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$580 Million Construction Project

Posted 25-06-2015
Category News Briefs

With the Gerringong Omega Bridge now complete, the $580 million construction of the Foxground/Berry Bypass has broken ground, with construction of the long awaited investment beginning in January this year. If you are lucky enough to reside on the South Coast of NSW, then you have most likely visited the beautiful, quaint town of Berry.

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A Feat of Concrete

Posted 28-05-2015
Category Events

Opening in 2019, The Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia will surpass Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in height and be erected sustainably with a lifespan of over 100 years.

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The History of Portland Cement

Posted 13-05-2015
Category Technical

Everything we do here at the CPAA is about concrete! We love the stuff! So when we find the original document of the creation of Portland Cement, we go a little crazy. Patented by Joseph Aspdin in the year “One thousand eight hundred and twenty four” (1824) the two-page document outlines the key ingredients and processes needed to make “Artificial Stone”.

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NSW - Work Health and Safety Legislation – The Basics

Posted 20-04-2015
Category Events

Are you living in NSW and are unsure about Work Health and Safety legislation? If this sounds like you then do not worry! NSW Work Cover is holding a webinar which will look at the basics of the Work Health and Safety legislation and how it applies to businesses.

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2015 ACPA Education Conference

Posted 14-04-2015
Category Events

The ACPA Education Conference was held at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas from 10 to 11 April 2015. Opportunities for sharing ideas and collaborating with others was also abundant. The social events and lifelong memories created from events such as these will carry with you for a lifetime.

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NSW CTP ‘Greenslip’ Insurance Discount

Posted 09-04-2015
Category Safety

The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia is continuously seeking out ways to advocate for the concrete pumping industry in Australia, with a strong focus on improving the benefits of membership for concrete pumping operators and others who have invested in membership. The Association has negotiated with 'Arthur J. Gallagher' (formally OAMPS Insurance Brokers), an exclusive discount only available to NSW based members for CTP 'Greenslip' insurance.

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Standards Update Review - AS 2550.15 - Concrete placing equipment

Posted 19-03-2015
Category Safety

The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia plays an important role in representing the concrete pumping industry to Australian governments and other stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes for members in terms of the sustainability of the industry and safety of employees.  One very important role is representation to Australian Standards for AS 2550.15 - Concrete placing equipment. Standards Australia has released the draft for confidential consideration during March 2015 for endorsement and approval before submitting to the main committee, prior to public distribution. Watch this space.

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Omega Bridge, Gerringong, NSW

Posted 16-03-2015
Category News Briefs

The Omega Bridge on the south coast of NSW (Gerringong) opened to traffic on the 13th of February 2015. The Bridge is over 340 metres long and is the centrepiece for the $329 million Princess Highway upgrade between Gerringong and Gerroa. The Bridge is a 7-span concrete box girder bridge. Interestingly, the Bridge was constructed using the method known as incremental launching, in which segments are pushed and added to the Bridge so to connect with the previous segment. 

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Awards for Excellence at Concrete 2015

Posted 16-03-2015
Category Events

Another reason to attend the Concrete 2015 Conference in Melbourne from August 30th to the 2nd of September 2015 is to see the Awards for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence allows pumpers and other industry professionals to be recognised for their innovative work in areas including materials, construction and design. The awards cover a range of categories, including Building and Engineering Projects, International Projects and Technology.  

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Not shaken or stirred, but pumped! the Martini Glass Aquarium

Posted 16-03-2015
Category News Briefs

As cool as James Bond may be, he doesn't quite measure up to the 1.9 million litre Martini Glass Aquarium, which is currently under construction at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida. The pour was overseen by Skanska and took 300 workers 25 hours to complete. The workers we broken up into two shifts and managed to pump the 917 cubic meters of concrete in the timeframe provided without a single crack. As the concrete had to be set in one pour, the project required 131 concrete trucks. 

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