Stephen Foster

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22 Feb 2019

This report confirms that a number of structural design and construction issues, including non-compliance with national codes and standards were responsible for the observed damage at Opal Tower in Sydney.

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17 Nov 2018

Coastal infrastructure is under constant attack from the marine environment. Under current conditions, breakwaters and seawall armoured by rock or concrete units require regular monitoring and maintenance. But with anticipated changes to the coastal wave climate due to climate change scenarios, costal structures would be...


1 Mar 2018

A major barrier to the adoption of Geopolymer concrete in construction is the lack of long-term performance data. Field testing has been undertaken to determine the behaviour of geopolymers in different service environments and address the gaps in knowledge. The University of New South Wales...


11 Jun 2015

As part of the CRCLCL Program 1: Integrated Building Systems, pathways for adoption of low CO2 concrete are being identified. The objectives of the research described in this report were to examine the current state of the art in the design and specification of concrete...


11 Jun 2015

Australia is heavily reliant upon the use of coal for electric power generation with approximately 74.9% or 170,822 GWh of electricity in year 2010 to 2011 being generated through coal-fired power plants. Australia’s coal powered generators produce about 14 million tonnes of fly ash per...

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