The International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib - Fédération internationale du béton) is a not-for-profit organisation created in 1998 from the merger of the Euro-International Committee for Concrete (CEB - Comité euro-international du béton) and the International Federation for Prestressing (FIP - Fédération internationale de la précontrainte). The parent organisations CEB and FIP existed independently since 1952, a brief history of both associations can be found below. The secretariat in Lausanne is presented here.
For quick reference the main aspects of the decision making bodies in the fib and their role in the association can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding item in the diagram below. More detailed information can be found in the statutes (members only).
The objectives of the fib as given in the statutes are to develop at an international level the study of scientific and practical matters capable of advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete construction.
These objectives shall be achieved by:
- the stimulation of research,
- the synthesis of findings from research and practice,
- the dissemination of the results by way of publications, guidance documents and the organisation of international congresses and symposia,
- the production of recommendations for the design and construction of concrete structures,
- the information of members on the latest developments.
The objectives shall be pursued in conjunction with the existing international technical associations and regional standardisation organisations.