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Dunedin 2019

Dunedin Centre, Dunedin
10 – 12 October 2019

Session 1:
Chairman: Nic Brooke

1       ‘Concrete - Enhancing a Sustainable Future
         Rob Gaimster - Concrete New Zealand

         ‘The NCTIR Story - Moving Mountains to Reconnect Communities’
         David Rowland / Steve Procter - NCTIR Alliance

3       ‘Turanga Library Christchurch - Hybrid Rocking Precast Concrete Wall Panels
         Tim Shannon - Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers


Session 2A: 
Chairman: Alessandro Palermo

1       'The Building Code System and a Future Direction for Standards That Support the NZ Concrete Industry'
         Dave McGuigan - Concrete NZ

2       'Standard Update AS/NZS 4671 - Steel for the Reinforcement of Concrete' 
         Michael Palmer - Pacific Steel

3       'Investigation of Alkali Threshold Limits and Blended Aggregate in ASR Risk-Assessed Concretes' 
         Kirk Vessalas / Elsie Nsiah-Baafi / Paul Thomas / Vute Sirivivatnanon - University of Technology Sydney, Australia

4       'Steel Fibre Concrete Quality Control - Examples from Overseas Standards and Codes' 
         Sam Datlen-Carter / Sean Page-Wood - BOSFA


Session 2B: 
Chairman: Richard Sands

1       'Concrete Careers for Life'
         Jenny Connor / Mark Williams / Greg Durkin - Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO)

2       'Prediction of Concrete Compressive Strength Using Mathematical Regression Model' 
         Jarod Wilson / Ezra Jones / Murray Dickson - Holcim NZ Ltd

3       'Spacecrete: The Final Frontier for Concrete Construction' 
         Allan Scott / Chris Oze / Vineet Shah / Milap Dhakal / Rajesh Dhakal / Matt Hughes - University of Canterbury

4a.     'Concrete Canoe Presentations'
         Bradley Twyman / Christopher Townsend / Nick Rew / Yao Wei Yap - University of Auckland

4b.    'Concrete Canoe Presentations'
         Harry Mackay / William Marshall / Jake Mayston / Jesse McCall - University of Canterbury


Session 3: 
Chairman: Moustafa Al-Ani

         'The Art and Science of Designing and Building the Tallest Buildings in the World'
         Andy Davids - Ateliers Jean Nouvel

2       'Performance and Usability of Reinforcing Bar Couplers: A Study on Solutions Currently Available to the Market and the Limits on Their Use' 
         Sam Adshead / Chris Allington - Holmes Solutions LP

3       'Study for Future Upgrade of Standard Pre-Cast Bridge Beams' 
         Jamil Khan - Beca Ltd

4       'Challenges Facing the NZ Aggregates Sector' 
         Wayne Scott - Aggregates and Quarry Association


Session 4A: 
Chairman: Dave McGuigan

1       'An Analytical Method to Identify Reinforced Concrete Walls Prone to Out-of-Plane Shear Failure'
         Arsalan Niroomandi / Stefano Pampanin / Rajesh Dhakal / Mohammad Soleymani Ashtiani - University of Canterbury

2       'Floor Diaphragm Strengthening of Concrete Structures with FRP' 
         Enrique del Rey Castillo - University of Auckland; Ravi Kanitkar - KL Structures, USA; Scott Smith - Southern Cross University, Australia

3       'Epoxy Resin Injection as a Repair Strategy for Concrete' 
         Evie Anderson - Batchelar McDougall Consulting

4       'New Steel Threaded Inserts - Precast Connection Applications Testing to NZS 3101 Amd 3' 
         Emanuele Naccini - RamsetReid

5       'Use of Toothed Anchor Channels for Fixing Precast Concrete Cladding Panels in Seismic Regions' 
         Masoud Hashemi / Andreas Boomkamp - Ancon Building Products, Australia


Session 4B: 
Chairman: Tim Sullivan

1       'Architects - Concrete - Sustainability'
         Ralf Kessel - Concrete NZ

