Terry Treanor

Terry Treanor was chairman of IPHA from its inauguration in 1994, until he sadly died, unexpectedly, in 2003. He was instrumental in the development of the association, as it was on his suggestion that slipform manufacturers were brought into the fold. This resulted in the evolution of IECA (International Extruded Concrete Association) into the International Prestressed Hollowcore Association.

Over the following years, he was at the centre of the growth of IPHA into the organisation that exists today. It was in his honour and memory that the award was devised, with the first one awarded at the annual conference in Prague, 2005.

By the Members, for the Members

The competition is open to all members of IPHA, to display the best or most innovative techniques in the production or application of hollowcore. Members vote to decide the winner, with the award presented during dinner on the last day of the annual conference.

In addition to honouring Terry’s memory, the award was devised to demonstrate:

  • IPHA is an active organisation within the industry.
  • Outstanding or innovative applications for hollowcore.
  • Innovations in production or installation.
  • Provide publicity for IPHA and participating members.

Hollowcore Floors or Walls

Entrants give a short presentation of 5-10 minutes to other members. The subject of the entry must be related to hollowcore floors or wall, and can include:

  • Innovation in any aspect of flooring or walls.
  • A completed project using hollowcore innovatively.
  • Development in production machinery or equipment.
  • Development in manufacturing, transport or erection.
  • A design or software development.
  • Innovation in sales & marketing of hollowcore.
  • Improvements in health and safety procedures
  • Economically advantageous or time saving innovation.

Past Winners

  • 2023 – BGC – Debonding Prestress in Hollowcore Panels
  • 2022 – VBI – Screwable Ball Head Anchor for Fast Assembly of Hollow Core Slabs
  • 2019 – Creagh Concrete – CAD Academy, and Armasteel – 10 Wire PC Strand
  • 2018 – Gruppo Centro NordNoise Barrier with Hollowcore Slabs
  • 2017 – Gruppo Centro NordPrefabrication of Tunnels with Hollowcore Slabs
  • 2016 – VBI (Consolis)Reusable Activated Geopolymer Based Hollowcore Slabs
  • 2015 – United Precast Concrete Dubai LLCSharjah Cement, Clinker Shed
  • 2014 – Generale Prefabbricati SpaShopping Mall in Rome: Design, Tests & Erection
  • 2013 – No Terry Treanor Award Granted
  • 2012 – Prefabricats PujolBuildings Ready to Install
  • 2011 – BobcreteAccurate Casting in of Stud Anchors
  • 2010 – VBINew Developments of Climate Floor
  • 2009 – EchoLifting Loops in Hollowcore, and Generale Prefabbricati Spa – Euroma2
  • 2008 – Echo & SciaMaking Hollowcore the Standard Floor Solution through Good Partnership
  • 2007 – Prefabricats PujolInnovative Marketing
  • 2006 – VBIClimate Floor
  • 2005 – EchoDrain Deck

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