2nd International Symposium

Non-Traditional Cement & Concrete

June 14--16, 2005
Brno, Czech Republic

The Brno Dragon!

Brno University of Technology
ZPSV Uhersky Ostroh, a.s.

Memory of NTCC 2002!

Advisory Panel    Preliminary Program    Poster Section    Camera-Ready Paper Instructions    Registration Form    Location    Accommodation    Accompanying Persons    Post Symposium Trip    Symposium Fee    Way of Payment    Organising Committee    Contact Address


P.C. Aitcin (Canada)   A Bajza (Slovakia)   G.L. Balazs (Hungary)
P.J.M. Bartos (U.K.)   A. Brandt (Poland)   J. Brandstetr (Czech Republic)
R.K. Dhir (U.K.)   R. Drochytka (Czech Republic)   J. Gebauer (Switzerland)
H.Y. Ghorab (Egypt)   M. Glavind (Denmark)   J. Havlica (Czech Republic)
C. Jolicoeur (Canada)   B.L. Karihaloo (U.K.)   M. Kawamura (Japan)
K. Kovler (Israel)   P.V. Krivenko (Ukraine)   W. Kurdowski (Poland)
J.A. Larbi (Netherlands)   J. Malolepszy (Poland)   J. Marchand (Canada)
V. Mechtcherine (Germany)   S. Mindess (Canada)   S. Modry (Czech Republic)
D. Novak (Czech Republic)   F. Puertas (Spain)   P. Rovnanikova (Czech Republic)
K. Scrivener (Switzerland)   J. Skalny (U.S.A.)   N. Spiratos (Canada)
P. Stepanek (Czech Republic)   B. Teply (Czech Republic)   I. Terzijski (Czech Republic)
J.L. Vitek (Czech Republic)    


Following preliminary program of the symposium is also included in file program.pdf.

June 14, 2005, Tuesday

8:00   Registration
9:00   Opening of the symposium
9:30  A. Palomo, A. Fernandez-Jimenez (Spain)   Some main factors influencing the alkali activation of fly ashes
9:45  A. Fernandez-Jimenez, A. Palomo (Spain)   Alkali activation of fly ashes: Mechanisms of reaction
10:00  M. Weil, K. Dombrowski, A. Buchwald (Germany)   Development of geopolymers supported by systems analysis
10:15  A. Buchwald, K. Dombrowski, M. Weil (Germany)   Evaluation of primary and secondary materials under technical, ecological and economic aspects for the use as raw materials in geopolymeric binders
10:30   Coffee / Tea break
11:00   P. V. Krivenko, S. G. Guziy, T. G. Titarenko (Ukraine)   Flameproof alkaline portland cements, the modified thermo activated alumina- and magnesiumsilicate additives, and betons on their base
11:15   P. Rovnanikova, P. Rovnanik, P. Bayer, H. Nohelova (Czech Republic)   Properties of alkali-activated aluminosilicate materials after thermal loading
11:30   P. Rovnanik, P. Bayer, P. Rovnanikova (Czech Republic)   Role of fibre reinforcement in the thermal loaded alkali-activated aluminosilicate composites
11:45   T. M. Petrova, A. V. Poletaev, N. A. Dzashi (Russia)   Durability of slag-alkaline concretes
12:00   F. Puertas, M. Palacios, A. Gil-Maroto (Spain)   Carbonation process of alkali-activated cements and mortars
12:15   P. V. Krivenko, A. G. Gelevera, O. N. Petropavlovskii, E. S. Kavalerova (Ukraine)   Effectiveness of metakaolin in preventing alkali-silica reaction in alkaline cements
12:30   Lunch
14:00   M. Palacios, F. Puertas (Spain)   Influence of shrinkage-reducing admixture on the activation process and properties of alkali-activated slag cements and mortars
14:15   J. Deja, J. Malolepszy (Poland)   Influence of slag composition on properties of alkali activated slag-metakaolin pastes and mortars
14:30   P. V. Krivenko, O. M. Petropavlovskii, M. A. Mokhort, G.V. Voznuk (Ukraine)   Alkaline cement for glueing building facing materials
14:45   J. Kratky, J. Brandstetr, T. Opravil, M. Sotek, H. Szklorzova (Czech Republic)   Effects of superplasticizers in concretes of unusual composition
15:00   S. Stoleriu, I. Teoreanu (Romania)   Hardening process studies for cementitious matrial - pozzolana - activator binding systems
15:15   L. B. Svatovskaya, M. N. Latutova, N. I. Yakimova, T. S. Titova, A. V. Khitrov, D. V. Gerchin, E. V. Krukova, N. B. Krylova (Russia)   Phosphate materials for building, decorating and ecology problems
15:30   Coffee / Tea break
16:00   J. Malolepszy, J. Deja (Poland)   Influence of sulphate additives on the process of granulated blast furnace slag activation
16:15   J. Orlowski, D. Leszczewski, M. Leszczewski, S. Braiczenko, T. Sznal (Poland, Ukraine)   Physico-chemical modification of sulphur binder by dicyclopentadiene and its role in highten fire-resisting of sulphur concretes
16:30   E. Ganjian, P. Claisse, M. Tyrer, A. Atkinson (United Kingdom)   Red gypsum in controlled low-strength material (CLSM)
16:45   E. Chinkevitch, E. Lutskin, N. Sidorova, S. Politkin, G. Bondarenko (Ukraine)   Modified non-autoclave hardened siliceous materials. Structure, mixture, properties
17:00   E. Chinkevitch, E. Lutskin, Yu. Tchesskii, V. Vinogradskii (Ukraine)   Researches and mathematic modelling structure and properties of cellular silicate compositions
19:00   Dinner honouring to P.-C. Aitcin – launching of the Czech version of the book High Performance Concrete

