Bob Munn granted Honorary Membership of the Concrete Institute of Australia

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“BCRC Managing Consultant, Bob Munn, has been granted Honorary Membership of the Concrete Institute of Australia in recognition of the contribution made to development of concrete technology in Australia. This is indeed a high honour to be recognised in this manner by his peers at the upcoming Concrete Institute Biennial Conference in September.

Bob has been active in several varied roles in the construction industry over 50 years in Australia and overseas, including a number of years as Chief Engineer of Boral Construction Materials. He has also lectured at several universities, was a Visiting Professor at UNSW and has been active on Australian Standards. Bob is a NSW Past President of the CIA and was active on the Council of the CIA for many years. Bob is currently Chairman of the AS1379 Committee for Specification and Supply of Concrete and AS1012 Committee for Method of Testing Concrete. He has written and published a large number of technical papers related to concrete and its applications over his career.

Bob has continued his interest in specification, construction, testing and forensic investigation in his current role within BCRC and wishes to acknowledge the contribution made by the BCRC team and the colleagues who have worked with him over the years.”

Bob Munn granted Honorary Membership of the Concrete Institute of Australia Bob Munn granted Honorary Membership of the Concrete Institute of Australia

Frank Papworth granted life membership of the Concrete Institute of Australia

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Frank Papworth has been granted life membership of the Concrete Institute of Australia, only the 36th person to achieve this since 1978.

Frank notes

“This is one of the highest honours of my career and to be listed amongst people I rank in the top echelons of the industry is of immense satisfaction. Being able to contribute to the CIA in the way I have has however only been possible because of the support given by my colleagues throughout my career. This goes back to the earliest days where I note the support of my mentors, Bob Ibell and Roger Browne. After that the consulting team at Taywood Engineering around Asia Pacific, and today by partners and team in BCRC, have contributed greatly to my understanding and ability to input to CIA. My partner, team and suppliers at PCTE and SRCP have also been great sources of support. Of course I would have been able to contribute nothing if it wasn’t for our customers, so a special thanks to them.”

Frank will be officially recognised at the upcoming WA State Awards Ceremony to be held at Frasers Function Centre in West Perth on the 5 July 2019.