LORCENIS Conference, Ghent (Belgium)

Conference within the framework of the EU project with lectures of the project partners

The LORCENIS project deals with the development of long lasting reinforced concrete under severe conditions involving customized protection, repair and self-diagnosis methodologies for cost-efficient operation and service life extension. Difficult conditions in this context are: extreme thermal gradients, ice impact, corrosion, freeze-thaw, deep-sea, mechanical fatigue or acid attack.

In the framework of this project there will be a conference from 10th to 11th of September 2019, in Ghent, Belgium. Key topics are: smart admixtures, multi-functionality and nano-additions.

There will also be four presentations from Buzzi Unicem Group at the conference. Frans Hoksbergen (Dyckerhoff Basal Nederland) introduces the strengthening of the dutch waal bridge by high-performance reinforced concrete ‘XPOSAL 105’. Dirk Qvaeschning is going to inform about durable concrete for infrastructure with high performance binders and Sara Irico emphasizes on severe sulfuric acid attack on self-compacting concrete (both Wilhelm Dyckerhoff Institut, Germany). Another lecture on durable and sustainable reinforced concretes obtained through the combination of calcium sulfoaluminate cement-based concretes and noncorrosive reinforcements gives Federica Bertola (R&D Buzzi Unicem, Italy).

Dyckerhoff will also be represented with an exhibition stand accompanying the conference.

Further information on the conference can be found under the following link: https://www.sintef.no/projectweb/lorcenis/conference/