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Hamilton 2018

Claudelands, Hamilton
11 - 13 October 2018


Session 1:
Chairman: Nic Brooke

1       KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
         ‘'Automated Upper and Lower Bound Solutions for the Ultimate Flexural Capacity of Concrete Slabs
         Campbell Middleton / Paul Fidler - Cambridge University; Andrew Jackson - Laing O'Rourke; Andrew Smith - Arup; Grant Bellis - University of Cambridge

2       KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
         ‘Specifying and Achieving Durable Concrete
         Michael Thomas - University of New Brunswick, Canada

3       ‘Revision of Part C5 Technical Guidelines for Engineering Assessments of Concrete Buildings
         Nicholas Brooke - Compusoft Engineering


Session 2: 
Chairman: Rod Fulford


1       ‘New Appendix to Section C5 of the "Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings" for Assessment of Precast Floors
         Ken Elwood - University of Auckland; Des Bull / Alistair Russell - Holmes Consulting; Carl Ashby - WSP Opus; Ray Patton / Chris Poland - Clendon Burns & Park

2       'Progress Towards Experimental Validation of Precast Floor Retrofit Systems'
         Rick Henry / Ken Elwood - University of Auckland; Mike Parr - University of Canterbury; Des Bull - Holmes Consulting; Angela Liu - BRANZ; Nicholas Brooke - Compusoft Engineering

3       'Precast Double Tee Support Systems —10 Years On'
         Des Bull - Holmes Consulting; John Hare - Holmes Group; Ken Elwood / Rick Henry - University of Auckland; Nicholas Brooke - Compusoft Engineering

4       'Damage Assessment and Remedial Strengthening of the Thorndon Hotel following the Kaikoura Earthquake'
         Tony Synge - Synge Consulting Ltd

Session 2A: Concurrent Session
Chairman:Paul Donoghue


1       Concrete NZ - ReadyMix AGM Ltd

2       'Revision of Concrete Production Standard NZS 3104
         James Mackechnie - Concrete NZ 

3       'Traffic Management Issues - An Open Forum for RMC Sector Group Members' 
          Grant Driver - Allied Concrete; Cameron Lee - Firth Industries


Session 3:
Chairman:  Alessandro Palermo


1       ‘Implementation of Low-damage Concrete Wall Buildings and Detailing for Deformation Compatibility
          Rick Henry - University of Auckland

2       ‘Kaikoura Concrete Supply
         Wade To - Allied Concrete

3       ‘Rectangular PC Walls Under Bi-directional Loading: Recent Experimental and Numerical Findings
         Arsalan Niroomandi / Stefano Pampanin / Rajesh Dhakal / Christopher de la Torre - University of Canterbury; M Soleymani Ashtiani - Ian Connor Consulting

4       ‘The Harewood Underpass SH1 Russley Road Upgrade
         Aldan Brannan - McConnell Dowell Downer Joint Venture Project

Session 4:
Chairman:  Rick Henry

1       ‘Footbridge Design for Pedestrian Induced Vibrations
         Sabina Piras / Kwan Chin - WSP Opus

2       ‘Museum of Lost Memories
         Annie Tong - University of Auckland

3       ‘Atmosphere and Structure in Architecture
         Liam McCosh - VUW

4       ‘Self-centring Precast Concrete Shear Walls with New Resilient Slip-Friction Joints: A Seismic Damage Avoidance Structural System
         Farhad Mohammadi Darani / Pouyan Zamani / Enrico Haemmerle - AUT; Pierre Quenneville - University of Auckland

5       ‘Cyclic Bond Performance of Glass Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars from Beam Bond Testing
         Hayato Auman / Alessandro Palermo - University of Canterbury

Session 4A:  Concurrent Session
Chairman:  Richard Sands


1       ‘Watertight or Waterproof Concrete?
         Bruno D'Souza - BASF Australia

2       ‘Alkali Aggregate Reaction in NZ Concrete: Minimising Damage in New Structures
          Sue Freitag - WSP Opus; James Mackechnie - Concrete NZ

3       ‘Faster, Lighter, Greener, the Technology for Future Cement and Concrete
         Yaodong Jia / Matthias Vest / Conrad Lendrum - Callaghan Innovation

4       ‘Challenging Environment Demands Innovation
         Hayden Sturzaker - Fulton Hogan

5       'Finding; Retaining and Building People and Teams'
         Greg Durkin / Angela Lewes - BCITO

Session 5:
Chairman:  Rhys Rogers


1       ‘The University of Auckland Clock Tower East Wing: A New Lease of Life
         A Marteddu / Rhys Rogers - BBR Contech; T Almeida - Structure Design; P Hartley Salmon Reed; N Buller - University of Auckland

2       ‘Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete: Realise Greater Engineering Efficiences
         Sean Page-Wood / Tian Singi Ng - BOSFA

3       ‘Whakatane Civic Centre - Practical Application of the Sirpple Lateral Mechanism Analysis for a Detailed Seismic Assessment of a Concrete Frame Building
         Nuno Narciso / Sam Poison / Tony Dong - Engineering Design Consultants

4       ‘Deformation Capacity of Concrete Walls: Research Findings for Both Old and New Design Practice
         Alex Shegay / Tongyue Zhang / Signy Crowe / Ken Elwood / Rick Henry - University of Auckland

5       ‘Design of the Otaki River Bridge on the Peka Peka to Otaki Expressway Project
         Laura Chen /Jamil Khan / Geoff Brown - Beca

Session 5A:
Chairman:  Blair Olynsma


1       'The Search for Alternative Supplementary Cementing Materials'
         Michael Thomas - University of New Brunswick, Canada

2       ‘Modeling the Efficiency Factor of Fly Ash in Concrete
         Jarod Wilson / Dana Leishman / Ezra Jones / Murray Dickson - Holcim

3       ‘Reactive Magnesium Oxide Products: Carbon Neutral Cement for the Future
         Nan Yang / Allan Scott / Matthew Watson - University of Canterbury 

4       ‘Christchurch Northern Corridor: Winters Road Pedestrian Subway
         Andrew Reeves / Kimberley Twigden - Aurecon; Kim Goodfellow - Goodfellow Group; Rob Clifton - Fulton Hogan

5       ‘Caisson Innovation
         David Pattinson - McConnell Dowell

Session 6:
Chairman:  James Mackechnie


1       ‘Enduring Concrete Award
         Alex Gray - Impact Project Management; Morten Gjerde - VUW; Tim Jones - Seismic Technologies Ltd; Alessandro Palermo - University of Canterbury

2       ‘65 Years of Pre-stressing Concrete in New Zealand Bridge Industry
         Jamil Khan - Beca Ltd

3       ‘Wellington International Airport Multi-Level Carpark Super-Structure Construction
         Stanley Chung /Andrew Davidson / Carl Ashby - WSP Opus

4       ‘Ravensdown New Plymouth
         Jeff Matthews - Holmes Consulting

5       'Seismic Performance of Concrete Structures in the 2017 Kermanshah Earthquake in Iran'
         Nikoo Hazaveh - WSP Opus; A Rad - Aurecon; B Hashem /B Mansouri /A Kalantari / S Moghadam / H Farshchi - IIEES, Tehran



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