fib 2017 Achievement Award for Young Engineers: entries now accepted

Международная федерация по железобетону (fib) объявила о начале приёма заявок на участие в конкурсе на получение 2017 Achievement Award for Young Engineers – премии за выдающиеся достижения молодых инженеров в номинациях «Научное исследование» и «Дизайн и строительство», которая торжественно вручается раз в два года на симпозиуме федерации.

Заявки от российских участников будут отобраны российской национальной группой fib, которая представлена ассоциацией "Железобетон".

Приглашаем кандидатов от России (граждан РФ) принять участие в отборе, для чего не позднее 15 сентября 2016 года необходимо обратиться в ассоциацию «Железобетон» ( Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. , 495-7211606 доб. 4636) с информацией о номинируемом проекте в свободной форме. Ассоциация оставляет за собой право запрашивать любую дополнительную информацию о проекте, которая может понадобиться для эффективного отбора.

Предлагаем распространить информацию о конкурсе среди потенциальных российских номинантов, что повысит шансы на присуждение международной награды представителям России.

fib e-newsletter -- Issue 1 2016



In this issue:

  • Principle fib Events in 2016
  • fib Model      Code 2020 (MC2020) Update
  • ICCS 16 Early Registration
  • new fib Secretary General
  • Structural Concrete, Issue 4, December 2015
  • fib-news,      December 2015
  • fib Bulletin      76


Principle fib Events in 2016

The fib is pleased to offer two principle events in 2016 hosted and organized by fib members in the countries of these two events. 

The 11th International fib PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering will be held on the Hongo Main Campus of the University of Tokyo from 29-31 August 2016.  PhD candidates from around the world will present their work and share their experiences.  As in prior years, the most outstanding papers and presentations will be awarded prizes. 

The fib’s 2016 Symposium, Performance-based approaches for concrete structures, will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 21-23 November 2016.  Over 350 abstracts originating from 50 countries have been received.  The symposium will focus on current developments in concrete technology and structural concrete design, with a particular focus on performance-based approaches.

Please visit the event websites or follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for further updates on these events.  


fib Model Code 2020 (MC2020) Update


The MC2020 Core Group met in Madrid on 11 and 12 December 2015 to identify the goals for the publication. It was agreed that this new model code should be a single, merged structural code dealing with both new and existing concrete structures and should be an operational model code oriented towards practical needs.  The core group outlined numerous additional aspirational goals, which will be published in the upcoming issue of fib-news.   


ICCS 16 Early Registration

There is still time to take advantage of the early registration fees for the Second International Conference on Concrete Sustainability (ICCS 16).  The conference will be held at the School of Civil Engineers at the Universidad Politénica de Madrid from 13-15 June 2016.  Discounted registration fees are available until 29 February 2016.  Please visit the conference website for programme information and registration details.  


New fib Secretary General

The fib Presidium has appointed a new secretary general, Dr David Fernández-Ordóñez, who assumed his executive duties in Lausanne on 4 January 2016.  At the time of his appointment, Dr Fernández-Ordóñez was Deputy Director of the School of Civil Engineers at the Technical University of Madrid.  Please visit the fib website or our public posts on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information on Dr Fernández-Ordóñez. 


Structural Concrete, December 2015

The December 2015 issue of the fib’s Structural Concrete journal is available to fib members via the Wiley Online Library.  Members can access the journal by going to the ‘Members only’ section of the fib website and clicking on the ‘Wiley Online Library’ link.


December 2015 fib-news 

The December issue of fib-news is available for downloading on the journal page of the fib website.  It features aritcles on the RILEM-fib memorandum of cooperation, the ‘Precast concrete – a continuing evolution’ seminar hosted by the Institution of Structural Engineers in London in September 2015, as well as the Fourth International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2015) held in Leipzig in October 2015. 


fib Bulletin 76

fib Bulletin 76: Benchmarking of deemed-to-satisfy provisions in standards - Durability of reinforced concrete structures exposed to chlorides is now available in the fib's online storefib Bulletin 76 presents the benchmarking of a number of rules for chloride-induced corrosion as given in national codes such as European, US and Australian standards.


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