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.
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.
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.
IPHA’s Latest News & Events
Following the board meeting held on 4 September, Ms. Sabine Erspamer, Managing Director of Echo Precast Engineering, has joined the board of directors as a representative of the host company for the annual conference in Leuven, Belgium in 2021. The board of directors...
On September 17, BIBM informed us that due to the situation with COVID-19, their Congress has been postponed from November 2020 to November 2021. Consequently, the 2020 IPHA Annual Conference, which was to be held in collaboration with BIBM, is cancelled. The IPHA...
Production Seminar 2020 The second IPHA production seminar was planned to be held in San Salvo, Italy in October 2020. Due to the present situation with COVID-19, it has been decided to postpone the seminar to October 2021. Further information will be available in due...