New Technical


(created in 2017)








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

Newsletter May 2017




Database on creep and shrinkage of concrete and concrete structures

Hosted by Prof. Bazant

Please click on the link below:




Please click on the

link below

you will be forwarded to the Data WareHouse web site





Please click on the link below to download the

benchmark/round robin analysis

& the Numerical Benchmark update Jan 2016


Lat-RILEM Activities


17-19 May 2017

II Latin American Congress on Timber Structures & II Ibero-Latin American Congress on Wood for Construction

11-14 Oct. 2016

58° Congresso Brasileiro do Concreto

4-5 July 2016

Seminario Internacional sobre Diseño, Diagnóstico, Mantenimiento Preventivo y Reparación de Estructuras de Hormigón

23 June 2016

Invitation Foundation Meeting Latin-American Cement Research Network

27-29 Apr. 2016

6th Amazon & Pacific Green Materials Congress and Sustainable Construction Materials LAT-RILEM Conference

14-16 Dec. 2015

SSCS 2015 - Numerical Modeling Strategies for Sustainable Concrete Structures

2-5 Nov. 2015

Taller Internacional "De la Microestructura al Diseño por Vida Util"

27-30 Oct. 2015

57º CBC: II Simposio sobre Durabilidade

15-18 Sept. 2015

International Conference on Sustainable Structural Concrete

15-16 Sept. 2015

Lat-RILEM International Workshop on Materials and Structures

3-5 August 2015

Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment

23-28 August 2014

Durability of Concrete, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ingeniería Civil

28-29 Oct. 2013

Seminario Iberoamericano sobre Diseño Prestacional para Durabilidad de Estructuras de Hormigón Armado

24-25 Oct. 2013

8° Curso Anual Internacional Vida Útil de Estructuras Existentes Monitoreo, Intervención y Rehabilitación

19-20 Nov. 2012

7º Curso Anual Internacional Vida Útil de las Estructuras de Hormigón; Proyecto y Modelización

06 October 2011

Conferencia Hormigones Reforzados con Fibras y Textiles

03 Nov. 2011

1º Simpósio Internacional IBRACON/RILEM: "Avaliação, Proteção e Reabilitação de Estruturas de Concreto com Corrosão de Armaduras”





II Latin American Congress on Timber Structures & II Ibero-Latin American Congress on Wood for Construction

Junín, Argentina

17-19 May 2017


The “II Latin American Congress on Timber Structures” and the “II Ibero Latin American Congress of Wood in Construction” will provide a forum for international scientists, engineers, companies, and constructors to present the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research and solutions for using timber in constructions and its preservation and restoration. Posters about each topic will be exhibited. The selected technical and scientific articles will be orally presented. Each presentation will be followed by a short
time for questions and comments.

The articles will be limited to the following topics:
1- Genetic improvement- Timber production for construction-Characterization
Classification of wood; physical properties; mechanical properties; nondestructive testing; standardization.
2- Wood industrialization
- Processing: Use of wood and its derivatives; wood processing; adhesives; panels; use of waste from the timber industry; recycling; safety at work in the timber industry.
- Glued laminated wood (Glulam): Classification; physical properties; mechanical properties; testing; standardization; applications.
- Cross laminated timber (CLT)
- Machinery and equipment.
3- Bamboo uses in construction
Uses as building material; bamboo structures; use of bamboo fiber as reinforcement in composite materials.
4- Timber structures
Structural analysis; Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Methods.
Structural behavior; joints of wooden pieces; structural systems; Timber bridges; Timber roofs.
5- Timber architecture
Wood construction systems; covers; room; floors and interiors; historic and traditional buildings; sustainable wooden architecture; projects, design and
construction of structures.
6- Durability, preservation and restoration
Treatments; drying; natural durability; deterioration; conferred durability; protection; life cycle analysis; performance evaluation; monitoring and control of
structures; maintenance; reinforcement; restoration. Preservation of heritage structures in wood.

Official Languages:
Spanish, Portuguese and English
Title and Abstract in Spanish or Portuguese, and in English will be requested. The full paper and oral presentation will be in one of the official languages, but no simultaneous translation will be provided during the Congress.

