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
With the advent of the contractor led ground Engineering solutions, many structural engineers have little involvement in the design and implementation of footing solutions. Whilst many of these methods may be complicated, that does not mean the structural engineer does not need to know what is being specified and how it works.Read More
Powerful analysis software may be only a click away for most structural engineers – but how can we make good use of it?Read More