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Concrete In Australia : March 2011
12 Concrete in Australia Vol 37 No 1 NEWS Z6 – Reinforcement Detailing Handbook The Concrete Institute of Australia has published the fourth edition of the Reinforcement Detailing Handbook – 2010 . The 2010 edition provides a general revision of the previous edition of CIA Reinforcement Detailing Handbook – 2007 with the incorporation of the provisions of AS 3600:2009. The handbook is based on the Concrete Structures Standard, AS 3600:2009. However, as an extension of the scope of AS 3600, the handbook in many instances sets out more stringent requirements than that standard. This is due to the lack of attention to detailing being a major cause of “failure” of members used in zones where the durability or serviceability has been at the greatest risk. The aim of the publication is to guide designers, those in drafting and other professionals toward a uniform method of communicating the design intention to the construction team so that confusion cannot arise from misinterpretation of the drawings. The handbook discusses detailing insitu reinforced concrete using both mesh and bars. The correct position of reinforcement and the maintenance of cover are the major factors controlling the principles of this handbook. This essential detailing guide provides for clarity and conciseness of basic requirements of good reinforced concrete detailing. Copies of the handbook are available from SAI Global through the link provided on the Concrete Institute of Australia’s website: www.concreteinstitute.com.au . National Seminar Series: Shotcrete essentials – What you need to know This one day seminar is set to provide for a most interesting day of lectures, covering a broad spectrum of perspectives and diverse range of practical examples regarding shotcrete use and applications. The Concrete Institute of Australia has recently published and released the second edition of the recommended practice, Shotcreting in Australia, which was prepared by the Australian Shotcrete Society. The release of the publication presents an opportune time for the delivery of the Shotcrete Essentials Seminar, where an overview of the updates on the first edition of the recommended practice will be provided. Attendees of this seminar will receive a complimentary hardcopy of Shotcreting in Australia together with a detailed set of course notes. This unique seminar will provide attendees with examples of work done on recent shotcrete projects and will cover a wide range of cross-sector perspectives on the topic, including perspectives from the point of view of a: • Consulting engineer • Contractor • Shotcrete researcher • Fibres and Admixture specialists. The program incorporates a series of lectures on shotcrete, developed and led by industry professional and topic expert Dr Stefan Bernard and leading industry experts from each of the above industry sectors. The institute encourages members interested in attending this seminar to find further program and registration details on the institute’s website www.concreteinstitute. com.au or on the event site http:// events.concreteinstitute.com.au/ nat11shotcrete. Dates Dates for the seminar are: • Perth – 21 March 2011 • Adelaide – 23 March 2011 • Melbourne – 10 May 2011 • Brisbane – 12 May 2011 • Sydney – 13 May 2011. ConcreteInstituteofAustraliaUn ti tl ed - 39127 / 5 / 0812 : 05 : 25PM Recommended Practice Publication