Victoria | ACRA/ACA – Using Chloride Levels to Predict Remaining Life of Structures

  • May 8, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Using critical chloride levels in concrete to predict the risk of reinforcing corrosion and the remaining life of structures

Pan Pacific, South Wharf  | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | Wednesday 8 May

ACRA and ACA have once again joined forces to bring you another great event, not to be missed.


Philip Vimpani – Durability and Asset Manager, Arup
What do current industry guidelines and standards nominate on this topic?

Philip has been providing consulting advice over the past 20 years to identify the remaining life of structures and managing durability design for infrastructure.  As such, Philip is familiar with a range of current industry standards and guidelines used for identifying durability requirements associated with critical chloride levels.  Philip will set the scene by outlining the traditional industry understanding on this topic.

Professor Chun-Qing Li – Professor of Civil Engineering, RMIT University
What research is being undertaken on this topic to investigate this issue?

Chun has undertaken extensive research over the past 20 years into factors which impact on corrosion of reinforced concrete structures.  His research has focused on factors and mechanisms associated with the corrosion of reinforcement and associated cracking within concrete.  Chun will be presenting on recent research into the impact of a range of factors and how they impact on the initiation and propagation of reinforcement corrosion in chloride contaminated structures.

Faiz Khan – Victorian Manager, BCRC
Advice for asset owners and consultants in the management of deteriorated structures – How to move forward?

Faiz has been working in the field of durability engineering for more than 20 years in the Middle East with SIMCO, Halcrow and Saudi COWI. He will present BCRC’s view of how critical chloride content should be used in the assessment of new and existing structures.  This is based on latest considerations for inclusion in fib’s Model Code 2020 (BCRC’s Frank Papworth is chair of the fib committee dealing with this).  It will include comments on normal reinforcing, galvanised rebar, stainless steel and steel fibres. He will outline considerations which are being made in the development of this standard, which is likely to be consistent with ISO and EN standards, such as why there is such a broad distribution for chloride content levels which result in corrosion and how other factors are being considered in these standards which may impact on critical chloride levels.

5.30pm – 6:00pm Arrival drinks

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7.30pm – 8.30pm Drinks and canapés

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Networking Drinks and Canapes will follow the seminar – Included in the ticket price

The closest station is Southern Cross, a 5 minute tram or 15 minute walk

Self-parking is available for AUD24 per day, per exit at the DFO Wilson Parking South Wharf, located on Convention Centre Place. Guests must collect validated ticket from Reception prior to exiting for the discounted rate of AUD24.

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2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, 3006, Australia