The 12 most interesting Spanish-language concrete websites and blogs in 2021
Spain and Latin America are leaders in the construction sector. Their companies are among the most dynamic and innovative in the world. Interest among users and professionals has grown particularly in the last 20 years, and this includes the concrete industry. Therefore, companies and professional associations have decided to meet this demand with internet publications (blogs and websites) that provide information about the sector, its processes and its changes.
In this selection, you will find the 12 must-know Spanish-language websites in 2021 to stay up to date on the latest news about concrete. This list is a continuation of the previous post about the 12 most relevant concrete websites in English.
‘Hormigón al día’ is the reference for concrete and the construction industry in Latin America. It is the magazine of the well-known Instituto del Cemento y del Hormigón de Chile (Institute of Cement and Concrete Chile). If you want to keep up to date with new techniques, the latest equipment and regulatory changes in the countries of South America, this is the website to type into your browser.
The Chilean institution that publishes the magazine ‘Hormigón al día’ takes second position. Its website has a complete technical library on specific aspects of building, such as non-structural cracks in reinforced concrete walls, shotcrete or precast concrete pavements. An essential reference for engineers and construction managers.
Moving over to Spain, you have to start with this blog. Víctor Yepes, Doctor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Construction Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia offers, among other aspects, a varied collection of articles and studies, a complete technical thesaurus and a blog on all kinds of topics related to the production of concrete and its use.
HCM, a concrete production company based in Cuenca (Spain) has an interesting blog that, in their own words, “was born with the aim of being something more than just a newsletter on the work we have carried out. We want you to know everything about concrete. We hope that you gain knowledge, and that it is a significant help in your decision to look for and find concrete for individuals, or to find concrete for larger construction sites.”
ANDECE is the National Association of the Precast Concrete Industry. With headquarters in Madrid, it brings together companies within the sector in Spain. Its blog is one of the most up-to-date websites in Spain about precast concrete.
An institution dedicated to research, consultancy and dissemination of technical knowledge on everything related to cement, as well as derived products such as concrete. Its publications section offers technical guides, standards, research and other resources, such as videos and manuals.
A Spanish website where you can learn about the prefabricated and modular housing construction sector. In its blog, it provides information about the advantages of modular housing from a technical, economical and ecological point of view. In addition, they have a complete catalogue where you can buy a modular house, if you like.
ANEFHOP stands for the Spanish National Association of Ready Mixed Concrete Manufacturers, which groups the main companies in the sector. Its website has a news section and a blog, as well as a specific concrete area where you can find everything from technical and legal documentation to training courses.
This site has information about the advances and developments of concrete worldwide, and specifically in Colombia. It has an open, updated blog and a library with documentation under review. It also has an audiovisual and online training offer.
Another Spanish company from Las Rozas (Madrid) that is dedicated to the prefabricated concrete houses sector. Its interesting blog discusses aspects such as decoration, construction time and design of modular and prefabricated housing.
This platform seeks to bring together all the agents involved in the scientific, technological and business development of the concrete sector. It is composed of: ANDECE, ANEFHOP, ANFAH, FDA, IECA and OFICEMEN. Its sections, in Spanish and in English, and in particular the blog and publications sections, have entries with a strong focus on sustainability and energy efficiency.
Although it’s not the done thing to blow your own trumpet, both our website, and specifically the blog (which is in English and Spanish) show our commitment to the industry’s hot topics, such as sustainability and innovation. On our website, we also explain basic topics such as how a plant works in terms that everyone can understand, we provide the latest information on intelligent systems and big data applied to the industry and we cover the most useful mobile apps for construction professionals.
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