ICCX Russia 2021 - Conference program

07 - 10 December 2021, St. Petersburg, Russia


Dec 7 / ICCX Academy

14:00 - 17:00 Jürgen Oecknick Switzerland Switzerland AUtilization of mineral components in cement, mortar and concrete within the context of process engineering, economy and ecology


Dec 8 / Opening Session

09:50 - 10:00 Dr. H. Karutz
Timur Dmitrov
Germany Germany
Russia Russia
Opening Speech
10:00 - 10:30 Dr. Alexandra Kisselewa of German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK), St. Petersburg Russia Russia Current situation and future prospects I - the Russian construction Industry
10:30 - 11:00 Pavel Parfyenov, “CESLA” OJSC, HeidelbergCement Rus Russia Russia CO2 emission reduction in cement production: Blended Cements - Low-Carbon cements. Main Properties and Application Features in comparison with ordinary Portland Cement
11:00 - 11:30 Maria Krutilova Russia Russia Low carbon contruction assesment and government policies with the climate resilience planning - case study concrete
11:30 - 12:00 Anna Rybakova, CEO TZHBI-4 JSC Russia Russia Precast Marketing Specifics in the B2B Segment
12:00 - 13:30 | Lunch break

Dec 8 / Concrete Technology

13:30 - 14:00 A.V. Antsibor, NIIZHB im. A.A. Gvozdev Russia Russia Determination and assessment of mortar strength in structures
14:00 - 14:30 D. Bogurov, leading expert of AO “KTB ZhB” ch Russia High-strength concrete for high-rise construction with low cement consumption and mineral additives
14:30 - 15:00 Dr. A.D. Orlov. CES, leading expert of AO “KTB ZhB” ru Russia
Ceramic foam aggregates for concrete as a raw material base for industrial housing construction
15:00 - 15:30 Dr. Lev Zaretsky Russia Russia Patented invention: reinforcing wire with ultra-high adhesion to concrete
19:30 - 23:00     ICCX Dinner Party

Dec 9 / Precast Technology and Innovative Concrete Construction Technologies

10:00 - 10:30 Prof. Jürgen Oecknick Switzerland Switzerland Decorative precast concrete facades – the way from the material concept to the final solution
10:30 - 11:00 Elena Lyubomirova (VYBOR-SPb), A. Dmitriyev (SPbGASU), dr. V. Staroverov (SPbGASU) Russia Russia Improvement of the standardization and compliance assessment system for concrete-based products
11:00 - 11:30 Stanislav Aidarov Spain Spain Fibre reinforced slatted slabs subjected to -80°C
11:30 - 12:00 Aleksander Kozyrev, Computer Vision Expert, AO GK Vibor, Novorossiysk Russia Russia Quality Control System for Dry-Cast Products
12:00 - 12:30 Anna Mironova, Leading Project Manager, A. A. Gvozdev Research & Development Precast Center, prof. V.R. Falikman, NIIZHB Russia Russia Effective Concrete Composition Selection
12:30 - 14:00 | Lunch break

Dec 9 / Precast Technology and Innovative Concrete Construction Technologies

14:00 - 14:30 V.N. Nikolaev, Director General, JSC RPP, Cheboksary Russia Russia Composite materials for sandwich panels
14:30 - 15:00 Evgeny Rumyantsev, Chief Designer, Development Directorate, PIK Group of Companies, Moscow Russia Russia Pouring precast concrete joints - intelligent monitoring of concrete in winter-season

Dec 9 / AAC - Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

15:00 - 16:30

Panel Discussion

Moderator – Dr. Gleb Grienfeld, Executive Director of NAAG

How the increased demand of purchasing AAC is boosting the market of products with an analogue application potential?

