Thank you to all authors who submitted a full paper or digital poster to be considered for the Concrete 2019 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


Full program now available

Digital Poster Program

Are you presenting an oral or poster presentation? View the briefing notes below: 

Oral Presentation Briefing Notes

Poster Presentation Briefing Notes

Forum: Concrete – An Industry Ripe for Disruption

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

Changes in concrete design and construction 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? What are the disruptors to our industry that are going to stifle progress and create challenges?

The forum will include several industry representatives from all sectors including design, construction specification, supply and owner. It will aim to provide some thought provoking discussion and ideas, and start looking at solutions, as we challenge the various sectors to identify what it is that’s changing, the disruption these changes will have on the concrete industry, and what the knowledge gaps are that need to be addressed.

Forum: Concrete 2030 – Surviving the Disruption

When:  Wednesday 11 September 2019
Where: The Gallery
Time: 15:40 – 16:40

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. However, in a concrete industry that is rapidly changing in many ways (being disrupted):-

  • How do we address the issue of transferring the skills and knowledge to those who need now? and
  • How do we survive the disruption being experienced now, and in the future, to make progress in the next 10 years?

Young Members Drinks

When:  Monday 9 September 2019
Where: The Watershed Hotel
198 Harbourside, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia (~3-minute walk from the ICC Sydney)
Time: 20:00 
Directly following the Welcome Reception
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. 
Meeting 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 delegate badge on.

Young Members Networking Breakfast

When: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Where: The Gallery, ICC Sydney – Sika Networking Lounge 
Time: 7:30 – 8:30
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