National symposium on
GFRP bars for concrete structures

Symposium information:
Date: 30 November 2022
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm, Brisbane time
Venue: Meeting room MG.05, 61 Mary Street, Brisbane
Registration: Free but limited to the first 120 registrants

Future proofing Australian infrastructure

Organised by the University of Southern Queensland and Maritime Safety Queensland, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

This national symposium will bring together leading Australian researchers and industry professionals working in the field of glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars in marine and civil infrastructure. It involves an exchange forum and discussion to establish a better understanding on the issues and identifying solutions critical to bringing the research into actual application and to increase confidence in the adoption of GFRP bars as internal reinforcement in concrete infrastructure.

 

The symposium is targeted towards the widespread use of GFRP bars in marine and civil infrastructure through promotion of the state-of-the-art research, development, applications, and exemplar projects. It also intends to develop high-quality collaborations among researchers, engineers, asset owners, contractors, bar suppliers and manufacturers to help grow the industry, secure new and existing market opportunities, and demonstrate Australia’s international competitiveness in the field of GFRP bars’ research and development.

Topics include:

State-of-practice in Australia

 

International perspective

 

Current research and developments

 

Boating and marine infrastructure

 

Continuously reinforced concrete pavement

 

Standards development/materials specifications

 

Engineers and contractors’ perspective

 

Suppliers and manufacturers

 

Design software

Key participants include:

University of Southern Queensland

Maritime Safety Queensland, TMR

Engineering and Technology, TMR

Sustainable Alliance/Inconmat

University of Sherbrooke

Australian Marine and Civil

The Jetty Specialist

Transport NSW

Brisbane City Council

Standards Australia

Register to Attend

Symposium information:

Date: 30 November 2022

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm, Brisbane time

Venue: Meeting room MG.05, 61 Mary Street, Brisbane

Registration: Free but limited to the first 120 registrants

 

Registration includes lunch and morning and afternoon teas.

Registration

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For more information, please contact the symposium convenors:

Prof Allan Manalo

Maritime Safety Queensland | Department of Transport and Main Roads, and

Centre for Future Materials (CFM), School of Engineering,

University of Southern Queensland

Phone: (07) 4631 2547

Email: manalo@usq.edu.au

 

Mr Charles-Dean Sorbello
Maritime Safety Queensland | Department of Transport and Main Roads

Phone: (07) 30664349 | Mobile: 0439566808
Email: charles-dean.a.sorbello@msq.qld.gov.au

  • This symposium is supported by the Queensland Government through the Advanced Queensland Industry Fellowship under the project
    “Future Proofing Queensland’s Infrastructure through Climate Resilient Concrete Technologies”.