New Technical

Committees:

(created in 2017)

 

CBE

LHS

WMR

 


 

RILEM NEWSLETTER:

Please click on the link below to read the May 2017 Newsletter:

Newsletter May 2017

 

 

NEW DATABASE AVAILABLE!

Database on creep and shrinkage of concrete and concrete structures

Hosted by Prof. Bazant

Please click on the link below:

civil.northwestern.edu

 

 

RILEM TC 223-MSC:

Please click on the

link below

you will be forwarded to the Data WareHouse web site

rilem223dwh.isqweb.it

 

 

RILEM TC 259-ISR:

NEW ASR BENCHMARK CALL:

Please click on the link below to download the

benchmark/round robin analysis

& the Numerical Benchmark update Jan 2016

 

Calendar



03 - 08 September 2017 : 71st RILEM Annual Week, Chennai, India
03 - 08 September 2017 : International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Sytems, Chennai, India
12 - 14 September 2017 : 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures, Brussels, Belgium
12 - 14 September 2017 : 3rd meeting of TC IAM
13 - 15 September 2017 : SMAR 2017 - Fourth Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Zürich, Switzerland
15 September 2017 : Meeting of TC 254-CMS
18 - 20 September 2017 : SHCC 4 - Strain-hardening cement-based composites, Dresden, Germany
18 - 21 September 2017 : Latin American Congress on Pathology in Construction (CONPAT 2017), Asuncion, Paraguay
18 - 22 September 2017 : Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation, Prague, Czech Republic
02 - 04 October 2017 : 10th ACI/RILEM International Conference on Cementitious Materials and Alternative Binders for Sustainable Concrete, Montreal, Canada
02 - 04 October 2017 : 3rd International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC 2017), Montpellier, France
02 - 06 October 2017 : Multiscale Modelling Course for Concrete (MMC2), Delft, The Netherlands
03 - 05 October 2017 : Cluster F meeting
09 - 13 October 2017 : Modelling of cement-based materials and structures at early age, Gliwice, Poland
12 - 13 October 2017 : 5th International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure, Borås, Sweden
12 - 13 October 2017 : Kick-off meeting of TC LHS
23 - 24 October 2017 : Lat-RILEM International Workshop on Recycled Aggregate, Villa Clara, Cuba
31 October - 01 November 2017 : Fiber reinforced concrete design aspects specifications, Bento Gonçalves, Brazil
22 - 25 November 2017 : Second International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability, Rabat, Morocco
23 November 2017 : 3rd meeting of TC 270-CIM
05 - 07 December 2017 : 2nd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, Havana, Cuba
05 - 06 March 2018 : Congreso Iberoamericano de Hormigón Autocompactante y Hormigones Especiales, Valencia, Spain
29 April - 01 May 2018 : International Congress on Polymers in Concrete (ICPIC 2018), Washington DC, USA
04 - 06 June 2018 : International Workshop on Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cements, Murten, Switzerland
06 - 07 June 2018 : 2nd International Workshop on Durability and Sustainability of Concrete Structures, Moscow, Russia
25 - 26 June 2018 : Final Conference of RILEM TC 253-MCI: Microorganisms-Cementitious Materials Interactions, Toulouse, France
26 - 29 August 2018 : 72th RILEM Annual Week, Delft, The Netherlands
27 - 30 August 2018 : 4th International Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructure, Delft, The Netherlands
10 - 12 September 2018 : 1st RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication, Zurich, Switzerland
11 - 13 September 2018 : 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2018), Cusco, Perú
28 - 31 October 2018 : Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018), Ghent, Belgium
19 - 21 November 2018 : 5th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation, and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2018), Cape Town, South Africa
02 - 05 December 2018 : Sixth International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM6), Hong Kong
14 - 15 December 2018 : 3rd R. N. Raikar Memorial International Conference & 'Gettu - Kodur' International Symposium, Mumbai, India
18 - 22 March 2019 : RILEM Spring Convention, Rovinj, Croatia
16 - 18 September 2019 : 9th International RILEM Symposium on Self Compacting Concrete (SCC9) & 2nd International RILEM Conference on Rheology and Processing for Construction Materials, Dresden, Germany
04 - 09 September 2022 : 76th RILEM Annual Week, Kyoto, Japan

Next events

71st RILEM Annual Week, Chennai, India - From 03 September 2017 to 08 September 2017



Theme:



Practical Information

• Conference date : From 03 September 2017 to 08 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Chennai, India,




Link
International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Sytems, Chennai, India - From 03 September 2017 to 08 September 2017



Theme:

Conference themes:

- Advances in supplementary cementing materials
- Concrete durability and performance specifications
- Early age behaviour and rheology of cementitious systems
- Special concretes and applications
- Advances in characterization of construction materials
- Sustainable building systems
- Bituminous binders and mixtures
- Repair and conservation of heritage structures

Important dates:
Abstracts due: Nov 15, 2016
Abstract acceptance: Nov 30, 2016
Full paper submission: Feb 15, 2017
Paper reviews: Mar 15, 2017
Final paper submission: Mar 31, 2017


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 03 September 2017 to 08 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Chennai, India,


• Attachment : Version PDF

Link
2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures, Brussels, Belgium - From 12 September 2017 to 14 September 2017



Theme:

Theme:

The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers from academia and industry for exchanging ideas, latest achievements and for establishing new collaborations in the field of concrete technology and knowledge to control early age cracking and cement hydration effects, and thus improve structures serviceability and durability. It is the annual conference organized within the framework of European COST action TU1404 (www.tu1404.eu) which aims at accelerating knowledge transfer in the form of new recommendations, introduce new products and technologies and promote international and interdisciplinary exchange of information.
This conference is dedicated to the discussion and dissemination of relevant results and various activities of Action members, but also from other researchers, PhD students, or industry specialists.

