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NZ Concrete Society Conference 1994
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Taupo 1994
The Great Lake Centre, Taupo
7 – 9 October 1994

Session 1: Bridge Maintenance & Construction
Chairman:  Graham Rowe

1     Keynote: ‘Experience from 20 years Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Concrete Bridges in Denmark
       Leif Hartoft – Danish Road Directorate

2     ‘Repair Strategies/Service Life and Optimization of Concrete Repair Works on Concrete Bridges
       Leif Hartoft – Danish Road Directorate

3     ‘Management of New Zealand’s State Highway Bridges
       Rick van Barneveld – Transit New Zealand

Session 2: The Building Act – Is it Working?
Chairman:  Len McSaveney

1     ‘The Building Act – Is it Working?
       B Bluck – Christchurch Regional Council

2     ‘The Building Act – The First Years
       T Paterson – Phillips Fox, Barristers & Solicitors

3     ‘The Building Act Implementation by Hamilton City Council
       C Boyt & R Hargood – Hamilton City Council

4     ‘Possible Amendments to The Building Act 1991
       B Cashin – Building Industry Authority

Session 3: Earthquake Briefs – Los Angeles – How did Structures Designed to Current Codes Perform?
Chairman:  Bob Park

1     ‘Northbridge Earthquake, Los Angeles, 17 January 1994: Lessons from the Performance of Buildings
       D K Bull – University of Canterbury / Cement & Concrete Association

2     ‘How did Structures designed to Current Codes perform in the Northridge Earthquake: Lessons from the Performance of Bridges
       H E Chapman – Works Consultancy Service

3     ‘Base Isolation for Protecting Structures – High Tech or Low Tech?
       P Boardman and T Kelly – Holmes Consulting Group

Session 4:  Quality Achievements in Building Projects – Problems from the Past and Solutions for the Future
Chairman:  Gavin Cormack

1     ‘Quality Management in Building Projects – Building without Quality Control
       R T Banks – Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd

2     ‘Quality Management Creates Quality Product
       M Higgins – Civil & Civic Ltd

3     ‘Partnering – A Step Back or a Way Forward
       I E Mills – Carson Mills Project Management Ltd

Session 5: Innovations in the Construction Industry
Chairman:  Wayne Raymond

1     ‘Concrete for the Museum of New Zealand – Have the Special Requirements Advanced the Cause?
       P Connolly – Ove Arup & Partners

2     ‘Creativity and Innovation
       J Illingsworth – Winstone Aggregates Ltd / L McSaveney – Firth Industries Ltd

3     ‘New Information Systems and how they improve Quality and Efficiency in the Construction Industry
       R Holbrook – Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd                  

Session 6: Concrete Briefs
Chairman:  Des Bull

1a    ‘East Tamaki Water Reservoir

1b    ‘Precast Concrete – Aspects of the Wilson & Horton Press Hall
       W R Raymond – Hawkins Construction Ltd

2     ‘Railway Bridge – 104 Midline – Design and Construction
       R J T Park – Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd / S P Hann – NZ Rail Ltd

3     ‘The History of the Mangapurua Valley Settlement and the “Bridge to Nowhere”
       C J Munn – Construction Techniques Southern Ltd

4     ‘Tensile Tests on Cold Bent/Straightened Reinforcing Steel
       J Restrepo and R Park – University of Canterbury

5     ‘Developments in Spray Application of Repair Mortars for Low Volume Patch Repair in Highway Structures
       K Gordon – Fosroc Ltd 

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