ASCP Forum Sydney 6 May, 2019

All presentations from this forum

In the public domain, concrete pavements are often used as the foundation beneath urban design requirements such as granite pavers, precast concrete and concrete block paving. Anna-Carin Brink will highlight basic principles which, if adhered to, will result in relatively maintenance-free pavements where an architect’s dream does not become the end-user’s disaster.

Geoff Ayton will propose a draft benchmarking system for project test results.

A lot has happened on the Woolgoolga to Ballina Project over the last six months. Michael Heathwood and David Groth will update us with particular emphasis on the status of the concrete pavement works.

Calcium chloride is added to concrete containing regular Portland cement to accelerate the rate of hydration and give a high early strength for rapid slab replacement. James Aldred will address issues of durability for such concrete.

CSA (calcium sulfoaluminate) cement produces concrete that is low shrinkage and early setting which is sometimes used in the rapid repair of concrete pavements. Peter Carson will provide an overview of European studies of CSA concrete.

Following some animated discussion about slump testing at our last forum, Geoff Ayton will comment on benefits and limitations of this test as a control measure.

Changes are afoot at Roads and Maritime Services, and not just in the Pavements Branch. Sam Henwood will provide us with an update.

PowerPoint has become part of our everyday life. Justin Moss will share some power tips for working with PowerPoint to develop consistent, compatible, attractive, functional and animated PowerPoint presentations. He will then facilitate a discussion and/or demonstration of ideas solicited from the audience.

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