Provisional deadlines:
Abstract submission: 31 July 2016
Abstract acceptance: 30 September 2016
Paper submission: 30 November 2016
Paper acceptance: 31 December 2016
Final paper submission: 28 February 2017
Congress: 17-19 May 2017









58th Brazilian Conference on Concrete

 Belo Horizonte, Brazil

11-14 October 2016


Brazilian forum for the dissemination and discussion of concrete design, technology, materials and its construction systems, including control. This event aims to disseminate scientific and technological researches about concrete and concrete structures, in terms of products and processes, mix design, quality control, construction practices, technical standardization, analysis and design of concrete structures, durability and sustainability. These Congress is considered the largest technical and scientific Concrete Congress in South America, with more than 500 articles submissions and over 1000 attendees, every year, once a year. Will be held over 6 keynote speakers conferences, around more than 100 poster, more than 180 oral communications and over 2 courses.


Provisional deadlines for abstracts and final manuscripts:

  • Abstracts acceptance: 04/15/2016
  • Article Submission: 06/01/2016
  • Article acceptance: 06/30/2016
  • Review: 07/15/2016
  • Final acceptance: 08/15/2016


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Seminario Internacional sobre Diseño, Diagnóstico, Mantenimiento Preventivo y Reparación de Estructuras de Hormigón

  Buenos Aires, Argentina

4-5 de Julio de 2016


La Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Buenos Aires organiza este Seminario para contribuir a la actualización del conocimiento, apoyado por asociaciones científicas y profesionales de reconocido prestigio nacional e internacional.

El objetivo específico de la temática del mismo es demostrar que es conveniente y necesario un enfoque interdisciplinar para la resolución de problemas y, en consecuencia, se promueve y divulga la participación conjunta de tecnólogos y estructuralistas.

Para ello, este Seminario Internacional sobre Diseño, Diagnóstico, Mantenimiento preventivo y Reparaciones de estructuras de hormigón reúne destacados profesionales y académicos, que describen algunas soluciones singulares aplicadas a la resolución de problemas en obras de ingeniería, mostrando que ambas disciplinas se integran manera armónica.




Invitation Foundation Meeting Latin-American Cement Research Network

June 23th  2016, 9:00-17h - Av. Torres de Oliveira, 76 – Auditório da Agencia USP Inovação & ABCP


Lat-RILEM, the Latin American branch of RILEM, kindly invites you to the meeting of the foundation of a Latin American research network in cement, which aims to bring together researchers from companies and research institutions. This network is an original proposition of Dr. Roberto Torrent, as former DAC chair and RILEM Board member.

Inspired by the Nanocem, the network will aim to investigate cost-effective solutions for the most important technical problems of the Latin American cement industry, including environmental problems, and accelerate the formation of qualified human resources for both industry and academia. The research agenda will be agreed upon by the participants.

For industry, the network is an opportunity to reduce their research costs and improves the search for human resources for R&D. To the academia, the network is an opportunity to increase the social relevance of research activities, in addition to having access to the accumulated knowledge in the cement industry. The network will be associated with Nanocem, which will further accelerate the development of research.

Interested parties are invited to confirm their participation by form. The event will be a combination of technical presentations (in collaboration with the 7th Brazilian Congress of Cement) followed a meeting between representatives of interested institutions to the plan the network. Experts who do not have submitted papers to the work 7ºCBCi may propose to the network meeting organizers an extra presentation, lasting 10 minutes. This will be confirmed.

LatRILEM will support all activities of the network.

Presidium LatRilem

Support: Brazilian Association of Portland Cement / 7 CBCi



6th Amazon & Pacific Green Materials Congress and Sustainable Construction Materials LAT-RILEM Conference

Cali, Colombia

27-29 April 2016


Scope and Objectives:

Green materials and technology are related to the development and application of materials, products, equipment and systems to the preservation of the environment and natural resources. It looks for the minimization and reduction of the negative impact of human settling and its activities. These concepts are inspired in the criteria of the minimization of the degradation of the environment, Zero or low greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), the conservation of energy and natural resources, and the use of renewable resources. 

