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Concrete In Australia : September 2014
DURABILITY Brisbane 10 November | Sydney 11 November | Hobart 13 November Melbourne 14 November | Perth 17 November OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES NATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES The durability of concrete structures remains a complex and difficult issue to design and manage. While research into concrete durability continues, the knowledge on exposure significance, deterioration processes, materials properties and workmanship implications has developed significantly over the last 25 years. In this time new durability design practices have been developed, including durability modelling methods, and new methods of construction have been introduced. The Concrete Institute of Australia first introduced the “Durable Concrete Structures” Recommended Practice publication in 1990 as an initial response to concerns about the poor durability performance of some concrete structures. A specific Durability Committee was formed in late 2008 to review “Durable Concrete Structures”, involving some of Australia’s leading durability experts. The result will be a series of Recommended Practices (Z7 series) as a major revision to the 1990 document, considering the following topics in detail: • Durability Planning (Z7/01) • Exposure Classes (Z7/02) • Deemed to Comply Requirements (Z7/03) • Good Practice Through Design, Concrete Supply and Construction (Z7/04) • Modelling (Z7/05) • Cracks and Crack Control (Z7/06) • Testing (Z7/07) The Concrete Institute of Australia will present a one- day course in November that will provide an update on this work and provide guidance on durability design processes and practice that satisfy requirements for all concrete structure types. Delegates attending the seminar will be the first to receive hard copies of the newly published Z7/01 “Durability – Planning” and Z7/04 “Durability – Good Practice Through Design, Concrete Supply and Construction” Recommended Practice handbooks as part of the ticket price. Final draft copies of all other recommended practice notes (except Z7/06) will also be included. The Durability of Concrete Structures National Seminar Series will go a long way to providing designers and practitioners the necessary tools for design and construction of durable structures based on the latest understanding of exposure, materials and deterioration process. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from some of Australia’s leading durability experts. CIA 40-3 FINAL.indb 2 CIA 40-3 FINAL.indb 2 26/08/14 9:18 AM 26/08/14 9:18 AM