At the heart of the global prestressed hollowcore industry since 1969.
The International Prestressed Hollowcore Association is a truly diverse, global organisation. For 50 years, it has been instrumental in driving the industry forward.
Since its inception, IPHA has been integral in the design, development, production, marketing and sales of prestressed hollowcore as a building product.
Years of Hollowcore Experience
We Bring the Prestressed Hollowcore Industry Together
Promoting collaboration and the free exchange of knowledge.
IPHA is managed by an elected board of directors, and incorporates separate technical and marketing committees. The organisation’s objectives include; actively promoting prestressed hollowcore, best practice, and free exchange of information between members.
Our diverse list of members comprises prestressed hollowcore manufacturers from numerous countries around the globe. Associate members include machine and equipment manufacturers, material and chemical suppliers, and software developers.
Prestressed hollowcore offers many advantages over alternative methods of flooring. An economical solution in a wide range of applications, hollowcore flooring enables flexibility in design, structural efficiency and swift erection of building projects.
IPHA regularly holds a number of valuable events for its members, including an annual conference, plus dedicated technical and marketing seminars. Technical papers, articles and news from around the industry are all available via this website.
We Strengthen the Competitive Position of Our Members
Playing an active role in research and development.
IPHA is a family. Learning from one another, staying at the forefront of prestressed hollowcore technology.
What Our Proud Members Say…
IPHA is a result of the efforts of many busy people that have given, and continue to give, their time to the organisation. Through shared experiences, every member has the chance to benefit from others, and come away richer in their knowledge for it.Tony Crane
IPHA has been a formative part of the hollowcore industry over the years. It has pre-empted potential problems within the market and helped its members to address them, increasing confidence in hollowcore as a construction product.Steve Carr
International co-operation in the industry is important. Markets, regulations and applications differ from one country to the next. IPHA has been a good forum to discuss solutions, design practices and other topics, allowing members to learn from each other and improve their businesses.Olli Korander
IPHA’s Latest News & Events
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...read more
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...read more
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: 'THE ONLY WAY IS UP' Contiga...read more