The event creates an opportunity for the direct examination of new research findings, learning and networking for scientists, professionals from industry, graduate and undergraduate students. The event also aims to develop collaborative activities in experimental and theoretical aspects of green science and technology, engineering, interdisciplinary research in areas such as naturally occurring materials, biomaterials, new eco-friendly and safer methods and techniques for developing environmentally friendly novel materials in connection with construction, manufacture materials, rural and urban development, and materials for architectonical heritage. The scope also involves, materials for substituting Portland cement (blended cements, alkali activated materials, geopolymers and others), hybrid materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology; the use of residues from agriculture, mining, industrial and domestic activities in the production of construction materials to reduce the impact of pollution on environment, and much more. 

Main Topics:

- Materials and technology for low cost housing and sheltering, including earth based materials and soil construction
- Materials for Architectural Heritage, and composite materials in ancient structures.
- Natural / synthetic fiber reinforced composites with polymer or ceramic matrices
- Alkali- activated materials and geopolymers
- Supplementary cementitious materials and byproducts 
- Tailored materials for housing and civil infrastructure
- Valorization and recycling of industrial, mining, agricultural and urban residues as engineering materials 
- Wood and wood-based materials, bamboo and guadua as construction materials 
- Durability of materials
- Low carbon technologies applied to building materials 
- Life cycle of materials

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission: December 1, 2015 (please send the abstracts to

Notification of acceptance: January 18, 2016

Submission of full paper: February 28, 2016

Notification of final acceptance: March 17, 2016



SSCS 2015 - Numerical Modeling Strategies for Sustainable Concrete Structures

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

14-16 December 2015


Cement is the main constituent of the most widely used building material and will continue to be largely used in the years to come. Its production generates CO₂ emissions.

It is, thus, of primary importance to optimize the use of this cement in the concrete structures, while checking that these structures have lifespan compatible with the stakes of the sustainable development To take up this challenge, it is essential to use adapted tools of quantification making it possible to justify, in a rigorous and reliable way, the strategic and technical choices adopted.

The numerical methods (finite elements, finite volumes, finite differences ...} constitute a relevant response to this challenge. They potentially allow, due to a best taken into account of the rheological, physico-chemical, and mechanical concrete properties, and of thermo-hydro mechanics and environmental boundary conditions on the structures, to optimize these structures (optimization with respect to time, money, safety, energy, CC>2 emissions, and, more generally, life cycle), in a way more reliable than the codes and analytical approaches currently used.

The control of the concretes placing in the formworks, their durability, their cracking, their shrinkages, and their creeps, with respect to the sustainable development (evaluation of CO2 emissions, for example) constitute, therefore, the principal topics of this international conference.

The objective is to join together researchers, engineers, architects, urbanists, industrials and owners, to exchange and reflect on the use of these numerical tools and their contribution with respect to the current stakes of sustainable development.Following SSCS'2012 in Aix-en-Provence it was decided to organize the second Conference SSCS'2015 in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. For this second conference we have decided to organize the presentations as following: each day a series of invited presentations in a plenary section during the morning and the beginning of the afternoon followed by submitted papers in parallel sections. This organization has been chosen to privilege the scientific and technical discussions.

Main subjects:

I. Theoretical and Numerical Models

I.1. Flowing and Casting
I.2. Early age behaviours
I.3. Drying, Shrinkages and Creeps
I.4. Cracking behaviours (static, fatigue, dynamic) 
I.5. Chemical aging (chemical reactions and transfers) I.6. Coupling Problems
I.7 Durability

II. Structural applications and Sustainability

II.1. Bridges
II.2. Buildings
II.3. Nuclear structures and storages
II.4. Tunnels
II.5. Roads and Railways
II.6. Hydroelectrical power plants
II.7. Others applications




Taller Internacional

"De la Microestructura al Diseño por Vida Util"

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2-5 de Novembre de 2015


Los organizadores están convencidos de que afrontar con éxito el tema de diseño y evaluación de vida útil requiere una sólida comprensión de la microestructura del hormigón (especialmente de su fase continua, la pasta de cemento endurecida) y de los mecanismos de penetración de agentes agresivos a través del material. De ahí el título y contenido del Taller que se ofrece, que estará focalizado en el caso principal y más difundido de deterioro de estructuras de hormigón armado: la corrosión del acero de refuerzo.


