Fédération internationale du béton

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Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 Achievement Award for Young Engineers.

For information on how to submit an entry to the AAYE, please download the Call for Entries and Entry Form here. 

 

The fib presents the following awards:

 

Freyssinet Medal

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)

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fib Medal of Merit

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 (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)

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Honorary Member

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 (Sweden) and Yoshio Ozaka (Japan)
2004 Andrew Beeby (1939-2011, United Kingdom) and Jean Perchat (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 (U.K.)
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 (India), Fernando Stucchi (Brazil), Arnold van Acker (Belgium)

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Honorary President

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)

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fib Achievement Award for Young Engineers

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 Achievement Award for Young Engineers.

For information on how to submit an entry to the AAYE, please download the Call for Entries and Entry Form here.

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.

2009 Category: Research
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.

2013 Category: Research
Category: Design & construction
Kamyab Zandi Hanjari (Sweden) Bente Skovseth Nyhus (Norway)

 

The 2015 awards will be presented at the fib Symposium in Denmark, in memory of Professors Børge Johannes Rambøll and Johan Georg Hannemann, sponsored by Rambøll Denmark A/S.

2015 Category: Research
Category: Design & construction
João Pedro Santos  (Portugal) Luca Cargnino (Italy)
Yuguang Yang (Netherlands) Kåre Flindt Jørgensen (Special Mention, Denmark)

 

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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

2014 AOS brochure

 

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.


To order this publication, please contact the secretariat.

 


 

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
Gyldendalhuset, Norway
Grand Rapids Art Museum, USA
Navia Viaduct, Spain
Ferney Tunnel, Geneva airport, Switzerland
Adriatic LNG Terminal GBS, Spain/Italy

2010 AOS brochure

 

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
Tomorrow Square, Shanghai, China
New Svinesund Bridge, Norway-Sweden
Flaz River Bridges, Samedan, Switzerland
Infante Dom Henrique Bridge, Porto, Portugal

 

 

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
The ECC Engineering Design and Research Centre in Chennai, India
The Tensho Bridge in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
The TGV Viaducts in Avignon, France
The Ticino Bridge in Villa Bedretto, Switzerland

 

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