The conference welcomes both experimental and numerical studies relevant to the whole life time of the cement-based material in the wide field of monitoring of early age chemical and mechanical properties, modeling of the microstructure development, cracking mechanisms. The topics include but are not limited to the following list.

Topics:

Testing of cement-based materials
•Fresh properties and setting
•Non-destructive monitoring of hydration and cracking
•Chemical and microstructural characterization
•Transport properties and boundary effects
•Mechanical properties and creep
•Volume stability (autogenous shrinkage, drying shrinkage, restrained shrinkage)
•Fracture properties and cracking
•Advanced experimental techniques

Modeling of cement-based materials and behavior of structures
•Microstructural modelling
•Multiscale modelling
•Macroscopic modelling
•Probabilisitic modelling
•Durability/transport modelling
•Benchmarking calculations

Development of products and recommendations
•Qualification and development of devices for testing and monitoring concrete at early age
•Development and qualification of software and design methodologies for concrete at early age
•Development and revision of recommendations and standards to prevent / control early age cracking and related durability issues

Deadlines:
March 15, 2017 - Abstract submission NEW deadline
April 1st, 2017 - Notification of acceptance of abstract
May 31st, 2017 - Submission of full paper and early bird registration deadline
July 7, 2017 - Review notification
July 21st, 2017 - Final registration deadline
August 21st, 2017 - Submission of revised full paper


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 12 September 2017 to 14 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Brussels, Belgium,


• Attachment : Version PDF

3rd meeting of TC IAM - From 12 September 2017 to 14 September 2017



Theme:



Practical Information

• Conference date : From 12 September 2017 to 14 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Brussels, Belgium,




Link
SMAR 2017 - Fourth Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Zürich, Switzerland - From 13 September 2017 to 15 September 2017



Theme:

Scope:
The International Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, SMAR 2017, will provide a forum for international scientists, engineers, enterprisers and infrastructure managers to present and discuss the state-of-the-practice and recent advances in testing and monitoring technology, in structural modeling and assessment methods, and in the application of advanced materials for structural rehabilitation. The conference will provide a platform for exploring the potential of international cooperation.
SMAR 2017 is the fourth conference and will be sponsored jointly by the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII), the International Institute of FRP in Construction (IIFC) and RILEM.

Topics:
Structural Health Monitoring
– Smart sensors
– Wireless sensor networks
– Implementation of structural monitoring
– Monitoring of off-shore structures and oil pipelines
– Monitoring of high rise buildings and bridges
– Advanced inspection and testing
– System identification and model updating

Performance and damage assessment
– Safety evaluation and reliability forecast

Damage control, repair and strengthening
– External strengthening using FRP composites
– Strengthening of concrete, timber and steel structures
– Confinement of concrete columns
– Near surface mounting reinforcement
– Seismic Safety Assessment, Rehabilitation and Monitoring

Durability issues as related to harsh environments
– Fire protection systems

Shape memory alloys in civil structures

Practical applications and case studies

Visionary Concepts

Key dates:
Submission of Abstracts 31 December 2016
Abstract Acceptance Notification 31 January 2017
Submission of Full Lengths Papers 31 March 2017
Paper Acceptance Notification 10 June 2017
Early Bird Registration 30 June 2017
Submission of Final Revised Papers 31 July 2017
Pre-Conference Scientific Tour 12 September 2017
SMAR 2017 Conference 13 –15 September 2017

The official language of the conference is English.


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 13 September 2017 to 15 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Zürich, Switzerland,


• Attachment : Version PDF

Meeting of TC 254-CMS - 15 September 2017



Theme:



Practical Information

• Conference date : 15 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Brussels, Belgium,




SHCC 4 - Strain-hardening cement-based composites, Dresden, Germany - From 18 September 2017 to 20 September 2017



Theme:

SHCC4 Conference is the follow-up of three previous successful international events in Stellenbosch (South Africa, 2005), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2011) and Dordrecht (The Netherlands, 2014), all of them focusing on strain-hardening cement-based composites and other types of advanced fibre-reinforced concrete materials such as textile reinforced concrete (TRC) and high-performance fibre-reinforced cement-based composites (HPFRCC). All these new materials exhibit pseudo-ductile behavior resulting from the formation of multiple, fine cracks when subject to tensile loading. The use of such
types of fibre-reinforced concrete could revolutionise the planning, development, dimensioning, structural and architectural design, construction of new and strengthening and repair of existing buildings and structures in many areas of application.

Contributions to the conference are expected to cover the latest findings and research works related on SHCC, TRC and HPFRCC. They may be within – but are not limited to – the following topics:
- Material design and manufacturing;
- Mechanical properties and test methods;
- Structural design and performance.
- Durability design and performance;
- Computational methods;
- Use for strengthening and repair;
- Practical applications.

