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Concrete In Australia : December 2008
impact of the concrete industry on the environment. He has been Chairman of fi b Commission 3 (Environmental Aspects of Design and Construction) since 2002. Dr Hans Rudolf Ganz is the Chief Technical Officer of VSL. He is current President of fi b and a member of numerous technical committees in Europe and North America, and responsible for technical aspects of engineering, research and development as well as system and component development in the VSL Group. We are looking forward to your participation in what we hope will be a stimulating and enjoyable event in Sydney in September 2009. Malcolm Boyd Chair, Organising Committee, Concrete 09 New Life and Honorary members elected Two new Honorary members and one new Life member were elected at a recent Council meeting. The announcement of these honours had been delayed to enable local presentations to be made in Adelaide and Brisbane. Steve Freeman was elected to Life membership for long and meritorious service to the Institute and in particular for his service to the South Australian Branch. Professor Bob Warner (South Australia) was elected to Honorary membership, as was Gil Brock (Queensland). Honorary memberships may be conferred by Council on individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of concrete in Australia. Formal presentations will be made to the recipients at Concrete 09 in Sydney in September 2009. Andrew Hall: SA Branch’s new president Andrew Hall recently became President of South Australia Branch. Andrew’s involvement with the Concrete Institute followed a career move a few years ago into the concrete additives industry. He has been an active member of the South Australian Branch Committee and was instrumental in developing links between the Concrete Institute, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia in organising the annual concrete canoe races (now into their third year). More accurately a build and race competition, the challenge involves student teams working closely with concrete industry people. Andrew also serves on the South Australia branch of Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA). Concrete in Australia Vol 34 No 4 7 Andrew Hall Currently, he is a district manager with Grace Construction Products, a global organisation which specialises in cement and concrete additives as well as other construction products. Andrew manages South and Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Prior to Grace he was with A Noble & Son, which supplies a range of products to the farming, mining, transport and manufacturing sectors. At Noble he was employed for more than fi ve years in sales before being promoted to test and inspection manager. Prior to 2002 he spent 10 years with the Australian Submarine Corporation where he was employed as a crane operator and rigger. Andrew grew up in Adelaide and attended St Paul’s College. He is a keen cyclist, swimmer and surfer. He likes spending his leisure time at Henley Beach as a surf lifesaver. Andrew has been involved in the Henley Beach SLSC for nearly 10 years.