Melbourne to host international concrete symposium in July
Melbourne to host international concrete symposium in July

The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) will present the Brian Cherry International Concrete Symposium at the Marriott Hotel in Melbourne 26-27 July. The two-day event on will highlight and pay tribute to the work of this tireless and well respected researcher and educator in the field of concrete corrosion.

If Percival Faraday (P F) Thompson is considered ‘the Grandfather’ of corrosion science and engineering in Australia, then Professor Brian Cherry of Monash University can be considered ‘the Father’. Prof. Cherry has made significant contributions to the areas of: reinforcement corrosion in concrete; condition assessment; modelling & deterioration prediction; concrete repair & protection; cathodic protection, and concrete durability. 

Prof. Cherry has not just been at the forefront of academic developments, educating many of the leading corrosion science and engineering practitioners but has been a regular contributor to the wider profession through presentations at conferences, seminars and symposia around the world. 

The symposium will feature 11 prominent international and Australian speakers from countries including New Zealand, the USA, Spain and the UK. These international speakers are the best in the world on reinforced concrete corrosion, protection, repair and durability and will publish high quality technical papers to form a hard-copy take away book for delegates.
 At the end of each day there will be a panel discussion and open forum where delegates will be able to take part in spirited debates on the topics of the day and other corrosion related subjects. There will also be small number of trade exhibitors at the event displaying some of the latest tools in the field of corrosion management. Networking drinks will be held at the end of each day, with a further highlight being the Symposium Dinner on the Wednesday evening.

ACA technical events have earned a reputation for providing a valuable learning experience together with great networking opportunities with other like-minded companies to discuss technical issues with the prospect of positive solutions. The Brian Cherry International Concrete Symposium is one not to be missed.

Places are still available for the symposium and bookings can be made via the ACA website. The full program will be made available through the web site. 

Caption: Prof. Cherry