Melbourne | Brian Cherry International Concrete Symposium | Full Registration

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If Percival Faraday (P F) Thompson is considered ‘the Grandfather’ of corrosion science and engineering in Australia then Professor Brian Cherry of Monash University can be considered ‘the Father’.

Brian has not just educated in the tertiary space, many of the leading corrosion science and engineering practitioners but he has also educated others in the profession at conferences, seminars and symposia. It is not just his educating abilities that we should be thankful for, but also his research and investigative works in various fields of corrosion science and engineering.

One of the fields that Brian has educated, researched and investigated over many decades is ‘Reinforced Concrete Corrosion, Protection, Repair & Durability’.  The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) is holding an International Symposium to highlight the achievements of Brian in the areas of:-

  • reinforcement corrosion in concrete
  • condition assessment
  • modelling and deterioration prediction
  • concrete repair and protection
  • cathodic protection
  • concrete durability options

11 International Speakers coming to Australia

High calibre international and Australian speakers will present. Technical papers of high quality and of substantive length will form a hard-copy book for delegates (and also as an after sales publication for the ACA). A panel discussion and open forum will be held at the end of each day. The technical papers will be high quality and of substantive length so as to form a hard-copy book for delegates (and also as an after sales publication for the ACA). A trade exhibition, networking cocktail functions and a dinner will also form part of the 2 day symposium making it a most meaningful event that is not to be missed.

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Program Day 1 as at 13 April 2017 (subject to change)

8.20 - 8.50Registration Day 1
8.50 - 9.00Welcome & Seminar OpeningOrganising Committee
Overview Presentations
9.00 - 9.50Up-to-Date Overview of Aspects of Steel Reinforcement Corrosion in ConcreteWarren Green (Aust)
9.50 - 10.40Up-to-Date Overview of Repair & Protection Aspects for Reinforced ConcreteJohn Broomfield (UK)
10.40 - 11.10Morning Tea & Exhibition
Condition Assessment of Structures
11.10 - 12.00Specialist Examination & DiagnosisJack Tinnea (USA)
Modelling & Deterioration Prediction
12.00 - 12.50Linear Propagation Models of Deterioration Process of ConcreteCarmen Andrade (Spain)
12.50 - 13.40Lunch & Exhibition
Modelling & Deterioration Prediction continued
13.40 - 14.30Modelling Durability of Reinforced Concrete StructuresRob Melchers (Aust)
14.30 - 15.20New Zealand Experiences with Concrete Service Life Prediction Models: A Brief HistoryNeil Lee (NZ)
15.20 - 15.50Afternoon Tea & Exhibition
Concrete Repair & Protection
15.50 - 16.40Concrete Repair & Protection – 30 Years of Onsite Performance Experiences in the UKJohn Drewett (UK)
16.40 - 17.25Panel Discussion & Open Forum
17.25 - 17.35Day 1 Closing RemarksOrganising Committee
17.45 - 18.45Networking Cocktail Function & Exhibition
18.45 - 22.00Dinner

Program Day 2 (as at 7 June 2017  & subject to change)

8.20 - 8.50Registration Day 2
8.50 - 9.00Welcome RemarksOrganising Committee
Concrete Repair & Protection (continued)
9.00 - 9.50NZTA Experiences with the Protection & Repair of Concrete Road BridgesBarry Wright (NZ)
Cathodic Protection
9.50 - 10.40Cathodic Protection of Reinforced Concrete: Is There Anything Still to Learn?Jim Preston (UK)
10.40 - 11.10Morning Tea & Exhibition
Cathodic Protection (continued)
11.10 - 12.00ICCP for Reinforced Concrete Structures - State of the ArtPaul Chess (UK)
12.00 - 12.50Cathodic Protection, Cathodic Prevention & Electrochemical Chloride Extraction ExperiencesZita Lourenco (Portugal)
12.50 - 13.40Lunch & Exhibition
Corrosion Inhibitors
13.40 - 14.30Organic Corrosion Inhibitors – New Build & Existing Structures PerformanceJessi Jackson-Meyer (USA)
14.30 - 15.20Predicting Long-Term Durability of Steel Reinforced Concrete with Calcium Nitrite Corrosion InhibitorNeal Berke (USA)
15.20 - 15.50Afternoon Tea & Exhibition
Alternate Metallic Reinforcement
15.50 - 16.40Stainless Steel Reinforcement Performance in ConcreteGraham Sussex (Aust)
16.40 - 17.25Panel Discussion & Open Forum
17.25 - 17.35Day 2 Closing RemarksOrganising Committee
17.45 - 18.45Networking Farewell Cocktail Function


Full Registration
Full registration in all categories includes attendance at all sessions and social functions at the symposium including a hard copy book of the proceedings.

Accommodation *pricing subject to change

HotelLocationContact NumberRate
Melbourne Marriott HotelLonsdale St & Exhibition St, Melbourne03 9662 3900$280 per night (breakfast included)
Rydges Melbourne186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 300003 9662 0511$203 per night
Quest on Lonsdale43 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 300003 9663 3317$161 per night
Oaks on Lonsdale23-33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 30001300 880 229$183 per night

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Dinner Sponsor

  • International Brian Cherry Concrete Symposium
    July 26, 2017 - July 27, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Venue Phone: 613 9662 3900

Venue Website:

Lonsdale St & Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia