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Concrete In Australia : June 2011
Concrete in Australia Vol 37 No 2 3 INVITATIoN To ATTeND We have had a tremendous response to our call for abstracts, and anticipate that in addition to our invited speakers, we will have around 140 presentations. At least 10% of our authors are from overseas. Despite this strong response, we will be able to maintain a comfortable presentation time in four concurrent streams, for the benefit of both authors and audience. The Burswood Entertainment Complex provides us with three adjacent lecture rooms each of which holds more than 100 attendees, plus the Grand Ballroom, which will also be used for plenary sessions. There has been a significant take up of sponsorships, following the lead of our Principal Sponsor, Boral, but there are still very good sponsorship packages available. The Burswood venue also provides excellent space integrated into the heart of the conference for trade display booths, a number of which have also already been taken up, but there are still plenty available. Our various associated social events will culminate in our Gala Dinner on the Friday. The Concrete Institute Gala Dinner in Perth has become a very popular annual event, and in 2011, we plan to incorporate it into the Biennial Conference to make a really special night, which will feature the presentation of the Excellence Awards. We look forward to your participation in what we are sure will be a popular and rewarding conference, whether as a sponsor, exhibitor, participant or attendee. And we especially look forward to welcoming you to Perth. joe Wyche Chairman, Conference Organising Committee organising Committee Anthea Airey Graeme Burns Ben Cosson Matthew Flynn Gary Goodall Tony Kinlay Chris Long Sonya Watts Joe Wyche Conference Secretariat EECW Pty Ltd PO Box 749 Wembley WA 6913 T: (08) 9389 1488 F: (08) 9389 1499 E: firstname.lastname@example.org venue Concrete 2011 will be held at: Burswood entertainment Complex Great Eastern Highway Burswood WA 6100 T: +61 8 9362 7777 F: +61 8 9362 7547 www.burswood.com.au With its advanced technical facilities and communication infrastructure as well as first class catering and service, the Burswood Entertainment Complex meets all the requirements needed for an enjoyable and productive working environment and is undoubtedly an ideal host venue for the 2011 Conference. traDe eXhiBition The Concrete 2011 Exhibition will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Burswood Entertainment Complex. This exhibition space will provide the perfect platform for delegates to meet with organisations of particular interest to them. All catering breaks will be held amongst the exhibition to ensure ample time is available for meetings to be conducted so that industry partnerships can be enhanced into the future. KeY DateS early Bird Closes 29 July 2011 Standard registration available 29 July 2011 to 9 September 2011 late registration available From 9 September 2011 The concrete Institute of Australia’s 25th Biennial conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia, from Wednesday 12 october to Friday 14 october 2011. We are pleased to be able to announce some special features which will make this a great conference for attendees, participants, exhibitors and sponsors. 3 Martin ClarKe Martin Clarke is Chief Executive of British Precast Concrete Federation, which he joined in 2002. He graduated in Economics and Statistics from Exeter University, and took an MSc in Operational Research at Hull University before starting as a market analyst with ARC Concrete, a concrete pipe maker, in 1972. He became Marketing Manager in 1974 and stayed with the group for 18 years latterly as Business Development Director of quarrying, asphalt and concrete group ARC Aggregates, now Hanson. He worked on many global projects, especially in the USA, during a period of rapid expansion in the 1980s. In 1990 he joined the British Cement Association as Market Development Director during a time of transition from the previous Cement & Concrete Association. He specialised in setting up focused development groups with other stakeholders. In 2002 he moved to British Precast as Chief Executive where he has driven their sustainability, safety and innovation programmes. He has been married to Lynne since 1973 and they have two children Cathy and Tom. His interests are photography, walking and rugby. linDa Figg Linda Figg is President/CEO and Director of Bridge Art for FIGG, an international firm that exclusively specializes in bridges. FIGG bridges have received over 320 awards for customers, recognizing economy, innovation, sustainability, and aesthetics, including three Presidential Awards through the National Endowment for the Arts. Linda presently serves as Chair of the board of directors of the Construction Industry Round Table. She was named as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 22 Newsmakers in 1998 and Concrete Construction magazine named Linda as one of the 13 most influential people in the concrete industry in 2007. In 2009 Linda was named to the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. Linda’s passion for creating environment friendly and functional bridge sculptures has led her to focus on improving the quality of life in communities with landmark bridges. proF ravinDra gettu Dr. Ravindra Gettu is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai since 2004. He has a Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering from Northwestern University. After his post-graduate studies in the US, he moved, in 1990, to Spain and became the Director of the Structural Technology Laboratory in Barcelona. His areas of research have been fracture mechanics of concrete and rock, nonlinear behaviour of cement- based materials, high strength concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, self compacting concrete, and the effective use of chemical admixtures. In these and related areas, he has co-authored more than 300 publications. He is the Chairman of the Technical Activities Committee of RILEM, the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Structures and Systems based in France. KeYNoTe SPeAKerS our Technical Program will be highlighted by an Invited Speaker plenary session on each conference day. The three speakers are: