More than 200 professionals attended, as well as over 50 construction companies, of which one from Paraguay, engineers and architects.
The program brought together national and international speakers. Maurizio Frasani, of CSG Engineering Italy, presented innovations in construction systems in Italy and Europe, showing roofing with thermal and insulation features, spans, and fields of use.
Seminars and factory visits organized
Prof. Mounir El Debs, of São Carlos USP, addressed research issues in precast frame links. The lecture by Ruy Franco Bentes was entitled “Technology of Pretension in Prefabricated Construction”. Ruy pointed out that columns could enjoy the same competitive advantages as obtained in other elements when including pretension in the production process. Today, the biggest restriction is related to equipment that does not allow pre-compression in the higher areas. The lecture by MCT Italy’s Lamberto Marc-antonini, who also operates in the Latin American market, analyzed the daily production cycle and the hardening and curing of concrete at various times of the day. Francisco Oggi and Carlos Melo presented examples of precast connections in tall buildings. Yorik van Havre’s lecture addressed the topic of BIM in project management, the importance of adaptability and open formats. Together with his father Mario Franco, Carlos Franco revisited Pier Luigi Nervi: Italian architect, engineer and builder of precast buildings and structures in the 20th century. The lecture of Flavio Isaia was entitled “Make it happen before, challenges of projects”. Nathália Prado and Claudio Almeida, of the Stone Pre-fabricated company, spoke about ductile high-performance concrete used to manufacture precast parts and architectural panels.