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Sponsor The Pump Line

Posted 26-05-2016
Category News Briefs

In 2016 the CPAA is opening its doors for members to ‘sponsor’ The Pump Line… Our newsletter has coverage of over 95% of the concrete pumping industry in Australia with open and read though rates that are quadruple the current industry average.

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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Posted 06-05-2016
Category News Briefs

All State Heavy Vehicle Laws are now under one roof thanks to The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). The NHVR looks after a single rule-book for heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass, making it easier for concrete pumps and special-purpose vehicles to operate under a new National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice. 

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WorkSafe WA Issues Safety Alert

Posted 28-04-2016
Category Safety

After a recent accident that involved a pumper’s legs being caught in a hopper between the agitators, WorkSafe WA issued a safety alert to builders and pumpers. The alert urges construction workers to be aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site.

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Concrete Pumper's Expo 2016!

Posted 31-03-2016
Category Events

The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia would like to invite everyone to the 2016 Concrete Pumper's Expo. The day will be packed to the rafters with industry talks, workshops, meetings (including the National Technical Committee AGM) as well as competitions and more.‚Äč

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CPAA Members lead Shotcrete Event

Posted 17-03-2016
Category Technical

On March 16, the Concrete Institute of Australia’s (CIA) shotcrete technical evening in Melbourne was well attended by consulting engineers, product manufacturers, materials suppliers and academics.

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Panorama Tower - Longest concrete pour in America

Posted 09-03-2016
Category News Briefs

The 252 metre tower is set to be the tallest skyscarper on the East Coast of USA located outside NYC. The project is due for completion in 2017. The buildings foundation was completed with a huge concrete pumping operation which lasted 23 hours, utilised more than 170 trucks and used more than 11,200 cubic metres of ready-mix concrete.

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Annual General Meeting - New blood in the ranks!

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Events

The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia, Annual General Meeting was held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Sydney Airport, Sydney on Tuesday 17th November 2015. The meeting resulted in changes to all areas of the Association, including the constitution, board member positions and other consequential amendments.

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The Good and the Uninsured!

Posted 26-02-2016
Category News Briefs

In this article we feature one of our newest 'Service Provider Members', Insuregroup.   This case study hightlights risks associated with concrete pumping equipment and the need to ensure that your business investment is protected.  At Insuregroup, understanding your business and focusing on providing you with specialist plant and equipment insurance is their business.

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Shotcrete Challenges

Posted 26-02-2016
Category Events

Shotcreting plays an essential part in today's civil construction industry. It is an extremely versatile material that can be easily and rapidly applied to provide a cost-effective means of construction. The Concrete Institute of Australia - Victoria will be hosting a Technicla evening Tuesday 15th March 2016 -- 5.30pm - 8pm at VicRoads Theatrette, 60 Denmark Street, Kew VIC 3101.  A highlight of this event will demonstrate how sprayed concrete shear walls facilitated fast track of 44 level modularised building constructions.

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Support of mobile plant on outriggers

Posted 23-12-2015
Category Safety

WorkCover QLD have issued a safety alert to highlight the potential risks associated with inadequate support under outrigger feet on mobile plant – particularly on poor ground, including fill following a fatal incident involving a travel tower in Brisbane earlier in December 2015. Whilst travel towers are not concrete placing booms, this unfortunate incident is a timely reminder of the care that needs to be taken.  

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