THBB to Host ERMCO Congress XVII in Istanbul

ERMCO Congress XVII will take place at the Istanbul Military Museum on June 4th - 5th 2015. Turkish Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (THBB) is hosting the Congress.

Turkish Ready-Mixed Concrete Association will host the 17th ERMCO Congress in Istanbul on June 4th – 5th 2015. Turkey has a large and rapidly-growing construction industry and has one of the largest concrete industries in the world. Turkey, with a 107 million cubic meters of concrete production in 2014, ranks first in Europe and third globally, following China and the USA.

Yavuz Iþýk, the President of THBB and ERMCO Board and ERMCO President's Committee Member, said this congress will be of huge importance for Turkey and especially for the ready-mixed concrete industry and continued as follows: "We believe that all the important representatives of the European and worldwide ready-mixed concrete industry will participate in our event. After 20 years, we are delighted to host the ERMCO family in Turkey again. In this respect, we need to highlight the importance of the Congress for our country and especially for our industry. Now, I would like to remind you that we organized the 11th congress of ERMCO successfully in Istanbul in 1995. You can be sure that our organization will represent our country in the best way once again this year."

The Congress will be structured in four sessions: sustainability of concrete solutions; contribution of concrete to society; advances in concrete production and use; and marketing and management.

An exhibition regarding materials, products, and equipment related to manufacturing and testing of concrete will also take place during the Congress.

Surendra P. Shah will give a keynote speech on Advances in Concrete Science in the last 50 years at the Congress. He is a Walter P. Murphy Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Northwestern University.

Istanbul offers an unforgettable experience with its colorful daily life and dynamic nightlife. It is a natural gateway spread over two continents, Europe and Asia, divided by the Turkish Straits. It is also a metropolis that is proud of its rich history of 8,000 years.


1. Sustainability of concrete solutions
Concrete recycling
Concrete life cycle assessment
Concrete durability
Specification of concrete durability by performance
Responsible sourcing of concrete
Concrete contribution to energy efficiency
Climate change challenges and concrete
Environmental product declarations for concrete

2. Contribution of concrete to our society
Concrete - building the wonders of the world
Concrete roads and pavements
Architectural use of concrete
Concrete art - the most flexible material

3. Advances in concrete production and use
Changes in Concrete Standard: EN 206 -2013
Quality control of concrete
Health and Safety in Concrete Plants
Special Concretes: (lightweight concrete, self-compacting etc.)

4. Marketing and management
Concrete company management
Concrete marketing

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