The second ViaCon Group Production Meeting which took place in November 13-15, 2019 in Győr (Hungary) gathered almost 30 participants from 9 countries. It was a great opportunity to exchange knowledge regarding such areas as production, purchasing, quality, HSE, maintenance and LEAN manufacturing. Presentations and discussions were accompanied by creative thinking workshops.
Combat Engineer 2019
ViaCon presents its offer at Europe’s largest dedicated military engineering event - Combat Engineer 2019 that is being held in Cracow. This is a second edition of the conference taking place in Cracow, previously it was held in Prague, Nuremberg and twice in Munich. The next conference is scheduled on 17th - 19th of November 2020.
To learn more go to: defenceleaders.com
7th Independence Run in Rydzyna
62nd Road Technical Days
ViaCon took part in the 62nd Road Technical Days that were held in Stryków, Poland. This scientific and technical conference was divided into 8 sessions covering subjects of innovations in road engineering, new technologies of road surfaces, legislative changes regarding public roads and improvement of road safety. This 3-day event was held under the honorary patronage od Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways in Poland. There were several papers presented during the conference including the one prepared by our employee, Piotr Tomala, who gave a speech on road engineering structures.
The Independence Day
Due to the commemoration of the Independence Day our office will be closed on Monday, November 11th.
26th World Road Congress
The 26th World Road Congress is being held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This event, organised every four years aims to share worldwide knowledge, trends and best practises in the fields of road, infrastructures and transport. More than 120 countries have their representatives from both public and private sector. ViaCon is present there at two booths, one gathering Polish companies and the other shared with our great Partner Eco.
For more information go to the official website:
We’ve got a champion!
ViaCon Group has many hidden sports talents - Stefan Nordström, our Chairman of the Board of Directors, is one of them.
He came second during the Laser Master World Championships 2019. We’ve asked him to tell us a few words about his passion. Feel invited to read:
"Every year there is a Laser Master World Championships which is open for all sailors from the age of 35 given a selection from each National team. The Laser is since 1996 one of the Olympic classes in sailing and is a very demanding and physical one-man boat to race, especially in strong winds.
To eliminate the physical prerequisites between younger and older sailors and time since you were an elite sailor, the racing is divided into age groups with 10 years separating them.
The Laser Master World Championships attracts many former elite sailors from several different types of boats with many medals from the Olympics, World Championships, European Championships, National Championships etc and in total 306 sailors participated this year. For former elite sailors, the annual Laser Master World Championships is one of the top arenas to still race and compete like in the former days. The age group of 55-64 year olds, where I participated this year, has the highest concentration of former Olympic and World Champions and around 60 sailors participated in this group this year.
The racing this year was very demanding with difficult and changing wind conditions. After five days and 9 races I was in third place with one point to the silver position. This made the racing on the sixth and final day very competitive and testing and after two nail-biting races on Saturday Sep 14, I managed to move up one position to take the Silver."
Pictures taken from the official website: http://2019-masters.laser-worlds.com/media/
Rydzyna Wamet Run
More than 150 people took part in the "Rydzyna Wamet Run" that was held last weekend. Among the participants there was also a ViaCon team. Congratulations to everyone on the results!
ViaCon provided promotional gadgets for the lottery organized during the event.
The photographs sourced from elka.pl and leszno24.pl, go to: elka.pl photo gallery; leszno24.pl photo gallery
Rewa 2019 Sailing Regatta
XXXIII Friendship Run
Our employees: Wojciech Janowicz, Jakub Ciesielski and Tomasz Poprawski took part in the XXXIII Friendship Run in Widziszewo. They ran 10-kilometer-long distance and reached the finish line as the 1st, 7th and 15th respectively in their age categories.
Congratulations! We keep fingers crossed for further successes!
Discovery Channel at ViaCon
On the 1st of August we gained a new experience. A film crew from the Discovery Channel recorded loading and transport of our retention tank made from HelCor pipes. The material will be used in a an episode of a new series called “the Specialists” showing women occupying typically masculine professions. We cannot wait for the results of the cooperation and we will definitely inform you about the availability of the film.
Have you ever considered the threat that roads pose to wild animals? Especially when the roads cross forest areas.
With several lines of traffic and speeding cars and trucks these roads can be death traps for wild animals.
As the traffic volume goes up and up and new generations of cars allow us to travel faster than ever before, large numbers of wild animals are getting killed every year, which is also very dangerous for people. Having a frontal collision with a moose or a wild boar can at least end up with severe damage to your car, not to mention the worst.
