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Concrete In Australia : March 2008
dryshake toppings, chemical stains, dyes and tints and applied coatings. The briefi ng note covers technical and construction considerations, including some advice on what to do or not do. The procedures involved in stencilling and stamping concrete fl atwork, as well as applying spray-on toppings, is also explained in some detail. Exposed aggregate fi nishes for fl atwork discusses the various techniques for exposing aggregate in fl oors and pavements. It looks at various factors that can infl uence the fi nish of these applications, such as aggregate colour, size and grading, the use of special aggregates such as glass, marble and granite. It also discusses durability issues. The briefi ng note provides a thorough explanation of the construction issues involved in achieving exposed aggregate fi nishes, as well as fi nishing techniques such as abrasive blasting, honing and polishing, and acid etching. A first for strand supplier OneSteel is the fi rst Australian strand supplier to be compliant to the newly published standard for AS/NZS4672 and become certifi ed by the Australian Certifi cation Authority for Reinforcing Steel (ACRS.) The accreditation was reached after an audit of the OneSteel quality management system, wiredrawing, stranding and mechanical testing processes. “We have successfully supplied the precast and post- tensioning market with strand for most of Australia’s major road infrastructure projects for the past 40 years,” said OneSteel sales manager for strand and LR wire, AndrewMilliss. “OneSteel has been the leader in the Australian strand industry, with the highest technical input and consistent quality. “We see this accreditation as a refl ection of our commitment to our product,” he said. “OneSteel Wire’s rigorous testing includes compliance testing of every unit of manufacture, 1000 hour relaxation tests and statistical assessment of long-term quality parameters as specified in AS/NZS 4672,” said OneSteel quality assurance and testing manager, Chris Wlodarczyk. “We see this accreditation as confi rmation that OneSteel has a demonstrated a consistent quality product to supply the market, and, therefore our customers can be confi dent they will receive superior strand,” he said. 1300 CHILLERS (1300 244 553) ® QUALITY AUSTRALIAN CHILLERS "Summit Matsu Chilling Systems is quickly becoming the preferred chiller manufacturer to Australian industry." The company has a wealth of experience in manufacturing refrigeration systems, engineering complex installations, and designing quality products. There is no more qualified company in Australia to supply chillers or ancillary equipment for commercial or industrial applications. Manufacturing For enquiries Tel: 1300 CHILLERS or (02) 9698 4666 Email us at: email@example.com or visit our website WWW.MATSU.COM.AU Heating and Hospitals air-conditioning Science and laboratory Heavy industry adding value in changing climates Key Dates March 2008 July 2008 Release of sponsorship and exhibition prospectus Awards entries open September 2008 Call for abstracts December 2008 Acceptance of abstracts March 2009 May 2009 Papers due Papers accepted September 2009 Concrete 09 Concrete in Australia Vol 34 No 1 9