The 11th HPC will actually be the 30th Anniversary since the 1st HSC conference (forerunner of HPC) was held in Stavanger, Norway. The term HPC includes more than strength and denotes concrete that perform exceptionally well ranging from rheology in fresh state to durability both as material and in construction processes/structures. Esthetics and architectural expression is also part of this.
The 2nd CIC follows the success of the 1st CIC held in Oslo, Norway, in June 2014. The future needs expressed by the industry, the society, such as energy saving, reduced CO2-emission, and resources use, efficient construction and higher performance to lower cost, are innovation drivers. The 2nd CIC themes will be based on this. To underline the importance of innovation, a contest will be organized to highlight the best innovation in several categories.