This project will demonstrate the use of the geopolymer concrete in a novel application, namely the construction of coastal protection (seawalls).
High density non-ferrous armour units (that do not require steel reinforcing) will be manufactured and cast on site and used as part of the repair of the Illawarra Port seawall which was damaged in the June 2016 east coast low. Project partners will supply the armour unit moulds, the bulk materials for geopolymer, the demonstration site, and the manufacturing and construction equipment. The CRCLCL is asked to fund the cost of monitoring and evaluation of the performance of the units, any necessary research to refine the process, and incidental materials.
This is a collaborative project that brings together industry partners (AECOM, Ash Development Association and the Australasian (Iron & Steel) Slag Association) and key industry stakeholders and end-users (Illawarra Ports, UNSW Water Research Laboratory, Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure).