The fib presents the following awards:
- Freyssinet Medal: awarded every 4 years at a congress
- fib Medal of Merit: awarded at symposia (not held during congress years)
- Honorary Member: elected by a general assembly at any time
- Honorary President: elected by a general assembly at any time
- fib Achievement Award for Young Engineers: attributed every second year
- fib Awards for Outstanding Concrete Structures: attributed every 4 years at a congress
This medal for outstanding technical contributions in the field of structural concrete is awarded at fib Congresses. Most recently, Freyssinet Medals were presented at congresses in Washington, DC (2010) and in Mumbai, India (2014). The Freyssinet Medals are a continuation of the medals of the same name awarded by the FIP.
The following outstanding engineers have received fib Freyssinet Medals:
|2002||John E. Breen (USA) and Gert König (Germany)|
|2006||Heinz Isler (1926-2009, Switzerland) and Michel Virlogeux (France)|
|2010||Nigel Priestley (New Zealand) and Jiri Strasky (Czech Republic)|
|2014||Armando Rito (Portugal) and Joost Walraven (the Netherlands)|
This medal for outstanding contributions to both the field of structural concrete and the fib is awarded at symposia. Most recently, medals were given at symposia in Prague (2011), Stockholm (2012) and Tel Aviv (2013). The fib Medal of Merit follows in the tradition of the FIP Medal.
The following outstanding engineers have received fib Medals of Merit:
|1999||José Calavera (Spain) and Jiri Strásky (Czech Republic)|
|2000||Julio Appleton (Portugal), Walter Podolny (USA) and Manfred Wicke (Austria)|
|2001||Dieter Jungwirth (Germany) and Jean-Philippe Fuzier (France)|
|2003||Paolo E. Pinto (Italy) and Steen Rostam (1943-2016, Denmark)|
|2004||Josef Eibl (Germany) and Jacques Combault (France)|
|2005||Rolf Eligehausen (Germany) and Péter Lenkei (Hungary)|
|2007||Petro I. Kryvosheyev (Ukraine) and Tsutomu Kadotani (Japan)|
|2008||Peter Schiessl (Germany)|
|2009||Eduardo C. Carvalho (Portugal) and Marco Menegotto (Italy)|
|2011||Vladimir Cervenka (Czech Republic)|
|2012||João Almeida (Portugal) and Jean-Marie Crémer (Belgium)|
|2013||Jean-François Klein (Switzerland)|
|2015||Mikael Braestrup (Denmark), Koji Sakai (Japan) and Tamon Ueda (Japan)|
|2016||Stuart Matthews (UK) and Michel Moussard (France)|
Honorary members are elected by the general assembly in recognition of their significant personal contribution to the work of the fib. Honorary membership continues a tradition that existed in both the CEB and FIP (see CEB Honorary Life Members and FIP Honorary Life Members).
Honorary membership has been conferred by the fib on:
|2002||Renaud Favre (Switzerland), Ralejs Tepfers (1933-2015, Sweden) and Yoshio Ozaka (Japan)|
|2004||Andrew Beeby (1939-2011, United Kingdom) and Jean Perchat (1929-2016, France)|
|2006||Luis J. Lima (Argentina), Manfred Miehlbradt (Germany) and Zivota Perisic (1935-2006, Serbia)|
|2007||Hubert K. Hilsdorf (1930-2010, Germany) and Paul Regan (UK)|
|2008||Álvaro García Meseguer (1934-2009, Spain)|
|2009||Rüdiger Tewes (Germany)|
|2010||Hans Ulrich Litzner (Germany) and Jun Yamazaki (Japan)|
|2012||Andrzej Ajdukiewicz (Poland)|
|2013||James G. Toscas (USA)|
|2014||C.R. Alimchandani (1935-2015, India), Fernando Stucchi (Brazil), Arnold van Acker (Belgium)|
|2015||Steinar Helland (Norway), Luc Taerwe (Belgium)|
|2016||John Cairns (UK)|
Honorary presidents are elected by the general assembly in recognition of their significant personal contribution as fib Presidents. This honour has been conferred on the following contributors:
|Michel Virlogeux (France; President 1998 - 2000)|
|Joost Walraven (The Netherlands; President 2000 - 2002)|
|Jim Forbes (Australia; President 2002 - 2004)|
|Giuseppe Mancini (Italy; President 2004 - 2006)|
|Hans Rudolf Ganz (Switzerland; President 2007 - 2008)|
|Michael N. Fardis (Greece; President 2009 - 2010)|
|György L. Balázs (Hungary; President 2011 - 2012)|
|Gordon Clark (UK; President 2013 - 2014)|
This award is bestowed on engineers under 40 years of age. It is conferred every second year at an fib Symposium. Candidates are nominated based on their PhD theses for the section that recognizes research and for participation in one or more construction projects for the section that recognizes design & construction. All candidates have to be endorsed by the fib National Delegation of their country.