Panel Discussion Participants:

  • Proskurnya Alexander, Commercial Director, Bonolit Group of Companies (tm Bonolit, Porittep)
  • Onishchenko Alexey, Commercial Director, LSR. Stenovye Materialy (tm LSR)
  • Bashkatov Andrey, Director General, Xella Aeroblock Center (tm YTONG)
  • Alexey Marchenkov, Commercial Director, Gazobeton SK (tm Gazobeton SK)


Dec 10 / Plant tour

Assessment of the quality of concrete in structures

Quality of concrete in concrete and reinforced concrete structures depends not only on the quality of concrete used to make such structures, and the quality of workmanship to place and compact it. Environment, surrounding the concrete structure is equally important to achieve required properties, like strength, shrinkage and resistance to some harmful surroundings, like salts and acids.

The main seminar’s focus will be on identifying the factors affecting characteristics of concrete in concrete structures and resulting defects.

Determining strength of concrete in concrete structures is the most common and the least pleasant procedure. Usually, concrete strength in concrete structures is less, sometimes much less than expected. There will be a discussion about determining and acceptance of in-situ strength.

And finally, “dos” and “don’ts” in concrete testing. Why do we test concrete? What do the test results mean? How accurate the test results are? Interpretation of the test results. All these will be discussed at the seminar as well.

Michael Khrapko studied civil engineering (concrete technology) at a University in former USSR and graduated in 1980. He is an independent consultant specializing in concrete technology, with over 30 years of experience. Michael has been consulting in project specifications, construction projects, precast technology, readymix plants’ certification, problem solving, and product research and development both in New Zealand and overseas. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (New Zealand) and an APEC Engineer. He is an acting member of ACI and RILEM. Michael is also a member of NZRMCA Technical Committee.

Michael Khrapko, New Zealand

Challenges and potentials of precast concrete construction in Nigeria and how Russia can contribute

For decades, major construction works have been executed with cast-in-situ reinforced concrete elements; structural and non-structural. The lack of will to face the challenges and exploit the gains of precast concrete construction systems by the key players of construction industry in Nigeria has negatively affected the industry. This presentation highlights the challenges facing deployment of precast structural concrete elements in Nigerian construction industry. In the light of these challenges, provision of affordable housing schemes and other infrastructure for Nigerians has become unattainable due to overdependence on labour-based construction approach in the industry. It highlights areas that investors could be encouraged to key into the Nigerian construction industry by using precast concrete members.

The presentation concludes that housing estates, smart mini-cities with close proximity to big cities could be developed profitably by foreign investors (especially from Russia) using precast concrete elements as the market for housing remains far from being saturated by housing providers and developers.

Prof. Ikponmwosa, Efe Ewaen was born in 1958 at Ebute Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is from Uhunmwonde Local Government area of Edo State and attended Immaculate Conception College (Also formerly known as Bishop Kelly College), Benin City, Edo State. Prof. Ikponmwosa passed out of secondary school in 1975 with grade one result in his West African School Certificate Examination. Between 1978 and 1981, he attended Yaba College of Technology for certification in Building Construction. At the college, he earned the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificate in Building in 1980. After completion of Higher National Diploma 1 (HND 1) course works in 1981, he was awarded a Federal Government Scholarship for further studies. He bagged his first and second degrees in industrial and Civil Engineering in 1986 and 1987 respectively at the Kiev State Civil Engineering Institute, Kiev, Ukraine in the former USSR. He was awarded a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Engineering Construction (Buildings & Structures) from the same institution in 1992.

Prof. Ikponmwosa has a Teachers’ certificate in Russian language which he earned in 1987. He started his professional career first as a Builder between 1980 and 1981 engaged as an Assistant Technical Officer at B.C.O., Federal Ministry of works, Lagos. He later continued his professional career as an Engineer after graduation from university. He worked in the private sector between 1993 and 1999. He joined the services of the University of Lagos in 1999 as Lecturer II and rose steadily to the posts of Lecturer I and Senior Lecturer in 2002, 2008 respectively. He was appointed an Associate Professor of the University in 2011 and Professor in 2017. Professor Ikponmwosa has held/worked in various academic, administrative and professional positions in the university and beyond.

