Profile

Michael Khrapko established CBE Consultancy Ltd in 2006 after 12 years working as a senior engineer and technical manager for two of New Zealand’s largest readymix concrete and concrete product manufacturers.

Michael graduated from Volgograd University of Civil Engineers (former USSR) as Concrete Technology Engineer in 1980 and since then has gained over 25 years of experience in concrete mix designs and quality control. His expertise lies in concrete technology including a variety of disciplines from material science and concrete mix designs to quality control and technology implementation.

Michael has been consulting on construction projects, precast technologies, readymix plants' certification, concrete durability, product research and development, project specifications, and problem solving.

Michael strongly promotes new developments in all areas of concrete technology both in New Zealand and overseas. He regularly presents papers at national and international conferences. He is an acting member of RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials) and ACI (American Concrete Institute). Michael is a member of a number of RILEM and ACI technical committees. RILEM and ACI participation allows him to be at the leading edge of the most recent trends and developments in concrete technology and material science. Michael is also a member of the NZRMCA (New Zealand Readymix Concrete Association) Technical Committee.

Michael also conducts technical seminars. His recent portfolio includes specialist technical courses at ICCX-Russia 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and ICCX-Latin America 2012: Self Compacting Concrete, Admixtures and Additives for Concrete, Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Maintaining Quality of Concrete, Concrete Mix Optimization,Load-independent Deformations of Concrete and Cracking Control, Concrete Durability in Aggressive Environments.

Michael brings a concrete material and concrete technology background, national qualifications, international associations and more than twenty-five years' experience as a specialist in concrete technology to his clients at CBE Consultancy.

Michael is a member of IPENZ (Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand), is Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and International Professional Engineer (IntPE)