• COM1: Concrete structures

    COM1: Concrete structures

  • COM1: Concrete structures

    COM1: Concrete structures

Motivation

Commission 1 (COM1) seeks to encourage and develop good practices in the design of concrete structures, with a special emphasis on innovation and imagination. Its work should complement national, regional (e.g. Eurocodes), as well as international codes (e.g. the fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010), which in principle give only design specifications.

Scope and objective of technical work

COM1 examines all aspects of specific types of structures, from their structural and architectural design to construction and service life.

COM1 aims to provide state-of-the-art documentation and recommendations for all types of structures where structural concrete plays a significant role. This will apply in priority to fields of development where data and guidelines are not yet available, either new types of structures or implementation of new developments of materials, or a combination of both. COM1 endeavours to promote practices leading to sound, economical, durable and aesthetic design, with special attention to sustainable development principles. 

 

1706 ComConv AlbertoMeda BWCommission Chair
Alberto Meda
Aad Van der HorstDeputy Chair
Aad van der Horst

  • TG1.1 - Bridges

    Task Group 1.1 (TG1.1) is dedicated to bridge engineering. All types of bridges are concerned, with a predominance of concrete bridges. Theoretical and practical aspects are treated, as well as construction techniques. Innovations and recent developments but also established good practices are highlighted. Emphasis is placed on bridge architecture and design.

    The general objective of the task group is to provide design guides, recommendations, practical design rules and technical advice on bridge design and related construction techniques. Rules of good practice and recommendations for the correct use of materials and techniques are formulated.


    Thierry DelémontConvener
    Thierry Delémont

    • WP1.1.1 - Bridges for high-speed trains
       
      Working Party 1.1.1 (WP 1.1.1) aims to provide guidance for designers of bridges for high speed trains, covering issues such as loads, dynamics, rail deck interaction, wind, slipstream forces, accidental situations, maintenance and inspection, etc. The document will be based on existing guidance edited by the German railway administration. International expertise will broaden the recommendations and bring them to an international level.

      Steffen MarxConvener
      Steffen Marx

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Fackler Thomas Germany Schlaich Bergermann und Partner GmbH
      Matsumoto Nobuyuki Japan Private
      Seidl Günter Germany SSF Ingenieure AG
      Schmitt Patrice France SNCF
      Marx Steffen Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      Astiz Suarez Miguel Angel Spain Carlos Fernandez Casado S. L.
      Sobrino Juan Spain Pedelta, S. L.
      Sun Junling China Sun Engineering Consultants Intl., Inc.

    • WP1.1.3 - Integral bridges
       
      The scope of WP 1.1.3 is to prepare practical guidelines on semi-integral and integral bridges. The objective of these guidelines is to define the current best practical response to specific problems associated with semi-integral and integral bridges from an international perspective. It will be based on existing guidelines, results from scientific research and feedback from practical experience.

      f26a5b1890dc0eaf1ac664c5Convener
      TBD

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Dicleli Murat Turkey Ankara Middle East Technical University
      Wenger Philipp Germany Schlaich Bergmann and Partners
      Breña Sergio United States University of Massachusetts Amherst
      Wenner Marc Germany Marx Krontal GmbH
      Alvarez Manuel Switzerland Swiss Federal Roads Office
      de Beulaker Florentijn Belgium BAM
      Jandin Philippe France CEREMA
      Havy Rémi France ARCADIS
      Kurita Akimitsu Japan Osaka Institute of Technology
      Collin Peter Sweden Luleå University of Technology
      Champenoy Damien France CEREMA
      Almeida João Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
      Moussard Michel France Consultant
      Laaksonen Anssi Finland A-Insinöörit
      Marx Steffen Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover
      Pérez Caldentey Alejandro Spain Polytechnic University of Madrid
      Palermo Alessandro New Zealand The University of Canterbury
      Kaufmann Walter Switzerland ETH Zürich
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      Muttoni Aurelio Switzerland École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPF Lausanne)
      Inoue Susumu Japan Osaka Institute of Technology
      Sanchez Marcos Ireland ARUP

    • WP1.1.4 - Light railway bridges
       
      While road and railway bridges benefit from standards and extensive documentation often published by state agencies, it is not the case for lightweight railway bridges. This can be explained by the variety of systems ranging from LRT (Light Rail Transit) to MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and the fact that these systems are mainly operating at a city or regional level.