Una parte de las lecciones cubren los aspectos químicos y físicos que definen la microestructura del hormigón, así como los principales mecanismos de penetración y flujo de sustancias nocivas a través de la intrincada red de poros del material.


Se discuten también los principios de corrosión del acero en el hormigón, expuesto a ambientes ricos en CO2 y cloruros, así como las condiciones necesarias para que la corrosión se inicie y propague.


Se tratarán las tendencias actuales de los cuerpos normativos de moverse del enfoque prescriptivo a uno prestacional. Como ello requiere ensayos adecuados (tanto de laboratorio como de campo), se describirán detalladamente los métodos normalizados existentes, señalando sus fortalezas y debilidades y guiando hacia la correcta interpretación de sus resultados. Además, los participantes dispondrán de un día para realizar esos ensayos con sus propias manos o para presenciar sus etapas críticas.


Finalmente se tratará el tema clave de pronóstico de vida útil, describiendo varios métodos disponibles y analizando su precisión y sensibilidad a los datos de entrada.  Con el objeto de reforzar la comprensión de los métodos seleccionados, los participantes desarrollarán grupalmente casos de estudio, con el apoyo de los profesores, con una discusión final de los resultados obtenidos.


Se espera que, al finalizar el Taller, los participantes saldrán con una base sólida para enfrentar los desafíos de diseñar la vida útil de nuevas estructuras y/o evaluar la de estructuras existentes.


Audiencia Sugerida

  • Cuerpo profesional de empresas Proyectistas, Consultoras y Constructoras
  • Cuerpo profesional de entes Gubernamentales dedicados a Infraestructura, Energía y Vivienda
  • Cuerpo profesional de proveedores de Materiales y Elementos de Construcción en Hormigón
  • Miembros de la comunidad Científica y Académica
  • Consultores privados
  • Cuerpo profesional de Laboratorios de ensayo, Públicos y Privados
  • Estudiantes universitarios avanzados (recibirán une membrecía de RILEM sin cargo por 1 año)


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57° Congresso Brasileiro do Concreto

Bonito, Brasil

27-30 de outubro de 2015


O Instituto Brasileiro do Concreto – IBRACON promove, de 27 a 30 de outubro, em Bonito, no Mato Grosso do Sul, o 57º Congresso Brasileiro do Concreto, sob o tema “O futuro do concreto para a sustentabilidade nas construções”. 

Fórum nacional de divulgação e debates sobre a tecnologia do concreto e seus sistemas construtivos, o evento objetiva divulgar as pesquisas científicas e tecnológicas sobre o concreto e as estruturas de concreto, em termos de produtos e processos, práticas construtivas, normalização técnica, análise e projeto estrutural e sustentabilidade. 

Pesquisadores de universidades e institutos de pesquisa e profissionais de empresas do setor construtivo estão convidados a apresentarem seus trabalhos técnicos e científicos sobre os temas: 

1 - Gestão e Normalização

2 - Materiais e Propriedades 

3 - Projeto de Estruturas 

4 - Métodos Construtivos 

5 - Análise Estrutural 

6 - Materiais e Produtos Específicos 

7 - Sistemas Construtivos Específicos 

8 – Sustentabilidade


Datas Importantes
Envio de resumos: 20/03/2015

Aceitação de resumos: 10/04/2015

Envio de artigos: 04/05/2015

Aceitação de artigos: 15/06/2015

Envio de revisão: 30/06/2015

Aceitação final: 31/07/2015



Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment

Sao Paulo, Brazil

3-5 August 2015



The increasing scarcity of natural resources, associated to the increasing disposal costs have made recycling an attractive business in the building and construction industry. In many countries, Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) represents a notable amount of total municipal solid waste that must be processed to turn wastes into usable materials and to close material cycles.

Additional studies are required for sustainable solutions. To close the gap between the reality and the overall targets in CDW processing and recycling, there is a need for an integrated approach. Several aspects must be considered in one context like dismantling, processing, and application, under economic and social impacts. There is also a need of implementing fast and reliable procedures of characterization and quality control, making easier heterogeneity control of waste materials.

The recovery of homogeneous and unmixed recycled aggregates from the more and more complex becoming material composites in CDW is difficult at the present time. New technologies and procedures are needed that must be applied in industrial scale for unlocking and separation a significant volume of complex composite materials. 

Looking at the applications, whereas the use of coarse fraction have been studied for a long time, the use of recycled fine fraction is still partially explored. Reactivity of such materials is under investigation to be use as supplementary cementitious materials (SCM). Mixing optimization of cement-based materials with recycled aggregates and use of different types of additives are strategies to improve eco-efficiency of cement-based materials with recycled aggregates.

The scope of this conference is to promote scientific and technological advances by sharing international experiences and new ideas. Outstanding questions must be answered to generate sustainable solutions.

- Design for deconstruction/recycling
- Processing techniques for CDW
- Development of recycled products
- Performance and durability of recycled products
- Quality controls for recycled products
- Environmental assessment and Life Cycle Analysis
- Health safety of recycling and risks
- Business models and economic feasibility
- Standards, policy legislation 
- Case studies

Important dates:
Deadline for abstracts submission - 28th February 2015
Abstract acceptance notification: 07th March 2015
Deadline for Full paper submission - 30th April 2015
Notification of reviewers comments : 15th June 2015
Final paper submission deadline: 1st July 2015



Please click on the following link to access the conference website:




 International Conference on Sustainable Structural Concrete

La Plata, Argentina

15-18 September 2015



The International Conference on Sustainable Structural Concrete will provide a forum for international scientists,engineers, companies, and constructors to present anddiscuss the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuingresearch and solutions for sustainable concretemanufacturing and construction from several perspectives.This Conference will also offer learning and networkingopportunities for international cooperation.



La Plata is the capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a medium size city, with a population near 700 thousand people, home of many Universities and Research Centers. La Plata is a planned city, urban planning paradigm of the late 19th century. The trace of the city, designed by architect Pedro Benoit is characterized by a strict grid and its many avenues and diagonals. The culture has a major role in this city, reflected by the large amount of cultural centers, theaters, museums, cinemas and libraries. Some of the most interesting sites to visit in La Plata are the imposing Neogothic Cathedral, the Astronomical Observatory, the Argentinean Theatre, and the Natural Science Museum, the most important of its kind in Argentina and South America.La Plata is situated 60 km from Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. Buenos Aires is a singular, open and integrating destination for visitors. The Tango is a symbol of Buenos Aires. The city is full of places where you can listen to Tango music, and look and learn how to dance Tango, as well. Immigrants have made of Buenos Aires a lovely combination of European culture and Latin American spirit. The cultural life of the city is vibrant, and varied themes canbe found at the many Museums and Theaters of Buenos Aires.












Abstract submission, deadline extended: 1 November 2014

Paper submission: 20 December 2014

Paper acceptance: 1 April 2015

Final paper submission: 1 May 2015


Abstract submission:

Abstracts must be submitted in a .doc file to, in English or Spanish, with a maximum length of 200 words, and without any figure orreference included. 


Please click on the following link to access the conference website:



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Lat-RILEM International Workshop on Materials and Structures

La Plata, Argentina

15-16 September 2016


The Lat-RILEM Workshop on Materials and Structures will provide a forum for international scientists, engineers, companies, and constructors to present and discuss their research topics related to six themed working groups: 

  1. Supplementary Cementitious Materials
  2. Chemical and Physical Attack in Concrete
  3. Recycled Concrete
  4. Performance-based Design as regards Reinforcement Corrosion
  5. Reinforced Concrete Structures
  6. Asphalt-based Materials

Each Working Group meeting will consist of an introduction and 5/6 short presentations followed by time for discussion and debate. Working Groups 1 to 4 will take place on 15 September, and Working Groups 5 and 6 on 16 September.

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. The structure of themed Working Groups has the aim of promotion and exploration of opportunities for the potential increase in the participation on RILEM Technical Activities. Initiatives that raise awareness on topics with high relevance for the Region will be especially encouraged.

