• 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
      - - - -
      Thomas Fackler Germany Schlaich Bergermann und Partner GmbH
      Nobuyuki Matsumoto Japan Private
      Günter Seidl Germany SSF Ingenieure AG
      Patrice Schmitt France SNCF
      Steffen Marx Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover
      David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
      Miguel Angel Astiz Suarez Spain Carlos Fernandez Casado S. L.
      Juan Sobrino Spain Pedelta, S. L.
      Junling Sun 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
      - - - -
      Murat Dicleli Turkey Ankara Middle East Technical University
      Philipp Wenger Germany Schlaich Bergmann and Partners
      Sergio Breña United States University of Massachusetts Amherst
      Marc Wenner Germany Marx Krontal GmbH
      Manuel Alvarez Switzerland Swiss Federal Roads Office
      Florentijn de Beulaker Belgium BAM
      Philippe Jandin France CEREMA
      Rémi Havy France ARCADIS
      Akimitsu Kurita Japan Osaka Institute of Technology
      Peter Collin Sweden Luleå University of Technology
      Damien Champenoy France CEREMA
      João Almeida Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
      Michel Moussard France Consultant
      Anssi Laaksonen Finland A-Insinöörit
      Steffen Marx Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover
      Alejandro Pérez Caldentey Spain Polytechnic University of Madrid
      Alessandro Palermo New Zealand The University of Canterbury
      Walter Kaufmann Switzerland ETH Zürich
      David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
      Aurelio Muttoni Switzerland École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPF Lausanne)
      Susumu Inoue Japan Osaka Institute of Technology
      Marcos Sanchez 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
      - - - -
      Matthieu Pochat France Systra
      David Fernández-Ordóñez 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
      - - - -
      Bruno Godart France IFSTTAR
      Gaute Nordbotten Norway Norwegian Public Roads Administration
      James Collins United Kingdom Ramboll
      Tohru Makita Japan Central Nippon Expressway Company Ltd
      Teddy Theryo United States Florida Department of Transportation
      Jae-Yeol Cho South Korea, Republic of Seoul National University
      David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
      Peter Paulik Slovakia STU
      Manuel Pipa Portugal LNEC Lisbon
      Chris Hendy United Kingdom Atkins
      Chris Hendy United Kingdom Atkins

    • 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
      - - - -
      David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
      Thierry Delemont Switzerland T-ingenierie SA

