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Technical Visit – 16 to 18 October 2020

The 3 days trip covers various regions in the interior of the country, were visitors can enjoy the mountains, and old heritage cities and villages, such as Piodão schist village. Some have been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage, as is the case of Batalha Monastery.
Some of the concrete structures to be visited (Yes! this is in also in a Technical Tour) are near the Serra da Estrela, the highest peak in mainland Portugal with its endless landscapes and glacial lagoons, or in Naturtejo Geopark, a preserved area where several species of birds and animals live.
Finally and not less important, during these 3 days there are flavours for every palate to comfort the stomach and for raising the spirits excellent wines to taste from the demarcated region of Dão.
The cost of this technical visit is 400 € and includes transport, accommodation and meals. Registration is mandatory. The technical visit is limited to a maximum of 50 participants.

Technical visit registration

To register for the technical visit please complete the application form.

During the registration suspension period due to the measures imposed by the pandemic COVID 19, the interested persons can express their intention to participate in ICAAR2020 - 16th International Conference on Alkali Aggregate Reaction in Concrete, through an email to with the following information:
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Intention: I intend to register when re-registration is open and I want to receive the corresponding notices and information.

1st day

Lisboa (A) – Aguieira bridges – Viseu (B) (

Visit to a set of bridges affected by AAR and DEF. One bridge was replaced, but the old structure is still in the place. Other bridges in the zone were recently repaired.

mapa    foz do dão

2nd day

Viseu (A) – Alto Ceira I and Alto Ceira II dams – Santa Luzia dam – Castelo Branco (B) (

Visit to two dams affected by AAR. Alto Ceira II is a new dam built downstream of the old one (Alto Ceira I), which was partially demolished. In Santa Luzia dam the swelling reactions seem to be practically exhausted.

  alto ceira santa luzia

3rd day

Castelo Branco (A) – Pracana dam – Lisboa (B)

Visit to the 1st  structure affected by ASR in Portugal. The dam suffered important repairing works in the 90’s. The dam is located near the International Tagus Natural Park (


mapa da visita técnica