Research Needs for HPC-An Australian Perspective


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Title: Research Needs for HPC-An Australian Perspective

Author(s): W. G. Ryan and R. J. Potter

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 159


Appears on pages(s): 105-116

Keywords: Curing; durability; fire resistance; high-performance concretes; lightweight concretes; research

Date: 2/1/1996

Australia is a dry warm continent. The major population centres are located close to the coastline. This paper examines the predictions for future building and construction activity in Australia. Based on the physical situation, for example climate and geography, and the anticipated needs for HPC arising from the forecast trends in construction activity it tries to forecast the research needs for HPC in Australia. It also endeavours to assign priorities for these research needs in terms of the size of the market likely to be affected.