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.
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.
WP1.1.1 - Bridges for high-speed trainsWorking 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.
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 bridgesThe 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.
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 bridgesWhile 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.
First name Last name Country Affiliation Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib
WP1.1.5 - Management of of prestressed concrete bridgesOver 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.
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 Hendy Chris United Kingdom Atkins
WP1.1.6 - Design Loads for long span bridgesThe 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.
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 van den 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.
WP1.2.1 - Floating concrete structuresIn 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.
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 bridgesSometimes 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.
First name Last name Country Affiliation Esteban Lefler Francisco Spain FCC Construction Eng Ivar Norway Multiconsult Zich Milos Czech Republic Strasky, Husty and Partners Jackson Gordon United Kingdom Arup Energy Heijmans Ronald Netherlands Arcadis Fernández-Ordóñez David Switzerland fib Haugerud Stein Atle Norway Dr. techn. Olav Olsen a.s. Minoretti Arianna Norway Statens vegvesen Geicke Amund Norway Sweco Muttoni Aurelio Switzerland École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPF Lausanne) 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 Gonzalez Patiño Noelia Spain Ggravity-Dragados 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.
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.
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 van den Bos A. A. Netherlands DIANA FEA bv Jackson Peter France Sistra de la Fuente Antequera Albert Spain Universidad Polytecnica de Catalunya Larive Catherine France Tunnels Study Centre Tiberti Giuseppe Italy University of Brescia
WP1.4.1 - Tunnels in fibre-reinforced concreteThe 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.
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 Antequera Albert Spain Universidad Polytecnica 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
WP1.4.2 - Design and construction of openings in precast liningThe 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.
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 spacesTunnel 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.
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 Antequera Albert Spain Universidad Polytecnica 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
WP1.4.4 - Assemblies and fasteningsTunnels 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ch. 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 Gammon India 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.
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 van den 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|
|Almeida||João||Portugal||Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa|
|Kasuga||Akio||Japan||Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co.Ltd.|
|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”|
|Curbach||Manfred||Germany||Technische Univ. Dresden|
|Ikeda||Shoji||Japan||Hybrid Research Inst. Inc.|
|Corres Peiretti||Hugo||Spain||FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores|