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An important part of the Association's role is ensuring that Association members are kept abreast of industry developments, workplace safety and regulation.  Members and subscribers to The Pump Line will receive a bi-monthly e-blast updating them of current news and issues from across the country and around the world. Other general news and posting will be listed on this page. Once you have filled in the form below you will receive The Pump Line every time it is released.

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Combating Silica Dust: "The biggest lung disease crisis since asbestos"


Concerns over workplace injury and accidents for construction workers have always been front of mind, however, an ultra-fine dust known as silica dust is quickly becoming known as the most serious danger. Whilst it is incredibly harmful and potentially life-threatening, exposure is 100% preventable. Kärcher has introduced upgraded version of its NT Tact class vacuums and is helping spread the message of the dangers of silica dust to prevent more lung-related diseases. 

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Concrete Pumper's Magazine: Advertising now Available!


The Concrete Pumper's Magazine delivers 12 months of industry news, legislation changes, members stories and CPAA Project updates. Here is your opportunity ... take a few minutes and read the 2019 Magazine advertising prospectus. It may be the most profitable thing you do this year.

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NSW NHVR Customer Portal Training Sessions


Join the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) at one of their four sessions across NSW over the next couple of weeks. The free sessions will provide information on how to use the Customer module of the NHVR Portal for customers applying for permit exemptions.

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NHVR: National Services Transition & How to use the online portal


The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) coordinates the access of heavy vehicles to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable road network for the industry . Once your state has returned the permit delegations, any concrete pumps that operate under a permit arrange, and all additional access -related requirements, will be required to go through NHVR.

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AS 3600:2018 - What Impact Will it Have on You?


The Concrete Institute of Australia will be presenting a symposium in April 2019 to focus on the recently released AS 3600 code, providing up to date information on the changes, why they have occurred and the impact it will have on performance.

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CPAA Logbook Demo


We are looking for feedback from our experienced concrete pumpers for the up and coming Logbook App 2019. Come and give the concept demo a try and leave your feedback in the comments. If you want to get more involved, sign up to become a beta tester! 

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AS 2550.15:2019 Published


Standards Australia: AS 2550.15:2019 Published

It's official.....the 25+ year old AS 2550.15 has been published following an extensive review, updating and contemporising for today's modern concrete placing equipment.  
Craig Heidrich, CEO of the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia, said today, "this revised Standard represents a major significant change for our industry.  Do you want to get an insight into the new AS 2550.15:2019? Register for our Members Briefing Webinar for AS 2550.15:2019 webinar by clicking on the following link:

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2nd Future Cement Conference and Exhibition


The 2nd Future Cement Conference and Exhibition will be held from 22 - 23 May 2019 in Brussels, Belgium and will examine the next steps forward for the cement industry in a low- or zero-carbon world.

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Concrete Code AS 3600 - 2018 Review of Changes


The latest version of the Concrete Structures code, AS 3600, was published in 2018. It contains substantial review of existing sections as well as new sections added. Concrete Institute of Australia will be holding a seminar to discuss and review the changes and additions to the code, and how these will come into play in practice. 

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What's New in Concrete


To kick start 2019, the Concrete Institute of Australia are holding an informal night of light food, drinks and networking. 

The function will provide the perfect opportunity to discuss the technicalities of durability and legal risk aspects surrounding the failure to correctly specify exposure (one of the most common durability design faults). 

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