WHERE Alpbach, Austria
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On 19 and 20 October 2021 the Shotcrete Conference will take place for the 13th time in Alpbach in Tyrol, Austria. The German-language event in the Congress Centrum Alpbach will be organised for the first time by the Austrian Construction Technology Association (ÖBV). The conference will be chaired by professors Robert Galler (University of Leoben), Gerald Goger (TU Vienna) and Wolfgang Kusterle (OTH Regensburg).

The shotcrete conference is aimed at experts from tunnel construction, concrete refurbishment and new construction. Lectures on current applications of shotcrete and the latest findings of research and development will report on the following topics:

  • Research programmes in Norway and Austria
  • Steel fibre shotcrete for TBM driving
  • Permanent inner shells (single shell and on foil sealing)
  • Sprayable seals
  • Tunnel repair and tunnel brightening
  • Shotcrete delivery and layer formation
  • Visualisation of imperfections and proof of the accelerator content
  • Ultra-high performance fibre shotcretes for refurbishment work
  • Thermally stressed shotcrete and shotcretes in fire protection
  • The right choice of retarders for wet sprayed concretes
  • Sulphate and thaumasite attack
  • Sequence of early hydration of accelerated sprayed concretes of different composition
  • Restoration of historical arched vaults
  • Nozzleman training
  • Transferability of test results from test specimens to the tunnel

Processors and scientists have the opportunity for detailed discussions as well as professional and personal exchange at an accompanying trade exhibition in a relaxed environment. Further information on the programme, exhibition fees and registration can be found on the conference website.

Spritzbeton Tagung

Hagerbach Test Gallery lectures

Our experts will give various presentations in order to exchange experiences. Join their sessions! 

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

15.30 h Transferability of test results for shotcrete
              Roland Weiss, Hagerbach Test Gallery

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

08.30 h Experience with EFNARC nozzleman certification
              Michael Kompatscher, Hagerbach Test Gallery