This event is connected with the International Conference on Sustainable Structural Concrete (SustainConcrete 2015), to be held in La Plata, Argentina, 15-18 September 2015. The connection between both events will promote previous discussion and debate on Materials and Structures in preparation to the following Conference.

****The official language of this Workshop is Spanish.





Durability of concrete

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ingeniería Civil, Monterrey, Mexico

From 23 August 2014 to 28 August 2014



The concern about concrete durability is far from new. Concrete from ancient Rome is known to contain ox blood, apparently to pass on the strength and endurance of the ox to the final structure.

Modern concrete technology has identified a number of damage mechanisms that can take place depending on concrete environment and concrete quality – damage mechanisms which every year necessitate massive investments in rehabilitation and repair. However, constantly ongoing research refines our theoretical knowledge about why deterioration takes place, models for prediction of deterioration are improved, and new measures to prevent deterioration processes appear and extend the service life of concrete structures. This course brings you up-to-date on this important area.


Course contents:

The course will cover several important challenges of concrete durability, such as:

  • Chloride ingress
  • Carbonation
  • Corrosion
  • Alkali-silica reaction (ASR)
  • Sulphate attack

The course consists of lectures, written exercises and hands-on laboratory exercises and a poster competition. Social activities during the course are planned to promote a stimulating study atmosphere among the participants.



  • R. Doug Hooton, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • O. Mejlhede Jensen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark.
  • K. Kovler, Israel Institute of Technology (TECHNION), Israel.
  • Lars-Olof Nilsson, Lunds Universitet, Sweden.
  • T. Luping, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • K. Scrivener, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • W. Jason Weiss, Purdue University, USA.
  • Alejandro Durán-Herrera, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Mexico.


Information about the host institution


Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)

UANL is the third largest public university in Mexico and the most important institution of higher learning in Northeastern Mexico, which offers the highest number of academic programs. In a 2011 survey, it was ranked as the fourth leading university in Mexico.


Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey is the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, Mexico. The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico, and serves as a commercial center and as base of many significant international corporations. It is one of Mexico's most developed cities, with the highest per capita income in the nation. Rich in history and culture, it is often regarded as the most "Americanized" city in this country.


Further Information and Registration: 

Applicants should register by 1 June 2014. Single-day participation is possible. For further information you may contact the Course Secretary:

Ms. Iliana M. Garza-Gutiérrez

Concrete Technology Department, FIC

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León,

Av. Universidad S/N, Cd. Universitaria

San Nicolás de Los Garza, N.L.

México 66451

Phone: Tel: +52-81-1442-4420



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Seminario Iberoamericano sobreDiseño Prestacional paraDurabilidad de Estructuras deHormigón Armado


La Plata, Argentina 28 y 29 de octubre de 2013




El hormigón armado es un material compuesto conformado por una matriz de hormigón de cemento y refuerzos de barras de acero. La adherencia entre ambos materiales le da integridad y la protección al acero frente al ambiente exterior, presuponiendo una determinada vida en servicio.


Las propiedades requeridas al hormigón armado están vinculadas con las características de la estructura a la cual está destinado y su emplazamiento. En lo que respecta a la durabilidad, puede decirse que la misma es la capacidad del material para resistir hasta cierto punto los efectos de las condiciones ambientales de servicio a que esta sujeto.


Existen diversas causas posibles de patología en una estructura de hormigón armado. Entre ellas se encuentran la corrosión, ya sea por ingreso de cloruro o por carbonatación, el ataque por sulfato, la reacción álcali-agregado, lixiviación, ataques ácidos. Asimismo, existen circunstancias que pueden favorecer estos ataques.


El diseño prestacional para durabilidad de estructuras de hormigón armado se diferencia de los métodos de diseño prescriptivo para durabilidad principalmente en lo relacionado a la conceptualización de los mecanismos de deterioro. El enfoque prescriptivo implica procedimientos indicados para asegurar la durabilidad frente a un agresivo en particular. En este caso, se considera en forma muy simple a los mecanismos de deterioro y se apoya en datos de investigaciones tecnológicas y experiencias de obras en servicio. El resultado de su aplicación resulta satisfactorio, aunque pueden producirse desviaciones importantes del resultado predicho. De esta forma, este enfoque no permite el cálculo de un período de vida útil en servicio.


