As the Conference Organising Committee Chair, I would like to welcome you to participate in the 2015 Concrete Industry Conference, 8-10 October.
Times in our industry are changing, we all seem to be extremely busy and the next few years appear to be following a similar trend. Conferences like this one are a great way to keep up to speed with changes in our industry, both from a design and construction perspective as well as the great networking opportunities.
Professor Michael Collins is our international keynote speaker. Michael is well known to many of you, and you will not be disappointed by his presentation. A presentation on strengthening and heritage restoration of the Christchurch Arts Centre following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 by fellow keynote speaker John Trowsdale, along with a presentation from Professors Des Bull and Jason Ingham 'Remembering Professors Paulay, Park and Priestley' promises a fantastic conference opening session. Also at the conference will be the usual selection of latest university research, projects and special projects.
This year’s conference features the NZCS Concrete Awards ceremony so I recommend you look back over your recent projects and submit an entry. Based on past years the level of projects submitted have been outstanding.
This year we are heading back to Rotorua, a popular venue for many participants. While here we will be basing ourselves at the Rotorua Convention Centre.
On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2015 Concrete Industry Conference, and I look forward to seeing you in Rotorua this October.
Organising Committee Chairman