      However, from a bridge engineering perspective, common features, particular requirements and good practices for design and construction that specifically apply to these transportation modes can be identified.

      The general objective of this working party is to provide a state-of-the-art report for the design of LRT and MRT bridges.

      f26a5b1890dc0eaf1ac664c5Convener
      TBD

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib

    • WP1.1.5 - Management of of prestressed concrete bridges
       
      Over recent years some significant work has gone into inspection and investigation of post-tensioned bridges around the world. This has led to an increase in understanding the methods of inspection to determine the condition of the prestressing tendons and the whole process to assess structural safety. Some bridges of this type have been repaired and others have been replaced. Long term management of such bridges is becoming important to bridge owners around the world and guidance is scarce.

      The working party can collect the current state-of-the-art of such processes from the fib’s member countries and prepare a state-of-the-art report with guidance to assist the countries that are still to embark on inspecting their stock of such bridges.

      Peter PaulikConvener
      Peter Paulik

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Godart Bruno France IFSTTAR
      Nordbotten Gaute Norway Norwegian Public Roads Administration
      Collins James United Kingdom Ramboll
      Makita Tohru Japan Central Nippon Expressway Company Ltd
      Theryo Teddy United States Florida Department of Transportation
      Cho Jae-Yeol Korea, Republic of Seoul National University
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      Paulik Peter Slovakia STU
      Pipa Manuel Portugal LNEC Lisbon
      Hendy Chris United Kingdom Atkins
      Stucchi Fernando Rebouças Brazil ABECE/EGT
      Gwoździewicz Piotr Poland -
      Kalny Milan Czech Republic Pontex s.r.o. Prague
      Vonk Edo Switzerland VSL International

    • WP1.1.6 - Design Loads for long span bridges
       
      The design of long span bridges goes beyond the application range of all the codes of practice and usual construction recommendations. While it is possible to use and extrapolate codes for the design of single elements, it is not the same for the initial definition of data, and especially to fix the loading scheme of the bridge which are not covered by codes.

      The goal of the group is to establish a clear philosophy and some basic rules to fix the loading schemes of the bridge in relation to its span length and its typology.

      Thierry DélémontConvener
      Thierry Délémont

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      Delemont Thierry Switzerland T-ingenierie SA

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    Imberty Florent France Razel SA
    Morgenthal Guido Germany Bauhaus University
    Kasuga Akio Japan Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co.Ltd.
    Curran Peter United Kingdom Ramboll UK
    Astiz Suarez Miguel Angel Spain Carlos Fernandez Casado S. L.
    Marx Steffen Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover
    Schlaich Mike Germany TU Berlin
    Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
    Delemont Thierry Switzerland T-ingenierie SA
    Bos A. A. Netherlands DIANA FEA bv
    Sobrino Juan Spain Pedelta, S. L.

  • TG1.2 - Concrete structures in marine environments

    Well-designed, well-built concrete structures are particularly suited for the marine environment. Task Group 1.2 has so far focused on structures for oil and gas fields in hostile marine environments (fib Bulletin 50); now the focus will be on concrete structures in marine environments in general.

    There are additional markets as well, even in urban areas, where societal activities could be effectively located on or in marine concrete structures. For example, artificial islands could be constructed for dwellings, offices, parking lots or other similar needs. Airports have also been considered. Urban infrastructure also has other potential applications, such as submerged floating tunnels, floating bridges and immersed tunnels.

    In coastal areas, docks, fish farming, renewable energy and storage may be suitable applications. Ships and barges should also be considered.

    Tor Ole OlsenConvener
    Tor Ole Olsen

    • WP1.2.1 - Floating concrete structures
       
      In many cases, floating structures have some clear advantages compared to fixed structures. The motivation of the work in this WP is to demonstrate these advantages, and attempt to draw conclusions as to what applications are particularly promising.
       
