On behalf of IPHA and the 3 participating companies, thank you to the members that joined us for the first episode of our 2022 webinar series.

The webinar was well received, and we saw some excellent presentations from Echo Precast Engineering, Prensoland and Sika.

If you would like to contact any of our presenters to ask questions or discuss their ideas further, their details are as follows:

Mallory Vervloet (Echo Precast Engineering | Progress Group) – vervloet@echoprecast.com
Enric Solsona (Prensoland) – esolsona@prensoland.com
Jorg Schrabback (Sika) – schrabback.jorg@de.sika.com

For those members that missed or were unable to attend the live webinar, there is an opportunity to watch a replay. Before we tell you how, here’s a reminder of the topics.


Why Even Automate? | Progress Group

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

He reflected 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, presented the audience with information 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, discussed opportunities to optimize the hollowcore production process, as well as quality, using Sika’s experience in concrete technology and specialized admixtures. A case study demonstrated the practical relevance in the production of hollow core slabs.

Watch a replay of the webinar

The recording of the webinar is available to everyone. To watch it, please click the link below.