CIES Research Leadership

New reference text provides a unique focus on the treatment of serviceability aspects of design

Emeritus Professor Ian Gilbert, Deputy Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, has published the second edition of his book Design of prestressed Concrete to AS3600-2009 (CRC Press in Florida, USA). The book (co-authored with Professors Neil Michleborough -Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Gianluca Ranzi - University of Sydney, contains the most up-to date and recent advances in the design of modern prestressed concrete structures, as well as the fundamental aspects of prestressed concrete behaviour and design that were so well received in the first edition. The text is written for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil and structural engineering, and also for practising structural engineers.

The work has gained much from the membership of Professor Gilbert on committees of Standards Australia and the American Concrete Institute and his involvement in the development of AS 3600-2009 over the past 35 years. Design of Prestressed Concrete to AS3600-2009 is a valuable source of information and a useful guide for students and practitioners of structural design.

CIES Workshop - on the Engineering of Advanced Cementitious Materials and Durable Structures

CIES Workshop - on the Engineering of Advanced Cementitious Materials and Durable StructuresCIES Workshop - on the Engineering of Advanced Cementitious Materials and Durable Structures

In August 2015, CIES hosted this important workshop which attracted high profile National and International speakers and attendance from industry leaders, CIES academics and research staff and visiting members of fib (International Federation for Structural Concrete).

International speakers included: Professor Frank Dehn (Leipzig University, Germany); Professor Marco di Prisco (Politecnico Milano, Italy); Professor Harald S. Müller (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

The workshop was an opportunity for recent research advances in this important area to be shared with a group of key influencers from both the academic and industry spheres.