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Conference Programme

Hotel Okura Amsterdam Foyer Okura, Congress venue of BIBM Congress 2023

A main part of the conference programme will be on topics about

  • Zero CO construction
  • Circular economy
  • New business models
  • Sustainability
  • BIM and precast – perfect partners
  • Technical solutions for precast architecture
  • Innovation workshop sessions

The official congress language is English.

Wednesday, 27/09/2023
(Reception Area open from 18:00) 19:00 – 19:45, Grand Ballroom
  • Greetings Bart van Melick, BIBM President, CEO – BTE Holding B.V.
  • “Construction‘s future in the context of a green and digital society” Philip Crampton | Philip Crampton, President – FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation)
  • Greetings Michiel Roelfsema | General Manager – Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Thursday, 28/09/2023

09:00 – 10:30

  • Introduction
    Alessio Rimoldi | Secretary General – BIBM (Federation of the European Precast Concrete Industry),
    Dr. Ulrich Lotz, Michael Voss | CEOs – Building Congress Forum,
    Seamus McKeague | IPHA President (International Prestressed Hollowcore Association),
    CEO – Creagh Concrete Products Ltd.
  • “What can bacteria teach us on the connection between urban nature and our health?”
    Marco van Es | Founder of Bac2nature
  • “Navigating European Commission initiatives for construction products”
    Oscar Nieto, Policy Officer – European Commission DG GROW Unit H1 – Construction

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 GREEN

  • “The development of CO neutral binders”
    Dr. Anja Buchwald | ASCEM Director/BTE Group
  • “Italian precast industry progresses towards new Green Deal sustainability
    requirements, its strategic impact on manufacturing processes and final products

    Ing. Marco Pecetti | IPHA Board member/Director Generale Prefabbricati, Italy
  • “Methodology to evaluate the service life of concrete elements
    José Rodriguez Soalleiro | Civil Engineer (Roads, Canals and Ports) –
    ANDECE (Spanish Precast Industry Association)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

13:40 – 13:55 THE RING

“Unveil the Power of MasterCO2re™: Intelligent Cluster System for Low-clinker Concrete Production”
Gaetano Guarino, Customer Segment Manager Precast and MCP Europe –
Master Builders Solutions, Germany

14:00 – 15:30 DIGITAL

  • “A database for the French Precast Concrete Industry’s BIM objects library”
    Rémi Lannoy | Head of Digital Construction & BIM Department –
    CERIB (Centre d’études et de recherche de l’industrie du béton)
  • “Digitalisation: Opportunities or mainly challenges? An engineering perspective “
    Ir. Joseph Ickmans | Chair of Digitalistation, BIM Committee –
    EFCA (European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations)
  • “Integrate BIM from beginning to the end”
    Mark Jäckel | Head of BIM Departement –  GOLDBECK GmbH

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 RESILIENT

  • “Precast in severe seismic zones”
    Ernesto Villalobos | CEO – Holcim Modular Solutions in Central America, based in Costa Rica
  • “Concrete solutions for flood management”
    Oscar Ekefäll | Development Engineer – S:T Eriks
  • “The results of the Italian research on fire performance of masonry and
    the shared action of a companies group of Assobeton”
    Dr. Chiara Crosti, Fire Structural Engineer and Consultant for the Italian Research
Friday, 29/09/2023

09:00 – 09:20

“Future perspectives for precast – BIBM vision”
Alessio Rimoldi | Secretary General – BIBM
Magdalena Herbik | Public Affairs & Communicaions Manager – BIBM


09:00 – 10:30 GREENing in the value chain

  • “Decarbonizing Cement & Concrete Industry”
    Thomas Guillot | Chief Executive – GCCA (Global Cement and Concrete Association)
  • “The role of admixtures in decarbonising the (precast) concrete sector”
    Nihal Kinnersley, Chairperson of the EFCA Environmental Committee – EFCA (European Federation of Concrete Admixtures Associations)
  • “Carbon capture in cement industry”
    Rob van der Meer | Industrial Policy Director – Cembureau (European Cement Association)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Future perspectives for Precast

  • “New methods for the material and cost efficient bridge construction
    with precast elements”
    Prof. Johann Kollegger, Professor at TU Wien Austria
  • “75% material savings in foundations by using 3D-printing technology – additional business line for precasters?”
    Topi Paananen | IPHA Board member, CEO – Peikko Group
    Fernando De los Rios | CEO – Hyperion Robotics
  • “Rudus Biodiversity Programme – Experiences and Opportunities for the Precast Concrete Sector”
    Terhi Rauhamaki | Quality and Environmental Manager – Rudus Oy

12:30 – 13:15 Closure Session

  • “The Re-use of girders”
    Wietse de Jong | Projectmanager of the Circular bridges and overpasses – Rijkswaterstaat
  • “New BIBM President”

13:15 – 14:30 Farewell lunch

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