Welcome to Web-site of The Nordic Concrete Federation (NCF)

Welcome to Web-site of The Nordic Concrete Federation (NCF)

We have the pleasure to welcome you to the Web-site of the Nordic Concrete Federation (NCF).

The Nordic Concrete Federation (NCF) is a collaboration organization of the concrete associations in the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

NCF is publishing bi – annually publications (NCR) and proceedings from Nordic workshops. Previously issues will you find under publications.

This website contains no informations of the national activities of each nordic countries.
Please go to each national sites for more informations.

Professor Johan Silfwerbrand is awarded The Nordic Concrete Federation Medal of 2022!

Congratulations on the much-deserved award, Johan!

Reasons based on the statutes:
Johan Silfwerbrand has for many years been very active on both the national, the Nordic, and the international concrete scene. He serves as an ambassador for the excellent performance of well-designed concrete structures and material.
Through his shared position as Professor at Structural Design and Bridges at KTH and as manager of CBI Betonginstitutet, Johan Silfwerbrand has for many years had a strong influence on the research and innovation related to concrete. Since 2014, he has been working full-time at KTH as Professor with responsibility for research and education within bridge design.
Johan Silfwerbrand’s work covers both concrete structural design and concrete technology within a number of applications, e.g: concrete repair work, self-compacting concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, concrete floors for industrial use, and issues related to fire.
Johan Silfwerbrand is an enthusiastic believer in interaction between human beings. He has produced a long list of scientific articles, alone or with co-authors. He is assigned as editor with the Swedish journal “Betong” and chief editor of the journal “Nordic Concrete Research”, the latter transferring from a subscription based paper journal to a digital Open Access journal with a substantial increase in audience.
Johan Silfwerbrand is active within professional and networking activities like the Swedish Concrete Association, the Research Committee of the Nordic Concrete Federation, Swedish Universities of the Built Environment (SBU), the Swedish Institute for Standards, ACI and fib.

Board meeting of the Nordic Concrete Federation in Copenhagen, April 2022.
Marianne Tange Hasholt
Chair of the NCF Board

Tobias Danner was awarded the NCR Best paper Award in Stockholm!

During the Nordic Concrete Research Symopsium in Stockholm, Tobias Danner was awarded the award for best research article, Danner received the award for the article Tobias Danner, Harald Justnes:
“The Influence of Production Parameters on Pozzolanic Reactivity of Calcined Clays” which was published in Nordic Concrete Research, no. 59, 2018.

The Nordic Concrete Research Best Paper Award is awarded every three years during the Nordic Concrete Research Symposium. The prize is awarded to 1-2 young researchers (under 35 years of age at the time of publication) for an article published in the Nordic Concrete Research Journal in the time between two symposia. In the assessment of the articles, emphasis is placed on news value, research method and the authors’ communication skills. This time it was five years since the last symposium and thus five years since the previous award. This year’s award was therefore extra high and Tobias Danner is warmly congratulated for the best article from a total of ten publications of the Nordic Concrete Research Journal.

The above-mentioned article is distinguished by an innovative and relevant topic, thorough research and documentation and a clear presentation of the material.

Nordic Concrete Journal is published twice a year and each issue contains 6 to 8 Nordic scientific articles. The NCR Journal is free and can be read by anyone. Read more about NCR Journal here.

Are you ready for the XXIV NORDIC CONCRETE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 16th to 19th august 2022?

Nordic Concrete Federation (NCF) welcomes colleagues from the Nordics and Baltic interested in concrete research and education to the XXIV Nordic Concrete Research Symposium. The Symposium will cover all aspects of concrete related to materials, design, production, construction, use/application and sustainability.


If you have any questions regarding this symposium – please see the website.

Please join The Nordic workshop: Recent developments of UltraHigh Performance Concrete (UHPC) for structural applications

The participants of the project have the pleasure of inviting you to a Nordicworkshop 9. December 13:00 – 16:00 (CET) on recent developments of UHPC for structural concrete in the Nordic countries.
UHPC is often associated with high material cost because of high cement content and specially selected materials. The latter also through need of special handling by concrete producers. Klick her efor more Information and program: Nordicworkshop 9. December
For registration (free of charge) please send an email to: tor.hammer@sintef.no until 7. December.
Venue: Online using “Teams”- A link will be submitted by email after registration.