Conference papers called for

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The New Zealand Concrete Industry Conference is calling for papers from experts within the industry. Jointly organised by the Cement & Concrete Association of NZ, the NZ Concrete Masonry Association, the NZ Concrete Society, the NZ Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Precast New Zealand Inc, the conference will be held at the Christchurch Convention Centre from September 22 to 24, 2006. The call for papers is open until March 31. 

Authors are asked to submit the following to the conference secretary: 

• A 300-word synopsis of their proposed paper. 

• A short career history and a written commitment to personally attend and present the paper at the conference, if the paper is accepted. A six to 10-page paper is required from authors of accepted papers. 

The conference’s provisional technical programme will cover all aspects of the concrete construction and associated technologies. Papers are being sought on research, design trends, marketing opportunities, recent developments, construction, materials, methodologies and new issues for cement and concrete.

All papers accepted for the conference will be eligible for the NZ Concrete Society’s Sandy Cormack Award. 

The author judged to have presented the best paper at the conference will receive $1000 and an award certificate. 

All enquiries should be addressed to: The NZ Concrete Industry Conference, PO Box 12, Beachlands, Auckland (ph 09 536 5410, fax 09 536 5442 or e-mail: concrete@bluepacifi cevents.com.