You are very welcome to join the fib’s activities in any of the following ways.
fib members receive a variety of benefits that keeps them up-to-date on the latest technical developments related to structural concrete. All fib members receive a subscription to the quarterly Structural Concrete Journal, discounts on symposium registration fees, the fib Directory, and access to the members-only section of the fib website. In addition, depending on their membership category, they receive fib’s technical bulletins (approximately four to five bulletins per year) and/or substantial discounts on their purchase.
For further information and to apply for membership, see: http://www.fib-international.org/membership
Commissions and Task Groups
One of the fib’s main activities is the publication of technical bulletins: state-of-the-art reports, recommendations, guides and model codes. Ten fib Commissions and several Special Activity Groups (SAG), including several Task Groups, develop and draft these bulletins, which form the cornerstone of fib’s work and are a major contribution to the international knowledge base on structural concrete. Members come from both research and industry, ensuring a balance between theoretical knowledge and relevant practical experience. New members are always welcome.
Commission members should be members of the fib; members of task groups are encouraged but not required to become fib members.
For the list of current commissions, task groups and their working programmes, visit the commissions page.
Appointment Conditions for Participation in Commissions and Task Groups
Application Form for commissions and task groups
Structural Concrete Journal
Structural Concrete is a quarterly journal featuring peer-reviewed papers, keynote research and industry news covering all aspects of the design, construction, performance in service and demolition of concrete structures. It is indexed in the Thomson Reuters (ISI) Web of Science since Volume 10 (2009) with an Impact Factor of 0.270 for the year 2011.
Structural Concrete welcomes submissions of high quality original papers for publication. Papers will cover all aspects of the design, construction, performance in service, strengthening and demolition of concrete structures, including papers on research on the behaviour of structures and the development of design methods. All papers will be subjected to a rigorous peer review process prior to acceptance for publication.
For author guidelines and manuscript submission, see: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/suco.
fib symposia are major international meetings where innovations in concrete design and construction are presented, analysed, debated and exhibited. Organised once or twice per year, they are open to all; fib members receive a discount on the registration fee.
Held every four years instead of the symposium, the fib congress is the association's flagship event, where practitioners and researchers from around the world convene to discuss and exhibit all aspects of concrete structures.
fib short courses and workshops are organised are held in various locations around the world several times per year. They are led by fib experts and are targeted to smaller, more local and more specialised audiences than the symposia.
Non-fib-members are welcome to attend these events. For the list of upcoming fib events as well as events supported by fib, see the calendar of events page.
Staying informed about the fib's activities
fib members and non-members alike can keep up to date on the latest news and upcoming events via the following resources:
- RSS: regularly dispatched short news items.
- e-newsletter: a summary of recent short news items dispatched by email every 5-6 weeks. To subscribe to the e-newsletter please contact the secretariat.
- fib-news: quarterly newsletter published in conjunction with the Structural Concrete Journal, containing full-length articles on recent and upcoming activities and events. Contact the secretariat for a free electronic subscription to fib-news.