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[workshop] 21-21 March 2013 Eurocode Design of Precast Concrete Structures
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IINTRODUCTIION
Prefabrication as a construction method and concrete as a building material have many advantages over traditional
construction methods and other building materials, which include speed, economy, high quality and versatility. It is
an industrialized way of construction, with inherent benefits that has led to the proliferation of precast construction
around the world. The full benefits that that this technique has to offer can be enjoyed when proper attention is paid
at the planning, design, fabrication and construction stages.
This seminar aims at familiarizing participants with the issues involved in the planning, design, construction and
safety aspects of precasting / prefabrication with emphasis on high rise precast concrete structures. The course
gives a synthesis of the most recent knowledge about the design of precast building structures against a background
of 21st century innovations in concrete production and construction technology.

SPEAKERS PROFIILE:

Ir. Arnold Van Acker
Ir. Van Acker has been working for the last 50 years in the precast concrete
industry. Since 1987, he has been working at the R&D department of the
Consolis Group, a leading European manufacturer of precast concrete products
and structures, with more than 100 precast plants in 20 countries, over 8000
workers and a turn over exceeding 1 billion Euros. He has been a member of the
Belgian standardisation committee for the design of concrete structures,
member of the Drafting Committee of the European Standard Eurocode 2 for the
design of concrete structures, and convenor of the Work Group “Structural
precast concrete products” of in the European Committee for Standardisation
CEN, CEN TC 229. He is also an expert in the fire resistance of precast concrete
building structures.
He is still very active in prefabrication, more precisely as an expert of the
Belgian Precast Concrete Federation (FEBE). He is also visiting professor at the
High School for Engineers in Ghent, and member of the International Concrete
Federation fib – Commission on Prefabrication – since 1978 and chairman from
1986 till 2002. He has been awarded with the FIP medal for outstanding
contributions, and is internationally known through his conferences and Master
Courses on the design of precast building structures all over the world.

More information on registration here Eurocode Design of Precast Concrete Structures - Mar 2013.doc.pdf

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[COURSE] Principles and Applications of EN Standards on Concrete & Concrete Constituent Materials
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ABOUT THE COURSE:

This series of workshops intend to introduce the new approach adopted in SS EN standards and the guidance in Singapore National Annexes for specific applications. Where appropriate, the difference between the existing practices and the new approach will be highlighted.

The workshops will be delivered by Dr. Tam Chat Tim, who was part of the Working Group in SPRING that reviewed the standards for concrete and concrete constituent materials in Singapore for the upcoming Eurocodes implementation.

DATES:
The workshops will run between April – June 2013.
Actual dates will be firmed after the BCA announces the implementation of Eurocodes in Singapore.

More Information Here Eurocode 2 (20 Feb 2013).pdf

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Photos-34th SCI Gala dinner (16 November 2012)
Posted on Monday 07 January 2013 - 04:12:34 by admin  

Dear SCI Members,

Photos taken during 34th SCI Gala dinner (16 November 2012) was posted to SCI Website. Please follow the link to download the photos.

34th SCI Annual Gala Dinner


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SCI Concretus (Vol 4.1)
Posted on Monday 07 January 2013 - 04:08:41 by admin  
The Fourth issue of SCI Concretus (Vol 4.1) was released on 16 November 2012.

Please follow the link to download the full text of the magazine,

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25th May 2012 NTU CEE Public Seminar Announcement: High Performance Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete Composites for Damage Resistant and Sustainable Structures
Posted on Thursday 24 May 2012 - 03:33:10 by admin  
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Public Seminar Announcement

High Performance Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete Composites for Damage Resistant and Sustainable Structures
by
Professor Claudia P. Ostertag
Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Abstract
The structural engineering community is facing new challenges. Not only do structures have to be safe, they also need to
provide long‐term durability and damage resistance, reduce impact on natural resources, and have reduced energy
consumption and green house gas emission. Reinforced concrete structures are often exposed to both environmental and
mechanical loading conditions which cause them to deteriorate at a much faster rate than expected. The deterioration is
intimately related to cracking because cracks provide pathways for water and aggressive agents to penetrate the concrete
which greatly accelerates the deterioration process. The talk will focus on a novel approach, called the Deterioration
Reduction through Multi‐scale crack Control or DRMC approach to enhance the service life of concrete structures. The DRMC
approach utilizes a high performance hybrid fiber reinforced concrete composite (HyFRC) that consists of both micro and
micro fibers to control cracking from the micro‐to the macro level. The micro fibers control micro cracking at onset and the
synergy between micro‐and macro fibers provides strain hardening behavior which delays macro crack formation up to high
strain and stress levels. A few examples on the effect of HyFRC on durability and performance of large scale reinforced
concrete structures will be discussed. Deterioration reduction through micro‐and macro crack control not only enhances the
performance of reinforced concrete structures when exposed to mechanical loading conditions but also reduces the reaction
rates of expansive deterioration processes. For example in case of corrosion, longer times to corrosion initiation and lower
active corrosion rates were observed in the HyFRC specimens when compared to reinforced specimens containing plain
concrete matrices.
Biography
Claudia P. Ostertag is Professor and Chair of the Academic Program in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at
the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the CEE faculty at Berkeley, she was a staff member at the Max Planck
Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, a staff scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg,
Maryland, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Ostertag’s research areas focus on nano‐and
micro‐structural engineering of high performance materials, damage characterization, and performance enhancement of
reinforced concrete structures through the use of high performance materials. She received numerous awards for her
research in Fiber Reinforced Composites including the NIST Director’s award, the NIST Research Innovation Award, the UC
Berkeley Faculty Research Award, the NSF CAREER award, and the IMSE Innovation Award. Her current research
concentrates on damage resistant, sustainable and durable concretes with reduced energy consumption and green house
gas emission.
Date : Friday, 25 May 2012
Time : 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Venue : CEE Seminar Room A (N1‐B1b‐06)

FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.


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Photos-33rd SCI Gala dinner (16 November 2011)
Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2011 - 04:03:16 by admin  

Dear SCI Members,

Photos taken during 33rd SCI Gala dinner (16 November 2011) was posted to SCI Website. Please follow the link to download the photos.

33rd SCI Annual Gala Dinner


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