Important dates:
Abstract due: 30 November 2016
Acceptance of abstract: 31 January 2017
Full manuscript due: 15 March 2017
Acceptance of manuscript: 15 April 2017
Final manuscript due: 1 May 2017


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 18 September 2017 to 20 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Dresden, Germany,


• Attachment : Version PDF

Link
Latin American Congress on Pathology in Construction (CONPAT 2017), Asuncion, Paraguay - From 18 September 2017 to 21 September 2017



Theme:

The Latin American Congress of Pathology in Construction (CONPAT) has been organized every two years by the Latin American Association of Pathology, Quality Control and Recovery of Constructions, ALCONPAT International.


OBJECTIVES

• Exchange of research experience and work done in the covered topics.
• Promotion and dissemination of research and specialization in the field of Pathology and Recovery of Structures.
• Dissemination of research results in areas of knowledge of Architecture and Engineering.
• Give a boost to the study of Pathology and Quality control, as well as the recovery of structures, considering the environment and civil responsibility to the society.

TOPICS

• NEW MATERIALS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF CONSTRUCTIONS
• INSPECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF CONSTRUCTIONS
• REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY AND MAINTENANCE
• SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
• PHYSICS OF CONSTRUCTIONS
• CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
• PROMINENT CONSTRUCTIONS


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 18 September 2017 to 21 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Asuncion, Paraguay,


• Attachment : Version PDF

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Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation, Prague, Czech Republic - From 18 September 2017 to 22 September 2017



Theme:

This course provides an overview of modeling approaches used in the mechanics of inelastic materials and structures, with special attention to the objective description of highly localized deformation modes such as cracks or shear bands. It is organized as one of the RILEM educational courses. In 2016 it attracted 23 participants from 10 European countries and the United States.

Main topics:

Introduction: notation, fundamentals of tensor algebra, basic types of inelastic material behavior, principles of incremental-iterative nonlinear analysis.

Elastoplasticity: physical motivation, basic equations in one dimension, extension to multiaxial stress, associated and nonassociated plastic flow, hardening and softening, tangent stiffness.

Damage mechanics: physical motivation, basic equations in one dimension, isotropic damage models, smeared crack models, brief comments on anisotropic damage models, damage deactivation due to crack closure, combination of damage and plasticity.

Strain localization: physical aspects, structural size effect, conditions of stability and uniqueness, discontinuous bifurcation, incipient weak discontinuity, localization analysis based on acoustic tensor, loss of ellipticity and its mathematical and numerical consequences, classification of models for localized inelastic behavior, mesh-adjusted softening modulus (crack band approach).

Regularized continuum models: classification of enriched continuum theories, nonlocal formulations of the integral type, explicit and implicit gradient damage and plasticity formulations, phase-field approaches, continua with microstructure, localization analysis, implementation aspects, application examples.

Strong discontinuity models: brief introduction to finite elements with embedded discontinuities.


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 18 September 2017 to 22 September 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Prague, Czech Republic,




Link
10th ACI/RILEM International Conference on Cementitious Materials and Alternative Binders for Sustainable Concrete, Montreal, Canada - From 02 October 2017 to 04 October 2017



Theme:

The purpose of this international conference is to present the latest available scientific and technical information in the field of supplementary cementitious materials and novel binders for use in concrete. The new aspect of this edition is to highlight advances in the field of alternative and sustainable binders and supplementary cementitious materials, for which the research is growing in importance.
Original papers on all aspects of pozzolans, mineral admixtures, standard and alternative supplementary cementitious materials are invited to be presented at the conference and be published in the proceedings.

Key topics:
 Microstructure and hydration
 Multi-component binder systems
 Alternative supplementary cementitious materials
 Alkali activated materials
 Alternative binders
 Nanomaterials
 Chemical admixtures
 Concrete mix designs for sustainable development
 Rheology
 Curing techniques
 Mechanical performances and durability
 Modeling of concrete properties
 Life-cycle analysis
 Service life
 Standard and test method development
 Case studies
 Special concrete
 Biosourced materials
 Recycled materials

Important conference dates:
Submission of abstracts: 1 October 2016
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2016
Submission of full manuscripts: 15 January 2017


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 02 October 2017 to 04 October 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Montreal, Canada,


• Attachment : Version PDF

Link
3rd International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC 2017), Montpellier, France - From 02 October 2017 to 04 October 2017



Theme:

Designing and Buillding with UHPFRC:New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards

Topics:
• Structural UHPFRC applications in Civil Engineering and bridge structures, major infrastructure projects, marine works, offshore structures
• Frames, roofing, large shells, building envelopes
• Building elements, functional and architectural components, aesthetics
• Strengthening, retrofitting, rehabilitation
• Durability (characterization, feedback, use in aggressive environments)
• Sustainability, local resources, Life Cycle Analysis, recycling
• Design to resist extreme conditions (fire, earthquake, blast and impacts)
• Implementation, in situ application, quality control
• Standards, recommendations, design codes, contracts and insurance issues
• Simplified vs. innovative design methods, modeling, reliability
• Fields of innovation, new markets and related technical demands

Important dates
Submission of abstracts: October 14, 2016 **
Abstracts acceptance: November 15, 2016
Submission of full-length papers: January 31, 2017
Full-length final papers delivery: April 30, 2017
Presentations delivery: September 22, 2017


**While UHPFRC 2017 website is under development and validation before opening, 300-words abstracts are to be sent by e-mail as attachments to afgc@enpc.fr


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 02 October 2017 to 04 October 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Montpellier, France,


• Attachment : Version PDF

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Multiscale Modelling Course for Concrete (MMC2), Delft, The Netherlands - From 02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017



