Thank you to all authors who submitted a full paper or digital poster to be considered for the Concrete 2019 program. We are currently in the process of creating a comprehensive program. 


Abstract and full paper/digital poster key dates are as follows:

Full paper submission open

31 January 2019

Full paper/Digital poster submission deadline

15 April 2019

Author acceptance notifications

30 May 2019

Accepted author registration deadline

30 June 2019


Program At A Glance

Forum: The Change in the Concrete Design & Construction Change

When:  Monday 9 September 2019
Where: TBD
Time: 17:30 – 18:30

Change in the concrete design and construction chain are a given, not a maybe. These changes are evident right through all the various sectors within the concrete industry, but what are we doing to address them?

The forum will include several industry representatives from all sectors including design, construction specification, supply and owner, and will aim to provide some thought provoking discussion and ideas as we challenge the sectors to know what it is that’s changing, the impact these changes will have, and what are the knowledge gaps that need to be addressed. The panel will also include Jeffrey Coleman, ACI Vice President and well known construction lawyer from the USA, who will take a different look at the challenges through the legal professions eyes.

Forum: Concrete in Practice – Progress Through Knowledge

When:  Wednesday 11 September 2019
Where: TBD
Time: 15:30 – 16:30

Concrete 2019’s theme “Concrete in Practice – Progress Through Knowledge” is significant as the conference is dedicated to bringing together global leaders in the concrete industry, covering all aspects of concrete in practice through materials, design, construction, repair, and maintenance, as well as learning how increased knowledge has seen the industry progress through research, innovation, and know-how. However, in a concrete industry that is rapidly changing in the way we design, build, specify, and supply – how do we address the issue of transferring the skills and knowledge to those who need it now?

This session will include a panel of industry stakeholders whose role it is to collect, transfer, and use the knowledge. It will also include Ron Burg (Executive Vice President, American Concrete Institute) and David Millar (CEO, Concrete Institute of Australia) who will look at how this applies to professional associations in the industry, how changes in learning and professional development are being addressed, and what might be expected in the future. 

Young Members Drinks

When:  Monday 9 September 2019
Where: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: Free to come along, drinks at bar prices

An informal get together open to members of all ages but a great way for our young professionals to get to know each other before the conference really kicks off. Meet either immediately after the Concrete 2019 welcome reception and head off, or meet at the venue. No need to RSVP, just turn up with your Concrete 2019 delegates badge on.

Young Members Networking Breakfast

When: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Where: TBD
Time: 7:30am to 8:30am
Cost: Free to under 35 Conference delegates

Come and meet fellow young professionals from around the world over coffee and muffins to network and exchange knowledge and experiences. There will also be an opportunity to meet one of our keynote speakers and other industry members from Concrete 2019 in a more informal setting.

Under 35’s Best Paper Award

Two new awards have been introduced in 2019 – Best Under 35 Paper and the Best Overall Paper. Judged by a panel of experts, the Best Under 35 Paper panel will also include members from our CIA Young Member Group.

Concrete 2019 Themes
  • Alkali-activated concretes 
  • Alternative cementitious materials
  • Bridge structures
  • Case studies and major projects
  • Concrete materials for Design and Construction – What’s New?
  • Construction (infrastructure, development, innovations) and major projects
  • Durability (and modelling for durability)
  • History of concrete and education
  • Modelling and design
  • New concrete component materials
  • Precast and prefabricated concrete
  • Reinforcing and Prestressing Materials
  • Repair and rehabilitation
  • Resilience
  • Seismic
  • Shear and Torsion
  • Shotcrete
  • Shrinkage and Creep
  • Standards, specifications and codes
  • Structural Strengthening
  • Underground and Foundation Structures