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Concrete In Australia : March 2013
Concrete in Australia VolVol 39 No 1 19 Membership changes Constant change is an integral part of life in the 21st century, and eagle-eyed readers may have already noticed some changes to the Company Members panels in this edition of Concrete in Au stralia. In January, the Concrete Institute proudly welcomed a new name to the ranks of the Platinum Membership roster. ITW Construction Systems Australia & New Zealand (ITWCSANZ) is a newly formed operational division of the Illinois Tool Works Company. ITW is a diversi ed, industrial manufacturer of value added consumables and specialty equipment, with related service businesses. ITWCSANZ comprises the following well-known brands: Reid Construction Systems Reid o ers the complete package of engineered solutions for the Australian and New Zealand concrete construction industry. is includes sales, service, design, engineering expertise, technical support, delivery coordination and more. Reid is at the forefront of innovative concrete technologies, with the design of precast concrete and tilt-up concrete construction systems a particular specialty. eir products help solve construction problems and enable better performing buildings to be constructed more quickly, more e ciently, and at a lower overall cost. Reid supply leading brands including Swi Li Concrete Li ing solutions, Reidbar readed Reinforcing, Nirvana Insulated Concrete Panel System and a range of architectural concrete products. Danley Construction Products Specialising in industrial ooring, Danley has designed and manufactured engineered load transfer and armour joint systems for over 25 years in Australia. Recognising the need in the industry to provide durable oors for today s materials handling and warehousing systems, Danley incorporates research, design and product testing into every product they manufacture. With well-known brands such as Diamond Dowel, Armourmate, Keyjoint, Rebox and Pecaform, Danley has consistently produced products that have proven over time to provide cost e ective systems that extend the life of concrete slabs and perform under load. Miska Miska is a leading manufacturer and innovator of expansion joint solutions to the civil and architectural markets for over 30 years with design and manufacturing facilities in Australia, supplying worldwide. e Miska range o ers architecturally inspired engineered solutions for oor, wall, roof, façade, ceilings and seismic applications encompassing options for aesthetics, load, movement, slip resistance, re, vermin, water, and pathogen resistance. Miska has specialist solutions for retail centres, multi-level carparks, hospitals, bridges and most other environments and can work with your design teams to ensure you specify the correct solution for your project. Flexus Flexus brings a major technological leap using "bendable concrete" to various industries. Flexus, a bre-reinforced engineered cementitious composite (ECC), provides the structural integrity of reinforced concrete without the weight or thickness. It has developed a range of applications focusing on areas of modular suspended oors, modular stair systems, cladding, building and wharf strengthening, concrete repair, seismic strengthening, and a variety of sprayed and cast elements. Flexus is now applied as a dried shotcrete material for use in the mining industry. Mod x Mod x manufactures one of the largest ranges of plastic concrete accessories, bar chairs and spacers, as well as components for formwork and precast. Working closely with both customers and end users, Mod x has continued to assist in the development of new, cost e ective solutions for the building and construction industries. While the Reid and Danley names will be replaced on our Company Membership rosters, the brand names will continue to play a prominent role in the Institute s activities around Australia -- as evidenced by Reid s recent sponsorship of the National Seminar series featuring Professor Rolf Eligehausen. For more information on the Institute s new Platinum Member visit: www. itwcsanz.com. TECHNICAL FEATURE ANCHORING & PRECAST VOLUME 39 ISSUE 1 MARCH 2013 $9.95 inc. GST UPCOMING ISSUES IN 2013 Volume 39 Issue 2: Bridges Volume 39 Issue 3: Forensics Volume 39 Issue 4: Formwork