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National Symposium on GFRP bars for Concrete Structures

Future proofing Australian infrastructure
Organised by the University of Southern Queensland and Maritime Safety Queensland, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
30 NOV 2022
9.00 AM - 3.00 PM
Meeting room MG.05, 61 Mary Street, Brisbane
27 Nov
5.00 PM

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.

Conference Details 

Date:   Wednesday 30 November 2022
Time:  9am - 3pm
Cost:  Free* - Numbers are Limited
Location:  Meeting room MG.05, 61 Mary Street, Brisbane
Attendance: In Person

*Registration includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

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
  • Aurecon
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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”.
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This Symposium is co-hosted with Maritime Safety Queensland, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

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