Theme:

RILEM MMC Multiscale Modelling Course for Concrete will be organized at the TU Delft, The Netherlands and is scheduled from: Monday October 2 to Friday October 6, 2017

Summary :
Addressing lectures for macro- to nano- scale modelling.
Theoretical and practical workshops on multi-scale modelling.
Modelling mechanical, physical and chemical behaviour at different scale levels.
Emphasizing different approaches of modelling and how “numerical gaps” can be bridged.
Lecture material:
Lecture material consists of a USB-stick containing all slides in PDF as presented during the course, literature, practical examples, a copy of the basic software that will also be used during the practical sessions.
The MMC2 course is designed for:
• Graduate students (PhD, MSc students and Postdocs)
• Professors and other academic professionals
• Professionals from industry
The course is intended for people working in areas where modelling knowledge of cement based materials can give you the edge in understanding problems and finding solutions.


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Delft, The Netherlands,


• Attachment : Version PDF

Cluster F meeting - From 03 October 2017 to 05 October 2017



Theme:

All TCs of Cluster F will meet:

TC 237-SIB: Testing and characterization of sustainable innovative bituminous materials and systems
TC 241-MCD: Mechanisms of Cracking and Debonding in Asphalt and Composite Pavements
TC 252-CMB: Chemo-Mechanical Characterization of Bituminous Materials
TC 264-RAP: Asphalt Pavement Recycling
TC 272-PIM: Phase and Interphase Behaviour of Bituminous Materials
TC CHA: Crack-Healing of Asphalt Pavement Materials
TC CBE: Multiphase characterisation of cold bitumen emulsion materials
TC WMR: Valorisation of Waste and Secondary Materials for Roads


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 03 October 2017 to 05 October 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Nottingham, United Kingdom,




Link
Modelling of cement-based materials and structures at early age, Gliwice, Poland - From 09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017



Theme:

Aim and scope of the course COST Action TU1404 will host a doctoral course on “Modelling of cement-based materials and structures at early age”. This course offers an opportunity that is mainly targeted to young researchers and allowing them to have a deep contact with several subjects related to modelling of cement-based materials at different levels (from micro to macroscopic modelling).

The course is dedicated to your researchers: PhD students, Master students, researchers and practicing engineers with a background in civil engineering, materials science, architectural engineering or similar. All lectures will be given in English.

The course will cover topics related to modelling of cement-based materials and structures with a special focus on the aspects of service life:
• Modelling of hydration and temperature evolution (focus on massive structures)
• Modelling of microstructure evolution
• Modelling of shrinkage and creep
• Modelling of cracking
• Numerical methods & conclusions for design
• Modelling of real-life cases and benchmarking

The course will consist of lectures and practical sessions with numerical exercises.


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Gliwice, Poland,


• Attachment : Version PDF

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5th International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure, Borås, Sweden - From 12 October 2017 to 13 October 2017



Theme:

The 5th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure emphasizes on real life experiences and observations, practical applications, experimental and numerical advances as well as structural design. The aim of this workshop is to obtain an overview of the current level of knowledge and to stimulate the discussion between researchers and representatives from industry, authorities and code-making bodies in order to promote the understanding of concrete spalling. Interesting subjects of the workshop are the recent achievements in experimental research and testing for determining the key material properties and underlying processes and its contribution to understanding the global spalling behaviour under various conditions. Of further interests are also the actual advances in numerical modelling of spalling process and structural design when spalling needs to be taken into account. Finally, the workshop will be the platform for practical applications of projects to avoid spalling of concrete.

Workshop Topics

- Influence of chemical, physical and mechanical processes on spalling of concrete
- Thermal behaviour and thermal stability of concrete ingredients at high temperatures
- Influence of heating on concrete properties
- Pore pressure development
- Transport mechanisms in heated concrete
- Stress-strain behaviour and fracture mechanics of heated concrete
- Spalling mechanisms
- Model selection and multiscale modelling
- Testing requirements and interpretation
- Constitutive material laws
- Structural design models taking into account spalling
- Influence of spalling on fire resistance and residual capacity
- Benchmark modelling of the Jean-Christophe Mindeguia tests
- Occurrence of spalling in natural fires
- Damage assessment and repair of heated concrete
- Measures to reduce or prevent spalling
- Case studies
- Pre-normative research and standardization

Important dates

15 March 2017 Abstract submission
15 April 2017 Acceptance of Abstracts
15 June 2017 Full paper submission
15 July 2017 Early Bird registration
15 August 2017 Notification full paper review
1 September 2017 Final full paper submission
12-13 October 2017 Workshop


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 12 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Boras, Sweden,


• Attachment : Version PDF

Kick-off meeting of TC LHS - From 12 October 2017 to 13 October 2017



Theme:



Practical Information

• Conference date : From 12 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Thessaloniki, Greece,




Lat-RILEM International Workshop on Recycled Aggregate, Villa Clara, Cuba - From 23 October 2017 to 24 October 2017



Theme:

The Lat-RILEM Workshop on Recycled Aggregate will provide a forum for international scientists, engineers, companies, and constructors to present and discuss their research topics in this specific field. It will be celebrated for two days during which presentations on different approaches, investigations and specific applications using recycled aggregates obtained from waste concrete in concrete making and the production of other cementitious materials.

The Workshop will focus on promoting the interaction among participants to explore opportunities for collaboration. The topics will be addressed from a regional perspective with especial consideration to regional problems and features.

