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Webinar: Properties of General-purpose Cement with Increased Percentages of Limestone
This webinar, presented on 15 October 2019, provides an overview of an Austroads project that investigated whether cements with elevated limestone content would perform satisfactorily in ambient-cured and precast concretes subjected to aggressive…
Properties of General-purpose Cement with Increased Percentages of Limestone
This report presents the results of a research project commissioned by Austroads to investigate whether the currently used Australian general-purpose (GP) cement which complies with AS 3972, and which may contain up to 7.5% limestone as a mineral…
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 Bridge Technology Part 1: Introduction and Bridge Performance
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 1 provides general information about bridge design and construction. Topics covered in this Part include factors affecting bridge performance, their relationship to bridge design standards, and the evolution of…
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 6: Bridge Construction
To ensure that bridges are properly constructed in accordance with the design drawings and specifications, engineers need to be well-informed on all aspects of their design and construction, including awareness of the problems that may arise and the…
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.

This…

Accelerated Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Supplementary Cementitious Materials to Suppress Damaging AAR Expansion in Concrete Structures

This report provides the results of testing of three potentially reactive aggregates by the accelerated mortar bar test (AMBT) and the concrete prism test (CPT).

The tests were conducted using reference mixes, which contained plain Portland cement as…

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…