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Concrete In Australia : June 2014
FROM THE CEO 4 Concrete in Australia Vol 40 No 2 An amazing site to behold Recently my seven year old daughter went on a school excursion to the Warragamba Dam in Sydney. What an amazing sight this structure must have been for a group of primary school children who would have been blissfully unaware of the significance in which concrete plays in bringing the water used by the wider Sydney community every day. Built in the mid-20th century, Warragamba Dam was one of the most significant concrete structures built in Australia to that time, and like many dams around Australia, utilised concrete in innovative and practical ways to achieve the desired outcome. Our cover story in this issue of Concrete in Australia focuses on the Cotter Dam in the ACT. This structure has exceeded many expectations of world’s best practice in design and construction of dams and is a wonderful feat of engineering. The history of concrete in dam construction in Australia is symbolic of the concrete industry in this country in general. Whether it be in concrete technology, application, design or construction, Australian innovation, practicality and know-how has seen this country scale great heights with concrete both locally and globally. In my first few months as CEO of the Concrete Institute of Australia I have been privileged to meet a number of people both locally and internationally, who have been, currently are or will be, leaders in our field. As the Institute strives towards its mission, to promote and develop excellence in concrete in Australia, so too do we strive to provide our Members with the benefits and opportunities to make this happen. I look forward to working with you all and being in an industry that our seven year olds of today will want to be involved in tomorrow. David Millar CEO, Concrete Institute of Australia David Millar Concrete Institute of Australia Office contact details National and NSW Branch Suite 401, Level 4, 53 Walker Street North Sydney, NSW 2060 PO Box 1227, North Sydney 2059 Phone: 02 9955 1744 Fax: 02 9966 1871 Email National: firstname.lastname@example.org NSW: email@example.com Queensland Branch Suite 2, Level 2, 485 Ipswich Road Annerley, Queensland 4103 Phone: 07 3892 6668 Fax: 07 3892 5655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Victoria Branch 2nd Floor, 1 Hobson Street South Yarra, Victoria 3141 Phone: 03 9804 7834 Fax: 03 9827 6346 Email: email@example.com South Australia Branch PO Box 559 Marden, South Australia 5070 Phone: 08 8362 1822 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Western Australia Branch 45 Ventnor Avenue West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Phone: 08 9389 4447 Fax: 08 9389 4451 Email: email@example.com Tasmania Branch 37 Jetty Road Old Beach, Tasmania 7017 Phone: 0414 957 638 Fax: 03 6249 5782 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org New Vice President Following a change to the Concrete Institute of Australia’s Council late last year, the role of Vice President was made vacant. As per the Constitution, a recom- mendation was put forward to Council and Michael van Koeverden, a Director with Engineered Material Services (EMS), was nominated to serve as Vice President for the remainder of the 2014-2015 term. His nomination was approved at the March 2014 Council meeting, and Michael was duly appointed as the Institute’s Vice President. Michael has been acting as the Convenor of the Education Committee and will remain in this role, combining his activities as Vice President. CIA.indb 4 CIA.indb 4 20/05/14 12:38 PM 20/05/14 12:38 PM