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Dr. Akio Kasuga to give a conference in Auckland


Seiun Bridgefib Presidium member Akio Kasuga will be giving a conference entitled "Construction of Butterfly Web Bridges – Japanese Bridge Innovation" at the New Zealand Bridges Summit 2016 in Auckland on 2 November 2016.

For more information, please visit the official website.


Hugo Corres Pereitti to give a talk at the 7th International Conference of the Asian Concrete Federation


Seiun BridgeProfessor Corres Pereitti will be giving a conference entitled: "Sustainability in structural concrete, an argument to be seriously included in conceptual design".

Structural optimization is an aspect that has been relatively forgotten in structural engineering in modern times: sustainability is a cultural issue and it should be adequately treated by all those involved in concrete.

Sustainability begins with conceptual design: it can establish solutions that meet all the requirements applicable to our concrete structures, including sustainability. The adequate choice of materials, structural typologies and constructive means increases the sustainability of construction works and help avoid wasting energy and material resources. 

The conference will take place on the 31 October 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam. For more information, please visit the official website.


Prof. György Balázs to give a presentation at the International Conference on Modern Materials in Civil Engineering


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fib Honorary President and Commission 9 Chair György Balázs will give a talk about Fibres to improve concrete behavior (FRC, UHPC, EBR, NSM). The conference will take place on 26 October 2016 in Tehran, Iran.

For more information, please visit the official website.


Chair of Commission 7 Petr Hájek to give a lecture at the IALCCE 16 in Delft, Netherlands


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Petr Hàjek will give a lecture entitled “Integrated Life Cycle Design and Assessment of Concrete Structures – Contribution to Sustainability and Resiliency in a Changing World” at the 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering in Delft, Netherlands.

The world is changing and building materials must face new demands: a new level of resiliency and sustainability. Professor Hájek will be discussing the way concrete is becoming a more and more appropriate and advantageous building material, due to optimization of production technology and design techniques. The lecture will take place on the 18 November 2016.

For more information, please visit the official website.


Marco di Prisco to give a lecture at Technical Seminar on Precast Concrete Technology


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Marco di Prisco – Professor at the Politecnico di Milano and President of the Collegio dei Tecnici della Industrialazzione Edilizia (CTE) an appointed member of the fib Presidium for 2015-2016 – will be giving a lecture on fibre-reinforced concrete precast structures at the Technical Seminar on Precast Concrete Technology in Bologna, Italy. The lecture will take place on 19 October 2016.

For more information, please visit the Facebook event and the programme is available.


fib Deputy President to give a plenary lecture on Sustainability at the Brazilian Concrete Institute’s 58th Brazilian Concrete Congress


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The Brazilian Concrete Institute (IBRACON) will hold its 58th Brazilian Concrete Congress from 11-14 October in Belo Horizonte. During the congress,  fib Deputy President Hugo Corres Peiretti will give a lecture entitled “Engineering for a more sustainable world”.  A professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and founder of the engineering firm FHECOR, Professor Corres will address the durability of concrete structures and important requirements for sustainability as applied to construction projects and methods. 

More information on the event can be found on the Ibracon website.   


Still time to apply for AAYE 2017


Applications are still being accepted for the fib’s 2017 Achievement Award for Young Engineers, which will be presented at the 2017 Symposium in Maastricht. The award is given in two categories: the research category and the design and construction category and it includes a € 2,000 prize in each category.

Applicants in the research category are nominated on their PhD thesis – which must be completed, as well as submitted to and accepted by the competent authorities in the years 2012 to 2016. Candidates in the design and construction category are nominated on the basis of a written report on practical design or execution work carried out by the candidate.

All validated submissions will be judged by an international jury chaired by Professor Aurelio Muttoni of the École Polythechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. The deadline for entries is 1 November 2016. Please visit the awards page for full eligibility and submission requirements.


September 2016 fib-news


cover_September_2016The September issue of fib-news is now available for downloading on the Journal page.

It features articles on the Technical Council meeting in Madrid, 2017 Achievement Award for Young Engineers (AAYE), Redefining fib Commission 3, fib Bulletin 78 as well as the Second International Conference on Concrete Sustainability (ICCS16).


Structural Concrete September 2016



The September 2016 issue of the fib’s Structural Concrete journal is available to fib members via the Wiley Online Library. The articles featured in this issue are: "Performance based durability design, carbonation part 1 – Benchmarking of European present design rules", "High-cycle fatigue behaviour of reinforcing steel under the effect of ongoing corrosion", "Real-time damage detection based on pattern recognition", "Axial loading capacity of concrete-jacketed RC columns with pre- and post-corrosion damage", "An improvement to Eurocode 2 and fib Model Code 2010 methods for calculating crack width in RC structures", "Mechanics-based closed-form solutions for moment redistribution in RC beams", "The structural redistribution coefficient KRd: a numerical approach to its evaluation", "Structural performance of continuous RC slabs strengthened in negative moment regions with a mineral-based composite", "Accuracy of design-oriented formulations for evaluating the flexural and shear capacities of FRP-strengthened RC beams", "Dual potential capacity model for reinforced concrete means subjected to shear", "Punching shear strength of flat slabs – critical review of Eurocode 2 and fib Model Code 2010 design provisions", "Experimental evaluation of optimized strut-and-tie models for a dapped beam", "Numerical limit analysis of keyed shear joints in concrete structures", "Investigation of the buckling behaviour of thin-walled hollow concrete piers" and "Estimating loads on shores during the construction of RC building structures".

fib Members can access the articles by going to the ‘Members only’ section. Under the list item ‘Structural Concrete journal’, click on the ‘Wiley Online Library’ link to access editions of the journal.

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