Mar. 6–8 2017
Clarion Hotel The Edge, TROMSØ

It is a pleasure to welcome you to join the Eleventh High Performance concrete (11th HPC) and the Second Concrete Innovation Conference (2nd CIC) in Tromsø 6-8 March 2017.

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ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS FORWARDED TO THE 20. OF AUGUST!

Tromsø is nick-named "Paris of the North" due the high number of places to wine & dine per capita and this time of year it is still possible to see the Northern lights (Aurora borealis) at night.

The 11th HPC will actually be the 30th Anniversary since the 1st HSC conference (forerunner of HPC) was held in Stavanger, Norway. The term HPC includes more than strength and denotes concrete that perform exceptionally well ranging from rheology in fresh state to durability both as material and in construction processes/structures. Esthetics and architectural expression is also part of this.

The 2nd CIC follows the success of the 1st CIC held in Oslo, Norway, in June 2014. The future needs expressed by the industry, the society, such as energy saving, reduced CO2‐emission, and resources use, efficient construction and higher performance to lower cost, are innovation drivers. The 2nd CIC themes will be based on this. To underline the importance of innovation, a contest will be organized to highlight the best innovation in several categories.

Why join the HPC and CIC conferences?
The HPC series of conferences has a long and fruitful history of presenting advances in concrete technology, from its start in Stavanger, Norway in 1987, 30 years ago.
Strongly driven by the need for higher strength and better performance of concrete structures, we may today conclude that concrete has indeed improved significantly over the last 30 years. Based on the present state of concrete quality, the CIC series of conferences, only one arranged so far in 2014, aims at innovative application of concrete in the widest context. The modern world needs innovation to arrive at modern and sustainable solutions.

The two conferences will be overlapping with 11th HPC running 6-7 March and 2nd CIC running 7-8 March 2017. Delegates can participate at individual conferences or both.

Abstract deadline for either conference is the 20. of June 2016

Conference theme, registration of abstract and for the conference are now ready!

We sincerely hope to see you in Tromsø in March 2017 – The coolest place to be!

Greetings from the Organizing committee;
Harald Justnes (Chairman), SINTEF Building and Infrastructure
Henny C Braarud, Norwegian Concrete Association
Kjersti K. Dunham, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Jan Eldegard, Byggutengrenser/Brilliant Building
Steinar Helland, Skanska
Trygve Isaksen, Norconsult as
Tor Ole Olsen, Dr.techn. Olav Olsen as
Bente Skovseth Nyhus, Dr.techn. Olav Olsen as
Aksel Østhus, Berg Betong
Johan Tesdal, Multiconsult

Conference program

The networking/social part of the program will be updated soon

Abstract deadline for either conference is the 20. of August 2016.

Presentation of Paper at the conference requires a full payed conference fee from at least one of the paper authors.

Deadlines for HPC 6.-7. of March and 2nd CIC 7.-8. of March 2017

1. Abstracts, by the 20. of August 2016
2. Invitation to write a full paper, by the 1. of September 2016
3. Full paper submission, by the 25. of September 2016
4. Review feed back by the 15. of November
5. Final submission by the 1. of January 2017


Abstract submission:

The two conferences will be overlapping with 11th HPC running 6-7 March and 2nd CIC running 7-8 March 2017.

Delegates can participate at individual conferences or both. High performance is a multifarious term meaning that it applies to various functions or processes associated with concrete structures: We have chosen the following ones, being the main themes for both conferences.

Presentation of Paper at the conference requires a full payed conference fee from at least one of the paper authors.

Please indicate in the headline of your abstract: If your contribution is within "advances in concrete technology" (HPC-conference) or innovation (CIC-conference), where innovation is defined as: "a new product, a new service, a new production process, application or organisation that is launched in the market or used in production to create economic values. A new idea or invention is not an innovation until it has come to practical application and creates value".

Abstract themes

1. Environmentally friendliness or sustainability

2. Buildability - efficient construction techniques

3. Structural performance

4. Service life

Sub-themes (of which several may belong to more than one of the four main themes)

  • Binders and concrete with low CO2-emission and low embedded energy
  • Use of concrete in low energy building concepts
  • Reduced use of resources
  • Self-compacting concrete
  • Formwork concepts
  • Reinforcement concepts
  • Fibre reinforced concrete
  • Construction under extreme conditions
  • Aesthetics
  • Concrete properties and modelling
  • Fire resistance
  • Ultra-high performance concrete
  • Structural design and modelling
  • Seismic design and construction
  • Concrete durability
  • Service life design
  • Performance based specification
  • Field performance of concrete
  • Testing methods and standardization
  • Applications

Abstract guidelines

It is essential that authors follow these guidelines. Papers that do not comply with the requirements may be rejected.