      The objective of WP1.2.1 is to demonstrate the usefulness of concrete in a modern society where floating structures may be needed. It will identify and consider potential applications of marine floating concrete structures, and then make selections and go into more detail on how the selected applications can be made competitive.

      f26a5b1890dc0eaf1ac664c5Convener
      Tor Ole Olsen

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Olsen Tor Ole Norway Olav Olsen a.s.
      Esteban Lefler Francisco Spain FCC Construction
      Rogne Harald Norway Olav Olsen
      Gudmestad Ove Tobias Norway University of Stavange
      Godejord Arnstein United States Arup
      Østlund Hilde Benedikte Norway Kværner
      Paschalis Mike Belgium BESIX
      Rettedal Wenche Norway Statoil
      Wike Tom Norway ØKAW
      Engwall James United Kingdom Price & Myers
      Larssen Rolf Norway Aas Jacobsen
      Vache Michel France Doriseng
      Hjorteset Kåre United States BergerABAM
      Zich Milos Czech Republic Strasky, Husty and Partners
      Jackson Gordon United Kingdom Arup Energy
      Thorsen Kjetil Norway Snøhetta
      Helland Steinar Norway S Helland Konsult
      Almeida João Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
      Gnägi Adrian Switzerland VSL International Ltd.
      Kanstad Terje Norway The Norwegian Univ.of Science & Tech
      Kalny Milan Czech Republic Pontex s.r.o. Prague
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      Haugerud Stein Atle Norway Dr. techn. Olav Olsen a.s.
      Muttoni Aurelio Switzerland École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPF Lausanne)
      Stucchi Fernando Rebouças Brazil ABECE/EGT
      Peset Gonzales Luis Spain Dragados SA
      Hamon Michel France Doris Engineering
      Haynes Scott Hong Kong VSL
      Notenboom Paul Netherlands Arcadis
      Rozier Christophe France Bouygues Travaux Publics
      Van der Vliet Coen Netherlands Arcadis
      Corres Peiretti Hugo Spain FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores

    • WP1.2.2 - Submerged tube bridges
       
      Sometimes our infrastructures need to cross water. Immersed tunnels that sit on the seabed are widely used; more than 100 have been built.
       
      Submerged floating tube bridges (SFTB) have never been built. Submerged floating tube bridges are floating bridges, submerged at a defined depth below the water surface. They may be supported between landfalls, either by tension legs or pontoons. They have a closed cross section, like the one of an ordinary tunnel, but they behave like a bridge.
       
      The main scope of this working party is to define guidelines for the design of the SFTB, based on the relevant experience.

      Arianna MinorettiConvener
      Arianna Minoretti

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Jackson Gordon United Kingdom Arup Energy
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      Haugerud Stein Atle Norway Dr. techn. Olav Olsen a.s.
      Minoretti Arianna Norway Statens vegvesen
      Van der Vliet Coen Netherlands Arcadis
      Isaksen Bjørn Norway Norwegian Road Administration
      Corres Peiretti Hugo Spain FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores
      Olsen Tor Ole Norway Olav Olsen a.s.
      Peters Dirk Jan Netherlands Haskoningdhv Nederland B.V.
      Lee Heang-ki Korea, Republic of Kaist ERC center for SFT
      Fjeld Anette Norway Olav Olsen
      Eidem Mathias Egeland Norway Statens vegvesen (NPRA)

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    Olsen Tor Ole Norway Olav Olsen a.s.
    Rozier Christophe France Bouygues Travaux Publics
    Hamon Michel France Doris Engineering
    Esteban Lefler Francisco Spain FCC Construction
    Haynes Scott Hong Kong VSL
    Rogne Harald Norway Olav Olsen
    Notenboom Paul Netherlands Arcadis
    Eng Ivar Norway Multiconsult
    Isaksen Bjørn Norway Norwegian Road Administration
    Gnägi Adrian Switzerland VSL International Ltd.
    Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
    Haugerud Stein Atle Norway Dr. techn. Olav Olsen a.s.
    Minoretti Arianna Norway Statens vegvesen
    Van der Vliet Coen Netherlands Arcadis