La redefinición ingenieril de la durabilidad establecida está orientada al diseño prestacional, e implica la consideración de la durabilidad en forma explícita, en base a requisitos de funcionamiento con un esquema similar a los del diseño por cargas.



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RILEM, Reunión Internacional de Laboratorios y Expertos en Materiales, Estructuras y Sistemas de Construcción, Lat Rilem, Grupo Latino-americano de RILEM, la Cátedra SEDUREC y la Asociación Argentina del Hormigón Estructural
Anuncian su 8º. Curso Anual InternacionalVida Útil de Estructuras ExistentesMonitoreo, Intervención y Rehabilitación24 y 25 de octubre de 2013 – Córdoba 1951, RosarioDelegación Rosario de la Cámara Argentina de la Construcción
Auspicia y apoya: Cámara Argentina de la Construcción
Conferenciantes y temario:
- M. C. Andrade: Predicción de la vida útil remanente de estructuras con corrosión en sus armaduras.
- M. L. Baqué: Durabilidad en hormigones livianos.
- L. Lima: Importancia del proyecto en la vida útil de una estructura.
- E. Menéndez: Diagnosis, intervención y mantenimiento de estructuras de hormigón con expansión por procesos internos.
- J. R. Orengo: Anomalías en estructuras de hormigón armado: causas, evaluación y reparación de fisuras.
- P. Tanner: Evaluación de estructuras existentes deterioradas y muy deterioradas.
- Y. Villagrán: Evaluación y estimación del ingreso de cloruro en hormigón.

RILEM, Reunión Internacional de Laboratorios y Expertos en Materiales, Estructuras
y Sistemas de Construcción, Lat Rilem, Grupo Latino-americano de RILEM, la
Cátedra SEDUREC y la Asociación Argentina del Hormigón Estructural


anuncian su

7º. Curso Anual Internacional
Vida Útil de las Estructuras de Hormigón; Proyecto y Modelización


Auspician y apoyan

COPAIPA, Consejo Profesional de Agrimensores, Ingenieros y Profesiones Afines de Salta


El Curso será dictado los días 19 y 20 de noviembre de 2012, de 9 a 18 hs., en instalaciones del COPAIPA: Güemes 529, Ciudad de Salta.




M. C. Andrade: Modelos de vida útil en estructuras con corrosión de armaduras.

M. L. Baqué: El pretensado optimiza la durabilidad de hormigones sometidos a flexo-tracción.
R. Caro: Avances en la evaluación del riesgo sísmico en el microcentro de la ciudad de Salta.
L. Lima: El Model Code 2010 de la fib frente a la reparación de las estructuras de hormigón.
E. Menéndez: Modelos de micro-fisuración asociados a procesos expansivos internos en el Ho.
J. R. Orengo: Proyecto y ejecución de las estructuras de Ho.: estrategias para su durabilidad.
E. Pazzini: Evaluación y rehabilitación del Estadio de Maracaná, para el Mundial de Fútbol de 2014.
J. Sánchez: Modelos mecánicos de fragilización debida a picaduras.
P. Tanner: En el filo de la navaja. La evaluación de las estructuras existentes.
Y. Villagrán: Modelos para fenómenos de transporte en hormigón.


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y Lat-RILEM, Grupo Latinoamericano de RILEM 

anuncian la


Hormigones Reforzados con Fibras y Textiles


A cargo del Prof. Dr. Ing. Wolfgang Brameshuber 

Auspicia y apoya la realización de la Conferencia el Dpto. de Construcciones y Estructuras de FIUBA


Jueves 6 de Octubre de 2011, 13.30 a 17.30 hs.

Salón Auditorio, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Buenos Aires,

Av. Las Heras 2214 – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina




En la Ingeniería Civil, el hormigón armado con acero es el material compuesto más importante de los que tienen uso estructural. Otro material compuesto, éste de desarrollo relativamente reciente, es el hormigón reforzado con elementos textiles (TRC por sus iniciales en inglés) en el que tejidos o entramados multi-axiales se usan en hormigón preparado con agregados pétreos finos. Esto permite el diseño de piezas de hormigón muy delgadas, de alta resistencia a la compresión así como a la tracción. El TRC está siendo utilizado de modo creciente en fachadas, encofrados integrados, elementos sandwich, cáscaras, dispositivos de sellado, ampliaciones de edificios existentes y aún en la construcción de puentes. Además de los usos mencionados, el TRC es adecuado para el refuerzo de estructuras existentes, aumentando su capacidad portante.


La conferencia será dictada en idioma inglés, con traducción al español. 


WOLFGANG BRAMESHUBER: Prof. Dr. Ing. Wolfgang Brameshuber. Ingeniero por la Universidad Técnica de Karlsruhe y doctorado en Ingeniería en la Universidad de Karlsruhe. Desde 1999 catedrático de Ciencias de los Materiales de Construcción en la Universidad RWTH de Aachen y Director del Instituto de Investigaciones de Materiales de la Construcción, de Aachen (la Universidad de Aachen es pionera en Europa en el desarrollo del hormigón reforzado con fibras y textiles). Amplia experiencia en la investigación en mejoras en el comportamiento del hormigón, su microestructura, altos comportamientos, compatibilidad medioambiental, durabilidad, control de calidad, técnicas de producción de hormigones reforzados con textiles, estudios mediante modelos numéricos, diagnóstico de edificios por ultrasonido; resistencia, capacidad portante, resistencia a la fisuración y fractura, mampostería reforzada, métodos de cálculo. Actividad en RILEM (Delegado de Alemania, Miembro y Director de Comités Técnicos), Instituto Alemán de Estandarización (en Mampostería y en Hormigón Armado) y Comité Europeo de Normalización,  Ministerio Alemán de Tránsito, Sociedad Alemana del Hormigón y de Tecnología de la Construcción, Asociación Federal Alemana del Hormigón Pre-elaborado. Más de 180 presentaciones, 250 publicaciones y dos patentes.


Aranceles de Inscripción:




Hasta el 15/9/ 2011

Hasta el 6/10 / 2011

General No Socios

$ 190.-


General Socios AAHES, AATH, AIE, AIU


$ 190-.

Estudiantes No Socios



Estudiantes Socios

$ 55.-






Consulte por descuentos por inscripciones grupales. Se considerarán solicitudes de becas.

Docentes y alumnos del Departamento de Construcciones y Estructuras FIUBA: sin cargo.

Formas de pago:

  • Cheque a nombre de ASOCIACION ARGENTINA DE HORMIGON ESTRUCTURAL, cruzado, no a la orden. 
  • Transferencia/Depósito Bancario Banco HSBC Cta. Cte. Nº 20-034-473374-2, CUIT 30-60503002-1, 
    CBU 1500622800062232045464

Informes e inscripción: Secretaría AAHES, lunes a viernes, 9-16 hs. (telefonear antes de concurrir).

Tel.: 011 4815 8154 - Cerrito 1250, 2º. Piso, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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1º Simpósio Internacional IBRACON/RILEM


"Avaliação, Proteção e Reabilitação de Estruturas de Concreto com Corrosão de Armaduras”

Florianópolis, 3 Novembro 2011






THE SPANISH PROJECT CONSOLIDER-SEDUREC (Safety and Durability of Structures) coordinated by C. Andrade



Prof. Dr. Enio Pazini Figueiredo

Idiomas: Português, Espanhol e Inglês (com tradução)

8:00 - 8:40 Abertura 
(Presidente do Ibracon, Dr. José Marques, Presidente da RILEM, Dr. Peter Richner, Instituições Internacionais Representadas)

Atividades da Rede LAT-RILEM

Dr. Luis Lima, ULP, Argentina- Chairman of Lat-RILEM

Dra. Carmen Andrade, CISDEM, Espanha, Past RILEM President

Dr. Peter Richner, EMPA, Suíça, RILEM President





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