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    - - - -
    Florent Imberty France Razel SA
    Guido Morgenthal Germany Bauhaus University
    Akio Kasuga Japan Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co.Ltd.
    Peter Curran United Kingdom Ramboll UK
    Miguel Angel Astiz Suarez Spain Carlos Fernandez Casado S. L.
    Steffen Marx Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover
    Mike Schlaich Germany TU Berlin
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    Thierry Delemont Switzerland T-ingenierie SA
    A. A. van den Bos Netherlands DIANA FEA bv
    Juan Sobrino 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
      - - - -
      Tor Ole Olsen Norway Olav Olsen a.s.
      Francisco Esteban Lefler Spain FCC Construction
      Harald Rogne Norway Olav Olsen
      Ove Tobias Gudmestad Norway University of Stavange
      Arnstein Godejord United States Arup
      Hilde Benedikte Østlund Norway Kværner
      Mike Paschalis Belgium BESIX
      Wenche Rettedal Norway Statoil
      Tom Wike Norway ØKAW
      James Engwall United Kingdom Price & Myers
      Rolf Larssen Norway Aas Jacobsen
      Michel Vache France Doriseng
      Kåre Hjorteset United States BergerABAM
      Milos Zich Czech Republic Strasky, Husty and Partners
      Gordon Jackson United Kingdom Arup Energy
      Kjetil Thorsen Norway Snøhetta
      Steinar Helland Norway S Helland Konsult
      João Almeida Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
      Adrian Gnägi Switzerland VSL International Ltd.
      Terje Kanstad Norway The Norwegian Univ.of Science & Tech
      Milan Kalny Czech Republic Pontex s.r.o. Prague
      David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
      Stein Atle Haugerud Norway Dr. techn. Olav Olsen a.s.
      Aurelio Muttoni Switzerland École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPF Lausanne)
      Fernando Rebouças Stucchi Brazil ABECE/EGT
      Luis Peset Gonzales Spain Dragados SA
      Michel Hamon France Doris Engineering
      Scott Haynes Hong Kong VSL
      Paul Notenboom Netherlands Arcadis
      Christophe Rozier France Bouygues Travaux Publics
      Coen Van der Vliet Netherlands Arcadis
      Hugo Corres Peiretti 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
      - - - -
      Francisco Esteban Lefler Spain FCC Construction
      Ivar Eng Norway Multiconsult
      Milos Zich Czech Republic Strasky, Husty and Partners
      Gordon Jackson United Kingdom Arup Energy
      Ronald Heijmans Netherlands Arcadis
      David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
      Stein Atle Haugerud Norway Dr. techn. Olav Olsen a.s.
      Arianna Minoretti Norway Statens vegvesen
      Amund Geicke Norway Sweco
      Aurelio Muttoni Switzerland École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPF Lausanne)
      Coen Van der Vliet Netherlands Arcadis
      Bjørn Isaksen Norway Norwegian Road Administration
      Hugo Corres Peiretti Spain FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores
      Tor Ole Olsen Norway Olav Olsen a.s.
      Dirk Jan Peters Netherlands Haskoningdhv Nederland B.V.
      Heang-ki Lee Korea, Republic Of Kaist research center
      Noelia Gonzalez Patiño Spain Ggravity-Dragados
      Anette Fjeld Norway Olav Olsen
      Mathias Eidem Kjerstad Norway Statens vegvesen (NPRA)

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    - - - -
    Tor Ole Olsen Norway Olav Olsen a.s.
    Christophe Rozier France Bouygues Travaux Publics
    Michel Hamon France Doris Engineering
    Francisco Esteban Lefler Spain FCC Construction
    Scott Haynes Hong Kong VSL
    Harald Rogne Norway Olav Olsen
    Paul Notenboom Netherlands Arcadis
    Ivar Eng Norway Multiconsult
    Bjørn Isaksen Norway Norwegian Road Administration
    Adrian Gnägi Switzerland VSL International Ltd.
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    Stein Atle Haugerud Norway Dr. techn. Olav Olsen a.s.
    Arianna Minoretti Norway Statens vegvesen
    Coen Van der Vliet 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
    - - - -
    George Keliris United Kingdom Buro Happold Ltd.
    Steve Mckechnie United Kingdom Arup
    Jean Marc Jaeger France SETEC TPI
    Andrew Fraser United Kingdom Ramboll UK
    Pierre Leflour France Setec tpi
    Richard Reynolds United Kingdom Buro Happold
    Paulo Silva Lobo Portugal University of Madeira-Funchal
    Jenny Burridge United Kingdom The Concrete Centre
    Neil Pitt United Kingdom Explore Manufacturing
    Stefano Cammelli United Kingdom BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
    Phil Mansell United Arab Emirates Ramboll UK
    Colin Banks United Kingdom Laing O’Rourke
    Andrew Truby United Kingdom Truby Stevenson Ltd
    Nadarajah Surendran United Kingdom PRAETER Engineering Ltd
    Stuart Marsh United Kingdom Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
    Mario Alberto Chiorino Italy Politecnico di Torino
    Taehun Ha Korea, Republic Of Daewoo Engineering & Construction
    John Cairns United Kingdom Heriot-Watt University
    Kaare Dahl Denmark Rambøll
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    Jeremy Wells United Kingdom WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd
    Nick Zygouris Greece Lithos Consulting Engineers
    Fabrizio Palmisano 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
    - - - -
    Frank Dehn Germany KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Remco Lensen Netherlands Mobilis TBI
    Konrad Bergmeister Austria Univ. Bodenkultur Vienna
    Carola Edvardsen Denmark Cowi AS
    Alberto Meda Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
    Hiroshi Dobashi Japan Metropolitan Expressway Company Ltd
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    A. A. van den Bos Netherlands DIANA FEA bv
    Peter Jackson France Sistra
    Albert de la Fuente Antequera Spain Universidad Polytecnica de Catalunya
    Catherine Larive France Tunnels Study Centre
    Giuseppe Tiberti 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
      - - - -
      Frank Dehn Germany KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
      Carola Edvardsen Denmark Cowi AS
      Alberto Meda Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
      Michel Moussard France Consultant
      Hiroshi Dobashi Japan Metropolitan Expressway Company Ltd
      David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
      Albert de la Fuente Antequera Spain Universidad Polytecnica de Catalunya
      Giovanni Blasini Italy Consultant
      Pascal Guedon France Arcadis
      Lindita Kodra France Bouygues
      Peter Jackson France Sistra
      Nicolas Bsaibes France Vinci Construction Grands Projects
      Catherine Larive France Tunnels Study Centre
      Giuseppe Tiberti Italy University of Brescia
      n/a Bragard United States Traylor Bros., Inc.,
      Alessandro Fantilli Italy Politecnico di Torino
      Giuliani-Leonardi Sylvie France Vinci Construction Grands Projets
      Giovanni Plizzari Italy University of Brescia
      Zila Rinaldi Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
      Panagiotis Spyridis Germany Private
      Fabio di Carlo Italy University of Rome Tor Vergata
      Marco di Prisco Italy Politecnico di Milano

