The competition Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2021 begins

The competition Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2021 begins

What will be the best Estonian concrete building of 2021?

The Estonian Concrete Association and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia have announced the Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2021 contest. The aim of the contest is to raise the reputation of concrete as a domestic building material and to contribute to the development of concrete architecture, concrete technology and concrete construction.

“The Estonian construction landscape is full of brisk construction activities and many necessary buildings will be completed this year,” said Imre Leetma, the Chairman of the Estonian Concrete Association. “All completed concrete buildings will be expected to the contest.”

The contest is open to entries including:

  • - constructions – buildings and structures – that will be handed over to the client during the year 2021;
  • constructions that have not yet been previously submitted to the competition;
  • designs and proceedings may be entered as well.

The winner of the contest is the object or proceeding where a significant part has been on an enterprise registered in Estonia and on concrete materials delivered from Estonia. In selecting the winner, the professionalism of engineering and construction are taken into account, as well as the exactingness, quality, and innovation of the object.
The Grand Prix of the contest goes to the author of the winning idea. The contractor, engineer, constructor, formwork supplier, and concrete supplier will be recognized as well. See also: Terms of the competition.

The jury comprises of representatives of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs, the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies, the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia, AS Kunda Nordic Tsement and construction journalism. The jury is summoned by the promoter of the contest.

The deadline for submissions is 3 December 2021.
The winner will be announced on the Estonian Concrete Day in March 2022.

Source: Estonian Concrete Association and Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia

CABRO™ team to attend a trade fair next week in Finland

CABRO™ team to attend a trade fair next week in Finland

Next week, 14-16 October, E-Betoonelement agricultural and environmental product team CABRO ™ will attend the KoneAgria agricultre fair in Tampere, Finland. They will introduce Acontank™ containers, which have been well received on the Finnish market.

Acontank™ farm containers are:
- with long service life (corrosion and leakproof);
– maintenance-free;
- with flexible installation: ground, half or fully reclaimed;
- taylormade: with open or covered structure;
– easy and quick to install.

The KoneAgria trade fair is a traditional event for agricultural and forestry professionals, which will take place in Tampere this autumn through an even more thorough and diverse organisation than in previous years. The exhibits of the fair include a wide range from plant breeding, animal husbandry to forestry. Machines, equipment, accessories and services - all will be presented.

Opening hours:
Thursday (14.10) at 9:00-19:00
Friday (15.10) at 9:00-17:00
Saturday (16.10) at 9:00-16:00

The CABRO ™ team is looking forward to meet you at the D138 booth on all days of the fair.

Read more abut the fair:

Concrete Technology Day takes place on 20 October

Concrete Technology Day takes place on 20 October

This year's Concrete Technology Day will be held on the 20th of October at the Tallinn University of Applied Sciences (Pärnu mnt 62). It is the 16th time for the Estonian Concrete Association and Tallinn University of Applied Sciences to organise the event. The moderator of the event will be Jüri Tamm, a lecturer at Tallinn University of Applied Sciences.


11.40 Registration

12.00 Opening speech

12.10 Construction of tunnels without disrupting rail traffic, Robert Sinikas, TREV-2 Grupp, Project Manager

12.50 Alkali-aggregate reactions in concrete. Martti Kiisa, Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, professor

Award: Concrete Friend 2021

13.40 Coffee break in the lobby of floor IV

14.40 Results of the Õismäe concrete road test section survey. Ain Kendra, T-Konsult, konsultant

15.10 An Efficient, Economic and Sustainable way of connection precast concrete elements (in English) Trond Erik Skarshaug, Executive Director Espen Lundman Solberg, Sales Director, Invisible Connections

16.10 The joint study and accommodation building of the Narva Study Centre of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and the University of Tartu Narva College. Peeter Tambu, Chief City Architect of Narva, adviser to the Academy of Internal Affairs

16.40 Summary of the Technology Day

Participants will receive 3.9 points of in-service training for the Estonian Civil Engineers Association.

Please submit your registration form by 14 October at the latest via e-mail to Download the registration form here.

Digital COVID Certificate is required to attend the event.

The participation fee is 75 euros. For members of the Estonian Concrete Association 50 euros. Free attendance for full-time students and lecturers of universities. 20% VAT is added to the price.

For more information call 648 1918 or 50 36650

Source: Estonian Concrete Association

CABRO ™ silos can now carry heavy machinery of up to 30 tons

CABRO ™ silos can now carry heavy machinery of up to 30 tons

Aconsilo™ storage

The agricultural unit CABRO™ is building an Aconsilo™ silage storage facility at Vändra OÜ Sõõrikese farm in Pärnu County. This silo is larger and more spacious than ever, enabling to use heavy machinery of 30 tons to press the silage mass.

Kaido Kindel, CABRO™ project manager for agricultural and environmental products: The soon to be completed Aconsilo™ storage at Sõõrikese farm will allow us to store more crops and forage for animals than our previous silos. Our standard silos have the construction that allows to use the equipment of up to 20 tons to press the silage, but now we have considered our customer’s special wishes and needs and built a silo at Sõõrikese farm where machinery of up to 30 tons can be used to make silage. In addition, the completed silo will also have higher-than-usual retaining wall elements with the height of up to 4 meters.”

E-Betoonelement's customers have preferred Aconsilo™ silos for decades because they are reliable and easy to build. The CABRO™ team organizes the production of silos from the preparation of working drawings to the entire required construction work – meaning, it’s a complete package. In addition, the silos are built with high-quality concrete, thus withstanding acidic silage juice. The product has all the necessary silage juice collection system, and in the future, silos based on the elemental solution can be easily expanded, if necessary

See and learn more about CABRO™ environmental and agricultural products here.


Estonian Concrete Association calls for participation in training: Concrete Cosmetics - Why and How?

Estonian Concrete Association calls for participation in training: Concrete Cosmetics - Why and How?

Estonian Concrete Association invites to participate in the training "Concrete Cosmetics - Why and How?" on September 23, 2021, at Tallinn University of Technology, Pärnu mnt. 62.

The training focuses on how to achieve ideal concrete surface that meets expectations.


10.00 Registration

10.30 Authentic, purecast concrete surface ideals and reality. Kalev Ramjalg

11.15 The courage to discover and experiment. An architect's view on his creation in the context of the topic of the day. Martin Aunin

12.00 12 years of experience in Estonia and current Japan-influenced experiments. Lemmik Loopere

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Practical examples from Italy, Novacolor; Practical examples from Estonia, Lacore. Kaia Reimo

14.45 Practical examples from France, Guard Industry. Olivier Gatey; Introduction by the Estonian representative, Clean Investment. Siim Jõgi. Rene Sieberk

15.45 Discussion with lecturers and viewing samples

16.15 End of the training

Participants will receive presentation materials and lunch. Participation requires registration by 17 September 20121 at the latest. Please note! Digital COVID Certificate is required to access the training area.

Registration form – 23.09.2021

Price of the training: €75; for members of the Estonian Concrete Association: €50 (plus VAT).

Additional information: phone 648 1918; 503 6650; e-mail:,