Congress Program

Date Schedule Overview of the agenda
17.05.2017 10:00 - 15:00 1st International VEEP Workshop
  16:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception in the Exhibition
18.05.2017 09:00 Exhibition opening
  09:00 - 17:30 BIBM Conference Program
  18:00 Exhibition closing
  20:00 - 24:00 BIBM Gala Dinner ( Departure 19:30 )
19.05.2017 09:00 Exhibition opening
  09:45 - 14:00 BIBM Conference Program
  14:00 - 16:00 Farewell Reception
  16:00 Exhibition closing


Thursday, May 18, 2017    ( click on the presentation to read the abstract )

09:00 WELCOME ADDRESS Plenary sessions
10:30 - 11:00
12:45 LUNCH
How to be sustainable in a plant, in daily business
  1. Patrick Rougeau, CERIB | New tools for the durability assessment: interest and limits
  2. Jeldrik Mainka, TU Braunschweig | Non-Waste-Formwork: High Precision Wax-Formwork for UHPC
  3. Koen Coppenholle, CEMBUREAU | Breakthrough technologies to maintain a sustainable, competitive cement industry in Europe
  4. Christian Karstner, Habau | The precast concrete factory of the future – taking full profit of solar energy
Promoting precast in society and on the market
  1. Tomas Plauška, Consolis | Your role in precast concrete to build a sustainable society
  2. Jose Antonio Tenorio, ICC Eduardo Torroja | Reducing the need of installations whilst improving energy labelling
  3. Sebastian Spaun, Austria Cement | Saving energy with wind, sun and concrete
  4. Thomas Friedrich, Innogration | Multifunctional precast concrete elements – more than heating and cooling (integrated)
Parallel sessions
15:45 - 16:15
  1. Francesco Di Maio, TU Delft | Cradle to cradle precast concrete panels - A circular economy perspective
  2. Jochen Reiners, ECRA | Closing the loop: what type of concrete reuse is the most sustainable option?
  3. Mie Vold, EPD Norge | How to use Environmental Product Declarations to improve sustainable manufacturing
  1. Harald Kloft, TU Braunschweig | Digital Fabrication as Chance for Innovation and Resource Efficiency in Concrete Design?
  2. Fernando Rodríguez, FHECOR | Concrete application of sustainable indicators
  3. Kees Quartel, Spanbeton | Building bridges in precast - safe and fast construction
17:30 End of presentations
18:00 Exhibition closing

BIBM Gala Dinner

Friday, May 19, 2017   ( click on the presentation to read the abstract )

  1. Matt Clay, British Precast | Safety in factories and during erection
  2. Henk Schuur, BFBN | E-learning in the Netherlands – How effectively increase H&S
  3. Malin Löfsjögård, Swedish Concrete | A Zero-vision against accidents in the Swedish concrete industry
  1. Alvaro Landeira, Windtechnic Engineering | Precast concrete towers for wind turbines: state-of-the-art, design trends, challenges ahead
  2. Paolo Negro, DG JRC | Combining Safety, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in building design
  3. Ricardo Santonja, I+D+ART | An aesthetic view – Precast façades
Parallel sessions
11:00 - 11:30
  1. Gabriel Santana, ANIPPAC | Challenges of precast in outstanding projects in Mexico
  2. Augusto Holmberg, ICH | Precast concrete experience in Chile
  3. Torben Liborius, Dansk Byggeri | Renovation or new construction? - Make the right decision!
  4. Christian Herreria, FIB | The urban challenge for precast concrete: an "answer for everything"
  5. Stef Maas, FEBE | Catalysts for Innovations in precast: energy saving
Plenary session
13:15 CLOSURE – New BIBM President

14:00 - 16:00
  Names and titles in brackets have to be confirmed  


Practical information

Registration – you can register to the BIBM Congress on May. 17th from 12:00-20:00, 18th from 08:00-18:00, 19th from 08:00-12:00 at the entrance of the conference area.

Welcome Reception, May 17th – we kindly invite the congress participants to join the welcome reception at any time during 16:00 and 20:00. Throughout the Reception, finger food (appetizer) and beverages will be served. Also, some typical Madrilenian entertainment will be provided (music, dance, singers).
Dresscode: Casual Business
Several restaurants and bars are available at the hotel for dinner (not included in the ticket).

BIBM Gala Dinner, May 18th – the BIBM Gala Dinner will take place in the Palacio del Negralejo, which is in a short distance from the congress hotel. The departure of the shuttle busses is at 19:30 at the back entry of the congress hotel. Shuttle busses will bring you back to the hotel leaving at 23:30 at the Palacio del Negralejo.
Dresscode: Business Attire
Please note: The dinner will take place outside if the weather forecast is dry and approx 20+ degrees until 22:00. Should this situation not be prospected, the dinner will take place inside.

Farewell Reception, May 19th – after the official closure of the Congress, participants are invited to join the farewell reception in the exhibition area. Typical local food and a wine will be offered, as well as a wine tasting accompanied by Madrilenian music.

Marriott Bus Shuttle Service – The Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center offers a cost-free shuttle bus service for their hotel guests to the Airport (MAD).
You can download the schedule of the bus shuttle here.
Additionally, we offer free of charge bus transfer options from the Hotel to Madrid downtown.
The schedule of this service can be downloaded here.

Contact person from organizing committee during the BIBM Congress:
Ms. Claudia Fischer: +49 1778382323