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Webinar: Geopolymer Concrete and its Applications
This webinar, presented on 1 May 2018, outlines the findings of an Austroads geopolymer concrete project and a current update of the use, monitoring and specification of geopolymer concrete by VicRoads over the past nine years. The webinar was…
Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4C: Materials for Concrete Road Pavements
Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4C: Materials for Concrete Road Pavements summarises aspects of Australian and New Zealand practice in materials for use in concrete road pavements including: base concrete and lean-mix concrete subbase concrete…
Guidelines: National Prequalification System for Precast Concrete Products
This new National Prequalification System (NPS) documentation is made available to road agencies and industry to enable the new specialist category for precast concrete to be formally introduced into the NPS.
Specification and Use of Geopolymer Concrete in the Manufacture of Structural and Non-Structural Components: Experimental Work

This report details the experimental phase of an Austroads project to review the specifications and use of geopolymer concrete. The findings indicate that acceptable grades of structural geopolymer concrete can be made for field applications.

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The Challenges Faced in Assessing the Durability Risks of Reinforced Concrete Bridges in Aggressive Environments
Durability assessment is increasingly becoming an integral part of infrastructure design projects in Australia. One of the key drivers for this is the requirement by asset owners for optimum whole of life cost, minimum construction period and…
The Torsional Strengthening of Concrete Girders Using the NSM FRP Technique with Different Configurations
The near-surface mounted (NSM) FRP technique has received attention worldwide over the externally bonded FRP strengthening technique. Strengthening of a concrete girders using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to flexural and shear…
Bridge Design Challenges on the Waikato Expressway Huntly Section, New Zealand
The Huntly Section is a new NZ$415M section of the Waikato Expressway running between Hamilton and Auckland. It will connect the recently completed Ngaruawahia and Ohinewai sections on a route that traverses the Taupiri Ranges within a deep cutting…
Strength Enhancement of Fire-damaged RC Circular Bridge Columns using CFRP Fabrics
In recent years the circumferential wrapping with externally-bonded carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites has proven to be a promising method for strengthening concrete structures. This is particularly valuable when repairing concrete…
Shear in Prestressed Concrete I-girder Bridges
Prestressed concrete I girder bridges constructed in the 1960s and 70s have the potential to restrict transport productivity because their AS 5100.7 assessments can be poor despite satisfactory inservice performance. The primary issue is the shear…
Analytical and Experimental Studies on New Composite Bridge Using Concrete Filled Steel I-girder
A new steel/concrete composite girder was proposed and applied to continuous girder bridges. The area surrounded by the upper and lower flanges and the web are filled with concrete (CFIG: Concrete filled I-section Girder) at the intermediate support.…