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IStructE Technical Meeting: 7th of August, 2017

  • University of Melbourne Grattan Street Parkville, VIC, 3052 Australia (map)

The new Bridge Design Standard, AS 5100 2017, Parts 5 and 8

Since the publication of the previous Bridge Design Standard, AS 5100, in 2004 there has been real advances in both design and construction methods and in materials technology.  The various Australian Standard sub-committees have responded to this in preparing the new AS 5100, published in late March this year. This presentation summarises the following key components of the new Standard;

  • Part 5, “Concrete”
  • Part 8, “Rehabilitation and Strengthening”

Part 5 now include provisions for steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC), hydrocarbon fire resistance and stainless steel, and contains major revisions for design for shear and torsion based on the modified compressive field theory.  The new Part 8 addresses design and construction aspects of rehabilitation and strengthening of concrete, steel, masonry and timber bridges and includes provision for carbon fibre strengthening and cathodic protection.


John Hilton is a Design Director at Aurecon and Aurecon’s Global Service Group Leader for Bridges. He is a highly experienced bridge engineer with a project history including bridges within Australia, the Middle East, South-East Asia, New Zealand and Africa encompassing a wide range of loadings, spans and structure types. John has over 40 years’ experience in bridge design and construction, and has been with Aurecon for over 25 years.   Recent projects include structure upgrades to the Sydney Harbour and ANZAC bridges in Sydney, the historic four span Allan truss upgrade in Canberra and the elevated roadway associated with the new airport terminal at Noi Bai in Hanoi.  John was recently awarded the 2016 Roads Australia technical excellence award. John is on the  Standards Committee for the revisions to the Australian Bridge Design Standard, AS 5100, chair of Sub-Committees for Concrete and Bridge Rehabilitation, and a member of subcommittees for Timber, and Steel and composite construction. 


University of Melbourne
School of Engineering
Theatre C2
(Grattan Street entrance)


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