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NZ Concrete Society Conference 2000
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Taupo 2000
Wairakei Resort Hotel, Taupo
3 – 15 October 2000

Session 1: Keynote Session - Breakthrough in Precast Seismic Structural Systems
Chairperson: Alex Gray

Keynote      'Preliminary Results and Conclusions from the PRESSS Five Storey Precast Concrete Test Building'
        Nigel Priestley, University of California, San Diego / Sri Sritharan / James Conley / Stefano Pampanin

1       ' A Presentation of the PRESSS Technology applied to a 39 Storey Building by Pankow Builders in California''
        Jason Ingham - University of Auckland

Session 2: Commercial Properties
Chairperson: Paul Wymer

1      'Commercial Perspectives of Retail Developments in New Zealand'
        Martin Fahey - Mainzeal Construction

2      'Princes Wharf Development - Strengthening of a Reinforced Concrete Wharf and Superstructure'
        Stuart George / David Turkington - Buller George Engineers Ltd

3      'The Case for Concrete'
        Richard Henderson - Cement & Concrete Association of NZ

Session 3: Innovative Structural Research
Chairperson: Len McSaveney

1      'Damage Avoidance Seismic Design of Bridge Piers'
        John Mander - University of Canterbury

2      'Recent Advances in the Use of Prestressed Concrete Systems in Seismic Design'
        Jose Restrepo - University of Canterbury / A Rahman

3      'Current Research on Post-Tensioned Concrete Masonry Walls'
        Peter Laursen - University of Auckland / Jason Ingham

Session 4: Transport Infrastructure
Chairperson: Alex Gray

1a.   'Candy's Bend Road Widening, Arthurs Pass - Design Aspects'
        Melvyn Maylin, Opus International Consultants, Wellington

1b.   'Candy's Bend to Starvation Point Project - Construction Aspects'
        Colin Chisholm, Fulton Hogan Civil, Christchurch

3      'Axis Fergusson Terminal Expansion - Engineering Design'
        Murray Dennis, Ports of Auckland / John Youdale

4      'Auckland Airport - Concrete Pavement Taxiway Extension Works 1999'
        Nick Miller, Fulton Hogan Civil, Auckland

Session 5: Concrete Briefs
Chairperson: Morten Gjerde

1      'Predicted Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Columns'
        Chris Allington, University of Canterbury / Des Bull / Robert Park / Len McSaveney

2      'The Durability of Marine Concrete - How well have we done, and how can we do better'
        Sue Freitag / Sheldon Bruce, Central Laboratories, Opus International                   

3      'The Strengthening of Two Churches, Using an Innovative Design Philosophy and the Helifix Strengthening System'
        Michael Newby, Michael Newby Associates / Chris Munn, GK Shaw Ltd                  

4      'Specification of Concrete: The Role of NZS 3104/3109'
        Derek Chisholm, BRANZ  

Session 6: Marine Durability
Chairperson: Andrew Dallas

1      'Marine Concrete Durability - Overview of Options and Issues'
        Larry Gaerty, Concrete Consultancy

2      'Expectations and Realities of Concrete in Wellington Wharf Structures'
        Dick Carter, Project Engineer, Centreport Ltd

3      'Seaview Wharf, Wellington: Rehabilitation by Cathodic Protection Utilising Computerised Remote Control Monitoring'
        Michael Lawson, Consultech

4      'Durability Prediction for Coastal Reinforced Concrete Structures - Matching Reality and Theory'
        Derek Chisholm / Neil Lee, BRANZ

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.