Crossing structures allow wildlife to move safely through national parks and forest areas split by major transportation corridors. The crossings protect both humans and animals. In order to confirm the effectiveness of the wildlife crossings the motion activated cameras are installed. Thanks to wildlife crossings the number of animal deaths is reduced.
the 7 Peaks Run
We are absolutely impressed by the sports stunts of our colleague Paweł Radziemski. Last Thursday Paul took part in the ultramarathon called “7 Peaks Run” which is a part of the Lower Silesian Mountain Running Festival. Paweł covered the distance of 240 kilometres in 46 hours 18 minutes and 26 seconds. Congratulations!
CSPI Photo contest
Photographs taken by ViaCon employees from Poland, Finland, Lithuania and Bulgaria awarded in the competition organized by CSPI.
Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute form Canada organizes an annual contest for the best product photographs. This year there were more than 110 submissions from several countries. ViaCon Finland came out as a winner of a category named “the best construction” and reached the podium for the best manufacturing / product details photo. A picture submitted by ViaCon Poland held second place as “the best bridge”. Take a look at our gallery.
More about the contest on: http://www.cspi.ca/
Pecor Quattro trash bins
ViaCon cares about its neighbourhood and sponsored 23 trash bins that are placed by Rydzyński Reservoir in the near vicinity of our factory in Poland. The trash bins are made of our Pecor Quattro pipes. We do hope that it will help to effectively eliminate the problem of littering on the paths around the reservoir.
June 21st closed
Please be aware that our Office will be closed on 21st June (Friday) 2019. We are sorry for the inconveniences.
The Bronze Cross of Merit
It is a privilege and a great pleasure to announce that Leszek Janusz, the CEO of ViaCon Group, has been awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit for outstanding achievement in road construction by The President of Poland.
We are all very proud and happy and we warmly congratulate Leszek on receiving this prestigious award!
We would like to thank the organizers of the event: the Institute for Civil Engineering of the Poznan University of Technology and Greater Poland Division of the Polish Bridge Constructors’ Union for arranging such a great bridge seminar. It is our long tradition to attend the bridge seminar in Rosnówko and we hope to celebrate next years’ even edition of the XXXth seminar.
Three teams representing ViaCon participated yesterday in Ekiden, the annual relay race around Malta Lake in Poznań. The event promotes a collaborative environment as teams work together to cross the finish line.
Members of each team, consisting of 6 people, have to cover a total distance equal to the length of the marathon.
First leg runners covers a distance of 7.195 km, next two runners cover 10 km legs each and next three runners cover 5 km legs each. All together - 42.195 km.
Congratulations on the great results!
Young Engineers Colloquium 2019
ViaCon is among sponsors of The Young Engineers Colloquium 2019. This annual event organized by the German Group of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering & Co-Organized with the Polish Group of IABSE is devoted to young engineers and pratictioners. This yers’ edition is taking place from 11th to 12th October 2019 at the Technische Universität Berlin.
If you are a young engineer or PhD student born in 1985 or later from the civil engineering community, you can present your student project, PhD research or construction project.
The best presentations will be awarded with prizes valued up to 1000 EUR! Deadline for papers submission: 15th of July 2019.
For more information visit the official site of the event: http://dev.iabse.de/en/yec-2019/
Brave Kids 2019
ViaCon supports Brave Kids project, a great artistic initiative that started ten years ago in Wroclaw. This year Poland hosts kids from Columbia, Salvador, India, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Peru, South Korea, Kenia, Palestine and Georgia. The young representants of various countries and diverse backgrounds have a great opportunity to express themselves and their culture. Many of them derive from poor or socially excluded communities. Some of them are orphans, partly disabled or traumatized by political and social conflicts. By collaborating around a performance project, the participants develop the ability to communicate, learn to understand difference and celebrate common experience. The project helps children to make positive steps towards transformation in their own lives and in their communities in the long-term.
The event is held under the patronage of UNESCO. The official website of Brave Kids: http://www.bravekids.eu/en/p/idea
Cleaning of the Dominickie Lake
ViaCon, one of the sponsors of the event, would like to thank all the participants who were engaged in the action of cleaning of the Dominickie Lake. We fully support this local environmental initiative hoping to see even more eco-friendly enthusiasts next year.
For more pictures visit: https://leszno24.pl
Onur Basar, Adam Czerepak, Karol Bzdawka and Yavuz Gozubuyuk represented ViaCon at the Corrosion and Surface Protection for Steel 2019 International Symposium and Exhibition. This biannual event, organized by the Turkish Constructional Steelwork Association in coordination with the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork, was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 22-24 May 2019.
In the third session Karol Bzdawka presented a lecture entitled: “Corrosion-abrasion joined action in steel culverts and its preventive measures".
More about CASP2019 on the official site: http://casp2019.org/en/