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fib: what’s happening?

Institution of Structural Engineers

Thursday, 1 March 2018 from 17:00 to 19:40 (GMT)

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The International Federation for Structural Concrete, usually referred to as fib (federation internationale du béton), has a long history of instigating research on structural concrete and publishing industry guidance that often goes beyond what established codes can offer.

What’s happening? is organised by the UK Group of fib. This event will provide an overview of younger participation and the on-going work of three fib commissions.
Expert speakers will cover what is happening on:

  • Early involvement (fibUK Early Careers Group)
  • Analysis and design rules (Commission 2)
  • Prestressing and reinforcements (Commission 5)
  • Durability and lifecycle design (Commission 8)


Designers, contractors, academics and clients will:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest developments from fib
  • Influence the international work of fib
  • Network including meeting UK representatives on fib commissions and task groups


Welcome and Networking


UK Group Chairman’s briefing
Chris Hendy FREng MA(Cantab) CEng FICE Eur Ing


What’s in it for younger designers?

(Early Careers Group briefing)
Chairman of UK Early Careers Group


What’s happening with analysis and design rules? (Commission 2: Analysis and design)

Dr Robert Vollum MIStructE


What’s happening with prestressing and reinforcements? (Commission 5: Reinforcements) Gordon Clark BSc CEng FIStructE FICE


What’s happening with durability and lifecycle design? (Commission 8: Durability)

David Smith









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The Institution of Structural Engineers
International HQ
47-58 Bastwick Street
EC1V 3PS London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 1 March 2018 from 17:00 to 19:40 (GMT)

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Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering.

The Institution has over 27,000 members working in 105 countries around the world.

The Institution is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment.

The core work of the Institution is supporting and protecting the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.

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