CONCRETE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION is an voluntary and independent organization of legal personality, established in 1994.
ASSOCIATION concentrates companies producing concrete, as well as accompanying research and design units and producers of materials and equipment construction.
The members of the Association is producers authority of Precast Concrete and AAC as well as cooperating companies and companies as legal subject.
The Association represents interests of concrete industry in the common range of all members subject related to domestic state authorities and local, as well as domestic and foreign associations and institutions.
The Association is a member of the European Autoclaved Aerated Association (EAACA) since 1996 and the International Federation for the Precast Concrete (BIBM) since 2007.
The Logo of the association with the B letter in the middle underlines the importance which Concrete Producers Associations members attach to questions of quality and safety of the construction concrete production.
Since the establishment, the association has been taking up activities aiming promotion and progress of concrete industry, including: organizing contests, conferences, publishing and training activities as well as others initiatives focusing on changing the image of concrete industry. Since 1998, scientific-technical conferenes concerning problems of concrete are periodically organized. The latest 4th International Conference took place in Zegrze in 2007 and it assembled 190 designers, architects, investors, representatives of scientific circles, foreign guests, representatives of domestic and foreign press. Students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology and Białystok University of Technology were also invited.
Besides of contests and conferences, the Association aims at reaching numerous members of the investment process through its editors activity. The Association published two editions of Guide for cellular concrete users, as well as Guide for floors designers. Moreover, since 2001 the Association has been publishing a 15 thousand Copies magazine promoting AAC titled Guide for designing and building in cellular concrete. Till today has been edited 11 numbers of this popular magazine. In 2008, the 6th edition of "Porenbeton Handbuch" had been published by the AAC German Concrete Producers Association was published. In February the Polish version was published. In 2009, the Association got permission for translation from English the handbook a Little Book of Concrete, which is "Książeczka o prefabrykacji betonowej" in the Polish version. This handbook will be distributed in construction and construction materials community, universities, associations, etc.
The Association takes a part in a wide range of normalization activities concerning to concrete. The Association takes active part in the works of Technical Committee called by Polish Normalization Committee. At present, on behalf of SPB, nine members are taking active part in the works of the Committees. We are the most numerously represented in the Technical Committee TC-195 as well as TC-193. The most important achievement of the association is elaboration and issues the documentation of 1400 assortments of concrete.
In 2014, the Association began a publishing cycle entitled "Prefabrication - quality, durability, diversity." The purpose of this undertaking is to comprehensively present the possibilities of modern concrete prefabrication and to provide maximum reliable information to participants of the investment process about this very important, but too often underestimated type of construction. The entire publication has been divided into thematic blocks, which have been presented in six subsequent notebooks.
In 2015, the Association started publishing Thematic Notebooks on the subject of autoclaved aerated concrete (ABK). The purpose of this undertaking is a comprehensive and reliable presentation of the implementation possibilities of construction using ABK - the material with the largest share in the erection of walls in Poland. The whole study was divided into 4 thematic blocks. The entire publishing house was completed in September 2017. Both prefabrication and ABK notebooks are addressed primarily to designers, architects, engineers, investors, contractors as a source of knowledge and a workshop on the use of modern concrete prefabrication and ABK in various types of construction. They should also be a textbook for students and high school students educating in the field of construction.
In 2017, after a 10-year break, the Association returned to the organization of the "Zegrzyński Conferences", which took place in the years 1999 - 2007. The conferences that currently take place in a 2-year cycle are addressed to a wide range of architects, designers, constructors, investors , contractors, the scientific community and other participants in the construction process. The theme of the conference is to determine the place and role of precast concrete and aerated concrete in modern construction. The conferences are organized in odd-numbered years at the Narvil Hotel in Serock near Warsaw.
The conference was also accompanied by exhibitions of awarded diploma works of university students in the country. The jury consisting of representatives of science and industry evaluated these works and the best students during the conference were awarded with cash prizes funded by SPB. Both the "SPB 2017" and "SPB 2019" Conference have been positively assessed in terms of organization and content.
We are currently preparing for the 7th Conference "SPB 2021", which will take place on October 12-13, 2021 at the Narvil Hotel in Serock.