XXIV Nordic Concrete Research Symposium

XXIV NORDIC CONCRETE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM is rescheduled until (17th) 18th to 20th august 2021
Dear authors and other attendees
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and trends in development of health and economic situation in the Nordic countries, and due to the expected associated uncertainties regarding transportation and access issues in August 2020, the symposium is rescheduled until (17th) 18th to 20th August 2021. The venue of the Conference will be the same – Scandic Park Sandefjord, Sandefjord.
Information about the symposium and new key dates, will you find on the symposium site.

The organizing committee very much appreciates your commitment.

Revision of your abstracts and opportunities for new abstracts:
We do realize that we may loose some of the submitted contributions but hope that this will be more satisfactory to the majority than other options. At the same time, this enables additional contributions and modifications to the already submitted articles. All new articles must have a Nordic author or project affiliation. Late 2020 or early 2021, we will ask for reconfirmation of all submitted articles and provide new deadlines. Registration fees for 2021 are still pending and will also be communicated later.

Candidates NCR Best Paper Award 2021:
The Open Access journal Nordic Concrete Research (NCR) is an integral part of the Nordic Concrete Federation. The NCR Best Paper Award 2021 candidates will now also include articles published in the 2020 June and December issues. Authors who submitted abstracts to the Symposium may be invited by the editor to submit full NCR articles in the next NCR.
Link to NCR including ”alarms” for registration of new articles at sciendo

Questions?
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email to: ncf@tekna.no Please mention your paper reference number with your correspondence. Please forward this e-mail to your co-authors.

Welcome to Sandefjord and the XXIV Nordic Concrete Research Symposium.

The target group for this symposium comprises researchers, supervisors, teachers, industry and owners/users. The program will include informal “concrete cafes” (“supervised discussions”).

Key dates: (Preliminary)

23 of February 2021:
- Deadline for submitting extended abstracts (4 pages)

1st of April 2021:
- Acceptance of extended abstracts

11st of May 2021:
- Deadline for early registration AND for registration & payment of delegates who will present papers

1st of June 2021:
- Final program

17th of August 2021:
- Get-together

18th – 20th of August 2021:
- Symposium

Attention:
Have you submitted an abstract but not received a confirmation email about this? Send an email to norsk.betongforening@tekna.no with title, keywords and a attachment with your extended abstract.

Call for paper, Symposium Proceedings:
Presentations in all areas of concrete research are welcomed, both for oral presentations and posters.
- A 4 pages extended abstracts will be required for the Proceedings. - Click on the link for writing instructions for submitting abstracts nordicconcrete

In order to organize the sessions, authors are requested to indicate the main topics in the extended abstracts:
Admixtures, Aggregates, Additives, Carbonation, Chloride ingress, Corrosion, ASR, Frost and Freeze-thaw, Cracking, Creep, Service life/Durability, Mix design, Modelling, Rheology, SCC (Self Compacting Concrete), Shrinkage, Structural behavior, Sustainability, Testing, Fibers, Others.
All abstracts and presentations are to be provided in English. Abstract will be made available to all attendants upon registration at the venue, in digital format only.

What is included in the Conference fee:
a) Attendance to the Symposium incl. lunches and coffee
b) Symposium proceedings on a stick
c) Whaling museum Wednesday 12th August, guided tour 45. Minutes. (Preregistration)
d) Dinner at the hotel Wednesday 12th August (Preregistration)
e) Conference dinner Thursday 13th August (Preregistration)
f) For the Excursion on the 11th August there will be an additional fee of NOK 500;
g) For the Get-together event on the 11th August there will be an additional fee of NOK 950;

Organization:
The Organizing committee is a task group within the Research Committee of the Norwegian Concrete Association (NCA). NCA/Tekna (The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals) is the technical organizer.
The Scientific committee is the Research Committee of NCA.
The Research Committee of NCF (RCNCF) will supervise the organizing of the symposium.

Contacts:
NCA main NCF contact: NCR Symposium with copy to Morten Bjerke
RCNCF Chair: Terje Rønning