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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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


  • Norwegian Concrete Association
  • Tekna

Supporting Organization

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