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336 participants from 35 different nations
7th ICAAC celebrates 100 years of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete
The conference venue, located in the heart of Prague, provided a picturesque backdrop to the event. The organizers ensured that the participants had a seamless and enjoyable experience. From registration to session transitions, everything was well-organized and efficient. The social events provided ample opportunity to network with each other and promote interdisciplinary dialogue.
The conference brought together numerous international experts from scientific institutes, manufacturers of AAC, raw material suppliers, AAC plant manufacturers and associations connected to the EAACA. Individuals from the building sector, such as architects, planners, civil engineers, builders and investors were present as well.
The plenary session inaugurated the 7th ICAAC with speeches provided by the representatives of the EAACA and leading AAC producers. The conference was honored by the attendance and speeches of Mr. Eduard Muřický, Deputy Minister representing Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic and Ms. Dita Charanzova, the European Parliament’s Vice-President, MEP (Renew, Czechia). The plenary session culminated with the holo-show performance presenting the AAC history and future.
One of the highlights of the 7th ICAAC was the diverse range of topics covered during the various sessions. Researchers, engineers and other experts presented their work and insights on AAC. The topics spanned from new manufacturing techniques, material advancements and building physics to sustainability, design and construction methodologies. This diversity allowed attendees to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current state of AAC technology and its potential for the future.
The international speakers were highly knowledgeable and inspirational, offering fresh perspectives on the sustainability and practicality of AAC in modern construction. The passion of these experts for eco-friendly building materials was palpable and contagious. Their talks served as a call to action for industry professionals to promote AAC as a more sustainable alternative. The conference programme offered almost 80 lectures on 14 subject areas and thus represented the broad spectrum of research and applications of this modern building material, ranging from structure engineering to sustainability, re-carbonation, energy efficiency and digitalization.
In the accompanying exhibition the participants had the opportunity to engage with plant equipment manufacturers, suppliers as well as AAC producers, to discuss state-of-the-art technologies and products firsthand. The combination of trade exhibition and conference offered visitors considerable added value.
The networking opportunities were a significant asset of the conference. Attendees had the chance to connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and establish potential collaborations.
In conclusion, the 7th International Conference on Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in Prague was an outstanding success. It served as a pivotal platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge related to AAC, fostering a sense of unity among those committed to sustainable construction practices. The beautiful location, insightful sessions, and ample networking opportunities made this event an invaluable experience for all who attended. The future of AAC as a leading sustainable building material looks promising, thanks in part to the collaborative spirit and shared enthusiasm evident at this conference.