Prof. Ikponmwosa, Efe Ewaen , Nigeria

Ready-Mix Concrete: Global vs Russian Practice

Despite the fact that concrete has been known for many centuries, the idea of centralized production of concrete and its delivery to the place of use goes back a little more than a hundred years. In reality, the “birth” of ready-mix concrete is directly related to the appearance of chemical additives that ensure the persistence and “controlled casting” of the concrete mix. Today, the global production of ready-mix concrete can be estimated at about 3 billion cubic meters. More than half of this volume falls at the countries of Southeast Asia, first of all, China, India and Japan. The article analyzes the structure of the production of ready-mix concrete, including classes of strength and flowability, cement consumption and the average transportation distance.

Also commercial positions of ready-mix concrete in the global construction market are presented. A modern plant producing ready-mix concrete includes a highly automated production line, operations control and radio communication service, ready-mix trucks and construction sites. Adjustment of concrete mixes, mixing duration and weighing control, material consumption control and warehouse management, financial reporting, logistics and customer identification are carried out using special computer programs. The ready-mix truck itself can today be considered as a real, remotely controlled part of a manufacturing plant. Over the past forty years, dozens of special rules and regulations on environmental protection have been adopted in the European Union. The essence of the requirements is reduced to waste-free production based on the closed technological cycle ensuring sustainable development. This article contains a detailed analysis of Russian sector of ready-mix concrete with an assessment of the basic indicators of quality, efficiency and market conditions.

Falikman Vyacheslav Ruvimovich, Doctor of Materials Science, Head of the Sector for structural concrete durability at the Scientific Research Institute for Concrete and Reinforced Concrete after A.A. Gvozdev (NIIZhB). Full member of the Russian Engineering Academy (RAE) and the International Academy of Engineering (IAE), vice-President of IEA. 1-st Vice-President of Russian Structural Concrete Association. Head of Russian National delegation in fib. fib Honorary Life Member. The Regional Convener of the RILEM in East Europe and Central Asia, RILEM National Delegate. RILEM Fellow Member. Member of ACI. The author more than 380 research papers and 70 patents. The Russian Federation Government Prize winner in the field of science and technology. holder of the Order "Engineering Glory". The Honorary Builder of Russia. Research interests: problems of concrete durability; sustainability; chemical admixtures for concrete and mortars; special binders and concrete; nanotechnologies in construction.

Falikman Vyacheslav Ruvimovich, Russia

Pile supported self-compacting fibre reinforced concrete flat slabs

Last years the use of steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) increased significantly due to the acceptance of the material as a structural one in various countries throughout the world. In fact, it was an essential step forward, which motivated researchers to investigate possible application of SFRC in elements with high structural responsibility, as pile supported flat slabs for buildings (PSFSB). The implementation of this relatively new material for elements has considerable advantages in comparison with traditional solutions (reinforced concrete), such as optimization of resources, reduction of execution time, reduction of environmental impact and other social aspects. However, the use of SFRC for structural purposes is limited because there are still some aspects related to both service and ultimate limit states that are not suitably covered. For this purpose, a full-scale test on a four-field self-compacting fibre reinforced concrete PSFSB (5.00 by 6.00 m spans) has been performed within the context of an industrial-oriented research. The construction system has been analyzed and the prototype has been loaded in different stages with permanent and overloads in order to study both cracking and deformation responses and, eventually, led to failure. Results and outcomes of this industrial-oriented research are presented and discussed herein.

Stanislav Aidarov is a PhD candidate at UPC, Barcelona, Spain. He received his BS in Civil and Industrial Engineering from MSUCE (Moscow, Russia) in 2013 and a MS in Structural and Construction Engineering from UPC in 2017.His main research work includes fibre reinforced concrete and analysis of its application in self-compacting concrete flat slabs in terms of design process, cost study, execution technology and quality control.  