This event is connected with the XI International Symposium on Structures, Geotechnics and Building Materials to be held in the same location on 23-27 October 2017. The linking of both events will promote discussion and debate among both a specified and broad audiences.

TOPICS
1) Processing and production of recycled aggregates for adding value to them
2) Structural performance of recycled aggregate concrete
3) Durability of recycled aggregate concrete
4) Recycled aggregate concrete with special properties
5) Alternative uses with added value for recycled aggregate obtained from waste concrete
6) Life-cycle assessment involving the use of recycled aggregate

The official languages for the presentations during the Workshop are Spanish, Portuguese and English.


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 23 October 2017 to 24 October 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba,


• Attachment : Version PDF

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Fiber reinforced concrete design aspects specifications, Bento Gonçalves, Brazil - From 31 October 2017 to 01 November 2017



Theme:

The PhD course is open to international students.
The course is based on, but not limited to, the design recommendations of the fib Model Code 2010 (MC 2010). It is divided in eight sessions, as follows:

1. General introduction to FRC:
Brief history of FRC evolution; Fibers role; Examples of applications; Advantages of fiber incorporation; New materials: HPFRC and UHPFRC

2. Material properties:
Types of fibers; Fibers alignment and distribution; Casting procedures; Material response.

3. Mechannical properties:
Standards for test methods; Compressive, tensile and shear properties; Classification and constitutive modeling.

4. Design aspects of FRC:
Durability; FRC modeling approaches; Fracture and damage parameters; Cyclic (fatigue) and static loading; Tension stiffening; Closed form moment-curvature expressions

5. Shear and flexural design:
FRC behavior in bending and shear; Flexural and shear design aspects of plain and reinforced concrete with fibers.

6. Time dependent effects:
FRC creep behavior in tension and compression; Shrinkage.

7. FRC under fire:
Material properties evolution during fire; Creep effects during a fire scenario; Numerical modeling; Empirical formulations for the prediction of concrete deformations during heating.

8. Examples:
Classification and characterization of FRC materials with different fiber amounts; Blind tests on RC beams with steel fibers.

The official language is English with simultaneously translation to Portuguese.

The participants of the course should register to the 59th Brazilian Congress on Congress through the website of the 59th IBRACON Congress on Concrete (link in the top right corner).


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 31 October 2017 to 01 November 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Bento Gonçalves, Brazil,




Link
Second International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability, Rabat, Morocco - From 22 November 2017 to 25 November 2017



Theme:

The International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability CMSS-2017, will bring together international scientific community, academics and practitioners, researchers and students.

Main Topics

- Materials
01 Cementitious Materials
02 Ceramics, Wood & Polymers
03 Metallic Materials
04 Pathologies

- Structures
05 Building structures
06 Geotechnics
07 Earthquake engineering
08 Environment and Energy Efficiency

Submission Deadline for Abstracts: March 20, 2017
Author Notification Deadline: April 3, 2017
Registration Opens: April 10, 2017
Submission of publications: June 5, 2017
Acceptance of Publications: September 30, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: October 15, 2017


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 22 November 2017 to 25 November 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Rabat, Morocco,


• Attachment : Version PDF

3rd meeting of TC 270-CIM - 23 November 2017



Theme:



Practical Information

• Conference date : 23 November 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Darmstadt, Germany,




Link
2nd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, Havana, Cuba - From 05 December 2017 to 07 December 2017



Theme:

The first conference on Calcined Clays showed that calcined clays are the most promising source of additional SCMs which can make a substantial contribution to lowering further the environmental impact of Cement & Concrete.

This conference aims to follow up the scientific studies and experiences of the application of Calcined Clays in Cement and Concrete in mainstream construction projects.

Topics will include:
• Influence of processing on reactivity of Calcined Clays
• Influence of Clay Mineralogy on reactivity
• Geology of clay deposits
• Portland - Calcined Clay systems
- Hydration, Durability, Performance
• Portland – Calcined Clay – Limestone systems
- Hydration, Durability, Performance
• Calcined Clay – Alkali systems
• Life cycle analysis, Economics and environmental impact of use of Calcined Clays in cement and concrete
• Field Applications

Registration and Important Dates:
- Abstracts deadline: December 30th, 2016
- Acceptance notification: January 15th, 2017
- Final Paper: June 15th, 2017


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 05 December 2017 to 07 December 2017 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Havana, Cuba,


• Attachment : Version PDF

Link
Congreso Iberoamericano de Hormigón Autocompactante y Hormigones Especiales, Valencia, Spain - From 05 March 2018 to 06 March 2018



Theme:

Temas:
• Reología
• Criterios de diseño de mezclas
• Tecnología
• Metodologías de ensayo
• Bases de cálculo para hormigones especiales
• Verificaciones experimentales
• Aplicaciones específicas

Las fechas importante a tener en cuenta para un buen proceso de envío y revisión de artículos son:
• Entrega de resúmenes:31/01/17
• Aceptación de resúmenes:31/03/17
• Entrega de artículos:31/07/17
• Revisión de artículos:31/10/17
• Entrega de artículos definitivos:15/12/17


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 05 March 2018 to 06 March 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Valencia, Spain,


• Attachment : Version PDF

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International Congress on Polymers in Concrete (ICPIC 2018), Washington DC, USA - From 29 April 2018 to 01 May 2018



Theme:

International Congress of Polymers in Concrete (ICPIC) is an international forum that has been taking place every three years for the last 40 years with the objective of following progress in the field of polymers and their use in concrete and construction.

