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NZ Concrete Society Conference 1996
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Taupo 1996
Wairakei Resort Hotel, Taupo
11 - 13 October 1996

Session 1: Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Structures
Chairman:  Des Bull

Keynoter: 'A Milestone in Concrete Infrastructure Repair-Desalination and Realkalisation'
Mr John Miller, International Technology Manager of NCT a.s. in Oslo, Norway, Fosroc International


Session 2: Trends in the Construction Industry – Today and Future
Chairman: Len McSaveney

1       ‘New Reinforcement Materials Grade 500 MPa Bars and Seismic Mesh
         Keith Towl – Product Technologist, Pacific Steel Ltd

2       ‘Concrete Quality Construction
         David Barnard – Technical Manager, Cement & Concrete Assn of NZ

3       ‘Design of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Slabs on Ground & Shotcrete Linings
         Frank Papworth – Managing Director, Microsilica JV Pty Ltd and MD Scancem Materials Pty Ltd, Perth


Session 3: Current Construction Projects
Chairman:  Wayne Raymond

1       ‘Pukete Bridge – Segmental Construction Using Travelling Cantilever Carriages
         Daniel Mackereth – Project Manager, Brian Perry Ltd

2       'Sky Tower Auckland – Construction and Materials Handling for the Sky Tower
         Andrew Gartshore – Site Manager / David Hunter – Construction Engineer, Fletcher Construction (NZ and South Pacific)

3       'Quay West Apartments, Auckland – Design & Construction Aspects Including a Post Tensioned Floor System
         Ashley Smith – Senior Engineer, Murray Jacobs Ltd

Session 4: Strengthening, Stressing and the New Red Book
Chairman:  Richard Fenwick

1     ‘The New Red Book: Worked Examples Illustrating the Application of NZS3101:1995
       David Brunsdon – Director, Brunsdon & Cathie / Des Bull – Cement & Concrete Assn Fellow, University of Canterbury

2     ‘Design and Construction of Post Tensioned Floor Systems
       Brad Hannan – Senior Design Engineer, VSL Prestressing (Aust) Pty Ltd

3     ‘Laboratory Testing of the Proposed Thorndon Overbridge Retrofit Measures
       Rob Presland, Jose Restrepo, Bob Park – University of Canterbury

Session 5: Concrete Developments
Chairman:  Derek Chisholm

1     ‘Seismic Design and Behaviour of Tilt-Up Buildings
       Jose Restrepo, Francisco Crisafulli and Bob Park – University of Canterbury

2a    ‘Externally Reinforced Concrete – A Report on some Recent Studies
                Peter Lowe, Samir Kanji – University of Auckland

2b    ‘In-Plane Cyclic Loading of Nominally Reinforced Masonry Walls with Openings
                Barry Davidson – University of Auckland

3     ‘Detailing Precast Flooring Systems to Survive Loss of Support
       Michael Herlihy, Bob Park – University of Canterbury    

Session 6: Concrete Briefs
Chairman:  Alex Gray

1     ‘Planning and Design of New Wellington Regional Stadium
       Andrew Collow – Executive Director, Beca Consultants

2     ‘Techspan Precast Concrete Arch System
       Gary Power – Reinforced Earth Company

3     ‘Improving Column Ductility with Composite Fibre Wraps
       Alex Gray – General Manager, Construction Techniques

4     ‘The Christchurch Pier – A Dream and Its Realisation
       David Clark – Engineer, Christchurch City Council

5     ‘Insitu Concrete Strengthening, Workmanship and Durability
       John Christianson – Associate Structural Engineer, Connell Wagner Ltd
6     ‘Firth MicropozTM – High Performance Concrete
       Ross Harper – Firth Industries Ltd

DISCLAIMER:  Please note conference papers are checked by the Conference Organising Committee for overt commercialism only, the papers have not been peer reviewed. Technical accuracy is the responsibility of the authors involved.