  • TG1.3 - Buildings

    The use of concrete in Building Structures is widespread throughout the world and is generally well documented in the various national codes and standards. There are however a number of areas where guidance to designers is unclear or where significant interpretation is required. The aim of this task group is to review the current design and construction approaches used and to identify where additional guidance is required. Where it is felt necessary, the group will undertake the appropriate literature searches, review the available current guidance and produce new design advice and recommendations in the form of fib bulletins.

    The main goals of TG1.3 main goals are to:

    • identify how recent improvements in concrete knowledge and technology are, or could be, applied to building structures;
    • prepare state-of-the-art reports, guidelines and recommendations on the use of concrete in the design and construction of concrete buildings.

    Andrew TrubyConvener
    Andrew Truby

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    Keliris George United Kingdom Buro Happold Ltd.
    Mckechnie Steve United Kingdom Arup
    Jaeger Jean Marc France SETEC TPI
    Fraser Andrew United Kingdom Ramboll UK
    Leflour Pierre France Setec tpi
    Reynolds Richard United Kingdom Buro Happold
    Silva Lobo Paulo Portugal University of Madeira-Funchal
    Burridge Jenny United Kingdom The Concrete Centre
    Pitt Neil United Kingdom Explore Manufacturing
    Cammelli Stefano United Kingdom BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
    Mansell Phil United Arab Emirates Ramboll UK
    Banks Colin United Kingdom Laing O’Rourke
    Truby Andrew United Kingdom Truby Stevenson Ltd
    Surendran Nadarajah United Kingdom PRAETER Engineering Ltd
    Marsh Stuart United Kingdom Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
    Chiorino Mario Alberto Italy Politecnico di Torino
    Ha Taehun Korea, Republic of Daewoo Engineering & Construction
    Cairns John United Kingdom Heriot-Watt University
    Dahl Kaare Denmark Rambøll
    Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
    Wells Jeremy United Kingdom WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd
    Zygouris Nick Greece Lithos Consulting Engineers
    Palmisano Fabrizio Italy PPV Consulting

  • TG1.4 - Tunnels

    Transportation, mining, water management, energy network development, combined with environmental concerns, have led to a significant increase in the construction of tunnels around the world. Along with other materials, structural concrete plays a primary role in the realisation of these structures, and many issues related to the use of concrete in tunnels ought to be accordingly addressed in order to promote the best use of structural concrete in this field of civil engineering.

    The main goals of TG1.4 main goals are to:

    • identify how recent improvements in concrete knowledge and technology are, or could be, applied to tunnels, and how new developments in tunnel construction can rely upon concrete technologies;
    • prepare state-of-the-art reports, guidelines, recommendations on the use of concrete in tunnel design and construction.

    Alberto MedaConvener
    Alberto Meda

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    Dehn Frank Germany KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Bergmeister Konrad Austria Univ. Bodenkultur Vienna
    Edvardsen Carola K. Denmark Cowi AS
    Meda Alberto Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
    Dobashi Hiroshi Japan Metropolitan Expressway Company Ltd
    Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
    Bos A. A. Netherlands DIANA FEA bv
    Jackson Peter France Sistra
    De la Fuente Albert Spain Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Larive Catherine France Tunnels Study Centre
    Tiberti Giuseppe Italy University of Brescia

    • WP1.4.1 - Tunnels in fibre-reinforced concrete
       
      The fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010 (fib MC2010) introduced indications for fibre-reinforced concrete, which has led to increased use of fibre-reinforced concrete, particularly in the construction of tunnels. The use of fibre-reinforced in tunnels is one of the main applications of this material both in natural excavated tunnels (mainly in sprayed concrete) and in mechanical excavated tunnels (precast elements).
       
      The main scope of this working party is to support the designer in the use of the fib MC2010 for tunnel design. Indications on how to deal with aspects that are not explicitly covered by the fib MC2010 will be given.