OBJECTIVES

• To create an opportunity for scientists, researchers, chemists, engineers and construction specialists working in this field of polymers in concrete to discuss and learn and stay up to date
• To showcase the use of polymers and polymer concrete in sustainable and resilient development
• To enable exchange of knowledge and ability to network for industry experts, researchers, scientists, academics, students, engineers and practitioners
• To create a forum for researchers to present their latest research results, ideas and experiences, as well as to discuss critical challenges and effective solutions for using polymer concrete
• To provide a platform for local and overseas suppliers, developers, manufacturers and contractors using polymers, polymer concrete and polymer composites in concrete structures to develop new business opportunities

TOPICS

01- Sustainable development using polymers in concrete
02- Polymer, polymer concrete and polymer composites for resilient concrete structures
03- Life cycle assessment of polymer concrete and polymer composites in concrete
04- Environmental assessment of polymer concrete and polymer composites in concrete
05- Reduce, reuse and recycle of polymer concrete and polymer composites in concrete
06- Polymer Concrete Composites
a - Polymer Concrete (PC)
b - Polymer Cement Concrete (PCC)
c - Polymer Modified Concrete (PMC)
d - Polymer-Impregnated Concrete (PIC)
07- Polymer fibers in concrete (PFiC)
08- Polymer aggregates in concrete
09- Polymer admixtures and their advanced use in concrete
10- Self-healing polymers, polymer concrete and polymer composites in concrete
11- Polymer coatings and waterproofing materials
12- Polymer adhesives
13- Nanotechnology for improved polymer concrete and polymer composites
14- Used for Bonding Materials to Concrete
15- Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) reinforcement in concrete structures
16- Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) strengthening of concrete structures
17- Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures using polymer products
18- Green polymer concrete and polymer composites in concrete
19- Recyclable polymer concrete and FRP materials
20- Nondestructive evaluation polymer concrete and polymer composites
21- Structural health monitoring polymer concrete and polymer composites in concrete structures
22- Self-sensing polymer concrete and polymer composites in concrete structures
23- Numerical modeling of polymers, polymer composites and polymer concrete
24- New applications of polymer concrete and polymer nano composite mortars

Important Dates

Call For Papers:February 1, 2017
Abstracts Deadline:April 1, 2017
Paper Submission for Peer Review:September 1, 2017
Final Camera Ready Paper:December 31, 2017


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 29 April 2018 to 01 May 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Washington DC, USA,


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International Workshop on Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cements, Murten, Switzerland - From 04 June 2018 to 06 June 2018



Theme:

SCOPE AND BACKGROUND

Calcium sulfoaluminate cements are receiving increasing interest as an environmentally friendly alternative to Portland cement and as they can be used to formulate mortars and concretes with special properties such as fast setting, high early strength or shrinkage-compensation. Thus in the recent years the number of publications in this field increased rapidly, and new products came on the market.
This workshop aims at exchanging state-of-the-art knowledge regarding production, hydration, properties, durability and application of calcium sulfoaluminate cements. Gathering experts from all around the world will stimulate scientific discussions and can promote national and international collaboration.

TOPICS

– Clinkering
Raw materials, lab and industrial clinkering, mineralizers, kiln operation
– Hydration mechanisms
Kinetics, hydrate assemblages, mineral additions, ternary binders with Portland cements, admixtures, phase stabilities, thermodynamic properties
– Properties
Mechanical properties, volume stability (expansion, shrinkage, creep)
– Durability and sustainability
Sulfate resistance, chloride ingress, carbonation, rebar corrosion, life cycle analysis
– Application
Mortar, concrete, waste encapsulation, standardization

KEY DATES

June 2017: 1st announcement
October 2017: 2nd announcement
January 31, 2018: abstract submission (csa2018@empa.ch)
February 28, 2018: Notification of acceptance
November 15, 2017: Start of registration
February 15, 2018: Early registration
April 30, 2018: Late registration
May 31, 2018: Full paper submission for special issue
June 4-6, 2018: Workshop in Murten


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 04 June 2018 to 06 June 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Murten, Switzerland,


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2nd International Workshop on Durability and Sustainability of Concrete Structures, Moscow, Russia - From 06 June 2018 to 07 June 2018



Theme:

The purpose of this international workshop is to present and discuss the most innovative developments and researches on durability and sustainability in concrete constructions.
Among the others, the topics to be addressed are: reduction in CO2 emissions; use of recycled materials and innovative products; design of durable structures; maintenance, repair and refurbishment of existing concrete strucutres. The topics will be tackled from all perspectives, from material science to testing, from environmental impact evaluation to design under severe conditions and will include maintenance, monitoring, repair and reuse of concrete structures.

