IPHA Technical Seminar 2019

IPHA’s 2019 Technical Seminar will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 31st October and 1st November.

The seminar will be centred on a course aimed at training young and inexperienced engineers in the design of hollowcore floors.

More information on the event, including details for registration, will be provided in due course.

IPHA Hours at Bauma 2019

Held every 3 years in Munich, Germany — Bauma is the world’s largest construction machinery trade fair. There is simply no other event bringing together this many people from across our industry, and it is well-known for its hospitality and lively atmosphere.

This year, various participating IPHA members have kindly agreed to host dedicated “IPHA Hours” on their stands. This will present an excellent opportunity for networking with international colleagues and associations.

Below are the details for the scheduled IPHA Hours:

Precast Software EngineeringC1.52910.04.201914:00
Echo Precast EngineeringB1.31311.04.201911:00

Bauma is traditionally the place where companies decide to unveil their latest developments and innovations, making it an unmissable event for all.

The exhibition will be held from 8 – 14 April. For more information, please visit

IPHA Annual Conference 2019

The 24th IPHA annual conference will be held from May 23-26 in Soenderborg, Denmark.

The event celebrates a special anniversary for the organisation, as 2019 marks the 50th year since its formation in 1969.

This year’s conference theme is:


Contiga A/S will be hosting the event, and we are delighted to confirm the participation of the following speakers:

  • Mrs Oona Strathern – Author and Trend Consultant, ZukunftsInstitut Horx GmbH, Austria.
  • Mrs Sabine Erspamer – Managing Director, Echo Precast Engineering, Houthalen, Belgium.
  • Mr Kasper Guldager Jensen – Architect, Owner of 3XN and GXN, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Mr Per Thomas Dahl – Director, Bonava A/S, Soeborg, Denmark.

The conference programme also includes a visit to the Contiga A/S factory.

Other planned activities include:

  • Welcome dinner on Thursday evening.
  • Host’s dinner on Friday evening.
  • Presentation of the new IPHA website by Tom Goosey.
  • General assembly and Terry Treanor award on Saturday afternoon.
  • Annual IPHA dinner on Saturday evening.

For partners, the programme includes a boat trip to Flensburg Fjord, History Centre Dybboel Banke, and a bus tour to the Graasten Royal Castle Garden.

Members have received their invitations and are encouraged to register for what will be a special annual conference in Denmark.

IPHA annual conference
Soenderborg, Denmark

IPHA 2018 Sales & Marketing Seminar – Barcelona

The International Prestressed Hollowcore Association’s (IPHA) two-day Sales and Marketing Seminar was held on October 25th and 26th, 2018 at hotel Condes, Barcelona. It was IPHA’s first seminar of this kind and a unique opportunity for the 63 participants from 33 different companies and 19 different countries to listen to interesting lectures and discuss best practices related to sales and marketing of precast hollowcore products. Continue reading

IPHA Annual Conference in Helsinki, Finland

The 2018 Annual Conference of IPHA took place in Helsinki, Finland from May 24 to 27.
The host companies were Peikko Group Corporation, Elematic OY AB and Trimble Solution Corporation, three Finnish associate members of IPHA.

The theme of this conference was


an appropriate title which associates with the Finnish national character.

69 delegates and 19 partners arrived at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Helsinki on Thursday May 24 and met in the Winter Garden Restaurant at the hotel for a welcome dinner in readiness for the start of the proceedings on the following day. The delegates represented 37 member companies. They came from 21 different countries and provided a truly international flavour to the event. Continue reading

Newsletter issue 7: now available

Our seventh newsletter is now available for downloading.

Besides an introduction by the president, we present a new (7th) chapter of a series on sustainable construction with prestressed hollowcore.

Reference is made to the 2017 Annual Conference, held in Madrid in co-operation with BIBM and CPI Worldwide. Papers are available on the IPHA website.

You will discover our new members and read about our upcoming events: the annual conference in Helsinki and our marketing seminar in Barcelona in October. The event is hosted by Prefabricats Pujol.

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