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Concrete In Australia : September 2013
Concrete in Australia Vol 39 No 3 21 CONCRETE 2013 The Concrete Institute of Australia s Biennial National Conference (Concrete 2013) is being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, from 16-18 October 2013. e broad theme of the conference is "Understanding Concrete", covering materials, research, design, construction and innovation. e full technical program has now been released and a copy is provided in the following pages. e technical program is headed by keynote speakers such as Dr Andy Davids, Prof Mario Sassone and Prof Surendah Shah, who will be backed up by some 100 other technical papers covering a wide range of interesting topics. Chairman of the technical committee Dr Vinh Dao said: " e diversity of papers in this conference will make it attractive to civil and structural engineers, building and civil contractors and material suppliers, and there will be things of great interest to academics and researchers. Technical sta from state and local government will nd topics of value for their work. Concrete 2013 will provide a great chance to network with other like- minded professionals and exchange technical information on a more personal level." Keynote speakers • Dr Andy Davids, Aurecon, UAE • Professor Mario Sassone, Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italy • Professor Surendra Shah, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering (Emeritus), Centre for Advanced Cement Based Materials, Northwestern University, USA Technical program released Following the review of all papers the technical committee has released the technical program giving details of the papers to be presented each day. Parallel sessions will be set up so that it is easy for delegates to move between sessions to hear di erent presentations. Sponsorship opportunities ere are sponsorship packages still available and Ian Bishop the sponsorship chairman says "We are open to negotiation with companies to establish a package that will suit their particular needs. Now that the full technical program is available companies can better assess the likely participation in the conference and its value to their company." Active Minerals Australia Hanson PCTE Ancon Hilti Peikko Australia Pty Ltd Ash Development Association of Australia HM Technologies Penetron Australian (Iron & Steel) Slag Association ITW Construction Systems Peri BASF Australia Ltd Krystol Group Pty Ltd Precast Concrete Pty Ltd BOSFA KTI -- Plersch Sika Australia Concrete Pipe Association of Australia Lesa Systems Simpson Strong Tie Australia Erico Maccaferri Australia Synergy Pigments Australia Freyssinet Australia Mapei The Construction Store Pty Ltd Grace Construction Products Normet Construction Chemicals The Reinforced Earth Company Halcrow (FRGC Consortium) Parchem Construction Supplies Xypex Concrete 2013 exhibitors