Topics of the conference (will include but are not limited to):
- Reduction in Green House Gases in Cement and Concrete Industry
- Recycled Materials and Waste Management in Mortar and Concrete Production
- Solfoaluminate based cement alternative to portland and portland blended cements
- Alkali-activated materials and geopolymers for sustainable construction
- Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures
- Life Cycle Cost Assessment in Concrete Construction
- Reuse and Functional Resilience of Reinforced Concrete Structures
- Repair and Maintenance
- Testing, Inspection and Monitoring
- Case Histories

Important dates:
Submission of 300-word abstracts: until May 21, 2017.
Abstract acceptance notification: until May 30, 2017
Submission of full papers: until November 15, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: until February 15, 2018
Submission of final papers: until March 15, 2018


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 06 June 2018 to 07 June 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Moscow, Russia,


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Final Conference of RILEM TC 253-MCI: Microorganisms-Cementitious Materials Interactions, Toulouse, France - From 25 June 2018 to 26 June 2018



Theme:

RILEM Technical Committee 253-MCI - Microorganisms-Cementitious Materials Interactions (2013-2018), aims to achieve concerted approaches and comparisons of research outcomes in order to move toward a better understanding of the phenomena and furthermore, to standardization (for example, of test methods due to the real shortfall in this domain) and/or certification.

This two-day conference (25-26 June 2018) will focus on the main following topics, in 4 sessions:
- Topic 1: Microorganisms-cement-based materials interactions in different contexts: sewers, water treatment, agricultural environments, nuclear waste storage, etc. and the impact on the materials’ properties (biodeterioration) and/or the structures’ performances (durability, safety, etc.)
- Topic 2: Microbial stains on building materials and protection of materials; building materials with improved bio-receptivity (vegetal walls, reefs, etc.)
- Topic 3: Proliferation of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi) on building materials in indoor conditions and health issues.
- Topic 4: Bacteria-based engineering protective systems for cementitious materials (biodeposition, bacteria-based self-healing systems, etc.)
For all these topics, presentations on mechanisms, durability of materials, test methods, modelling aspects, etc., overview of economic/, will be welcome

Deadline for abstracts: 1st October 2017
Deadline for full papers: 15th January 2018
Deadline for revised papers: 1st April 2018


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 25 June 2018 to 26 June 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Toulouse, France,


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72th RILEM Annual Week, Delft, The Netherlands - From 26 August 2018 to 29 August 2018



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• Conference date : From 26 August 2018 to 29 August 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Delft, The Netherlands,




4th International Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructure, Delft, The Netherlands - From 27 August 2018 to 30 August 2018



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• Conference date : From 27 August 2018 to 30 August 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Delft, The Netherlands,




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1st RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication, Zurich, Switzerland - From 10 September 2018 to 12 September 2018



Theme:

The 1st RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication is a combination of two events that will be held at ETH Zurich. It will be held directly before the ROB|ARCH 2018 conference (Robotics in Architecture), with a common plenary session between the two conferences in the planning. Both conferences will bring together world-leading researchers at the forefront of new robotic technologies and digital concrete material science.

Submission timeline:

Nov 2017:Submission of abstracts
Dec 2017:Notification of acceptance, invitation to submit EAs
Mar 2018:EA submission
May 2018:Reviewer comments
June 2018:Final accepted versions of papers submitted


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 10 September 2018 to 12 September 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Zürich, Switzerland,




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11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2018), Cusco, Perú - From 11 September 2018 to 13 September 2018



Theme:

***Abstract submission is now open***

The International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2018) will be an event that continues the successful bi-annual series of conferences that started back in 1995. SAHC conferences are highly prestigious international events that allow sharing and dissemination of research and practice, as well as networking in this exciting field.

The SAHC 2018 will be organized by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and will take place from September 11 to 13, 2018 in Cusco, Perú. The theme of the conference will be “An Interdisciplinary Approach” which emphasizes the importance of the involvement of a variety of disciplines in the task of conserving and restoring heritage buildings.

Topics:

- History of construction and building technology.
- New technologies and techniques.
- Inspection, non-destructive and laboratory testing.
- Numerical modeling and structural analysis.
- Vulnerability and risk analysis regarding natural and man-made hazards.
- Seismic analysis and retrofit.
- Repair and strengthening techniques.
- Assessment and intervention of archaeological heritage.
- Durability and sustainability.
- Management of heritage structures and conservation strategies.
- Structural health monitoring.
- Interdisciplinary projects and case studies.

Key dates:

Deadline Abstract Submission: June 23, 2017
Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: September 08, 2017
Deadline Paper Submission; Registration Opens: December 01, 2017
Announcement of Accepted Papers: February 16, 2018
Deadline Extended Abstracts and Revised Papers: April 06, 2018
Deadline Early Bird Registration: April 13, 2018
Deadline Registration for Authors: May 25, 2018


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 11 September 2018 to 13 September 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Cusco, Perú,




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Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018), Ghent, Belgium - From 28 October 2018 to 31 October 2018



Theme:

In our contemporary high-level society, civil engineering structures are expected to be designed to meet long-term requirements related to structural safety, robustness, serviceability, durability and sustainability. Life-cycle civil engineering provides the knowledge and tools to accommodate for these requirements and relates to the design, inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of structures and infrastructures taking into account their lifetime perspective.

The last decades there is a growing awareness of the importance of a life-cycle perspective in civil engineering and challenges exist to tackle the contemporary needs, for example related to the long-term prediction of material behaviour and structural response, the assessment of existing structures, inspection and maintenance strategies, life-cycle optimization, etc. Considering these needs, the objective of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) is to promote international cooperation in this field of expertise.

