Sunday November 5th, 2023

Aotea Centre, Auckland

Shotcrete is an essential component of ground support in many tunnels and underground mines. Demands for sustainability, safety, and price control have presented new challenges for suppliers, contractors, and specifiers involved with this material. 

The evolution of shotcrete technology, plus the large number of new people in the industry, has heightened the need for an update on new products, processes, and methods related to shotcrete application available within the industry. 

In response to these demands, the Australian Shotcrete Society in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Tunnelling Societies is organising a one-day workshop to be held on November 5, 2023, at the Aotea Centre, Auckland. 

Start Finish Item Speaker Organisation
9:00 9:10 Seminar Opening    
9:10 9:35 How Shotcrete Works Jurij Karlovsek University Queensland
9:35 10:00 Shotcrete Materials and reinforcement Opinder Saggi Allied Concrete
10:00 10:25 Admixtures and Activators Jarod Wilson Sika NZ
10:25 10:40 Discussion – Q&A All  
10:40 11:10 Morning Tea    
11:40 12:05 Sustainability - Cementitious Material Frank Cerone Master Builders Solutions + Bluey Technologies
12:05 12:30 Specification of Shotcrete Phil Clark Transport for NSW
12:30 12:40 Discussion – Q&A All  
12:40 13:30 Lunch    
13:30 13:55 Lining Analysis Methods David Oliveira Aurecon
13:55 14:20 Avoiding Shrinkage Cracks Christian Bodner Aurecon
14:20 14:45 Waterproofing Systems Ulrike Pelz GHD
14:45 15:00 Discussion – Q&A All  
15:00 15:30 Afternoon Tea    
15:30 16:00 Testing and QA/QC for Shotcrete John Kennedy K & H Geotechnical Services
16:00 16:30 Liability Issues Related to Shotcrete Arnold Dix ALARP/ITA (President)
16:30 17:00 Discussion – Q&A All  

The cost for attendance at the workshop is NZ$300 + GST per delegate. Attendance at the workshop will count toward Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 


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Australian Shotcrete Society is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia.