“One of the recipients of the Estonian Concrete Association’s student work award for 2020 was Aleksei Mahnatš, concrete mix specialist at AS Framm!”


The Estonian Concrete Association issued the 2020 Student Awards, which have been created to promote and make more effective teaching about concrete and concrete construction. The recipients of the Concrete Association awards are selected from among the concrete graduation theses of Estonian higher education institutions.

Aleksei’s master’s thesis was entitled “Effect of microsilica content on freezing-thawing durability of concrete”.

Mattias Põldaru, reviewer, Building Services Engineer of Tallinn University of Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture:
“This is an excellent summary of the problems and causes related to the frost resistance of concrete. Achieving the frost resistance studied in the work with the materials used in Estonia is important and it is a research topic of great practical value, the set of obtained test results is extensive. Very important conclusions have been drawn about the possibilities of achieving frost resistance. “

Tanel Tuisk, supervisor, lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Tallinn University of Technology:
“The results of the work are facts that will guide the Estonian concrete industry and are also worth presenting at some of the trainings of the Estonian Concrete Association.”

The second recipient of the award was Rainer Vahter (TTK University of Applied Sciences), whose dissertation was entitled “Determination of the compressive strength of concrete by a non-destructive method”.

Congratulations Aleksei!
In the photo: Toomas Vainola, Executive Director of the Estonian Concrete Association, Aleksei Mahnatš, recipient of the award, and Tanel Tuisk, lecturer and the supervisor of the dissertation .