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Concrete In Australia : December 2008
President: Tony Kinlay Acting Chief Executive Officer: Malcolm Boyd Concrete Institute of Australia PO Box 3157 Rhodes NSW 2138 Tel: +61 2 9736 2955 Fax: +61 2 9736 2639 e-mail: email@example.com web: www.concreteinstitute.com.au Concrete in Australia Concrete in Australia is the offi cial journal of the Concrete Institute of Australia, and is Australia’s leading magazine on concrete for the construction industry. Contributions are invited on current developments, construction projects and research. Letters to the Editor and news items are also welcome. Notes for authors are available. Concrete in Australia Editorial Committee Convenor – Stephen Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org) Co-convenors – Fred Andrews-Phaedonos (Fred.Andrews-Phaedonos@roads.vic.gov.au) Assoc Prof Rob Wheen (R.Wheen@civil.usyd.edu.au) James Trezona (TrezonaJ@conwag.com) Hugh Winslow (hugh.winslow@the precasters.com.au) Prof Andrew Deeks (email@example.com) ISSN 1440-656X, VOL 34 No 4 EDITOR: Bob Jackson MANAGING EDITOR: Dietrich Georg ADVERTISING: NSW: Maria Mamone and Leanne Ralph phone 02 9438 1533 fax 02 9438 5934 Vic & Tas: Wyeth Media Services Pty Ltd 10 Keysborough Close, Keysborough Vic 3173. (PO Box 161 Dingley Vic 3172) phone 03 9701 8844, fax 03 9701 8877 Concrete in Australia is produced for the Concrete Institute of Australia by Engineers Media phone 02 9438 1533 fax 02 9438 5934 email firstname.lastname@example.org The statements made or opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of the Concrete Institute of Australia nor of Engineers Media. VOLUME 34 ISSUE 4 Contents 4 President’s report 6 News 14 Update on Concrete Institute Technical Projects 16 Perspective: The creative life of structural engineer Peter Ellen PROJECTS Brisbane’s Gateway Upgrade Project Precast panels for bridge abutment Gold Coast dam upgrade TECHNICAL PAPER Test methods for assessing durability Progressive collapse and earthquake resistance Analysis of the strut-and-tie section of draft code DR05252 (AS3600) ALSO IN THIS ISSUE Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia Post-tensioning Institute of Australia Concrete Masonry Association of Australia Australian Concrete Repair Association CCAA Library New members Progress on Brisbane’s Gateway Upgrade Project is now significantly advanced. Shown here is pier construction on the south bank of the Brisbane River for the Second Gateway Bridge. This bridge will duplicate the existing six-lane Gateway Bridge (see project article page 18). Photo: Leighton/Abigroup Joint Venture. 18 19 20 25 43 49 22 Pipeline 32 National Precaster 33 39 54 56 59 60 2291 1 October 2007 to 31st March 2008 DECEMBER 2008 Concrete in Australia Vol 34 No 4 3