June 15, 2005, Wednesday

9:00  E-H. Kadri, S. Aggoun, A. Benaissa (France)   Influence of zeolite, gaize, limestone and slag on new composite portland cement
9:15  S. Grzeszcyk, P. Podkowa (Poland)   The influence of microfillers on the properties of fresh self compacting concrete
9:30  A.-M. Poppe, G. De Schutter (Belgium)   Heat of hydration model for filler rich cementitious systems
9:45  S. Sato, Y. Masuda (Japan)   Strength development of concrete using ground granulated blast furnace slag under various temperature conditions
10:00  B. Uzal, F. Bektas, L. Turanli (Turkey)   Effect of chemical activation on consistency and compressive strength of superplasticized mortars made with blended cements containing large amounts
10:15  Z. Bazantova, D. Dobias, S. Modry (Czech Republic)   Performance of cement mortars with admixed ground bricks
10:30   Coffee / Tea break
11:00  N. De Belie, Ch. Grosse, G. Baert (Belgium, Germany)   Setting and hardening behaviour using ultrasound and compressive strength development of concrete with different replacement levels of cement by fly ash
11:15  S. Kowal (Ukraine)   Modeling and computer analyse of additives influence on concrete's properties
11:30  Y. Masuda (Japan)   Carbonation of concrete using low heat type cement
11:45  T. Durica, P. Brauner, E. Trepakova, M. Spak (Slovakia)   Mortars based on non-traditional admixtures
12:00  F. Pernica, M. Chroma, B. Teply (Czech Republic)   Blended cements and durability and reliability characteristics of concrete structures
12:15  B. Humpola (Australia)   Using light testing method for the evaluation of cement and admixtures performance in concrete - experience in South East Asia
12:30   Lunch
14:00  Th. Stanek (Czech Republic)   Belite clinker
14:15  M. Palou (Slovakia)   Hydration Characteristics of C2AS-C2S-C4A3S-CS-C system
14:30  H. Y. Ghorab (Egypt)   The ettringite formation in the C4AF-gypsum-water system
14:45  M. Kawamura, T. Kodera (Japan)   Changes in composition of ASR gel and the suppression of expension in mortars immersed in LiOH solution
15:00  J. Gebauer, S.-Ch. Ko, A. Lerat, J.-C. Roumain (Switzerland)   Experience with two new cements for special applications
15:15   Coffee / Tea break
15:45  H. Szklorzova, J. Brandstetr, J. Kratky (Czech Republic)   Reactivity of superplasticizers with cements and mineral admixtures
16:00  H. Kucerova, Ch. Roessler (Czech Republic, Germany)   The influence of superplasticisers on the hydration and fluidity of portland cement in dependence of alkalisulfate content
16:15  E. S. Kavalerova (Ukraine)   Global sustainable development and cement industry
16:30  P. V. Krivenko, O. M. Petropavlovskii, A. G. Gelevera, N. N. Zhukov (Ukraine)   Immobilizing properties of alkaline cementitious systems
17:00   Departure of bus, Castle Evening