Important Dates:

Deadline Abstract Submission : June 30, 2017
Preliminary Abstract Acceptance : August 31, 2017
Deadline Full Paper Submission : January 31, 2018
Final Paper Acceptance : March 31, 2018
Deadline Early Bird Registration : May 31, 2018


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 28 October 2018 to 31 October 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Ghent, Belgium,




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5th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation, and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2018), Cape Town, South Africa - From 19 November 2018 to 21 November 2018



Theme:

Conference themes

Concrete durability
Deterioration Science
Condition assessment
Materials technology
Concrete repair technology
Rehabilitation and maintenance
Retrofitting and strengthening
Performance and health monitoring
Education, research and specifications

Important deadlines

Submission of abstracts: 30 June 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 July 2017
Submission of full papers: 31 January 2018
Notification of paper acceptance: 28 February 2018
Early-bird registration: 30 June 2018
Final registration: 31 October 2018


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 19 November 2018 to 21 November 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Cape Town, South Africa,




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Sixth International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM6), Hong Kong - From 02 December 2018 to 05 December 2018



Theme:

Nanotechnology has already demonstrated surprising potential for improving the performance of construction materials, and many of these recent developments were facilitated by NICOM symposia. NICOM6 will bring together about 150 international leaders in the field to discuss the emerging nanotechnology in construction and its marketing opportunities. Potential topics for
the NICOM6 symposium illustrate the broad potential for
application of nanotechnology to challenging problems involving construction materials:

- Production, functionalization and performance of nanomaterials: nanoparticles, nanotubes and novel polymers;
- Investigation of the internal structure and properties of construction materials at the nanoscale and relation of these parameters to materials performance at the macroscale;
- Instrumentation, techniques, and metrology for nanoscale investigation of construction materials;
- Nanomodification of construction materials, including
functional films and coatings;
- Nanotechnology for high-strength and high-performance
materials;
- Nanomaterials for ultimate improvement of durability;
- Self-repairing, smart and intelligent nanostructured materials;
- Photocatalysis, air-purifying and self-cleaning materials;
- Biomimetic and nano-composite materials;
- Nano-assembly and “bottom-up” design in construction
materials;
- Modeling and simulation of nanostructure of construction materials;
- Nanotechnology and nanomaterials for energy efficient
construction;
- Nanotechnology-enabled green materials and by-product
utilization for new levels of sustainability;
- Application of nanomaterials in real world construction
projects;
- Health, safety and environmental effects related to
nanomaterials application.


KEY DATES

Submission of Abstract by: 1 September 2017
Notification of Acceptance by: 1 November 2017
Submission of Full Paper by: 1 March 2018
Early Registration by: 24 August 2018


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 02 December 2018 to 05 December 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Hong Kong,


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3rd R. N. Raikar Memorial International Conference & 'Gettu - Kodur' International Symposium, Mumbai, India - From 14 December 2018 to 15 December 2018



Theme:

Topics:

NOVEL CEMENTS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS
- Advances in science and technology of cement, admixtures and concrete
- Advances in material concept and tailored material properties
- Material science of cement and concrete
- New cements
- Concrete with recycled materials
- SCC
- Ultra high performance concrete
- Energy efficient process and materials
- Nano technology
- Phase change materials (PCM)
- Permeable concrete
- Green concrete
- Underwater concrete
- Hot weather / cold weather concreting
- Heavy density concrete
- Fibre reinforced concrete

PERFORMANCE IN SERVICE, PREDICTION OF SERVICE LIFE AND LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS
- Sustainability of concrete
- Durability of concrete
- Innovative solutions for corrosion prevention of rebars
- Improved performance for shrinkage cracking
- Transport properties
- Structural health monitoring
- Smart materials

STRUCTURAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
- Advances in structural and civil engineering applications
- Research and current developments
- Innovative & Cost-effective Fire-Resistant Solutions
- Seismic retrofitting
- Quality control related to concrete structures
- Dismantling of structures
- Concrete construction & maintenance of structures in different fields of infrastructure, such as :
a. Aviation Structures
b. Railways /Metros
c. Ports and Harbors
d. Nuclear Plants
- Innovative therapies & practices in structural designs

CHARACTERIZATION, TESTING AND MONITORING MATERIALS AND THEIR PROPERTIES AND ASSOCIATED MODELING
- Advances in testing material properties
- Experimental analysis of concrete structures
- Monitoring concrete properties during construction
- Non destructive testing
- Sensors
- Advances in material modeling, fresh state to early age to fracture and damage mechanics
- Advanced models from nano to macro scale
- Multi-scale modeling
- Advanced softwares

and other related topics…

KEY DATES:

Last date of abstract submission: 1st July 2017
Review of abstract by Scientific Committee: 1st October 2017
Last date of Paper submission: 1st May 2018
Review of paper by Scientific Committee: 1st July 2018
Last date of final paper submission: 1st September 2018


Practical Information

• Conference date : From 14 December 2018 to 15 December 2018 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Mumbai, India,




RILEM Spring Convention, Rovinj, Croatia - From 18 March 2019 to 22 March 2019



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• Conference date : From 18 March 2019 to 22 March 2019 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Rovinj, Croatia,




9th International RILEM Symposium on Self Compacting Concrete (SCC9) & 2nd International RILEM Conference on Rheology and Processing for Construction Materials, Dresden, Germany - From 16 September 2019 to 18 September 2019



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• Conference date : From 16 September 2019 to 18 September 2019 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Dresden, Germany,




76th RILEM Annual Week, Kyoto, Japan - From 04 September 2022 to 09 September 2022



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• Conference date : From 04 September 2022 to 09 September 2022 Add this event to your Outlook calendar
• Location : Kyoto, Japan,




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