The first awards, sponsored by the Portuguese national member group, were presented at the fib Symposium in Berlin in 2001, in memory of Julio Ferry-Borges.
|2001||Category: Research||Category: Design & construction|
|Tetsuya Ishida (Japan)||Jeanette Bouwmeester (Netherlands)|
The 2003 awards were presented at the fib Symposium in Athens, in memory of Carlo Cestelli-Guidi, and sponsored by AICAP (Associazione Italiana Calcestruzzo Armato e Precompresso).
|2003||Category: Research||Category: Design & construction|
|Stefano Pampanin (Italy)||Luis Cãncio Martins (Portugal)|
|Cees Blom (Netherlands)||Stein Atle Haugerud (Norway)|
|Anne Beeldens (Special Mention, Belgium)|
The 2005 awards were presented at the fib Symposium in Budapest, in memory of Fritz Leonhardt, and sponsored by Leonhardt, Andrä and Partners.
|2005||Category: Research||Category: Design & construction|
|Joris Fellinger (Netherlands)||Frank Kaalberg (Special Mention, Netherlands)|
|Guido Morgenthal (Germany)||Fabrizio Palmisano (Special Mention, Italy)|
The 2007 awards were presented at the fib Symposium in Dubrovnik, in memory of Jean Muller, and sponsored by Jean Muller International.
|2007||Category: Research||Category: Design & construction|
|Steffen Grunewald (Netherlands/Germany)||Gopal Srinivasan (United Kingdom)|
|Jonathan Shave (Special mention, United Kingdom)|
|Eva Oller Ibars (Special Mention, Spain)|
The 2009 awards were presented at the fib Symposium in London, in memory of the late Eduardo Torroja, and sponsored by ACHE (Asociación Científico-técnica del Hormigón Estructural) and Torroja Ingenieria.
||Category: Design & construction
|Ana M. Ruiz-Teran (Spain)||Chris Hendy (United Kingdom)|
The 2011 awards were presented at the fib Symposium in Prague, in memory of the late Ivar Holand, and sponsored by Dr techn. Olav Olsen AS, the Norwegian Public Road Administration and SINTEF Building and Infrastructure.
|2011||Category: Research||Category: Design & construction|
|Juan Sagaseta (United Kingdom)||Oscar Ramon Ramos Gutierrez (Spain)|
|Gian Paolo Cimellaro (Special Mention, Italy)|
|Domenico Pennucci (Special Mention, Italy)|
The 2013 awards were presented at the fib Symposium in Tel Aviv, in memory of the late Bruno Thurlimann, sponsored by the Swiss National Member Group in the fib.
||Category: Design & construction
|Kamyab Zandi Hanjari (Sweden)||Bente Skovseth Nyhus (Norway)|
The 2015 awards were presented at the fib Symposium in Denmark, in memory of Professors Børge Johannes Rambøll and Johan Georg Hannemann, sponsored by Rambøll Denmark A/S.
||Category: Design & construction
|João Pedro Santos (Portugal)||Luca Cargnino (Italy)|
|Yuguang Yang (Netherlands)||Kåre Flindt Jørgensen (Special Mention, Denmark)|
fib Awards for Outstanding Concrete Structures
These awards are presented at fib Congresses and give international recognition to structures that demonstrate the versatility of concrete as a structural medium. The award consists of a bronze plaque that will appear on the structure itself and certificates conferred on the principal contributors to the work. Nominations are made by fib National Delegations and the selection by a jury designated by the presidium. The awards continue in the tradition of the former FIP Award for Outstanding Concrete Structures, conferred between 1990 and 1998.
2014 fib Award for Outstanding Concrete Structures - Winning structures
Bella Sky Hotel, Denmark
Centro Ovale, Switzerland
Park City Musashi Kosugi, Japan
Egg Graben Bridge, Austria
Térénez Bridge, France
In addition, six entries were selected for 'Special Mention':
Shengzhen Vanke Center, China
Trollstigen viewpoint, Norway
Hoover Dam Bypass, USA
Natural draught cooling towers, India
Pedestrian bridge, Albstadt-Lautinglen, Germany
Sustainable UHPFRC Bridge, the Netherlands
A 48-page colour publication, 2014 fib Awards for Outstanding Concrete Structures, presenting the winners, special mentions recipients and nominees, is available from the fib Secretariat for CHF 50.
2010 fib Award Winners for Outstanding Concrete Structures
National Portrait Gallery Canberra, Australia
Island Tower Sky Club, Japan
Third Millenium Bridge over the Ebro River, Spain
Svratka River Pedestrian Bridge, Czech Republic
Wadi Abdoun Bridge, Jordan
In addition, six entries were selected for "Special Mention":
Doha High Rise Office Building, Qatar
A 40-page colour publication, 2010 fib Awards for Outstanding Concrete Structures, presenting the winners, special mentions recipients and nominees, is available from the fib Secretariat for CHF 50.
To order this publication, please contact the secretariat.
2006 fib Award Winners for Outstanding Concrete Structures
Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden
Shawnessy Light Rail Transit Station, Calgary, Canada
Rion-Antirion Bridge, Greece
Floating Breakwater, Monaco
Seiun Bridge, Tokusima, Japan
In addition, five entries were selected for "Special Mention":
Forsterstrasse Apartment House, Zurich, Switzerland
2002 fib Award Winners for Outstanding Concrete Structures
PB 6 Tower at La Défense, France
The Scientia, University of New South Wales, Australia
The Bras de la Plaine Bridge in La Réunion, France
The Vltava River Metro Tunnel in Prague, Czech Republic
The Sart Canal Bridge in La Louvière, Belgium
In addition, five entries were judged to be worthy of "Special Mention":
The City Library in Roermond, The Netherlands