fib: What's happening? 2022
Date & Time

30 June 2022
18:00 - 19:15 BST

Location

Online

Price
Free
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fib: What's happening? 2022

Lecture
Date & Time

30 June 2022
18:00 - 19:15 BST

Location

Online

Price
Free
Availability

Places available

This annual update provides an overview of the ongoing work from two fib commissions.

fib: what’s happening? is organised by the UK Group of fib (The International Federation for Structural Concrete). The commissions instigate research on structural concrete and publish industry guidance that goes beyond what established codes can offer. Designers, contractors, academics and clients will gain an understanding of the latest fib developments.


Expert speakers will cover what's happening on:

  • Commission 6: Update on the work of fib Task Group 6 – Robert Wheatley, Technical director, Atkins
    • A summary of the work undertaken by fib Task Group 6, including the joint fib/PCI report into the Lateral Stability of Long Span Precast Beams
    • A comparison of the latest examples of using Ultra High Strength Precast Concrete for bridge construction.

  • Commission 8: Durability of concrete structures: present and future perspectives – Jose C. Matos, Assistant Professor, University of Minho
    • An overview of the current and future perspectives of several topics such as durability planning and through life aspects, exposure zones and climate change and eco-efficient concrete durability.

    • A look at the commission 8 current organizational structure, the main outcomes (past and future), future events, and, the corresponding contribution into Model Code 2020.

Dr Robin Oval, researcher at Princeton University and winner of the fibUK Coolest Concrete Competition, will be presenting on The ACORN, the SQUIRREL and the OAK – a segmented concrete shell system as circular sustainable building floor thanks to automated construction, computational design and digital fabrication.

 

Speakers

Chris Hendy

Chair, fibUK & Technical Director, Atkins

Chris is a member of fib Commission 3 on Existing Concrete Structures and Head of the UK Delegation to fib Technical Council. He was awarded the 2016 ICE Gold Medal. Chris is Chair of BSI bridge committee B525/10; he has written Designers’ Guides to Eurocodes and numerous standards and industry design guides. His projects include Dubai Metro Viaducts, New Medway Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and the Severn Bridge.

Robert Wheatley

Technical director, Atkins

Rob is a Technical Director for Atkins with 35 years of experience in the planning, design, assessment and strengthening of bridge and civil engineering structures including complex arch bridges and steel box girder bridges. He has particular expertise in the requirements ‘design and build’ contracts, working for contractor clients to optimise buildabilty and Design for Manufacture and Assembly. He has worked on fib Task Group 6.5 Precast Bridges since 2014.

Jose C. Matos Assistant Professor, University of Minho

Jose C. Matos, Assistant Professor at University of Minho, graduated and obtained PhD in civil engineering, in the field of probabilistic-based assessment of existing structures. His research fields are asset management, life-cycle costs, risk evaluation and sustainability. He is author or co-author of more than 250 publications in international conferences and journals. Participate in international committees, as well as in national and international projects. Chairman of fib Commission 8, Vice-President of IABSE and EuroStruct Past-President.

Dr Robin Oval

Researcher, Princeton University

Dr Robin Oval is currently a researcher at Princeton University. After graduating from École des Ponts ParisTech, Robin completed a PhD in computational design of structural patterns at École des Ponts and ETH Zurich. Then, Robin moved to the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral research associate to work on automated construction of concrete shells. Robin also gained industry experience in structural engineering at Bollinger + Grohmann in Frankfurt for a year. Picture by: John Orr.

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