Two Innovation Prize winners this time

This year‘s winner of the 2020 Innovation Prize for Structural Concrete Components of the Supplier Industry is the BPB Beton- und Prüftechnik Blomberg GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg/Germany. The second prize went to Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH based in Weinsberg/Germany.

Since 2002, the prize has been awarded by FBF Betondienst GmbH, the organizer of the BetonTage congress, together with the BFT International trade magazine. The competition intends to highlight the importance of innovations for the precast concrete industry as a whole and to provide the potential for innovation in the supply industry with a platform.

Winner: Biobased granules as layer protection

BPB Eco Spacer is a product consisting of non-toxic, 97 % biobased and biodegradable material; these granules for spreading are used as a buffer for transport and storage of patio slabs and flagstones so as to protect them against damages. BPB Eco Spacer granules are an almost equivalent replacement for previously used pellets mostly consisting of low-density polyethylene.


Procedure for the manufacture of prestressed hollow-core slabs

Hollow-core slabs weigh up to approx. 40% less than solid floor slabs, thus requiring less concrete in manufacturing. Although they are widely used all over the world, the slab widths are strongly restricted due to the manufacturing process, and service ducts and/or concrete block-outs are not possible at all. The second prize of the 2020 Innovation Prize for Structural Concrete Components went to Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH for the Motus construction system.

An earthquake-resistant construction system with prestressed hollow-core slabs was presented for the first time in 2019. In this system, the hollow-core elements are no longer manufactured in an extrusion process or by a slipformer, but using the principle of a pallet circulation system.

Björn Brandt (Vice President Vollert, picture 2nd from the right) proudly accepted the prize, presented by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Garrecht (Chairman of the jury, left), Silvio Schade (BFT International editor-in-chief, 2nd from the left), and Dr. Ulrich Lotz (General Manager of FBF and organizer of BetonTage congress, right).


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73760 Ostfildern/Germany

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