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Thermal Response Analysis of Composite Steel Girder Bridges Subjected to Bushfires
The occurrence of fires on bridges usually has a low probability but it has a high impact on the economic and social aspects. However, bridge design codes and standards do not explicitly incorporate fire safety concepts in design stage which is in…
Ensuring Quality and Durability in Concrete Construction for Major Infrastructure
A high level of quality during construction is a fundamental requirement to ensuring that a concrete structure performs its intended purpose and achieves its 100 year design life with minimal maintenance. To this end contractors must control the…
Specification and Use of Geopolymer Concrete in the Manufacture of Structural and Non-structural Components: Review of Literature

This report reviews published information on the formulation, manufacture and properties of geopolymer binders and concretes, to inform the manufacture of geopolymer concrete components for structural and non-structural bridge components and other…

Specification of Geopolymer Concrete: General Guide
This general guide contains: an introduction to geopolymer concrete, its constituents and how it is manufactured; an examination of how geopolymer binder differs from Portland cement; and the status of geopolymer concrete as a construction material.
New Prequalification Categories Proposed: Steel Fabrication and Pre-cast Concrete Products
In late 2014 Austroads sought feedback on a proposal to add two new specialist categories to Australia’s National Prequalification System.
Proposed Revisions to AS 5100 Part 5: Concrete
Since the introduction of the current Bridge Design Standard in 2004 there have been real advances in both design and construction methods and in materials technology. The Part 5 Standards Australia Sub-Committee (BD090-05) has responded to this…
Time-Variant Performance Indicators for Concrete Bridges Exposed to Corrosion
The life-cycle performance of concrete bridges exposed to corrosion is investigated based on a set of time-variant probabilistic performance indicators including structural reliability, redundancy, robustness and resilience. The performance…
Long-Term Performance of Concrete Bridges Under Extreme Events
Reinforced concrete (RC) structures in a marine environment deteriorate with time due to chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcing bars. Corrosion is initiated by chloride contamination if the structures have poor quality concrete and/or inadequate…
Influence of Placement Method on In-Place Hardened Properties Of Deep Foundation Using SCC
The use of self-compacting concrete (SCC) in identified concrete bridge elements has now been incorporated in NSW Roads and Maritime Services QA Specifications B80 as Annexure B80/G. The use of SCC in precast elements is generally allowed while a…
Life-Cycle Management of Bridges Based on Robustness to Deterioration
In this paper a framework for assessing the robustness of existing reinforced concrete structures under corrosion is presented. Robustness is defined as a structural property related to the tolerance to damage and is measured by the mean performance…