14 March 202418:00 - 19:30 GMT
fibUK: 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.
Fib Model Code for Concrete Structures by Stuart Matthews
The presentation introduces the historical development of the fib model code, provides a brief overview of the MC2020 contents, and illustrates the philosophical basis for MC 2020.
Commission 1 by Jessica Sandberg
The presentation provides a summary of Commission 1 and specifically focuses on the ongoing development of the State-of-the-art document, highlighting the current design approach adopted for integral bridges.
Commission 7 by Domenico Asprone
This presentation explores fib’s commitment to sustainability in concrete structure, share ongoing activities within Commission 7 and discusses the expected outcomes of the Special Activity Group.
Stuart is a Chartered Structural Engineer, and Honorary Member of fibUK. He was Convenor of fib Task Group 10.1, the group within Fédération Internationale du Béton / The International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) responsible for preparing the next edition of the fib Model Code for Concrete Structures (this project had the working title of fib Model Code 2020).
Jessica is a Chief bridge engineer at AtkinsRealis with extensive experience in bridge management, design, and assessment on a variety of complex bridge structures in steel and concrete both in the UK and internationally. She has been co-convenor of the FIB Integral bridges working group since 2020 (WP 1.1.3). This working group is currently developing a state-of-the-art document outlining the different approaches toward integral bridges design that are adopted in different parts of the world.
Domenico is a Full Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II. His research spans various areas in structural engineering and construction technology, focusing on sustainable design, BIM methodologies, resilience and robustness of structures against hazards, and sustainability of structural materials. He is currently the chair of the fib Commission 7 and the Special Activity Group on Sustainability.
Corin is a Chartered Civil Engineer, specialising in the management and construction of reinforced concrete structures within the buildings and infrastructure sectors. He has worked for the contractor Laing O’Rourke for over 15 years, on projects including the Leadenhall Building, Hinkley Point C, and Old Oak Common HS2 Station.
He is the current Deputy Chair of fibUK. His professional interests include construction simulation, DfMA and modular engineering, sustainable concrete design, construction methods and temporary works.
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