June 16, 2005, Thursday

9:00  P.-C. Aitcin (Canada)   New trends in high-performance concrete
9:30  M. Drabik (Slovakia)   MDF compositions based on Portland cement, chemistry & technology aspects
9:45  V. Mechtcherine (Germany)   Development and testing of quasi-ductile cementitious composites
10:00  L. Kucharska, D. Logon (Poland)   Influence of the composition of matrices in HPFRCC on the effects of their ageing
10:15  D. Saje (Slovenia)   Prediction model of 28 day compressive strength of high strength concrete
10:30   Coffee / Tea break
11:00  H. Xu, S. Mindess (Canada)   Effects of polymers on steel reinforced round concrete panel under impact loading
11:15  A. Bajza, I. Rousekova, J. Ugorcakova (Slovakia)   Migrating corrosion inhibitor for steel reinforcement protection
11:30  M. Jirickova, E. Mnahoncakova, D. Stoklasova, R. Cerny (Czech Republic)   Measurement of heat, moisture and salt transport and storage properties of HPC
11:45  Z. Pavlik, L. Fiala, R. Cerny (Czech Republic)   Determination of Chloride Diffusion Coefficient in Cement Paste and Cement Mortar using Methods of Inverse Modeling
12:00  V. Corobceanu (Romania)   Effect of fibers introduced in concrete on durability of prestressed concrete elements
12:15  R. Korzeniowski (Poland)   Analysis of the effect of carbonation on moisture, temperature and stress distributions in RC structures
12:30   Lunch
14:00  B. L. Karihaloo, H. M. Abdalla (United Kingdom)   A simple method for the determination of the true specific fracture energy of concrete
14:15  M. Vorechovsky, Z. P. Bazant, D. Novak (Czech Republic, U.S.A.)   Combined size effect for crack initiation problem: interplay of length scales
14:45  J. Jerabek, R. Chudoba, P. Konvalinka (Czech Republic)   Stochastic simulation of textile-reinforced concrete using the chain of interacting crack bridges
15:00  D. Novak, J. Knezek (Czech Republic)   Cement-based composites: Statistical modelling of experiments
15:15  S. Leonovich (Belarus)   Fracture Mechanics of Self-Stressed Concrete
15:30   Coffee / Tea break
16:00  S. Toutanji (U.S.A.)   New Composite Materials for Civil Engineering Application
16:15  I. Janotka, S. Kiss, V. Papajova (Slovakia)   Cement-based filler fixed between two geotextile layers (GCBL) for mechanical and corrosion protection of pipe-lines
16:30  H. Y. Ghorab, H. E. H. Ahmed (Egypt)   The suitability of Egyptian aggregates for concrete manufacture
16:45  H. Y. Ghorab, A. Anter, H. El-Miniyawi, S. F. M. El-Deghadi (Egypt)   Local materials for non-traditional construction: Stabilization of soil and industrial wastes
17:00  J. Lukas (Czech Republic)   First steel-concrete footbridge with high strength self-compacting concrete C 80/95 in the Czech Republic
17:15  V. Bilek (Czech Republic)   Experience of using slag alkaline concrete in Czech Republic
17:30   Closing of the symposium


V. Bilek (Czech Republic)  Concrete with human face
Corobceanu Vladimir, Razvan Giusca (Romania)  Techniques used in determining the quality of concrete
A. Hubacek (Czech Republic)  Study of the aerated self compacting concrete
M. Hubertova (Czech Republic)  Light Self Compacting Concrete
M. Jirickova, E. Mnahoncakova, R. Cerny (Czech Republic)  Moisture Transport and Storage Properties of Cracked High Performance Concrete
P. Kubicek (Czech Republic)  Admixture influence on durability of Self Compacting Concretes (SCC)
S. Modry (Czech Republic)  Mitigation of AAR in cement mortars by lithium salts
L. Routil, V. Vesely, Z. Kersner, V. Bilek, T. Mosler (Czech Republic)  Experiments and Statistical Modelling of Prestressed Railway Sleepers
V. Vesely, Z. Kersner, L. Routil, D. Lehky (Czech Republic)  Size extrapolations of fracture experiment: asymptotic fracture parameters and R-curves
J. Zach, Z. Krcek, O. Matejka (Czech Republic)  Utilization of superplasticising admixtures based on polyacrylates for the ready mix


Camera-ready paper instructions are introduced in file CameraReadyPaper.rtf. Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers is April 30, 2005.


Registration information and form are included in file RegistrationForm.rtf.


The 2nd International symposium Non-Traditional Cement and Concrete will be held from 14th to 16th June 2005 in Hotel Continental Brno, Kounicova 6, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic (http://www.continentalbrno.cz/).


As the symposium will be held at the Hotel Continental Brno*** the accommodation in this hotel is recommended. Special symposium fees will be available if you write “NTCC 2005” on the hotel registration form into “special requirement” column.


Simultaneously with the symposium program a program for accompanying persons is being prepared which include sightseeing tours around Brno itself and trips around castles and the scenery in the vicinity of Brno.


2-day post symposium trip will be organised to some lovely area in our country called Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise). This area is rich in castles, chateaux, and natural beauty spots (Rock Towns). The return will be possible to Brno or to Prague (airport). The price of the post-symposium trip will be 100–120 EUR.


Registration fee  330 EUR
Students and developing country  230 EUR
Accompanying persons  80 EUR


Bank:  Československá obchodní banka
Address:  Milady Horákové 6
  601 79 Brno
  Czech Republic
Account No.:  111044081/0300
Variable code:  1242501
IBAN:  CZ3003000000000111044081
Swift code:  CEKO-CZ-PP
Full name of organization:  Vysoké učení technické v Brně

Please send copy of payment. Note: ICO 00216305 and DIC CZ00216305 are used in case of payment from Czech Republic.


Vlastimil Bilek   Zbynek Kersner   Dita Matesova
Florentina Pernica   Petr Frantik   David Lehky
Ladislav Routil   Vaclav Vesely   Miroslav Vorechovsky


Dr. Vlastimil Bilek
ZPSV Uh. Ostroh, a.s.
Krizikova 68
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

Tel./fax: +420 532 045 582
E-mail: bilek@zpsv.cz