Stanislav Aidarov , Spain

Power Ultrasound assisted concrete production – enhancing efficiency in precast concrete production

Power Ultrasound (PUS) is widely used in various technical processes (from pharmaceutics to ceramic and fuel industry) to disperse suspensions and to control crystallization processes. The effects on workability, strength and durability of concrete caused by PUS application during mixing of cement is shown in the present investigation. Therefore, we present macroscopic as well as microscopic data obtained on sonicated concrete. Results clearly show that slump / workability of concrete is enhanced by PUS application. This is attributed to the known dispersing effect of PUS. For concrete production this finding implies that PUS allows to reduce superplasticizer content of concrete.

The other major effect of PUS application during concrete mixing is the acceleration of very early concrete strength development (<1 d). Scanning electron microscopy investigations and thermal analyses revealed that this accelerated strength development can be fully attributed to accelerated formation of strength determining C-S-H phases. This implies that PUS effectively enhances cement hydration. These findings show that PUS assisted concrete mixing is an innovative method to control workability and strength development of concrete. For concrete production this implies savings in superplasticizers content, reduction of heat treatment and enables reduction of cement content in concrete. On this way PUS is a further step towards greener concrete production.

Ricardo Remus studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Cottbus and the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. He has been a research associate at the F.A. Finger Institute of Building Material Sciences at the Bauhaus University Weimar since 2013. He is a joint founder and managing director of Sonocrete GmbH.  

Ricardo Remus, Germany

Defined Performance Concretes – “Smart Concretes”

Modern construction is unthinkable without concrete, the global production and consumption of which is about 10 billion m3 per year. Humanity is entering a new paradigm. Existing approaches to ensuring the sustainable development of the structural concrete construction are clearly insufficient. Intensive innovative work is currently going on to create new concretes with various functional requirements and new technologies to reduce the construction cycle and save labor, increase durability, improve the efficiency of structures, ensure environmental friendliness and sustainable development. Self-regulated concretes are one of the most sought-after objects of modern concrete science today. The term “self-regulation” should be interpreted as a technologically predictable course of spontaneous processes in order to achieve the highest possible functionality of the components and the concrete mixtures themselves, which corresponds to the concept of creating defined performance concrete (DPC).

Today, we already can state the successful implementation of a number of such concretes. First of all, these are self-compacting concrete, self-healing (self-repairing) concrete, self-stressed concrete and compensated shrinkage concrete, self-cleaning concrete, self-diagnosing concrete and structures, as well as superplastic concrete reinforced with short fiber which is self-strengthened under tensile load and the ultimate strain of which exceeds that of conventional concretes by 300 times. Additive technologies, including 3D printing, production of photochromic and transparent concretes, are becoming increasingly important. All described types of self-regulating concretes are capable of revolutionizing the development, design and construction of structures, as well as reconstruction of special buildings and structures. They most fully embody the latest advances in concrete technology and open up new paths for the development of concrete science as a fundamental section of materials science.

Falikman Vyacheslav Ruvimovich, Doctor of Materials Science, Head of the Sector for structural concrete durability at the Scientific Research Institute for Concrete and Reinforced Concrete after A.A. Gvozdev (NIIZhB). Full member of the Russian Engineering Academy (RAE) and the International Academy of Engineering (IAE), vice-President of IEA. 1-st Vice-President of Russian Structural Concrete Association. Head of Russian National delegation in fib. fib Honorary Life Member. The Regional Convener of the RILEM in East Europe and Central Asia, RILEM National Delegate. RILEM Fellow Member. Member of ACI. The author more than 380 research papers and 70 patents. The Russian Federation Government Prize winner in the field of science and technology. holder of the Order "Engineering Glory". The Honorary Builder of Russia. Research interests: problems of concrete durability; sustainability; chemical admixtures for concrete and mortars; special binders and concrete; nanotechnologies in construction.  

