Concrete thinking - strong Aurecon presence at Concrete Institute 2011 conference

Concrete Institute of Australia

10 October 2011 - With nine speakers presenting, Aurecon was the largest contributor of papers among consulting firms at the Concrete Institute of Australia’s Conference in Perth on 12-14 October 2011.

The theme of the conference was on "Building a sustainable future".

Dr Kourosh Kayvani, Head of Innovation, said, “Aurecon’s expertise in the use of concrete in buildings and infrastructure developments demonstrates best-practice in the industry.”

He added, “We had speakers across the construction, property and transport industries presenting our innovative client solutions and the latest thinking in concrete”.

Our presentations included:

  • Ken O’Neill: Runway end safety area structures at Sydney Airport
  • Anthony Scanlon: Using concrete to reduce energy consumption in iconic Perth public buildings
  • Svetlana Khaykina: Innovative design of a 25-story concrete tower housing 10-story car stacker constructed using tunnel form system
  • Ralph Belperio: Saving Brisbane City Hall
  • Mark Alexander: Australia’s largest bridge pour using self-compacting concrete
  • Declan Barrett: Non-linear FEA of thin walled concrete filled composite tubular column portal frame connection
  • Aaron Toscan: Concrete framed hospitals and laboratories – key design issues and challenges
  • Tom Watts: Evaluation of AS3600-2009 provisions for design by non-linear analysis
  • Ulf Kreher: Cathodic prevention/protection in durability design of reinforced concrete structures

The Concrete Institute of Australia is an independent, not for profit organisation, which is at the forefront of concrete technology, design and construction.

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