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NZ Concrete Society Conference 1998
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Wellington 1998
Wellington Festival & Convention Centre, Wellington
8 – 10 October 1998

Plenary Session 1: Current Developments in Precast Concrete from Europe
Chairperson: Wayne Raymond

Keynote:  'Commerce of Concrete; Source to Market'
Arnold van Acker – Director Research & Development, Addteck International, Belgium

Concurrent Session 2: The Wellington Westpac Trust Stadium
Chairperson: Bob Park

1      ‘Stadia – Sporting Cathedrals of Our Time
        Alastair Richardson – Manager, Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture

2      ‘WestpacTrust Wellington Stadium – Procurement of a Stadium
        Alan Gray – Contracts Manager, Fletcher Construction Ltd

3      Lightweight Concrete An Economical Choice for the WestpacTrust Wellington Stadium
        Len McSaveney – Market Development Manager, Firth Industries Ltd

Concurrent Session 3: Capturing Customers and Keeping Them
Chairperson: Bary Williams

1      'Thermal Research and the Marketing of Concrete'
        Larry Bellamy – Principal Research Engineer, Lincoln University

2      'Building with Concrete'
        Nigel Marshall – Director, Marshall Homes

Plenary Session 4: Concrete Floors – What Really Happens, An Industry Debate
Chairperson: Andrew Dallas

Facilitator:  Wayne Raymond

The Panel:

Engineer: Des Bull, Director Technical Services, Holmes Consulting Group, Christchurch
Contractor: Kelvin Hale, Managing Director, Ebert Construction, Wellington
Concrete Placer: Craig Muir, Managing Director, Muir Concrete Ltd, Hibiscus Coast
Concrete Supplier: Jim Shaw, National Technical Manager, Ready Mixed Concrete Ltd, Hamilton

Concurrent Session 5: New Opportunities in Masonry
Chairperson: Grant Honeycombe

1      'The Future of Non Specific Design for Masonry'
        Andy Wilton – Residential Design Engineer, Firth Industries Ltd

2      'Issues Associated with the Use of Prestressed Masonry'
        Kevin Brownlie – Postgraduate, University of Auckland                  

3      'Seismic Load Sharing in Structures with Reinforced Masonry and Timber Framed Walls'
        Graham Beattie – Senior Engineer, BRANZ                  

Session 6: Advances in Concrete Floor Techniques
Chairperson: Craig Muir

1      'High Quality Flat Floors in New Zealand'
        Graeme Berghan – Managing Director, Bercon Construction

2      'Introducing New Technology for Concrete Placing and Finishing'
        Brian Mooney – Managing Director, Laser Screed NZ Ltd

3      'Panel Discussion Open to Questions from the Floor – “Avoiding Problems Associated with Concrete Paving

Concurrent Session 7: Concrete Opportunities Offshore – Some Practical Considerations
Chairman:  Graham Rowe

1      'Concrete in India'
        Rob Frost – General Manager, Firth Industries Limited

2      'International Consulting – Not for the Faint Hearted'
        David Bunting – General Manager/International, Opus International Consultants

3      'Concrete Opportunities Offshore – Exporters Co-operating to Compete'
        Tim Harris – Manager (Engineering, Building and Construction), New Zealand Trade          Development Board

Concurrent Session 8: The Case for No Log Books
Chairperson: Paul Commons

1      'Land Transport Bill'
        Ian James – National Co-ordinator Commercial Vehicle Investigations, Traffic Safety Division

2      'Fatigue Management'
        Ann-Marie Feyer – NZ Environmental and Occupational Health Research Centre                 
3      'Fatigue Management and Log Books'
        Chris Foley – Senior Technical Advisor, The Land Transport Authority

Plenary Session 9: Environmental Winners and Losers – Where Will We Be?
Chairman:  Richard Henderson

1     ‘Win Win Options for Industry and the Environment’
       Barry Weaver – Forest and Bird Protection Society

2     ‘Economic Implications of Environmental Legislation’
       Gareth Morgan - Infometrics

3     ‘Land Transport Pricing Study’
       Tony Friedlander – Road Transport Forum

Concurrent Session 10: Innovations
Chairman: Alex Gray

1     ‘Innovations in Glass Reinforced Concrete
       Stuart George – Managing Director, Buller George Engineers Ltd / Andrew de Jong – Contracts Manager, GRC New Zealand

2     ‘Rosebank Patiki Interchange Bridges
       Alan Powell – Associate / Nigel Snoep – Senior Engineer, Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd

3     ‘Changing the Cement Recipe – Why and How?
       Brett Beatson – Technical Operations Manager, W Stevenson & Sons Ltd / Warren South – Technical Team Leader, Golden Bay Cement

Concurrent Session 11: Are we Special or Ordinary
Chairman: Peter Rae

1     ‘Ready Mixed Concrete Production Quality Control Systems
       David Brathwaite – Chairman, NZRMCA Classification Committee

2     ‘Classification Committee – An Alternative View
       Neil Turnbull – Consulting Engineer

3     ‘Engineering Acceptance of the Classification Scheme
       Rudolph Kotze – Regional Engineer, Cement & Concrete Association

Concurrent Session 12: Concrete Briefs
Chairman: Des Bulls

1     ‘The Whakapapa – Wanganui Tunnel Lining Repairs
       Chris Munn – Manager, Consultech

2     ‘Ductility of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Columns
       Chris Allington – University of Canterbury

3     ‘Reinforced Earth Wing Walls at Manapouri
       Don Asbey-Palmer – Engineering Manager, Environetics Civil Ltd

4     ‘Concrete Block Paving – An International Perspective
       David Barnard – Technical & Training Manager, Cement & Concrete Association

Concurrent Session 13: Ready Mix Concrete Issues
Chairman:  Andrew Dallas

1     ‘An Investigation into New Zealand Pozzolana and Fillers
       Chris Mercer – Product Development Chemist, Golden Bay Cement

2     ‘Environmental Management Systems in the Concrete Industry
       Barry Fairburn – Consulting Civil Engineer, Connell Wagner

3     ‘Use of Recycled Concrete
       Stuart Park – Cement & Concrete Engineer, BRANZ

4     ‘Designing Mixes to Meet 50 Year Life Expectancies’
       Larry Gaerty – Director, Concrete Consultancy Services Ltd




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