Falikman Vyacheslav Ruvimovich, Russia

New laboratory method for raw material management in precast concrete product plants

Although concrete products are mass-produced goods, they`re also subject to demanding requirements with respect to functionality and aesthetic appeal. The commercial success of their manufacturing is highly dependent on identifying an ideal scenario of the complex interactions between “material” and “machinery”. In order to meet these objectives, the necessary process data are preliminary identified in the laboratory, using modified “Proctor” methods or by applying so-called “mini-machines”. This approach, however, requires a relatively large amount of manual work and technical sophistication and is thus justifiable only to a limited extent because it often fails to simulate the process engineering aspects of industrial production so as to arrive at quantifiable solutions to existing problems.

Drawing upon several years of experience in the national and international Concrete Products Industries, PSA Zurich Area GmbH is pursuing a different strategy. The method developed by PSA relies on a holistic structural model to reflect and classify the target functions defined by concrete product manufacturers, and to convert them into reproducible test processes. The associated parameters are identified by means of the Complex Performance Testing System (CPTS), a proprietary PSA methodology designed to capture and process measured values.

The prepared contribution uses the example of raw material management in the manufacture of concrete pavers to outline the immediate applicability of the PSA Zurich expertise and methodology to characterise the performance of concrete sand and cement in both engineering and commercial terms. Furthermore, it describes the target functions derived from day-to-day practice as well as the associated structural model chosen on this basis, which is used to select measurement methods and data processing systems. Data records captured from laboratory specimens after producing the concrete mixes are discussed, and commercially relevant benchmark series for the weighting of processed cements and concrete sands designed for use at concrete product plants are recorded both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Dr. Jürgen Oecknick – 40 years of professional practice in the national and international building materials industry and as a university lecturer on the subject of building materials process technology; experience in the manufacture and technical sales of cement, ready-mix concrete and precast concrete products; he has worked for Schwenk, Dornburger Zement, Holcim and others; special knowledge of the design and sales of construction cement, special binders, white and well cement.  

Dr. Jürgen Oecknick, Switzerland

Ultra-thin and multifunctional façade panels

DUCON is an ultra-high-performance concrete in combination with 3D micro-reinforcement, which allows thin concrete elements at high strength. Based on this technology the thinnest concrete stairs, the thinnest roof shell and thin blast protective measures for well-known projects could be realized. In addition, thin façade solutions as architectural concrete in combination with energy-harvesting, blast protection measures and face changing surfaces have been developed and executed. In the presentation the application of thin panels as architectural concrete elements in combination with multifunctional purposes will be described. Based on the ultimate performance at high-strength several effects can be provided at the same time: Thin and light-weight, blast protection, impact-resistance, earthquake protection and energy harvesting functions including integrated sensors for monitoring purposed.

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Hauser is Managing Director of DUCON GmbH und DUCON Europe mbH&Co.KG, Moerfelden-Walldorf. He completed his studies of Civil Engineering at the University of Technology Darmstadt. From 1992 – 1995 he was employed by Philipp Holzmann AG as Project Manager in the department of structural engineering. He subsequently obtained his PhD at TU Darmstadt, on the topic of micro-reinforced, ultra-high-performance concrete DUCON. From 1999-2004 Dr. Hauser worked for Hochtief AG as the Head of site-management and Project Manager of large construction sites. In 2004, he established the DUCON GmbH after the international DUCON-patent had been granted.  

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Hauser, Germany

Rapidres - Offsite Concrete Technology

Precast concrete construction can be considered as an option for any building project. The entire structure or individual elements of a building can be formed utilizing precast concrete components. Precast concrete has many applications for single and multi-storey construction and factory produced precast concrete cladding offers wide scope for architectural expression.

This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

  • the drivers for off-site technologies
  • the benefits of concrete construction
  • the additional benefits of precast concrete
  • precast concrete components
  • the various forms of precast concrete construction
  • commercial and residential applications
  • precast concrete cladding solutions

Mark Gilliland is Sales & Estimating Manager for the Structures division at Creagh Concrete. He has been with Creagh for over 15 years, giving him vast experience in precast concrete and construction for the offsite sector. Mark has responsibility for sales programs including estimating large multi million pound contracts. Mark’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.

