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ICCX Russia 2020 – Impetus for growth

As so-called "national projects" ("Nats-Proyekty"), the construction of affordable new housing and the expansion of traffic infrastructure continue to have absolute priority in Russia. Until 2024, high annual investments are planned in the above-mentioned economic sectors. The ICCX Russia 2020 provides impetus and suggestions on how concrete and precast concrete plants can continue to benefit from this under the current boundary conditions. Political guidelines such as BIM and environmentally friendly, resource-saving construction are on the agenda of the conference and trade fair, as well as innovations in the areas of plant engineering and concrete technology. The largest and most important event in the industry in this region, which will be held at the Hotel Park Inn Pulkovskaya from 1 to 4 December, will bring together more than 100 leading Russian and international supplier companies and with the manufacturers of concrete and precast concrete elements.

The ICCX Russia 2020 kicks off on the first day of the event with the traditional technical course, this year held by Prof. Viktor Mechtcherine from the Technical University of Dresden. Modern concretes and processing technologies are the focus of the seminar. Prof. Mechtcherine will also talk about his current research focus, 3D printing with concrete.

The actual opening of the ICCX Russia 2020 will take place the following day, 2nd December. The opening session will give an overview of the current determining topics for the concrete and precast concrete industry in Russia and the CIS states. Among other things, it is about the certification of precast concrete elements as part of the Eurasian Economic Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the mandatory application of BIM (Building Information Modeling) in state construction projects from 2021 in Russia, state subsidies for environmentally friendly construction and possible measures for restructuring sales in times of crisis.

From concrete technology to precast elements, and from concrete products to pipes and manholes

The afternoon will then be devoted to the latest developments and trends in concrete technology. Dmitriy Kusevanov, new director of the State Scientific Research Institute of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete NIIZhB in Moscow, will discuss the application of the new standard GOST 18105 for the testing of concrete strength. Other topics are fillers made of brick as a substitute for fly ash or the use of recycled aggregates for the production of precast elements.
December 3rd is dedicated to "Innovative precast construction methods" and "Concrete products and infrastructure". In the first session, professor and successful German entrepreneur Thomas Friedrich, owner and managing director of Innogration GmbH, will present a mobile prestressing bed for the production of prestressed components. Other topics include 3D printing and the temperature monitoring of joints during concreting in winter.

In the concrete products session, Alexey Sudayev from the Moscow specialists Barka Construction will show the possibilities of using architectural concrete elements in garden and landscape construction with impressive project examples. It is also concerned, among other things, with the preservation of the colour of concrete products under adverse weather conditions.

All lectures in the large conference hall will be simultaneously interpreted into the conference languages English and Russian.

Lecture session on aerated concrete

After the successful premiere last year, there will be another lecture session on aerated concrete production and application in December. The top-class programme was prepared in cooperation with the Russian National Association of Aerated Concrete Manufacturers NAAG. The focus is on new developments in the areas of manufacturing technology and plant engineering.

Visitor tickets and last booth space bookable online

The ICCX Russia 2020 is expected to attract participants from all Russian regions and neighbouring countries. Visitor tickets for the entire event or for individual days can be booked via the event website www.iccx.org/ru.
The supplier industry exhibition is also already largely booked up. The last available booth space can be booked via the event website www.iccx.org/ru. More than 100 exhibitors from all over the world are expected to attend with products and services for every segment of the concrete and precast concrete industry, from concrete products and structural precast elements to pipes and manholes.

All information on the event (including hotel bookings, directions) is constantly updated on the website www.iccx.org/ru.

The ICCX Russia team is looking forward to meeting you in St. Petersburg!

COVID-19 – Best protection for your health at the ICCX

Your health and safety are the top priority at the ICCX Russia 2020. The organiser has made a great effort to achieve this. All those involved in the organisation and implementation have committed themselves to implementing the hygiene, disinfection and protective measures of the Russian consumer protection agency RosPotrebNadsor. The statements are available for you to read and download on the ICCX Russia website (www.iccx.org/ru). If you have any questions, please contact the ICCX Russia organiser team by e-mail (info@ad-media.de – Russian and English).

Thomas Friedrich, Innogration GmbH, Germany
More prestressed components with a mobile prestressing bed

The advantages of prestressed precast elements are well known. However, not every precast plant has the necessary equipment. The concept for a mobile prestressing bed can help. The production table and the lateral ribs themselves are made of precast elements that can be set up and dismantled independently of the location. In conjunction with the two cross yokes, the individual prestressing steel sections can be arranged in any position on the table. Each cross-section is prestressed individually with a prestressing jack. One of the two cross yokes is movable in the longitudinal direction via two wedges. The tensioning force is then released by mechanically moving the wedges towards each other. This means that the normally used cylinders can be dispensed with.

Albert De La Fuente, Associate Professor Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Fibre reinforced slatted slabs subjected to -80°C

Fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) is a composite material already accepted in most of the structural concrete guidelines and successfully used for different applications. Steel and polymer macro-fibres are predominantly considered with the purpose of replacing steel rebars in these applications. In this regard, the post-cracking performance of the FRC is the key design parameter. It is known that the post-cracking strength is a temperature-sensitive property and, particularly, low temperatures (<0 ºC) in service conditions can remarkably affect this property. In this keynote lecture, tests results obtained from an extensive experimental program which involved the mechanical characterization of FRCs with different types and amount of fibres, subjected to low temperatures typical for cold regions, will be presented and discussed.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Oecknick, PSA Zurich Area GmbH, Switzerland
Manufacturing of decorative precast concrete façades

Architectural concrete from the precast plant is on the up and the inner-city area, residential- and social buildings are characterized more and more by prefabricated facades. As their basis, concrete continually impresses with its great changeability and adaptability in terms of form, colour and structure. However, only in rare cases is it possible to reconcile the desire for aesthetic appeal and technical perfection with the financial constraints that often dominate the business of precast concrete companies. In the long run, this challenge can only be overcome if close multidisciplinary ties exist between the structural design, concrete technology, production and at-site assembling project phases. Hence, the authors will be showing by real projects both working directions, shaping the interaction of constituent materials in decorative precast concrete, while dealing with a holistic multidisciplinary manufacturing process.


ICCX Russia 2020
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