CALL TO ACTION : Concrete Institute of Australia Roadshow | Blog

Posted 14-11-2023
Category Events

Take action to address the critical issue of carbon emissions associated with concrete and cement production. It's time to recognise that real solutions for emissions reduction are available! Low-carbon alternative binders for concrete not only help mitigate environmental impacts but are also becoming standardised, providing designers, contractors, and suppliers with clear guidance on their utilisation in concrete design and construction.

Sponsored by the Australasian Iron Steel and Slag Association (ASA), the Concrete Institute of Australia presents a National Roadshow on Lower Carbon Alternative Binder Concrete. This event will feature a presentation from ADAA CEO Craig Heidrich and Dr. Warren South, who will shed light on the latest developments in the realm of sustainable concrete solutions at the Lavender Bay NSW event. 

Concrete and cement production contribute significantly to global CO2 emissions. We all understand the environmental challenges, but it's time to embrace the opportunities for change, so join us in exploring the potential of low-carbon alternative binders, and how they can reshape the concrete industry.

The Roadshow will also introduce Standards Australia SA TS 199:2023, focusing on the "Design of geopolymer and alkali activated binder concrete." Learn about the structural aspects, materials, and durability requirements outlined in this ground-breaking publication. Our expert speakers, Professor Stephen Foster (UNSW) and Dr. James Aldred (Concrete Future), have been at the forefront of this field and have significantly contributed to this new document.

Key Presentations Include:

1. Design Procedures and Structural Considerations by Professor Stephen Foster:

Explore the design of geopolymer or alkali activated binder concrete structures in accordance with SA TS 199:2023.

Understand the predictions for deformation due to shrinkage and creep in these alternative binder concretes.


2. Material Properties of Geopolymer or Alkali Activated Binder Concrete by Dr. James Aldred:

Discover the mechanical and durability properties of GPC and AABC.

Learn about the recommended performance requirements for their use in building structures.


3. Updates in Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCM) Availability and Use in Australia by Craig Heidrich and Dr. Warren South:

Gain insights into the latest developments in the use of Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCM) to enhance concrete performance.

Understand how SCM can reduce the carbon footprint of concrete and contribute to sustainability goals.

Don't miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of sustainable concrete solutions. Join us in shaping the future of the concrete industry and reducing its environmental impact. 

Let's work together to make a positive change for our environment and our industry's future! 


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