Mark Magill is Engineering Manager at Creagh Concrete. Mark has more than 20 year’s experience in the field of engineering, working his way from a graduate engineer hands on role, progressing to his current senior manager’s position. He has been with Creagh for over 16 years, giving him vast experience in precast concrete and construction. Technical ability, attention to detail and leadership are Mark’s greatest strengths. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Abertay Dundee and also a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from University of Ulster. He is also a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland. Mark continues his professional development by keeping updated with the latest engineering technologies eg: BIM & CAD.


Mark Gilliland, Ireland

Mark Magill, Ireland

The current situation and future outlooks for the Russian AAC market

AAC constitutes one of the most dynamic segments in the Russian construction materials industry. This material reached its peak of application in the years 2014 and 2015. In contrast, 2018 turned out to be difficult for both individual manufacturers and the industry as a whole. A number of internal and external factors significantly influenced production results, such as the fact that construction activities slowed down and, as a consequence, the demand for construction materials declined as well. This had a negative impact on the manufacturers of building materials in that they were unable to pay their bank loans. At the same time, the declining demand for building materials as a whole intensified competition within the AAC segment just the same as competition with manufacturers of alternative building materials.

How did these factors influence this year’s production results? Did manufacturers reach their production goals or did output figures decline again? Were manufacturers able to adapt to new conditions prevailing in the wall construction materials market? What were the changes that could be encountered in product portfolios?

Greenfeld, Gleb Yosifovich, Chemist and Civil Engineer: Since 2007, Executive Director of the “Russian Association of AAC Manufacturers” (Assotsiatsiya proisvoditeley avtoklavnogo gasobetona) and Member of the National Russian Technical Committees 144 “Construction materials and products” and 465 “Construction”.

For a long time, Mr Grinfeld has been promoting the use of AAC in construction in the Northwest of Russia. He also took part in the formulation of a technical basis for the application of AAC. Gleb Grinfeld founded and leads a company that is specialized in the design of low-rise buildings mainly developed from AAC. Furthermore, he established a popular Youtube channel on which he advises private builders in the optimization of structural engineering solutions.


Greenfeld, Gleb Yosifovich, Russia

AAC defects occurring during production and measures for their elimination

Most of the defects that can be found in AAC products are discovered after completion of the production process. Usually, these defects have their origin as early as the fresh concrete state. Very often, these defects occur in the form of cracks while the reasons for their development and the circumstances for their coming into existence differ. Cracks may form by themselves during concrete pouring or in the “maturation” phase of the cake, but may also emerge after the fermentation process, during transportation, tilting, cutting, segregation, autoclaving or during other processes that AAC undergoes along the production line. Some defects resemble one another, and this is the reason why it is sometimes difficult to precisely define the cause of such damages in individual cases.

In this presentation, some of the most common AAC defects are examined: cracks and segregation pockets that may be caused by the prevalence of various conditions, excessively big pores, cracks caused by concrete shrinkage, defects emerging during transportation and cake cutting, defects caused by the autoclaving process and during the packaging process, and also deficiencies occurring in outdoor storage facilities.

Kaftayeva, Margarita Vladislavna: Professor and Civil Engineer. Margarita Vladislavna Kaftayeva obtained her habilitation on the topic of “Theoretical fundamentals for the optimization of the autoclaving technology in the production of energy efficient AAC silicates”. In conjunction with her scientific and teaching activities at State Technical W. G. Shukhov University (BGTU Shukhova) in the city of Belgorod, she worked for manufacturers of concrete products and precast concrete elements in different functions, ranging from Technical Engineer to Deputy Director for Quality Management.

Since 2009, Margarita Vladislavna has been advising AAC manufacturers from all Russian regions, amongst these ZAO “SayanskGasobeton”, Sayansk, Irkutsk Region, and ZAO “GlavBashStroy”, Ufa. Since September 2017, Margarita Vladislavna has been working at the production facility of the Russian AAC manufacturer OOO “Sibirskiy element – Renta-K”, a company producing and marketing AAC products under the trademark “Kaluzhskiy gasobeton”.

