After a highly successful first webinar series last year, we are delighted to announce a whole new series for 2022. Once again, IPHA will be hosting a range of presentations from our member companies, with a focus on innovation and showcasing the latest developments in the hollowcore industry.

The first episode will be held on Thursday March 24, at 10 AM (GMT) / 11 AM (CET), and here is what is in store for those joining us.

Why Even Automate? | Progress Group

Mallory Vervloet, Area Sales Manager at Echo Precast Engineering, will be talking about automation in the hollowcore industry.

Many prestressed hollowcore producers are tired of hearing that they should automate, and may not feel the need to do so. Let’s go to the core: why even automate?

Mallory’s presentation will reflect on whether automation of production processes is necessary, what added value automation can bring to teams in the plant, cost benefits and overall efficiency of the factory.

Special Executions with Exposed Wires in Hollowcore Slabs | Prensoland

Enric Solsona, Area Manager at Prensoland, will be presenting on special executions involving the production of hollowcore with exposed wires at both ends of the slab. This is something that the company has been involved in regularly over the last few months.

Opportunities for Process and Quality Optimization of Semi-Dry Concrete | Sika


Jorg Schrabback, Civil Engineer at Sika, will discuss how global megatrends such as sustainability and digitization, but also rising customer requirements and competitive pressure, are daily challenges facing semi-dry concrete manufacturers.

Jorg will also discuss opportunities to optimize the process as well as the quality using Sika’s experience in concrete technology and specialized admixtures. A case study demonstrates the practical relevance in the production of hollow core slabs.

Free Registration for IPHA Members

Attendance is free for all IPHA members, and you can confirm your registration for the webinar by clicking the button below.

Please feel free to share this internally with colleagues who may be interested but are not registered on the IPHA mailing list.

If you’re unable to attend on the specified time and date, there’s no need to worry, as the webinar will also be recorded and available to view via the IPHA website at a later date.

We hope to see you there!