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NZ Concrete Industry Conference 2010
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Wellington 2010
Wellington Convention Centre, Wellington
7 – 9 October 2010

Session 1:
Chairman:  Jason Ingham

1       Opening Address
         Nick Smith – Minister for the Environment & Climate Change Issues

2       ‘Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
         David Goodyear – T.Y.Lin International

3       ‘Post-Tensioning Technology in Sports Arenas
         Marcel Poser / Thomas Richli – BBR VT International; Berislav Medic – UPI-2M; Bartosz Lukijaniuk – BBR Polska; Kresimir Bogadi – BBR Adria

Session 2:
Chairman: Jeff Matthews

1       ‘Seismic Retrofitting of an Unreinforced Masonry Building using ECC Shotcrete
         Yi-Wei Lin / Liam Wotherspoon / Jason Ingham - University of Auckland; Derek Lawley – Reid Construction Systems

2       ‘Research Investigations on the Seismic Performance of Precast Concrete Industrial Buildings in Europe
         Alessandro Palermo – University of Canterbury

3       ‘Auckland Downtown Ferry Terminal Upgrade
         Mark Kurtovich – BBR Contech; Peter Sansom – Auckland Regional Transport Authority; Andrew Guthrie – Brunello Consulting

4       ‘Waste Paint as a Polymeric Admixture Substitute in Concrete
         Nasser Almesfer / Jason Ingham – University of Auckland; Graeme Norton – 3R Group Ltd; Len McSaveney – Golden Bay Cement

Session 2A:  Concurrent NZRMCA Materials Session
Chairman: Bob Officer

1       ‘The Effects of Cement Blends on Mass Concrete Temperature’
         Shane Coutts / Raki Harding / Riki Shelford – Golden Bay Cement; Michael Khrapko – CBE Consultancy Ltd

2       ‘Reducing the Clinker Factor in General Purpose Cement
         Greg Slaughter / Rebecca Keoghan – Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd; Len McSaveney / Shane Coutts – Golden Bay Cement

3       ‘Measuring Chloride Ion Contents in New Concrete: How to Demonstrate That Your Concrete Complies with NZS 3101 and 3104 Requirements (and Why You Need To!)
         Rob Gaimster – NZRMCA; Sue Freitag – Opus International Consultants; Dene Cook – Firth Industries

4       ‘Development of Secant Pile Retaining Wall Construction in Urban New Zealand
         Nick Wharmby, Brian Perry Civil

Session 3:
Chairman:  Rob Gaimster

1     ‘Field Measurements of Concrete Floor Surface Regularity
       Rick Henry / Jason Ingham – University of Auckland

2     ‘Tauranga Harbour Link – Stage 2
       Paul Gurran – Fletcher Construction

3     ‘The UK Housing Industry – The Drive Towards Energy Efficiency
       Derek Chisholm – Solid Concrete Solutions Ltd

4     ‘Influence of Binder Type on the Corrosion Rate of Steel in Cracked Concrete
       Allan Scott – University of Canterbury; Mark Alexander – University of Cape Town

Session 3A:  Concurrent NZRMCA Session
Chairman:  Jon Hambling

1     ‘Meeting the Skills Challenge in the NZ Concrete Industry
       Ruma Karaitiana - BCITO

2     ‘The Obligations of Concrete Firms under the Commerce Act
       Chris Weir – Anthony Harper

Session 4:
Chairman:  John Marshall

1     ‘Comparison of Strain Hardening Behaviour of Non-Tearing and Traditional Reinforced Concrete Beams
       Craig Muir / Stefano Pampanin - University of Canterbury; Des Bull – Holmes Consulting; Euving Au – Structex Ltd

2     ‘An Experimental Assessment of the Energy Performance of High Thermal Mass Concrete Walls in New Zealand
       Larry Bellamy / James Mackechnie – University of Canterbury

3     ‘Celebrating Precast Façade Panels Built to Last >75 Years
       Alex Gray – Impact Project Management; Hamish McKenzie – Holmes Consulting; Neil Lee – Opus Central Laboratories

4     ‘Experimental Verification of the Performance of the Humes Precast Concrete Box Culverts
       Chris Allington – Holmes Solutions Limited

Session 4A:  Concurrent NZRMCA Session
Chairman:  Jeff Burgess

1     ‘An Update From the Road Transport Forum’
       Ken Shirley – Road Transport Forum

2     ‘Keeping Electricity Pylons Above Water
       Campbell Robertson – Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd

3     ‘User Friendly Environmental Management Systems
       Grant Anderson / Greg Slaughter - Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd

4     ‘The Stockton Coal Mine: Ready Mixed Concrete Supply to New Coal Processing Plant
       Jon Hambling / Dominic Sutton – Firth Industries

Session 5: 
Chairman:  Harvey Tyler

1     ‘Hobsonville Deviation – Leading the Way With Concrete Innovation
       Shane Wilton / Doyle Smith / Shane Knyvett – HEB Structures

2     ‘Dealing with Seismic Forces in Floors of Real Buildings: Design Issues and Recommendations
       Des Bull / Debra Gardiner / Richard Fenwick – University of Canterbury

3     ‘Doha Convention Center & Tower, Qatar, Middle East
       Bassim Bahr Aliloom - CCANZ

4     ‘Case Study: Utilising Underwater Cast Concrete to Stabilize High Groundwater Sites
       Francesco Surico – Mapei Spa; Thomas Beck – Rescon Mapei AS; Darren Smith – Mapei New Zealand

Session 6:
Chairman:  Jason Ingham

1     ‘Strengthening of the Auckland Civic Underground Carpark
       Chris Munn – Allied Concrete; Stuart Oliver – Holmes Consulting Group; Tim Jones – Hawkins Construction

2     ‘Residual Strength Assessment and Destructive Testing of Decommissioned Concrete Bridge Beams with Corroded Pretensioned Reinforcement
       Rhys Rogers / Jason Ingham / Liam Wotherspoon – University of Auckland; Allan Scott – University of Canterbury

3     ‘Concrete Pile Durability in South Island Bridges
       Sue Freitag / Sheldon Bruce – Opus International Consultants; Ahmad Shayan – ARRB Group Ltd; R Slaughter / R Pearson – Bridge Owners’ Representatives

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.