Margarita Vladislavna has published more than 100 scientific essays and textbooks, patents, and four monographs.


Margarita Kaftajeva, Russia

AAC – A Win-Win Situation for all Partners

According to new European legislation, individual construction components in a building structure will in future have to be precisely defined and their basic construction products certified in respect of their contribution to ensuring the stipulated range of performance parameters in a given structure. This new “multifunctional thinking” gives rise to additional design engineering options and, on top of this, facilitates opening up the way for stable technical and commercial synergies amongst manufacturers of individual construction products. For example, the combination of basic building materials – cement, autoclaved aerated concrete, adhesive mortar and thermal insulation plaster – in a solid wall-system can generate benefits to the consumer as well as for construction product manufacturers themselves. All in the process involved parties can then pool their strengths in managing joint projects and, by using innovative sales organisations, market not only construction materials but also complex construction components.

Dr. Jürgen Oecknick – 40 years of professional practice in the national and international building materials industry and as a university lecturer on the subject of building materials process technology; experience in the manufacture and technical sales of cement, ready-mix concrete and precast concrete products; he has worked for Schwenk, Dornburger Zement, Holcim and others; special knowledge of the design and sales of construction cement, special binders, white and well cement.


Dr. Jürgen Oecknick, Switzerland

The influence of cement quality in the production of AAC in Azerbaijan

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) was introduced to construction sector of Azerbaijan in 2011 and during a short time period, it has been widely used with economic and technical advantages in construction market. As well known, the cement and its technical properties are very important factors to be considered during production of AAC. In this presentation, the possible usage of Portland-pozzolanic cement with low C3A content and its certain advantages will be pointed in the production of autoclaved aerated concrete. Apart from this, the initial compressive strength, fineness (residue over 40 μm and Blaine) and several chemical parameters of Portland-pozzolanic cement are also considered as positive advantages. Consequently, the final product (AAC) meets both technical and economical requirements of the producing company. The data used in this research was taken from industrial test performed in AAC plant situated in Azerbaijan.

Fuad Mammadov graduated Economical cybernetics in Baku State University and took MBA degree in Azerbaijan State Economic University. Additionally, he was one of the most successful graduate of PSA Zurich Academy (Switzerland) in Building Materials and honoured with Advanced Certificate in the study of Performance Selling of Cement/Concrete Materials in Construction Industry. As an author, he has some articles on the advantages of different pozzolanic materials in Cement & Concrete performance, handling dolomite stones in the production of ready-mix concretes and etc. Fuad is currently holding Technical Sales Team Leader in NORM Cement Plant – which is the biggest cement plant in South Caucasus Region.


Fuad Mammadov, Azerbaijan

Lider Prom in Yanino

"Lider Prom" in Yanino, the precast concrete plant of the leading Northern Russian construction group "Lider Group", has already supplied all the precast elements required for numerous residential, commercial and infrastructure projects in the St. Petersburg region, from the sandwich wall to the hollow-core ceiling to the girder and column.

Murinskiy in Murino

The “Murinskiy” construction company in Murino also has a powerful concrete, structural precast concrete elements and concrete products division. "Murinskiy" produces structural precast elements such as walls, ceilings and wall blocks as well as concrete products such as paving stones and kerbstones. The manufacturer's machinery and plants include equipment from leading European manufacturers, including Echo Precast Engineering, Galanos, Technocom and Simem, Sal-Product, Poyatos and Kübat.

Zemsys in Kolpino

"Zemsys" in Kolpino produces high-quality pavers in various colours, with a wide variety of surfaces and for many technical applications, as well as kerbstones and hollow blocks for garden construction, landscaping and building construction. The company produces fully automated with a line from Hess and, according to its own information, is one of the largest concrete product manufacturers in the northwest region of Russia.