More than 800 representatives from over 50 countries have attended the second fib (Fédération Internationale du Béton) international congress held in Naples at the Centro Congressi “Mostra d’Oltremare” from the 5th to the 8th of June 2006.
The main topic of the congress was the technical, economical, aesthetical and environmental performance of concrete construction and many professionals designers and company representatives have debated about issues such as design, safety, environmental sustainability and new products.
The congress has been a great showcase for Buzzi Unicem, the only construction industry representative attending the event, which has presented Unical’s special concrete Aresbeton, SCC and Steelbeton, the whole sprayed concrete Ecospritz line of products, SOLIDUR®, mixes with permeability and environmentally safe features, and Dyckerhoff’s MIKRODUR®, micro fine cement mostly used for its sealing and strengthening features.
On Tuesday the 6th, our officers Marco Borroni and Roberto Bogliolo have delivered two separate speeches: the former
“Self Compacting Concrete for high performance structures” on self compacting concrete. During the conference, Mr Borroni has presented a view on ongoing and finished projects.
The latter, “Environmental Product Declaration for concrete”, dealt with the product environmental impacts throughout its lifecycle, from “cradle to grave”.
Buzzi Unicem took part, as a partner, to the international Life INTEND project, in order to define an EPD guideline for concrete and cement. As a part of a pilot scheme, Italy and Sweden have adopted these rules, which have been applied to the Santena plant for the Italian part of the project. The project saw the application of PCR (Product Category Rules) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) and was completed by EDP, certified by ICMQ and with the Swedish Environmental Management Council approval.