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News: ICCBP 2015 opened registration online

From Sep 9-11, 2015, the 11th International Conference on Concrete Block Pavement will take place in Congress Centre Dresden, Germany. Since the official conference website went online recently, conference registrations for visitors and exhibitors are available now. ...more

News: Rekers - In-house trade fair for Benelux customers

The family-run company Rekers GmbH, a typical German mid-size enterprise, presented a further block making plant – the newly designed RS 1 KV block machine – to its customers at an in-house trade fair in November 2014. The complete plant was fully assembled at the company’s site in Spelle and proudly presented to the guests in fully automatic operation. ...more

News: Vollert - Solutions that Have Inspired for 90 Years

Cable cars that span the width of an ocean, mega high-bay warehouses that can accommodate up to 100,000 tons of aluminum coils, and advanced, state-of-the-art precast concrete plants in the world are just some of the many projects that underscore the relentless innovative spirit lived out every day at Vollert. In 2015, the company will celebrate its 90th anniversary and plans to invest over four million euros to take on additional challenges and continue growing. ...more



Potentials of a new type of composite material

C³ – a new way of building for the global challenges of the future

“Rethinking building” is the slogan of a young innovative network, C³ –Carbon Concrete Composite, which connects around 90 partners from science and economics. They are all united by the vision of tapping the potentials of a new material composite – Carbon Concrete Composite – and putting them into building practice.


From the development to the application

High-performance concrete with bonded joints

In comparison with mechanical joints, bonded joints exhibit a more even distribution of force with fewer stress peaks. There is a wide range of applications, for example in the aviation industry, where many of the material joints are bonded. This is possible thanks to homogeneous material properties and high surface strengths. In construction, ...


Concrete reinforced with chemically modified jute

Fabrication and testing of pre-stressed concrete poles and railway sleepers in India

The bending strength of prestressed concrete can significantly be improved by using chemically modified chopped jute fibre as secondary reinforcement. A process methodology to homogeneously disperse jute fibers in the concrete mix was developed using carboxylated styrene butadiene polymer latex coating on mercerized chopped jute fibres and tann...


The advantages of precast concrete technology

Concrete pipes, the pipe for future generations

In 1868, Monier received an addition to his patent called “Methods for pipes”. That was the start for many inventors to produce (reinforced) pipes. The precast concrete industry can look back on a very rich past. No other pipe material has proven its effectiveness over such a long period. Concrete and concrete products have evolved enormously e...


New fib Handbook

Planning and design of precast concrete building structures

Prefabrication of concrete structures is an industrialized process with a large potential for the future. It is often considered by uninitiated designers as a variant execution technique of cast in-situ construction, where the notion of prefabrication means that parts of the construc- tion are precast in specialised plants, to be assembled afte...