Precast Technology America 2016

Precast Technology America 2016

Precast concrete event in Mexico City

On the 29th November 2016, the first Precast Technology America took place. This event was inspired by the Engineering Days in Vienna, the leading seminar organized every 2 years in Vienna and was addressed to users of the precast concrete technology, like project developers, real estate developers and construction companies, who are already using precast concrete elements or who want to use them, as well as precast concrete producers.

Representatives from the biggest Mexican construction companies and precast producers, as well as representatives of important associations and institutes participated in this event.

Industrial building systems and smart production

Mr. Friedrich Steinecker, the Austrian trade commissioner in Mexico made an introduction to the event and greeted all the participants.

In the first part of the event, Christian Prilhofer, CEO at Prilhofer Consulting and Christian Hanser, Managing Director at SAA-RIB gave a lecture on the development of building systems, how successful business models from all over the world can be adapted to the Mexican market and on smart production in the precast factory with BIM (Building Information Modeling).

Architectural design with precast concrete elements and practical examples

In the second part of the event, Dieter Lehnen, Managing Director at ZPP International gave an overview of industrial building systems and architectural design with precast concrete elements-

In the third part of the event, practical examples for construction with precast concrete elements in Venezuela and Uruguay were presented.

Conclusion of the event

The event concluded with a question and answer session with the lecturers and a recommendation how the presented trends in the field of precast technology can be used for new business potentials in Mexico.

The event took place at the residence of the Austrian trade commissioner in Mexico and was organized with the active support of employees of the Austrian Trade Commission in Mexico.