Reinforced Concrete and Giant Spans in Victoria

 Local ICE & IStructE Groups - Joint Dinner Meeting

Reinforced Concrete and Giant Spans in Victoria 

Presented by:

  • Professor Miles Lewis AM FAHA FRSA BArch(Hons) BA PhD - Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne

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This event, sponsored jointly by the Victorian Local Associations of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers (Australia Division – Victoria State Group), will be in three parts and registration is essential. In the event of over-subscription, preference will be given to those who register for all three parts. This event is exclusive to members of both institutions and their guests. 


6:00pm: Tour of the LaTrobe Reading Room (“The Dome”), State Library of Victoria 

The magnificent octagonal domed reading room was opened on 14 November 1913, and is thus celebrating its centenary this year. A guided tour of the dome, including areas not normally open to the public, will be led by Prof Lewis. Enter by the Swanston St entrance, proceed through security and meet at the marble staircase, ground floor, for a 6pm sharp commencement. No charge. Limit 40 persons

 7:00pm: Lecture by Prof Lewis “Reinforced Concrete and Giant Spans in Victoria” 

At the Swanston Academic Building, RMIT University, 445 Swanston Street. 

Prof Lewis’s address will cover not only the Domed Reading Room (the longest reinforced concrete span in its day) but also the (regrettably demolished) Dennys Lascelles Austin Building in Geelong, which was really remarkable in world terms, and full of technical interest. No charge. Limit 70 persons.

8:30pm: Dinner at Pearson & Murphy’s Restaurant, Building 1, RMIT University 

After the lecture, we will adjourn to Pearson & Murphy’s restaurant on the ground floor of the historic RMIT Building 1 (enter from Bowen Street). We have invited Prof Lewis and the State Librarian Ms Sue Roberts to join us for an informal dinner. Charge for members of either Institution and their guests is $40 for a three-course meal, with drinks at a cash bar. Limit 60 persons. 

This event will start at 6:00pm in the LaTrobe Reading Room (“The Dome”) at the State Library of Victoria.

Please note that the event requires some walking, including stairs.

Attendees must fill out this registration form and register via e-mail and electronic transfer payment for the dinner by the same day no later than Monday 26th August 2013.