologies and new issues for cement and concrete. This year’s 50th anniversary conference will also feature three keynote speakers with prestigious international reputations in the concrete industry, being Gavin Cormack (Retired Executive Chairman, Beca Group, New Zealand), Professor Hugo Corres Peiretti (Universidad Politéchnica de Madrid, Spain) and Professor Ken Hover (Cornell University, USA). This is a great opportunity to attend a concrete conference in the region in 2014 with international speakers of the highest regard. For more information go to <www.theconcreteconference.co.nz/>. CIA 40-3 FINAL.indb 7 CIA 40-3 FINAL.indb 7 26/08/14 9:18 AM 26/08/14 9:18 AM