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FINAL Symposium COST NETWORK “NORM4Building” (Use of by-products in construction: dealing with natural radioactivity), Rome, Italy – From 06 June to 08 June 2017

June 6, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - June 8, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

 final“Use of by-products in construction: dealing with natural radioactivity”

FINAL Symposium COST NETWORK “NORM4Building”

This symposium is open for COST and non-COST participants

Dates: 06-08th of June 2017




Instructions for submission Full paper CBM (Construction and building materials) linked to the NORM4Building symposium:

*Deadline for submitting full papers is postponed until Friday 07/07/2017. Please make sure that you submit your paper at the latest on that date.

*The submission website for this journal is located at: http://ees.elsevier.com/conbuildmat/default.asp

*To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue you are editing, it is important that authors select “VSI:NORM in Construction”  when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.


Since January 2014 we have launched the European COST network ‘NORM4Building’ for the use of by-products, from industrial sectors that process naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs), in newly developed construction materials.

Our network that contains more than 120 experts from 30 European countries takes a holistic approach in developing new reuse pathways involving experts on different (technical, chemical, physical, ecological, economical, radiological,…) aspects of the materials. The COST Action also studies the impact of new European legislation such as the Euratom Basic Safety Standards on the newly developed reuse options.


6th June

REGISTRATION: 13.30 – 14.00

14:00-14:30 Introduction F. Bochicchio, C. Nuccetelli, W. Schroeyers, M.Magnoni
14:30-17:00 Session 1: NORM or NOT? (Aula Pocchiari)
  CHAIR Rosabianca Trevisi
14:30-15:00 Key-Note G. Jonkers NORMalisation
15:00-15:30 Key-Note M. Sanjuán Coal bottom ash natural radioactivity
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:20 Presentation K. Kovler The book of NORM4BUILDING: Aims, terminology and introduction
16:20-16:40 Presentation S. Bucci Characterization of Australian garnet abrasive and waste deriving from waterjet cutting in the framework of radiological legislation
16:40-17:00 Presentation F. Puertas Impact of SCM incorporated in the alkali-activated matrix. Radiological and leaching studies

7th June

9:00-12:30 Session 2: New options for the reuse of NORM in construction (Aula Pocchiari)
  CHAIR Francisca Puertas
9:00-9:30 Key-note A. Janssens Challenges in the national implementation of the requirements of the EU-BSS with regard to NORM industries and building materials
9:30-10:00 Key-note F.J. Maringer The European joint research project MetroNORM – Main findings and impact on regulators and industry
10:00-10:20 Presentation D. Vaičiukynienė Zeolitized bottom ashes from biomass combustion as cement replacing components
10:20-10:40 Presentation E. Fidanchevski Optimization of the main process parameters of ceramics production from red mud and clay
10:40-11:00 Presentation T. Kovacs & Z. Sas The NORM4BUILDING & the By-BM databases
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-15:30 Session 3: Measurement protocols for NORM and NORM containing construction materials (Aula Pocchiari)
  CHAIR Harry Friedmann
11:20-11:50 Key-note P. De Felice ENEA-INMRI contribution to MetroNORM project in the field of development of Reference Materials
11:50-12:20 Key-note G. de With A harmonised european norm for the determination of natural radioactivity in construction products
12:20-12:40 Presentation B. Michalik Measurement of radioactivity in building materials – problems encountered and commonly made mistakes
12:40-13:40 Lunch  
13:40-14:00 Presentation M. Magnoni Thoron exhalation rate in stony materials: a simplified approach
14:00-14:20 Presentation F. Leonardi Radon exhalation rate in building materials containing NORM residues via dynamic method: methods and protocol
14:20-14:40 Presentation K. Kovler Indoor radon control based on tabulated values of temporal radon variation
14:40-15:00  Presentation F. Puertas & H. Friedmann The book of NORM4BUILDING: Measurements & practices
15:00-15:30 Coffee break Poster
15:30-16:30 MC meeting (Aula Pocchiari)
17:30 Visit of archeological site and social dinner


8th June

9:00-12:40 Session 4: Assessing the impact of the use of NORM in construction (Aula Pocchiari)
  CHAIR Christian Kunze / Emilija Fidanchevski
9:00-9:30 Key-note P. Vuorinen Assessing ionizing radiation from construction products under Construction Product Regulation CPR — Dose assessment of emitted gamma radiation


