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2017 Award for Young Engineers winners


The fib is delighted to announce the 2017 Achievement Award for Young Engineers winners, presented in Maastricht, The Netherlands on 12 June 2017 on the occasion of the 2017 fib Symposium. The jury members were Aurelio Muttoni from Switzerland (Chair), António Manuel Adão da Fonseca from Portugal, György Balázs from Hungary, Walter Kauffman from Switzerland, Giuseppe Mancini from Italy, Fernando Stucchi from Brazil and Joost Walraven from The Netherlands.

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Aurelio Muttoni and Patrick Huber

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Aurelio Muttoni and Miguel Sacristán

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Patrick Huber won the Research Award for his thesis entitled “Assessment of shear strength of existing reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges”.

Miguel Sacristán received the Design & Construction Award for the exceptional array of projects he took part in, both in Spain and worldwide.

The level of the entries being excellent, the jury decided to award four Special Mentions for the outstanding work demonstrated by these candidates:

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Aurelio Muttoni and Bruno Dal Lago

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Aurelio Muttoni and Fuyuan Gong

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Aurelio Muttoni and Carlo Segato

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Alvaro Serrano and Aurelio Muttoni

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The next AAYE edition will start in 2018. Please visit our website regularly for more news.


2018 Award for Outstanding Concrete Structures - Call for entries


AOS 2014The entry deadline for the 2018 edition of the fib Awards for Outstanding Concrete Structures (AOS) is 31 December 2017. The awards will be presented at the 2018 fib Congress in Melbourne, Australia, in October 2018.

Entries from all over the world are welcome independent if they are created by members of the fib or not. The work of the jury follows the principles of the rules set up by the Swiss Standard SIA 142.

Structures entered in the competition must have been completed between 1 February 2013 to   30 June 2017 The jury may accept an older structure, completed one or two years prior to February 2013, provided it was not already submitted for the previous edition of the award (Mumbai 2014).

Entries shall be submitted in electronic form only.

Please read the full details to apply for the 2018 AOS. 


2017 Awards



Professor Aad van der Horst



Ferdinand Rostásy


Professor Vyatcheslav Falikman

Photo credit Rob Veen / Betonvereniging Photo credit Rob Veen / Betonvereniging

The fib is deeply honoured and delighted to announce that Professor Aad van der Horst received the 2017 fib Medal of Merit and that Professor Vyatcheslav Falikman and Professor Ferdinand Rostásy received the 2017 fib Honorary Membership. The fib wishes to thank these three valued members for their inestimable contribution to the work of the fib.

Congratulations to all three!




The fib supports the VII Triennial Congress of the Scientific and Technical Association of Structural Concrete (ACHE), which takes place from 20 to 22 June 2017 in A Coruña, Spain.

The main objectives of this International Congress of Structures are to promote the recent advances, studies and achievements in the structural area (in Building, Civil and Industrial Engineering), as well as the activities of the Association.

The current situation – marked by internationalisation and competitiveness – calls for closer cooperation and knowledge exchange between practice and research. The ACHE Congress facilitates these exchanges by providing the participants with discussion and debate opportunities.

The ACHE – fib National Member Group of Spain- encourages the participation of young engineers and architects and has therefore lowered the registration fees. In addition, students will be granted reduced fees and will be able to take part in the competition. For more information on this subject, please visit this page.

The congress topics include: Materials (cement base, metal, textiles, wood, glass, ceramics, polymers, new alloys, etc.), Design and calculation of all types of structures, Structural Technology, Structures and architectural envelopes, Construction of structures, Control and monitoring of structures in all its phases (project, execution and use), Durability of structures, Maintenance, Repair and reinforcement of structures, Structural management, History of structures and structural engineering, Engineering and society, Sustainability and life cycle of structures and Innovation and technology transfer between companies and research centers.

For more information and for registration, please visit the official website.


IFireSS 2017



The fib supports the 2nd International Fire Safety Symposium (IFireSS 2017), which will be held at the Federico II Convention Center in Naples, Italy from 7 to 9 June 2017. It is organised by the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture and International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. The first edition of the International Fire Safety Symposium was held in Coimbra (PT) in 2015.

IFireSS 2017 aims to collect and disseminate the fire safety advanced results of research. This event represents an opportunity to share research, technology and expertise among peers in an international forum. The workshop is intended for the international scientific community as well as the most advanced industrial and professional representatives and it aims to inspire the debate on critical issues concerning the Fire Safety.

Keynotes lecturers include Prof Venkatesh Kodur (Professor and Director of Center on Structural Fire Engineering and Diagnostics, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, USA), Prof Luke Bisby, (Professor and Head of Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) and Prof Guillermo Rein (Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College, London, UK).

The Symposium will address the following topics: Fire Safety Engineering, Fire Safety of Structures, Thermo-mechanical properties of materials, Numerical modelling of structures, Fire Chemistry, Physics and Combustion, Computational fluid dynamics, Smoke control, Evacuation and Firefighting, Fire Risk Assessment and Construction trends, practical application and case studies.

For more information and for registration, please visit the official website.

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