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VI Ibero-american seminar on construction materials
Annual Assembly of the Ibero-american Federation of Arids Producers (FIPA)



Realized On November 5, 6 and 7, 2008
  Ciudad de Mar del Plata - Pcia. Buenos Aires - Argentina.


 The Chamber of Stone from the Province of Buenos Aires, in conjunction with the National Technological UniversiTy and the Politechnical University of Madrid, through its High Technical School of Engineers in Mines, promote and organize the FIRST ARGENTINE CONGRESS ON ARIDS, which will include the VI IBERO-AMERICAN CONFERENCES ON CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS and the ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE IBERO-AMERICAN PRODUCERS OF ARIDS (FIPA).

These gatherings will be attended by representatives of the production, government and corporate areas as well as by scientists and professors of the highest national and international level. Specialists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal will also be present in the events. These days, in Argentina, both the production of arids and of industrial minerals are one of the most important resources of the economic activity in that they contribute to the evolution of cities and their populations, which they communicate and supply, associating vial infrastructure with construction. Thus, the production of arids and construction materials becomes a major cornerstone for national development and life.

Given the significance of these topics and with a view to strengthening the introduction of advanced professional criteria in all processes pertaining to the production of arids, the organizing institutions invite all those who take an interest in this field to expose their papers and participate in the event.

Simultaneously, the Expo Arids will be held, a show wherein there will be plenty of stands offerings their products, systems and the latest technologies that are setting the trends of the sector.


  • To divulge technologies and processes of the arids industry in Argentina and in Ibero-America , as a way to help society know more about this industry and its contribution to the development of the country.

  • To assess the actual dimension of the sector and its impact so as to improve and strengthen the relation it has with the society it lives with.

  • To count with a place wherein the latest technologies can be accessed with a view to implementing sound mining practices in the processes, which are essential to minimize negative impact on the environment.



  • Machinnery, Technologies and processes.
  • Access to mineral resources.
  • The environment and territorial ordering.
  • Social medium and local development.
  • Safety and labor health.
  • Mining legislation.
  • Information, Communication and Image.
  • The mining of Arids in Ibero-America.
  • Concrete and its components.
  • The use of ornamental stone.
  • Plasters, lime and other materials.


National, provincial, municipal and foreign Associations, universities; professionals from the sector, engineers and geologists, entrepreneurs, technicians, urban planners, and consultants; experts on the Environment, Quality Control and Labor Health, national, provincial and municipal officers, goods, technologies and services suppliers and the media.

Asociación Argentina de Tecnología del Hormigón Hc Pumper Igarreta Máquinas Orica Mining Services Sharp Oscar Mancini S.A. Bridgestore Scria. Minería de la Nación Municipalidad Gral. Pueyrredón Consejo Profesional de Ciencias Naturales de la Prov. de Bs. As. Goodyear Thyssenkrupp Fortinox

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