Presentation R. Wiegers The book of NORM4BUILDING: Industrial perspectives


Presentation S. Pepin Using RESRAD-BUILD to assess the external dose from building material
10:10-10:30 Presentation T. Croymans Gamma exposure from building materials – a dose model with expanded gamma lines from NORs applicable in non-standard rooms
10:30-11:30 Special Poster session – Coffee break
11:30-11:50 Presentation N. Todorović Radiological impacts assessment for workers in ceramic industry
11:50-12:10 Presentation E. Toth-Bodrogi Immobilization of red mud into clay matrix
12:10-12:30 Presentation S. Friedreich From NORM residues to building materials – Legislation & practice
11:00-12:30 Parallel: EAN NORM Association:(closed session in Aula “Bovet”)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:00 Session 5: Round table in 3 working groups 
WG 5.1 (Aula Cussano) Chair: G. Jonckers: Communication, perception and terminology
WG 5.2  (Aula Pocchiari) Chair: K.Kovler: Pretreatment of NORM residues
WG 5.3 ( Aula Pocchiari) Chair: G. de With: Standardized assessments of construction products
15:40-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Session 6: Future perspectives of the COST Action NORM4BUILDING (Aula Pocchiari)
  CHAIR: Wouter Schroeyers
General discussion with participation of audience



External Dose Assessment from NORM in Building Materials
Yoon Hae Cho, Seung Woo Ji, Jung Hwan Jang, Jae Kook Lee, Kwang Pyo Kim

Biomass ashes characterization and radiological behaviour
M. Martín-Morales, M.M. Alonso, S. Gismera, C. Gascó, J.A. Suárez, M. Zamorano, F. Puertas

Foam ceramic from romanian coal-firing power stations ash processed in microwaves field
Enikö Volceanov, Adrian Volceanov, Simona Badea

Radiological aspects for use of woodchips ashes in building industry
Massimo Garavaglia, Silvia Bucci, Elena Caldognetto, Marco Cappio Borlino, Massimo Faure Ragani, Concettina Giovani, Mauro Magnoni, Cristina Nuccetelli, Ilaria Peroni, Rosella Rusconi, Flavio Trotti, Luca Verdi

Energy Spectrum Distribution of Photon Radiations for  U Series and Th Series in Secular Equilibrium
Jaekook Lee, Kunwoo Cho, Kwang Pyo Kim

Control of radon emanation at determining the activity concentration index of NORM
A. Tsapalov, K. Kovler

Assessment of natural radiactivity from building materials in Spain
M. Pérez, R. Ruiz-Cruces, C. Dueñas, E. Liger, E. Gordo , M.Cabello S. Cañete

Reuse of NORM for Esoteric Energy Manipulation
I. Prlic, M. Suric Mihic, Z. Veinović, A. Mostecak, M. Justic

Physical and chemical characterization of building materials
M. Pérez, L. León Reina, R. González, R. Ruiz-Cruces, C. Dueñas, E. Liger, E. Gordo, S. Cañete

ENEA-INMRI contribution to MetroNORM project in the field of development of new Nuclear Data for the U series
L. Sperandio, M. Capogni, P. Carconi, P. De Felice, A. Fazio, A. Petrucci

NORM from building materials…and not just – Disposal and control issues
G. Zambelli, M. Taroni, F. Carnaccini, F. Cesarini, G.Gaggioli, A. Iannarone, A. Ciarmatori



Scientific Secretary
Carmela Carpentieri        ISS, Roma           + 39 06 4990 2872           carmela.carpentieri@iss.it
Antonella Morgia             ENEA, Roma       + 39 06 9400 5003           norm4building@airp-asso.it
Diana Olislagers               University of Hasselt, Belgium   + 32 11292177   cost@uhasselt.be

Technical Secretary
Monica Brocco ISS, Roma            + 39 4990 6216 monica.brocco@iss.it

Organizing Committee
Cristina Nuccetelli            ISS, Italy
Carmela Carpentieri         ISS, Italy
Rosabianca Trevisi           INAIL, Italy
Federica Leonardi            INAIL, Italy

Scientific Committee
Wouter Schroeyers         University of Hasselt, Belgium
Cristina Nuccetelli          ISS, Italy
Pierino De Felice             INMRI-ENEA, Italy
Konstantin Kovler           Technion University, Israel
Christian Kunze               EAN-NORM
Mauro Magnoni               ARPA Piemonte, Italy
Joseph Maringen             BEV, Austria
Stephane Pepin                FANC, Belgium
Rosabianca Trevisi          INAIL, Italy


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CALL for abstracts in the topics of the different sessions, deadline: 31/03/2017

Template for abstract: Abstract template (COST_meeting-Rome_2017),

Submitting to cost@uhasselt.be.

!Abstracts for poster can still be submitted  –  From (01/04/2017) abstracts can no longer be submitted for a presentation!



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June 6, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
June 8, 2017 @ 5:00 PM


National Institute of Health
viale Regina Elena, 299
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