      Alberto MedaConvener
      Alberto Meda

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Dehn Frank Germany KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
      Edvardsen Carola K. Denmark Cowi AS
      Meda Alberto Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
      Moussard Michel France Consultant
      Dobashi Hiroshi Japan Metropolitan Expressway Company Ltd
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      De la Fuente Albert Spain Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Blasini Giovanni Italy Consultant
      Guedon Pascal France Arcadis
      Kodra Lindita France Bouygues
      Jackson Peter France Sistra
      Bsaibes Nicolas France Vinci Construction Grands Projects
      Larive Catherine France Tunnels Study Centre
      Tiberti Giuseppe Italy University of Brescia
      Bragard n/a United States Traylor Bros., Inc.,
      Fantilli Alessandro Italy Politecnico di Torino
      Sylvie Giuliani-Leonardi France Vinci Construction Grands Projets
      Plizzari Giovanni Italy University of Brescia
      Rinaldi Zila Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
      Spyridis Panagiotis Germany Private
      di Carlo Fabio Italy University of Rome Tor Vergata
      di Prisco Marco Italy Politecnico di Milano
      Bos A. A. Netherlands DIANA FEA bv

    • WP1.4.2 - Design and construction of openings in precast lining
       
      The realisation of openings in precast lining of tunnels to enlarge the space (creating recesses, etc.) or to build connections with other underground spaces or tunnels requires local disassembly of precast lining segments and cast concrete walls in situ. These areas of the tunnels are subject to specific load conditions, so that the structural requirements should be carefully considered in the design.
       
      The construction of the openings also requires special attention, particularly when there is water pressure around the tunnel, in order to prevent water entrance and allow work to be carried out safely. The realisation of the new walls and connections with existing lining segments also needs specific procedures, according to the technology used.

      Silvino Pompeu SantosConvener
      Silvino Pompeu Santos

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      Pompeu Santos Silvino Portugal SPS Consulting

    • WP1.4.3 - Fiber Reinforced Sprayed Concrete in Tunnels and Underground spaces
       
      Tunnel and underground spaces lining are more often made using Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (FRC) sprayed concrete. This solution, initially used for temporary structures, is nowadays adopted also for permanent structures. Codes and guidelines for Fiber Reinforced Concrete do not completely cover the sprayed concrete solution. Due to the structural relevance of these applications, it is important to fill in this gap with adequate information.
       
      The main scope of the Working Party is to support the designer, construction companies, clients in adopting this technology. Information on the design process, considering aspect as the material characterization and the quality control will be introduced. The indications will refer to Model Code 2010 as a reference document.

      Alberto MedaConvener
      Alberto Meda

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Dehn Frank Germany KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
      Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
      Spyridis Panagiotis Germany Private
      De la Fuente Albert Spain Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Meda Alberto Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
      Plizzari Giovanni Italy University of Brescia
      Larive Catherine France Tunnels Study Centre
      Fantilli Alessandro Italy Politecnico di Torino
      Eddie Colin United Kingdom CECL
      Bloodworth Alan United Kingdom Warwick University
      Blasini Giovanni Italy Consultant
      Psomas Sotiris United Kingdom Morgan Sindall
      Kodra Lindita France Bouygues
      King Mike United Kingdom WSP
      Bsaibes Nicolas France Vinci Construction Grands Projects
      Sylvie Giuliani-Leonardi France Vinci Construction Grands Projets
      Mangione Michele United Kingdom ARUP
      Bedi Anmol United Kingdom Bedi Consulting
      Dimmock Ross United Kingdom Normet
      Forrester Richard United Kingdom BAM Nuttal
      Bouteille Sébastien France Développement durable
      Tiberti Giuseppe Italy University of Brescia
      Su Jiang United Kingdom Bedi Consulting
      di Prisco Marco Italy Politecnico di Milano
      Bos A. A. Netherlands DIANA FEA bv

    • WP1.4.4 - Assemblies and fastenings
       
      Tunnels are provided with a variety of industry-specific construction products for the connection and assembly of various elements. These items play an important role as regards the construction phase, as well as the safety, quality, and durability in the operation phase of the tunnel structure.
       
