fib Bulletin 76 “Benchmarking of deemed-to-satisfy provisions in standards - Durability of reinforced concrete structures exposed to chlorides” is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat
This bulletin presents the benchmarking of a number of rules for chloride-induced corrosion as given in national codes such as European, US and Australian standards.
It determines the reliability ranges in the chloride-induced depassivation of rebar and provides a reliable database for the performance-based probabilistic service-life design of concrete structures exposed to chlorides.
fib Bulletin 77 “Corrugated-steel-web bridges” is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat
This Bulletin offers the global engineering community a first complete overview of this fascinating technology.
It covers numerous examples of bridges in Japan and France as well as an in-depth case study and analysis of a large corrugated-steel-web bridge in Germany. This publication offers designers, proprietors, contractors and architects alike relevant technical and theoretical information on construction processes along with ideas for future development.
fib Bulletin 79 “Fibre-reinforced concrete: From design to structural applications” is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat
This bulletin provides 45 papers from the FRC 2014: ACI-fib International Workshop on Fibre Reinforced Concrete: from Design to Structural Applications.
The papers are organised in the document under six themes: Design guidelines and specifications; Material properties for design; Behaviour and design of beams and columns; Behaviour and design of slabs and other structures; Behaviour and design of foundations and underground components; and finally, Applications in structure and underground construction projects.
fib Bulletin 78 “Precast-concrete buildings in seismic areas” is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat
This bulletin has a broad scope. Rather than being focussed on design issues, this documents treats precast construction under seismic conditions is treated as a whole.
The main principles of seismic design of different structural systems, their behaviour and their construction techniques are presented through rules, construction steps and sequences, procedures, and details that should lead to structures complying with the fundamental performance requirements for both major earthquakes and more frequent earthquakes.
Read a report of this meeting which took place on 23 September 2015 at Institution HQ in London.
Attracting 105 delegates the fibUK group held a very successful evening meeting at The Institution of Structural Engineers, London, titled Precast concrete – a continuing evolution. The theme for the evening was very much a demonstration of the development of precast concrete buildings and bridges over the past 75 years, with a keen eye on evolution, current practices and future initiatives.
Bulletin 74 – Planning and design handbook on precast building structures – manual/textbook, is now available to purchase from the fib secretariat.
Bulletin 74 brings the 1994 “Planning and design handbook” up to date by offering a synthesis of the latest structural design knowledge about precast building structures against the background of 21st century technological innovations in materials, production and construction. This handbook aims to help architects and engineers achieve a full understanding of precast concrete building structures, the possibilities they offer and their specific design philosophy. The handbook contains eleven chapters, each dealing with a specific aspect of precast building structures.
Bulletin 75 – Polymer-duct systems for internal bonded post-tensioning – recommendation is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat.
This bulletin updates and amends fib Bulletin 7: “Corrugated plastic ducts for internal bonded post-tensioning”, a technical report published in 2000. The new publication is meant as a cornerstone for the technical approval of polymer (plastic) ducts for internal bonded post-tensioning and possibly for the test procedures of a future testing standard.
The annual fibUK Developments in Structural Concrete seminar (DISC2014) took place on 27 November 2014 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
Designed to provide practitioners with a valuable update on developments in the design and construction of structural concrete, the event - themed ‘Learning from the past, looking to the future’ - saw over 90 delegates attend.
fib Bulletin 70 "Code-type models for structural behaviour of concrete" is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat. This state of the art report gives the background of the constitutive relations and material models in fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010.
fib Bulletin 71 "Integrated life cycle assessment of concrete structures" is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat. This is a 64 page state of the art report.
fib Bulletin 72 "Bond and anchorage of embedded reinforcement" is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat. This 170 page technical report provides background to the fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010.
In October 2013, the hardcover and e-book editions of the fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010 (MC2010) were published by the Ernst & Sohn publishing house. This milestone publication presents new developments and ideas with regard to concrete structures, structural materials and will serve as a basis for future codes for concrete structures as well as an essential document for national and international code committees, practitioners and researchers.
fib Bulletin 69, "Critical comparison of major seismic codes for buildings", is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat
Inaugural fibUK seminar hailed a success, covering off-site manufacture, service life design, shear in beams and concrete cable stayed bridges.
On Monday 22 April 2013 at the fib Symposium in Tel Aviv, the fib Medal of Merit was awarded to Dr. Jean-François Klein (Switzerland). Honorary membership was also bestowed on Mr. James G. Toscas (USA). A full report on these honours and on the symposium itself will be published in the upcoming June issue of fib-news.
The April technical evening showed how fib bulletins help solve engineering design issues.
About 50 engineers attended the event, which was introduced by Proffessor Steve Denton (Chairman fibUK) and included presentations by representatives of fibUK member companies.
Gordon Clark, FIStructE, became President of fib, the International Federation for Structural Concrete (Fédération Internationale du Béton), in January 2013.
Structural Concrete, the journal of fib, is seeking original papers of the highest quality for publication. Papers will cover all aspects of the design, construction, performance in service, strengthening and demolition of concrete structures, including papers on research into the behaviour of structures and into the development of design methods. All papers will be subjected to a rigorous peer review process prior to acceptance for publication; the current average submission-to-acceptance time is 100 days. Since 2009, Structural Concrete is indexed in Thomson Reuter’s ISI Web of Science with an Impact Factor of 0.270.
For author guidelines and manuscript submissions, go to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/suco.
On the evening of 29 November 2012, one hundred engineers gathered at the Institution headquarters in London to hear about “Deflections in Concrete”.
fib Bulletin 68, "Probabilistic performance-based seismic design", is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat
The final approved version of the Model Code 2010 (fib Bulletins 65 and 66) is now available for purchase from the fib secretariat.
The Institution of Structural Engineers and the UK group of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fibUK) have established a collaborative partnership effective from 1 March 2012.