Many Engineers at some stage come across situations where the material properties or the performance of an assembly is not immediately quantifiable with any degree of accuracy. You may have some doubts as to whether the material test certificates for some imported material is ion fact correct. You may need to independently evaluate the slip coefficient for a friction grip bolted connection or you may need to prove the fatigue resistance of a connection. At some stage in their careers most Engineers will have to test something, but how many of us know what to ask for, or against what criteria we are testing?Read More
This event will showcase real case studies involving the structural failure of bridges, mining infrastructure, tower masts and other infrastructure to discuss the obligations of engineers and other parties involved. He will provide an overview of the general legal obligations of engineers as well as the contractual agreements used to minimize liability.Read More
Fastenings to concrete are often poorly understood by designers with many relying on ‘data tables’ published by anchor suppliers. However, comprehensive design guidelines for post-installed and cast-in anchors are now available through Standards Australia TS 101:2015 and shortly, in EN 1992-4.Read More
Whilst engineers are immersed in the design of reinforced concrete right from their undergraduate days, little time is spent on teaching and instruction of the detailing aspects of reinforcement.
Part science, part art form, good clear reinforcement detailing is critical to both the performance of the structure and in reducing disputes during construction.Read More
This talk will present a warts and all look at retaining wall design and analysis.Read More
Increasing risk is a dominant theme of the 21st century. Engineers are well placed to act as
leaders of change to meet this challenge. Innovative forms of collaborative thinking and
action are required to mitigate, prepare for and respond to crisis.
It is relatively common to hear the senior members of our profession exhort our more junior members to “stop using computer models”, particularly early in the design process. However, a computer analysis program is really just a superior calculator (slide rule or log table). Why shouldn’t they be used by engineers to get a fast appreciation of the structural behaviour of their idea?Read More
GFC Industries is one of Melbourne's leading heavy steel fabrication and erection contractors.
Ron Kandell is General Manager at G.F.C., with over thirty years experience in the steel fabrication industry recent projects include the ATO Box Hill building, 150 Collins St, Melbourne University Arts West complex and Collins SquareRead More