      Fastenings for catenary installations and heavy suspended equipment are specially treated in tunneling since they are associated with very long life-cycle requirements and load types (long term suspension loads and dynamic/cyclic loads), and because – as historically seen – the failure of such elements poses significant human safety and financial/operational threats.

      Panagiotis SpyridisConvener
      Panagiotis Spyridis

      First name Last name Country Affiliation
      Spyridis Panagiotis Germany Private

  • TG1.5 - Structural sustainability

    Recently, sustainability has been discussed with regard to materials, recycling and so on, relating to the reduction of CO2 emissions. However, sustainability has another aspect, for example, the structure, design and construction, which can lead to reducing energy consumption and non-renewable resources over the course of the full life-time of a structure. Minimising energy consumption and non-renewable resources, will be discussed in the context of environmental, social and economic aspects in order to provide sustainable solutions for our society. These discussions will be key for developing sustainable structures. This philosophy is defined as “Structural Sustainability”.

    The aim of this Task Group is to focus on minimising energy consumption and non-renewable resources during the life-time of structures from the structural point of view. Basically, the structures built using current specifications are durable. Therefore, structural sustainability should be defined as the difference from existing technologies to new ones in order to make structural sustainability clear. Examples of structural type, detailing, design, special construction techniques and so on for structural sustainability will be collected to publish a state-of-the-art report.


    Akio KasugaConvener
    Akio Kasuga

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    Clark Gordon United Kingdom Consultant
    Kalny Milan Czech Republic Pontex s.r.o. Prague
    Kasuga Akio Japan Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co.Ltd.
    Montens Serge France Systra
    Arizón José Spain Aguacanal
    Kata Kenichi Japan Sumitomo Mitsui Consctruction Co, Ltd.
    Almeida João Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
    Fehling Ekkehard Germany IBB Fehling + Jungmann GmbH
    Moussard Michel France Consultant
    Palermo Alessandro New Zealand The University of Canterbury
    Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
    Sakai Koji Japan Japan Sustainability Institute
    Hajek Petr Czech Republic Czech Technical University in Prague
    Vion Philippe France VINCI Construction Grands-Projets
    Corres Peiretti Hugo Spain FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores
    Czaderski-Forchmann Christoph Switzerland EMPA, Structural Engineering

  • TG1.6 - History of concrete structures

    During the long history of CEB, FIP and now fib, the main objectives of their commissions, task groups and special activity groups were and are actual topics of research, application and dissemination.

    Construction history is a rapidly growing research field in the community of architects and civil engineers. The last conference on construction history took place in Paris in July 2012 and consisted of 66 sessions. Only two of them focused on concrete and concrete construction. Furthermore, none of the key lectures was related to concrete.

    The task group intends to set up a process which shall result in the publication of a series of bulletins covering the global history of structural concrete, from its first developments to the present situation.

    At the beginning, it is very important to organise the extremely broad field of historic research. It is suggested to start with a narrower approach, mainly with the collection of historic material. A broader approach implies the integration of concrete history within the time, including political, social, climatic, economic and ecological circumstances. This will require more time as well as the addition of historically educated experts.


    Manfred CurbachConvener
    Manfred Curbach
    Michel MoussardCo-Convener
    Michel Moussard

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    Clark Gordon United Kingdom Consultant
    Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
    Trout Edwin United Kingdom The Concrete Society
    Cussigh François France Vinci Construction
    Jahren Per Norway Consultant
    Garibaldi Patricia Germany Technische Univ. Dresden
    Greco Rita Italy Technical University of Bari - DICATECH
    Torrenti Jean Michel France IFSTTAR
    Curbach Manfred Germany Technische Univ. Dresden
    Moussard Michel France Consultant
    León F. Javier Spain FHECOR - Ingenieros Consultores

  • TG1.7 - Construction of concrete structures

    The areas of interest have been developed from the viewpoint that the construction process has two main components: perception related aspects and process aspects. The perception related aspects comprise materials, workmanship, formwork and scaffolding, curing of concrete, concrete surface, testing and monitoring, high performance concrete, special technologies, specifications and training/education. The process related aspects comprise the construction process of concrete structures, quality management and life cycle management.