Introduction

Acceptance for publication will be based on the final papers. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to exclude papers for reasons of quality, content, language, appearance or otherwise.

Language

All papers must be written and presented in English only. It is advisable, especially for non-English speaking authors, to make sure that the language used is correct and appropriate. No simultaneous translation will be provided or allowed.

Key-words

Instructions, layout, headings, figures and tables, references.

Abstract, Headings and Subheadings

Start the text with a self-contained abstract not exceeding 300 words.

Delivery of Paper for the conference, please use the: "Submit abstract" form.

If you have any questions about the paper/presentation, please contact: cic@tekna.no

PLEASE SEE THE GUIDELINE PDF FOR COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Innovation Competition Guide:

Objective:
The Innovation Competition challenges the participants to present novel, but not limited to, innovative solutions that demonstrate how the concrete industry contributes to meet the future challenges of the society. The best solutions will be displayed for international media to attract interest for the potentials in concrete innovations

Participants:
The competition is open for individuals or teams, representing one or more links in the value chain as well as actors in the building and construction industry.

Schedule and Deliverables: The competition has four phases:

1. Abstracts, by the 20. of August 2016
2. Full paper submission, by the 25. of September 2016
3. Review feed back by the 15. of November
4. Final submission by the 1. of January 2017
Presentation at the conference
Award presentation at the conference dinner

Innovation themes:
Each of the following themes will be awarded:

1. Environmentally friendliness or sustainability

2. Buildability - efficient construction techniques

3. Structural performance

4. Service life

The Innovation Competition Committee may give a special price also outside these four themes.

Abstracts:
Maximum an A4 page and it should address the following questions:

1) what is the new technology/process/product?

2) what is the innovation and its relation to the areas addressed?

3) what challenge does it solve?

4) who needs it?

5) how big is the potential market?

Nominees for the awards will be identified in the conference papers.

Papers:
Papers shall be marked "Innovation Contest", and submitted for general review. The proposals marked as participants in the competition will be forwarded to the  Research Committee of the Norwegian Concrete Association for their evaluation and nomination for the final of the contest.

Papers not nominated will be forwarded to the National Scientific Committee of HPC/CIC Tromsø 2017 for evaluation together with the other papers submitted for the conference.

Final Presentation and Evaluation:
The final oral presentations take place in a special plenary competition session at the conference, followed by a final evaluation of the committee. The winner(s) will be announced during the conference dinner.

REGISTRATION AND CANCELATION

Conference fee:
Personal members of Norwegian Concrete Association: NOK 6800,- + 25% VAT

Non members: NOK 7800,- + 25% VAT

Banquet dinner: NOK 1000,- + 25% VAT (No discount)

All prices are exclusive 25% VAT.

Travel and accommodation is NOT included.

Cancelation fee:
If you cancel after the 13. of February 2017, then you have to pay full conference fee.

Paper presentation:
Authors coming to HPC/CIC Tromsø 2017 to present their paper will get an e-mail from us with all information about when to present the paper and other relevant information about the presentation. The e-mail will be sent you in due time.

Presentation of Paper at the conference requires a full payed conference fee from at least one of the paper authors.

The complete time schedule will be available at HPC/CIC Tromsø 2017 approx 10 days before the Opening of the Conference.

Company presentation:
If your company is interested in a poster exhibition at HPC/CIC Tromsø 2017, please send an e-mail to cic@tekna.no - write Exhibition in the subject field.

Each stand can be 2 meters and is intended to introduce companies, products, etc. in the form of pictures, brochures and roll ups etc., and there will be free wireless network. A poster exhibition requires a full paying member of the firm.

Exhibition space costs NOK 15000, - + 25% VAT. (No VAT for foreign companies)

Congress venue:
Clarion Hotel The Edge
Kaigata 6
9008 Tromsø

Information about the hotel:
Clarion Hotel The Edge is a full service hotel situated in the heart of Tromsø with modern rooms and suites, flexible conference rooms as well as a bar and a restaurant.

For other hotel accommodation, please visit this link address: Visit Tromsø

About Norway:
Norway is the longest country in NW Europe, stretching almost 1 750km (=1 100mi) in a straight line from Lindesnes in the south to the North Cape in the north. A one way trip from Lindesnes to Nordkapp covers well over 2 600km. Width W‑E ranges from 432km to just over 6km at Hellemofjord. The country shares 2 562km of international borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia.

