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NZ Concrete Industry Conference 2008
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Rotorua 2008
Rotorua Convention Centre, Rotorua
2 – 4 October 2008

Session 1:
Chairman:  Chris Munn

1      ‘The Gotthard Base Tunnel Project in Switzerland – Construction of the World’s Longest Railway Tunnel
        Jens Classen – CSC, Lugano

2      ‘Steel Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete at the Karahnjukar Hydrel Project in Iceland
        Gustav Bracher – Sika Services AG

Session 2:
Chairman: Jeff Matthews

1      ‘Field Measurements of Concrete Creep and Shrinkage in Tauranga Harbour Link
        Norisham Ibrahim / Piotr Omenzetter – University of Auckland; Peter Lipscombe – URS New Zealand Ltd

2      ‘Economy of 65/35 Hooked Steel Fibres to Replace Transverse Web and Flange Reinforcement in Pre-Stressed TT Flooring Units
        Rhys Rogers / Moustafa Al-Ani / Nicholas Brooke – University of Auckland

3      ‘Kumutoto Walkway Bridge
        Jamil Khan / Rob Jury – Beca

4      ‘Seismic Performance of Concrete Columns with Inadequate Transverse Reinforcement
        Alistair Boys / Stefano Pampanin – University of Canterbury; Des Bull – Holmes Consulting Group

Session 2A:  NZRMCA Session
Chairman: Jeff Burgess

1      ‘Early Age Volume Reduction of Concrete
        Kevin McSweeney – Cement Australia Pty Ltd

2      ‘Aspect of Mix Design
        Brett Beatson – Beacon Technical Services Ltd

3      ‘Pumicite as a Supplementary Cementitious Material
        Len McSaveney / Riki Shelford – Golden Bay Cement; Warren South – Blue Circle Southern Cement; Courtney Keep – University of Otago

4      ‘CFT at Auckland International Airport – Providing Rigidity, Fire Protection and Reduced Defects for the International Passenger Terminal Extension: Testing the Theory
        Campbell Robertson – Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd

Session 3:
Chairman:  Russell Bennetto

1      ‘Eastlink – A Design and Construct Viewpoint’
        John Dauth / Matthew Gault – John Holland Group Southern Region

2      ‘State of the Art Grouting for Post-Tensioned Structures
        Paul Wymer – BBR Contech; Marcel Poser – BBR VT International Ltd

3      ‘Solutions to Control and Minimise Floor Damage in Precast Concrete Buildings under Severe Earthquake Loading
        Alejandro Amaris / Stefano Pampanin / Athol Carr – University of Canterbury; Des Bull – Holmes Consulting Group

4      ‘The Pike River Coal Mine Project – The Supply of High Performance Concrete in a Remote National Park on the West Coast of the South Island
        Chris Munn – Allied Concrete Ltd

Session 4:
Chairman:  Patrick McGuire

1      ‘Green Star in the New Zealand Market’
        Hans Buwalda – New Zealand Green Building Council

2      ‘ESD is a Structural Issue too: Meridian Building – The first 5-star Greenstar Building in New Zealand
        Alistair Cattanach – Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd

3      ‘Recycled Concrete Aggregate – European and North American Practice and its Applicability to New Zealand
        Alan Kirby / Rob Gaimster – CCANZ

4      ‘Uptake of Carbon Dioxide in New Zealand Demolition Concrete: Preliminary Findings
        Greg Slaughter / Michael Rynne – Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd; Kiran Dayaram – University of Canterbury; Rob Gaimster – CCANZ; Len McSaveney – Golden Bay Cement
5      ‘Waste Paint as Admixture in Concrete Masonry Blockfill – From Testing to Implementation
        Christopher Haigh – The Nous Group; Jason Ingham – University of Auckland; Paul Donoghue – Firth Industries

Session 4A:  NZRMCA Session
Chairman:  Rob Green

1      ‘Off-Shore Concrete Experiences’
        Barry Marx – Otenz Ltd

2      ‘Road Transport Issues’
        Tony Friedlander – Road Transport Forum

3      ‘Aggregates & Concrete – A Special Relationship’
        Speaker to be advised

4      ‘Readymix Technical Issues – An Update
        David Barnard – RMCA Technical Committee

5      ‘Construction Experiences’
        Bob Clarkson – MP for Tauranga

Session 5: 
Chairman:  Tim Jones

1      ‘Ormiston Road Cable Stayed Bridge – Cutting Edge Bridge Design and Construction in New Zealand
        Alastair Blackler – Fulton Hogan Ltd; Ted Polley – Beca Infrastructure Ltd; Hugo Jackson – Construction Techniques Ltd

2      ‘Investigation of the Magnitude of Inertial and Transfer Forces in Floor Diaphragms During Seismic Shaking
        Debra Gardiner / Athol Carr – University of Canterbury; Des Bull – Holmes Consulting Group

3      ‘Specifying Industrial Concrete Floors & Pavements
        Robert McGuigan – MSC Consulting Group Ltd; Timothy Walker – Conslab Ltd

4      ‘Fast, Complex and Concrete: Mt Maunganui New World – A Case Study in Collaborative Construction
        David Baird – CCANZ

Session 5A:  NZRMCA Session
Chairman:  Bob Officer

1      ‘Concrete for the World’s Longest Tunnel – Requirements, Production and Transport of Concrete and Shotcrete for the Gotthard Base Tunnel
        Jens Classen – CSC, Lugano

2      ‘Considerations of the Rheology of Cement Mortars
        Michael Khrapko – CBE Consultancy Ltd; Warren South – Blue Circle Southern Cement; Paul-Philip Hagg – University of Auckland

3      ‘Forget Leaky Homes, Fix the Leaky Dam – Preventing Seepage Through Friable Rock Layers Under Arapuni Dam
        Campbell Robertson – Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd

4      ‘Use of Calcium Carbonate Based Fine Fillers in Different Concrete Applications’
        Hans-Werner Roth, Omya Group

Session 6:
Chairman:  Paul Wymer

1      ‘Bridging Trends in NZ – Where Does Concrete Fit In?
        Rudolph Kotze – Transit NZ

2      ‘Kawerau Geothermal Power Plant Project
        Bernard Hill – Hawkins Construction Ltd

3      ‘21st Century Precast: The Detailing and Manufacture of NZ’s First Multi‑Storey PRESSS Building
        Alistair Cattanach – Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd; Stefano Pampanin – University of Canterbury

4      ‘NZCS Enduring Concrete Award
        Alex Gray – Allied Concrete 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.