The Society

Des Vlietstra

Global Technical Services Manager, BarChip.

MSc (Eng) Advanced Concrete Technology, G Dip Mining Engineering. MICT

Des started his career in Underground Mining and Rock Mechanics which somehow evolved into concrete. He has a graduate diploma in Mining Engineering and a MSc (Eng) in advanced concrete technology He has a special interest in concrete pumping and sprayed concrete which. He is an EFNARC nozzleman examiner for robotically applied sprayed concrete and a certified ACI-ICT EN Standards Concrete Field Testing Technician.  Des is an admitted member of the Institute of Concrete Technology (UK). And sits on the executive committee of the Australian Shotcrete Society as well as the WA committees of the CIA (Concrete Institute of Australia) and the ATS (Australian Tunnelling Society). Apart from being passionate about concrete he also enjoys photography.

The Committee

Tony Cooper


Kan Seah

Committee Member Graduated from University of New South 2003 and holds a Bachelor in Engineering…

Ryan Salter

Committee Member


About Us

"A key activity of the society is the provision of guidance to designers and practitioners on current and effective best practice."

Engineers Australia

Australian Shotcrete Society is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia.