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.
Still time to apply for the AAYE 2017
Applications are still being accepted for the fib’s 2017 Achievement Award for Young Engineers, which will be presented at the 2017 Symposium in Maastricht. The award is given in two categories: the research category and the design and construction category and it includes a € 2,000 prize in each category.
Applicants in the research category are nominated on their PhD thesis – which must be completed, as well as submitted to and accepted by the competent authorities in the years 2012 to 2016. Candidates in the design and construction category are nominated on the basis of a written report on practical design or execution work carried out by the candidate.
All validated submissions will be judged by an international jury chaired by Professor Aurelio Muttoni of the École Polythechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. The deadline for entries is 1 November 2016. Please visit the awards page for full eligibility and submission requirements.
Registration is still open for the 2016 fib Symposium in Cape Town
The fib's 2016 Symposium will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 21-23 November 2016. Registrations will be accepted until 31 October 2016.
Over two hundred high-quality papers will be presented. Among the keynote speakers are numerous fib members, including Joost Walraven on "Design of concrete structures according the Model Code for Concrete structures 2010", Konrad Bergmeister on "Safety and performance concepts for concrete structures", Stuart Matthews on "A new development in structural codes: towards a general code for both new and existing concrete structures", Petr Hajek on "Sustainable concrete and concrete structures – challenge for sustainable future", Steinar Helland on "Performance-based service life design in the 2020 version of the European concrete standards – Ambitions and challenges" and Frank Dehn on "Performance-based approaches for mechanical concrete properties".
For more information, please visit www.fibcapetown2016.com.
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.
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).