Quarry & Concrete

30th-31st August, 2018
Sydney, Australia


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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Quarry & Concrete 
30th-31st August, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Day 1: 30th August, 2018
 8.30 AM Registration & Coffee
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: 31st August, 2018
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
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?
Evaluation of Test Methods for Aggregate Reactivity
 3.00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
Defining Manufactured Sand for Concrete Applications
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.



Andi Lusty
Managing Director
Kayasand Limited

Andi Lusty, Founder of Kayasand Ltd, was educated at Rugby School in the UK, and received a BSc hons degree from Bristol University.
Andi migrated to NZ in 1981 and took a job with Paul Tidmarsh in Matamata, where the Barmac Vertical Shaft Impactor was being manufactured under license. Soon after Andi began to market the crusher in North America, so beginning a 30 year association with Barmac and the tertiary crushing sector of the industry. Andi became MD of the Tidco Group in 1987, and held that role until he resigned in 2006, at first with Svedala and subsequently under Metso’s ownership. The company won the NZ Exporter of the Year in 1997, and had sold over 2,000 Barmacs around the world by the time Andi left the company.
Kemco of Japan had been Barmac licensees from 1980, their chief engineer Dr Kaya developed the V7 dry sand making plant in the 1990’s. After many years of co-operation, Andi was allowed to introduce the V7 to Australia, choosing Kayasand as the name for his new company.

Cristian Sylvestre
Managing Director

Cristian Sylvestre, Managing Director of HabitSafe and author of “Third Generation Safety: The Missing Piece” applies the latest neuroscience and behavioural research to help organisations improve safety performance.

Cristian has consulted to more than 100 workplaces in Australia and New Zealand with significant success. He is currently working with organisations developing and implementing “leading edge” habit-change safety programs based on the latest research. His work encompasses all organisational levels and specifically prepares leaders to facilitate safety culture change. His programs have helped reduce incident rates by 30-70% within 6-12 months.

He has had a long career in the safety field having held various senior safety and environmental roles in ICI, Shell and other organisations over a 25-year period where he has acquired a different way of thinking about safety.

He holds a Chemical Engineering Degree with Honours and a Masters Degree.

He has presented at national and international events. Most recently he presented at the National Safety Council Conference in Indianapolis, USA. He has also presented keynotes at the construction conferences in Australia and New Zealand.

Vute Sirivivatnanon
Professor of Concrete Engineering
University of Technology Sydney

Vute has practiced as a Civil and Structure Engineer both in Australia and Singapore for 5 years before joining CSIRO in 1988 where he led a team of researchers conducting R&D in the use of industrial by-products in concrete, durability and service life design. He became research manager of Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA) in 2006 and Professor of Concrete Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2013.

He is working with a team of UTS Construction Materials researchers in the area of alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) and its effect on structural capacity, sustainable concrete production, and the application of nano-materials in conventional and geopolymer concrete. He is passionate about quality construction and a member many Standards Australia committees including BD-002 and CE-012.

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