Pulses

24th – 25th March, 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia generated a revenue of $728 million with an annual growth rate of 2.6% from 2013 to 2018.

Australian Construction sector is forecast to lift 7.1 percent in 2017-18, followed by a further rise of 6.8 percent in 2018-19

 

About the Event

The construction industry of Australia is expected to grow persistently in the coming years. As suggested by the latest report, Gravel and Sand industries in Australia alone accounted for $728 billion and showed an annual growth rate of 2.6% between 2013-18. Quarry industry generates over $160 billion in revenue each year and is capable of affording employment to more than 1 million Australians. It has been observed that the inflation in construction activity has led to a substantial demand on quarries. What’s encouraging for the quarrying sector now is that Australia is, according to various projections, entering another phase of major construction activity. This suggests that quarries may have to start preparing for a ramp-up in production this year and into 2019 and to consider taking on extra skilled workers. This is the fillip that the construction materials industry has craved for years but there will be enormous challenges. An upsurge in the demand for the aggregate products is challenging the quarry’s production capabilities.  

However, despite this familiarity, the challenges facing a modern quarry manager are changing. There is an upsurge in the demand for better mechanization of facilities which typically include improved devices and tools for excavation, screening and monitoring that not only bring about efficiency but also lower the stakes for contamination and hazards to biodiversity. Labour sourcing difficulties are only expected to intensify as more infrastructure works arise, Labour cost pressures will also increase as construction companies compete for the same pool of skilled labour. Another major challenge for Australian quarry sector is the management of abandoned mines that are adversely impacting the environment and biodiversity. For tackling this issue, it’s imperative to optimize the accountability of environmental management, remediation and closure through real-time reporting of activities, regulatory compliance and action.

Quarry & Concrete Australia will focus on the recent trends of the quarry and concrete industry. The implications of the Construction phase and the hazards to biodiversity due to material processing will be stressed upon. Furthermore, the challenges towards the safety of workers and optimum utilization of equipment including the need for advancement of machinery will be raised. The Australian Market for quarry products in the overseas will be the predominant point of discussion. Future markets and economic fronts of the Australian quarry and concrete industry will be highlighted. The conference will also enlighten the mine and quarry professionals in managing the abandoned sites of mines and quarry in Australia, Natural Rehabilitation and Conservation Techniques, Quarry Aggregates on Permeable Concrete, Quarry Rotations for Graduate Engineer, Production of High Quality Cement, Smart Quarrying, Permit and Project Compliance, Quarrying Optimization with Lidar Surveys and Financial Risk Management.

Quarry & Concrete Australia aims to bring together quarry contractors, concrete specialists, cement experts, site and civil engineers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, consultants, architect, mining professionals, etc. to apprehend the prospects of the unbound opportunities awaiting the quarry and concrete industry. The eminent speakers and industry experts will provide an overview and a glimpse into the future of the quarry and concrete sector and what possibilities it would bring to the stakeholders.

 
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TENTATIVE CONFERENCE AGENDA*

Pulses 
24th – 25th March, 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 1: 24th March, 2019
 
 8.30 AM Registration & Coffee
  CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME REMARKS
 
Australian Quarry Outlook: Trends and Drivers
 
Australia and the Construction Sector’s: Looking at Future Growth and Challenges
 
Account of the New Zealand Mining and Quarry
 
Investment Outlook Mining and Quarry
 
The Construction Materials Industry: 2018-2022
10.30 AM Morning Coffee Break & Networking
 

Global Development in the Aggregates Industry

 

Trends and Developments: Production of High-Quality Cement

 
Emerging Trends and Developments Facing Australian Industry

 1.00 PM

Networking Lunch
 

Carry Out Smart Quarrying

 
Opportunities arising From Quarry End Life
 
Concrete Tale: From Past Events to Future Prospects
 
Improving the Durability of Concrete Structures: Examining a Decade Progress
 3.00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
 
Upshots of Resource Morphology for Mining Operations – Exploration to Extraction
 

Women in Mining and Quarry Sector: Reaching New Horizons

 
Tips for Successful Mining and Quarrying in an Agricultural Landscape
 
Trailing the Development of Australian Quarry Market
 
Challenges and Solutions for the Quarrying Sector in Re-building Damaged Road nfrastructure
 

Q & A

  End of Day 1
 
Day 2: 25th March, 2019
 8.30 AM CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME REMARKS
 
Global Development in the Aggregates Industry
 
Upshots of Resource Morphology for Mining Operations – Exploration to Extraction
 
Women in Mining and Quarry Sector: Reaching New Horizons
 
Tips for Successful Mining and Quarrying in an Agricultural Landscape
 
Trailing the Development of Australian Quarry Market
10.30 AM Morning Coffee Break & Networking
 
Challenges and Solutions for the Quarrying Sector in Re-building Damaged Road Infrastructure
 
Introductory Quarry Rotations for Graduate Engineer: What Does it Proffer?
 
Stakeholder Collaboration: Discerning the Pragmatic Structure
 
Two-port vs. One-port Measurement Techniques for Microwave Non-destructive Concrete Testing
 
Utilizing Magnesium Silicate Hydrate Binding System to Test the Mechanical and Durability Properties of Concrete
1.00 PM Networking Lunch
  
Latest on Sand Manufacture from Quarry Surplus

 

 

 Presenter: 

Andi Lusty
Managing Director
Kayasand Limited

 
Addressing Health and Safety Concerns in the Mining and Quarry Sector: Contractors Approach
 
Emergency Management for Mining and Quarry Operations
  
Optimizing Safety Culture with Human Error Prevention: How Does it Work?

 

 

 Presenter: 

Cristian Sylvestre
Managing Director
SafeStart

 
Evaluation of Test Methods for Aggregate Reactivity
 3.00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
  
Defining Manufactured Sand for Concrete Applications

 

 

 Presenter: 

Vute Sirivivatnanon
Professor of Concrete Engineering
University of Technology Sydney

 
Latest on 3D Prospectivity Modelling in Exploration
 
Unravelling the Impact of Recycled and Quarry Aggregates on Permeable Concrete
 
Extractive Advancement of a Quarry and Tunnel Project
 
Outlining Various Strategies & Techniques for Quarry Development
 
Apprehending the Role of Ultrasonic Imaging for Health Monitoring of Concrete
 
Crystalline Technology: Understanding Its Impact on Concrete Durability in Adverse Environmental Conditions
 

Q & A

  End of Conference

*Agenda content and timeline subject to change.

 

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