All the action from the recent NZSEE/ASSISi conference

We were very proud of our stand at this year’s New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineer’s Conference.  This was a […]

May 5th, 2017

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CSI And NZSEE Conference

We were very proud of our stand at this year’s New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineer’s Conference.  This was a bigger than usual Conference due to the collaboration with the Anti-Seismic Systems International Society 15th World Conference.  The Plenary Sessions were varied and interesting, the attendees mixed and mingled and cruised the exhibition stands regularly.  It was great to meet so many dedicated people leading the charge for building safety.  It was great also to see there were a considerable number of Industry Leaders at the Conference.

There was a lot of interest at the CSI stand in Corrosion Surveys.  It seems there was mixed understanding of what is required for a comprehensive test.  We were able to talk with engineers about the fact that as a rule, we have a detailed testing regime consisting of 6 checks:

  1. Visual Inspection
  2. Acoustic Sounding
  3. Concrete Cover
  4. Half-cell Corrosion Potential
  5. Chloride Content Test
  6. Carbonation of Concrete Test

There was also considerable discussion at our stand with the engineers that have a standard to always check what has gone into the building, and what state it is in presently.   The general view was that many engineers believe there should be independent checks to verify plans and ‘as built’ records.  We concur of course, however as the engineer’s pointed out; often clients won’t wear the cost of checking and therefore those engineers pushing for this testing lose the jobs to cheaper options.

Another issue raised at Conference (and before and since) has been the evidence of unfilled or partially filled dross-bach ducts. This issue has been a huge driver in CSI’s pursuit of Acoustic Technology that can reliably pinpoint grouting shortfalls in dross-bachs, without the need for drilling.

CSI Director Jane Roach with our special guest prize drawer – Nellie.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a conference without a prize and big congratulations to Terry Dawson from Structure Design who won the Hilti pd5 Laser Ruler by entering the CSI draw at our Conference Exhibition Stand.  We work with your highly professional team regularly and couldn’t be happier that you were the recipient of the prize, and we know it will be put to good use!!

All in all, it was a very worthwhile conference to attend, some great discussions about and insight into – our wonderful industry.  We look forward to seeing some of you there again next year.

In the meatime, if you have any questions for us, either on the conference itself or any of the CSI services just drop us a line here or phone 0800 33 7767.

CSI – Winners of the 2016 Wellington Gold Awards in Emerging Services.

Wellington Gold Awards

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