Concrete Code AS3600 - Review on Changes | Blog

Posted 16-01-2019
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The latest version of the Concrete Structures code, AS 3600, was published in 2018. It contains substantial review of existing sections as well as new sections as follows:
New sections include:

  • Design for Earthquake Actions.
  • Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete.
  • Design for Fatigue.

Sections with substantial new content include:

  • Material properties
  • Strength reduction factors.
  • Design for shear and torsion.
  • Fire design
  • Design for shrinkage, creep and deflections
  • Crack control & new provision for assessing crack widths

These changes provide opportunities for the use of new materials and improved efficiency in design, but also different analysis, design, and detailing procedures for almost all structures.
Concrete Institute of Australia are holding a seminar which is recommended for all involved in the design of concrete structures or supply of concrete products, providing both a comprehensive review
of the wide ranging changes in the new code, and an opportunity to discuss how these will be applied in practice.


Professor Stephen Foster

Steel fibre reinforced concrete, and changes to Ultimate Limit State design requirements.

Professor Gianluca Ranzi
University of Sydney

Serviceability Limit State requirements.​

Eric Lume

New earthquake design requirements.​

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