The COST action 2nd SARCOS Training School, titled “Advanced materials and technologies based on inorganic binders” took place in Skopje and Ohrid (FYR of Macedonia), 2-7th September 2018.

The training school was organised in collaboration with RILEM and offered lectures on gypsum and its uses in construction, self-healing of lime and mortars, supplementary cementitious materials and engineered cementitious composites.

PhD students and early Career Researchers from Europe, Israel, Ukraine and Turkey Universities attended the school and the visits to local cement manufacturing plants, a gypsum quarry, and the beautiful city of Ohrid.

During the school, students and researchers have also experienced laboratory measurements of cement properties, self-healing efficiency and non-destructive testing.