    The task group addresses state-of-the-art basic principles of the construction process of concrete structures at site. Furthermore, the task group reflects on anticipated developments, which could have a significant influence on construction. The objective is to develop awareness regarding aspects which have an impact on safety, serviceability, durability and environmental issues of concrete structures to be built on site, and to provide information as how to handle the basic principles. The output will be presented as internationally harmonised reports.


    Aad van der HorstConvener
    Aad van der Horst
    Christophe PortenseigneCo-Convener
    Christophe Portenseigne

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    Cayron Fabrice France Bouygues Travaux Publics
    Primault Didier France Vinci Construction
    Turmo Coderque José Spain Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
    Rombach Günter Germany Techn. Univ. of Hamburg-Harburg
    Tassin Daniel United States International Bridge Technologies, Inc.
    Buron Maestro Manuel Spain IECA
    Mancini Giuseppe Italy Politecnico Torino
    Van Der Horst Aad Netherlands BAM Infraconsult bv.
    Fischer Oliver Germany Technical University Munich
    Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
    Srinivasan Gopal United Kingdom Arup
    Portenseigne Christophe France Bouygues Travaux Publics
    Sanchez Marcos Ireland ARUP
    Herrero Beneitez José Spain Ferrovial - Agromán S. A.
    Bernardo Gutiérrez Héctor Spain GGravity
    Heggade V. N. India STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd

  • TG1.8 - Concrete industrial floors

    Concrete is often used for industrial floors that are designed to withstand static and dynamic loads as well as the degradation caused by operations and the environment.

    Industrial floor must be properly designed for resisting point and distributed loads due to shelves and vehicles present on the floor. Seismic action transmitted by shelves must be considered in seismic areas.

    Shrinkage phenomena play a major role since they provoke early age cracks that can be controlled by contraction joints that are likely to damage due to wheel crossing.

    Another important issue is represented by the top finishing layer that had to be properly designed to resist abrasion.

    Main scope of the Task Group is to briefly describe the most important issues in concrete technology for industrial floors, give relevant references to important literature, describe important design premises, give guidance to potential improvements and maintenance. Some attention will be also devoted to refurbishing of existing floors.


    Giovanni A. PlizzariConvener
    Giovanni A. Plizzari

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    Pirovano Gianluigi Italy -
    Pollet Valérie Belgium BBRI-Rilem
    Serna Ros Pedro Spain Univ. Politecnica de Valencia-Icitech
    Silfwerbrand Johan Sweden KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Meda Alberto Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
    Plizzari Giovanni Italy University of Brescia
    Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
    Barragan Bryan France OCV Chambery International
    Bos A. A. Netherlands DIANA FEA bv
    Holschemacher Klaus Germany HTWK Leipzig
    Bonakdar Amir United States Euclid Chemical – ACI

 

First name Last name Country Affiliation
Bastien Josée Canada University Laval
Almeida João Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
Kasuga Akio Japan Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co.Ltd.
Clark Gordon United Kingdom Consultant
Plizzari Giovanni Italy University of Brescia
Van Der Horst Aad Netherlands BAM Infraconsult bv.
Truby Andrew United Kingdom Truby Stevenson Ltd
Strásky Jiri Czech Republic Strásky, Husty a Partneri
Olsen Tor Ole Norway Olav Olsen a.s.
Meda Alberto Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Forbes Jim Australia Arcadis
Curbach Manfred Germany Technische Univ. Dresden
Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
Moussard Michel France Consultant
Ikeda Shoji Japan Hybrid Research Inst. Inc.
Virlogeux Michel France Virlogeux Consulting
Corres Peiretti Hugo Spain FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores
Delemont Thierry Switzerland T-ingenierie SA
Minoretti Arianna Norway Statens vegvesen

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