The fib (Fédération internationale du béton / International Federation for Structural Concrete), formed by 43 national member groups and approximately 1,000 individual or corporate members, is a not-for-profit association committed to advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete structures worldwide.
Secretary General David Fernández-Ordóñez
The fib is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr David Fernández-Ordóñez as its new secretary general. Dr Fernández-Ordóñez commenced his executive duties in Lausanne on 4 January 2016. He is backed by former Secretary General Petra Schumacher for the first quarter of this year.
At the time of his appointment Dr Fernández-Ordóñez was Deputy Director of the School of Civil Engineers at the Technical University of Madrid.
The fib’s new secretary general is not new to the fib as a member. Dr Fernández-Ordóñez has supported us since 1999 and was both a deputy of the Spanish delegation and Chair of fib Commission 6: Prefabrication at the time of his appointment.
A Spanish native, he is also a member of ACHE and the Juanelo Turriano Foundation.
For more information about Dr Fernández-Ordóñez, please visit the fib’s public LinkedIn and Facebook posts.
Message from the president: Harald S. Müller's vision
Harald S. Müller, who became the president of the fib at the beginning of 2015, states in the March edition of Structural Concrete that he will build on the considerable accomplishments already achieved in the organization by ‘developing a vision that looks beyond the horizon.’ His three watchwords are ‘strategy, development and globalization’. He aspires, among other things, to continuously update fib research, to give sustainability a leading role and to define the organization’s position in the global scene. For further information, download his message here.
MC2010 videos on YouTube
As part of an ongoing strategy to disseminate knowledge about structural concrete and to promote the fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010 (MC2010), the fib has published ten lectures held during the fib MC2010 Workshop in Mumbai, India, from 13 to 14 February 2014, on YouTube. The videos can be accessed via links at the bottom of the Model Code page.
2016 fib Symposium in Cape Town: Performance-based approaches for concrete structures
The fib's 2016 Symposium will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 21-23 November 2016.
For more information, please visit www.fibcapetown2016.com.
fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010
In October 2013, the hardcover and e-book editions of the fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010 (MC2010) were published by the Ernst & Sohn publishing house. This milestone publication presents new developments and ideas with regard to concrete structures, structural materials and will serve as a basis for future codes for concrete structures as well as an essential document for national and international code committees, practitioners and researchers.
Visit the Ernst & Sohn publishing house website to discover the hardcover and e-book editions.
Discounts on bulk purchases of the MC2010 book are granted to fib members on request. The final draft version of MC2010 (fib Bulletins 65 and 66) is available to all fib members for free downloading from the "members only" section of this website (log in under Members Area).