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Seminar: Practice with theory for reinforced concrete structures

  • Graduate House 220 Leicester Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

Seminar: Practice with theory for reinforced concrete structures


Ian Gilbert has over 40 years experience in structural design and is a specialist in the analysis and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Ian has been active in the development of the current Australian Concrete Code AS 3600-2009 and is primarily responsible for the development of the serviceability provisions in that Standard, including the clauses related to deflection and crack control.

John Woodside has been a practicing Engineer for nearly fifty years, graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Masters Degree in 1967. John has worked throughout Australia and as well as in the United Kingdom and Kuwait. From 1976 until his retirement in 2000 John worked for John Connell and Associates, then Connell Wagner (now Aurecon), ultimately as Principal of the South Australian office.


Modelling creep and shrinkage effects in concrete structures

  • Introduction – design for serviceability
  • Strain components in concrete under load
  • The Effective Modulus Method of analysis
  • TheAge-adjustedEffectiveModulusMethodofanalysis
  • Effectsofcreepandshrinkageinanaxiallyloadedcolumn
  • Effects of creep and shrinkage in a beam under sustained loads
  • Time-dependent cracking in structures
  • Controlling time-dependent deformation using conventional reinforcement
  • Time-dependent losses of prestress due to creep and shrinkage
Creep tests on concrete cylinders

Creep tests on concrete cylinders

Design for deflection control and crack control

  • Deflection calculations
  • Short-term
  • Creep induced deflection
  • Shrinkage induced deflection
  • Sample calculations
  • Comparison of calculated and measured deflection
  • Design for crack control
  • Shrinkage induced cracking
  • Load induced cracking
  • Sample calculations
Beams under sustained loads

Beams under sustained loads


  • How does reinforcement really work!!!
  • Errorsindetailingandrealfailuresfrompoordetailing
  • Development lengths, hooks and cogs and splicing
  • Reinforcement products, manufacture &certification
  • The art of concrete design
  • Why is detailing so important?
  • Why do engineers not understand detailing?
  • Risk management
  • Speci cation and drawings
  • Real reinforcement
  • Some practical aspects of detailing
  • Cover to reinforcement for fire and durability
  • Tolerances
  • Structural Robustness and EQ detailing
A Large Raft Foundation

A Large Raft Foundation


  • AS 3600 detailing rules
  • Footings
  • Columns, beams, slabs and walls
  • Precast and tilt-up
  • Strut and tie including corbels, deep beams, step joints, etc.
  • Retaining walls
  • Stairs and ramps
  • Cast in services, pipes, ducts, etc.
  • Scheduling, detailing and delivery to site
  • Saving on reinforcing costs
  • Couplers, joiners and pull out bars
  • Heating of reinforcement
  • Galvanising of reinforcement
  • Welding of reinforcement
  • Bending on site
  • Simplicity
  • Checking
  • Inspection on site and inspection checklists


Ticket Details

Early bird rate $350, until 2pm on the 30th September 2016
$550 (full); $450 (for IStructE members). All amounts include GST.

Ticket includes lunch which will be provided after the seminar.

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More Information

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