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

    • 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
      - - - -
      Panagiotis Spyridis 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
    - - - -
    Gordon Clark United Kingdom Consultant
    Milan Kalny Czech Republic Pontex s.r.o. Prague
    Akio Kasuga Japan Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co.Ltd.
    Serge Montens France Systra
    José Arizón Spain Aguacanal
    Kenichi Kata Japan Sumitomo Mitsui Consctruction Co, Ltd.
    João Almeida Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
    Ekkehard Fehling Germany IBB Fehling + Jungmann
    Michel Moussard France Consultant
    Alessandro Palermo New Zealand The University of Canterbury
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    Koji Sakai Japan Japan Sustainability Institute
    Petr Hajek Czech Republic Czech Technical University in Prague
    Philippe Vion France VINCI Construction Grands-Projets
    Hugo Corres Peiretti Spain FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores
    Christoph Czaderski-Forchmann 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
    - - - -
    Gordon Clark United Kingdom Consultant
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    Edwin Trout United Kingdom The Concrete Society
    François Cussigh France Vinci Construction
    Per Jahren Norway Consultant
    Patricia Garibaldi Germany Technische Univ. Dresden
    Rita Greco Italy Technical University of Bari - DICATECH
    Jean Michel Torrenti France IFSTTAR
    Manfred Curbach Germany Technische Univ. Dresden
    Michel Moussard France Consultant
    Paul Acker France Lafarge LCR
    F. Javier León 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
    - - - -
    Manuel Contreras Spain ARUP
    Fabrice Cayron France Bouygues Travaux Publics
    Didier Primault France Vinci Construction
    José Turmo Coderque Spain Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
    Günter Rombach Germany Techn. Univ. of Hamburg-Harburg
    Daniel Tassin United States International Bridge Technologies, Inc.
    Manuel Buron Maestro Spain IECA
    Giuseppe Mancini Italy Politecnico Torino
    Aad Van Der Horst Netherlands Delft Univ. of Technology
    Oliver Fischer Germany Technical University Munich
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    Gopal Srinivasan United Kingdom Arup
    Ch. Portenseigne France Bouygues Travaux Publics
    Marcos Sanchez Ireland ARUP
    José Herrero Beneitez Spain Ferrovial - Agromán S. A.
    Héctor Bernardo Gutiérrez Spain GGravity
    V. N. Heggade 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.


    Giovanni A. PlizzariConvener
    Giovanni A. Plizzari

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

 

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

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