2       'Exploring Opportunities and Limitations of 3D Concrete Printing in the NZ Housing Market' 
         Xiao Zhao / Giuseppe Loporcaro - University of Canterbury

3       'Design of Shallow Raft Foundations on Expansive Soils' 
         Dene Cook - Firth Industries; Fabio Parodi / Aldo Emanuele Mortola - Cresco Group

4       'An Innovative and Eco-Friendly Foundation System to Enhance the Resilience of Low-Rise Buildings' 
         Gabriele Chiaro / Alessandro Palermo / Gabriele Granello / Ernesto Hernandez - University of Canterbury

5       'Investigation into the Use of Penetrating Hydrogel Treatment on Existing Concrete Structures to Decrease Permeability' 
         Murray Gilbertson - G-Group Consulting; John Mander - Texas A&M University, USA


Session 5A: 
Chairman: Rod Fulford

1       'Numerical Seismic Performance Assessment of Precast Pre-Stressed Hollow-core Concrete Floors'
         Ana Isabel Sarkis / Timothy Sullivan - University of Canterbury; Emanuele Brunesi / Roberto Nascimbene - Eucentre Foundation, Italy

2       'Development and Testing of Retrofit Solutions for Hollowcore Floors in Existing Buildings' 
         Michael Parr - University of Canterbury; Frank Bueker / Ken Elwood / Lucas Hogan / Rick Henry / Ashwarya Puranam - University of Auckland; Des Bull - Holmes Consulting; Nicholas Brooke - Compusoft Engineering

3       'Shear Testing and Comparative Design Standards of Steel Fibre Reinforced Hollowcore Slabs' 
         Ernesto Hernandez / Ben Matthews / Gabriele Granello / Alessandro Palermo / Jack Marshall - University of Canterbury; Daniel Kennett / Nicholas Brazzale - Stahlton Engineered Concrete (a division of Fulton Hogan Ltd)

4       'Hollowcore Floors: Challenging Industry Perceptions' 
         Daniel Kennett / Nicholas Brazzale - Stahlton Engineered Concrete (a division of Fulton Hogan Ltd)


Session 5B: 
Chairman: Paul Donoghue

1       'On the Safety and Life-Expectancy of Concrete Structures Affected by ASR and/or DEF Expansion and Deterioration'
         John Mander - Texas A&M University, USA

2       'Time to Cessation of Curing for Concrete Using the Maturity Method and By Equivalent Durability Testing' 
         James Mackechnie - Concrete NZ; Allan Scott - University of Canterbury

3       'Concrete Defects in Bored Piles as a Result of Insufficient Applications of Chemical Admixtures' 
         Martin Larisch - Golder Associates / University of Queensland, Australia

4       'Modelling Heat of Hydration for New Zealand Concrete: Lessons Learnt from the Transmission Gully Project' 
         Tom Watson - Robert Bird Group; Blair Olynsma - Allied Concrete; Jonathon Swift - CPB-HEB JV 


Session 6: 
Chairman: James Mackechnie

1       'Commercial Bay and the City Rail Link - Threading Rail Tunnels Beneath Auckland's Largest Mixed-Use Commercial Development'
         Lidia Cooper / Rob Presland - Holmes Consulting

2       'Low-Damage Concrete Wall Buildings: Do Expectations Meet Reality?' 
         Yiqiu Lu / Rick Henry / Ken Elwood - University of Auckland; Ying Zhou / Anqi Gu / Ge Song / Tony Yang - Tongji University; Geoff Rodgers - University of Canterbury

3       'Wither Hills Reservoir Upgrade' 
         Fletcher Bruce / Simon Edmonds / Doug Stirrat - Beca Ltd

4       'Performance of Earthquake Damaged Beams and Effectiveness of Repair Via Epoxy Injection' 
         Mehdi Sarrafzadeh / Ken Elwood - University of Auckland

5       'The Collapse of the Morandi Bridge: Chronicle of a Death Foretold?' 
         Alessandro Palermo - University of Canterbury


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