CONCRETEFiX – The Series

Season 2

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Prof Yunus Ballim from WITS presents the latest research on the Heat of Hydration of Cementitious Materials and Early-Age Temperature Development in large Concrete Elements, supported by an experimental verification of the computational model as well as case studies with actual structures.

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Thursday, 03 June 2021

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Thursday, 24 June 2021

An interesting talk about the differences of Portland cement concrete and Zero Portland cement concrete. Costings, technical capabilities, user-friendliness, and appropriate applications will be discussed as well as what is the realistic future of construction materials with COP2026 carbon tax laws.

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Thursday, 26 August 2021

Students from Stellenbosch University share their research. Heidi Christen talks about Phase change material and recycled brick aggregate in 4D printed Concrete and Gerius Moelich talks about Mitigating plastic shrinkage cracking in 3D printed concrete.

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Tuesday, 21 September 2021

This presentation will describe the history and aim of the PEM programme for pavements and structures, the philosophy behind using tests that measure the things that really matter, and how we are adjusting mixtures to meet performance needs while improving sustainability.

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Thursday, 30 September 2021

The SANS 50197 Cement specification is written in such a way that it allows us to control and maintain consistent concrete in its hardened and plastic state. Looking at the standard in depth allows us to understand cement performance so much better.

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Thursday, 14 October 2021

Concrete mix design methodology, optimization and evaluation in accordance with the new COTO Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Works for South African Road Authorities.

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Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1:
20 May 2020

CONSOLIDATION OF THE CONCRETE INDUSTRY BODIES

Consolidating the existing concrete bodies into one is no easy task as these bodies have different objectives, structures, members, finance models, value offerings and deliverables. One thing they all have in common though is: THE LOVE OF CONCRETE!

Bryan Perrie (MD of TCI and CSSA Board Member) shed light on the progress of the consolidation process which is gathering momentum fast towards a workable solution for the benefit of all role-players.

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Smart Infrastructure

Season 1, Episode 2:
03 June 2020

GLOBAL SMART ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE & TECHNOLOGIES: SHAPED FOR LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION

Ivan Reutener, Leading Professional; Smart Mobility at Royal HaskoningDHV, invites us to take a peek into the not too distant future of transportation in smart cities.

SPARC Project (online workshop)

Season 1, Episode 3:
Friday, 21 August 2020

USE OF RECYCLED AGGREGATES IN CONCRETE

A joint initiative between WITS, UCT and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

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Common Failures in Concrete Floors

Season 1,  Episode 4:
15 September 2020

Designing and specifying to prevent them by Bryan Perrie.

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Carbonation & Corrosion of RC structures: SA Research Update

Season 1, Episode 5:
6 October 2020

Presented by by Prof Mark Alexander and Dr Rakesh Gopinath

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Design Principles for Sewers

Season 1, Episode 7:
10 November 2020

Presented by Alaster Goyns

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Field Performance of Various Binder Systems

Season 1, Episode 8:
 24 November 2020

Presented by Alice Bakera

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Condition Assessment for Sewers

Season 1, Episode 9:
1 December 2020

Presented by Alaster Goyns

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