The Norwegian mainland has an enveloping coastline that runs for 2 532km. However, if fjords and bays are included, the total coastline is an amazing 25 148km, with an additional 58 133km if counting islands and skerries as well (overall length: 83 281km, or 51 749mi). The longest fjord is the Sognefjord at 204km length, and the Geirangerfjord has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Additional information on Norwegian geography and nature can be found at Visit Norway

The local currency is the Norwegian Kroner (monetary acronym NOK). Check http://www.oanda.com/for currency rates.

Organizing committee

Harald Justnes (Chairman), SINTEF Building and Infrastructure
Henny C Braarud, Norwegian Concrete Association
Kjersti K. Dunham, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Jan Eldegard, Byggutengrenser/Brilliant Building
Steinar Helland, Skanska
Trygve Isaksen, Norconsult
Tor Ole Olsen, Dr.techn. Olav Olsen
Bente Skovseth Nyhus, Dr.techn. Olav Olsen
Aksel Østhus, Berg Betong
Johan Tesdal, Multiconsult

International Scientific Committee

Tor Arne Martius-Hammer (Chairman), SINTEF Building and Infrastructure
Philip McKenna
S. Saraswati
Milan Kalny
Michael Khrapko
Hans Beushausen
Klaas van Breugel
Johan L Silfwerbrand
Vyatcheslav Falikman
Milan Chandoga
Koji Sakai
Konrad Bergmeister
Nicolas Roussel
Ólafur Haralds Wallevik
Luc Taerwe
Jongsung Sim
Marco di Prisco
Kamal H. Khayat
João Almeida
Avraham Dancygier
Mette Glavind
Michael Fardis
Hugo Corres Peiretti
Frank Dehn
Karen Scrivener 
Andrzej Ajdukiewicz
Jason Weiss
Christis Chrysostomou
Fernando Stucchi
Augustin Popaescu
Snezana Marinkovic
Weiguo Shen

Hotell Tromsø - Clarion Hotel The Edge

For information about the venue, travel, the city, please visit www.visittromso.no/en.

If you arrive before the conference starts, or stay a few days after, here are a few experiences we recommend you to explore in and around the city of Tromsø and so on.
Have a look at this presentation from the local events organizer.

Sunday 5th of March

Registration from 5-8 PM.

Refreshments and snacks will be served in the hotel lobby at Clarion Hotel The Edge

Monday 6th of March

Welcome reception
The Northern light Safari to one of the Base Stations in the Tromsø wilderness.

What causes the northern lights?

Dead virgins or children's souls? A warning of war and misfortune? Or reflections of the swan flapping its wings? In the olden days, these were all conceptions about what Northern Lights could be. We now know that the Northern Lights originate from the sun. Charged solar particles collide with atoms and molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere, creating the light we experience as the Northern Lights.

At the base station there will be warm shelters (lavvo and other building), toilet facilities, campfires and benches outside, and on the station, there is a local host with lots of stories of local culture and history to tell!

The system with Base Stations is unique to Tromsø Safari. Late every afternoon we decide where to go, using the weather forecast, wind direction and current weather reports from the hosts at the Base Stations. We choose the Base Station with the best weather prospect, hence the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

You will be served from the kitchen of Northern Norway making use of an abundance of ingredients. The short, intense summers give the food here a very special, rich flavour. We dive into the cuisine of Northern Norway and let our taste buds savour new and unusual flavours. We will serve a seasonal buffet based on traditions, with a modern twist. The chef will explain about the origin and preparation of the food, but some of the recipes are secret.

Tuesday 7th of March

Banquet dinner at the Clarion Hotel The Edge

This is the night where the award ceremony will take place for the Innovation Competition.

The Innovation Competition challenges the participants to present novel, but not limited to, innovative solutions that demonstrate how the concrete industry contributes to meet the future challenges of the society. The best solutions will be displayed for international media to attract interest for the potentials in concrete innovations.

Tuesday 7th of March

Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral

The majestic architecture of the Arctic Cathedral makes for a memorable moment with a suitable and varied concert programme.

What once started as a hobby for music enthusiasts has become a cultural event. Norwegian folk tunes and classical music are performed by various groups. With a combination of solo vocals, piano, trumpet and cello music as well as choral and organ music, a varied and rich programme awaits you.

So please join us on this unique Northern experience!

When you register – make sure you tick off under Social activity

Organizers

  • Norwegian Concrete Association
  • Tekna

Supporting Organization

  • SINTEF logo
  • Rilem
  • The International Federation for Structural Concrete
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)