fibUK: Developments in structural concrete conference (online)
Date & Time

25 November 2021
10:00 - 17:00


fibUK: Developments in structural concrete conference (online)

Date & Time

25 November 2021
10:00 - 17:00


Places available

Concrete structures: new trends for eco-efficiency and performance.

This year's Developments in Structural Concrete conference will take place online; a full day event focusing on concrete structures: new trends for eco-efficiency and performance. 

Structural engineers and academics will share current research and best practice including practical examples. fib International Secretary General David Fernández-Ordóñez Hernández will give the keynote presentation on the past, present and future of prefabrication.

View the full conference programme here

Hear from international speakers and industry experts across three sessions dedicated to fib bulletins, research and projects:

  • Updates on fib bulletins 86, 92 and 96, including the serviceability limit state of concrete structures
  • The latest research on early thermal cracking and more
  • Case studies: Bletchley Viaduct and Hinkley Point C

Benefits of attendance:

  • Gain insight into current industry research from our expert panel
  • Learn what the future holds for eco-efficiency and performance
  • Understand how to approach integrating eco-efficiency into your designs

Morning speakers

Abobakr Elwakeel Research Associate, Heavy Structures Laboratory - Imperial College London

Abobakr's research experience is in the field of structural concrete testing in materials and element scales and the use of Digital Image Correlation systems in deformation monitoring. He has published works on the use of concrete with recycled aggregates, concrete behaviour in shear and currently in restraint induced cracking.

Emily Halliwell Structural Engineer - MPA The Concrete Centre

Emily's role at The Concrete Centre includes work on the development of Eurocode 2, providing technical guidance to designers and promoting efficient design and construction. Prior to joining The Concrete Centre, she worked on a wide range of challenging engineering schemes, including stations, stadia and commercial buildings.

Chris Hendy Chair, fibUK

Chris is Chairman of fibUK and Technical Director at Atkins. He 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 ICE Gold Medal in 2016. Chris is Chairman 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, Penang Bridge and the Severn Bridge.

Muhammad Kashif Shehzad EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering - University of Leeds

Muhammad specialises in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures. His research interests include early age and long-term cracking in reinforced concrete members due to restraint of imposed strains, shear behaviour of reinforced concrete beams, the use of GFRP bars in fibre reinforced concrete members, and application of finite element analysis for evaluation of structural behaviour.

Afternoon speakers

Oliver Breen Lead Designer, East West Rail Alliance - Atkins SNC Lavalin

Oliver has worked on a variety of transportation design and assessment schemes during his time at Atkins. This includes a stint as Contractors Responsible Engineer on the Birmingham New Street Station redevelopment, Euston Station HS2 enabling works and the East West Rail phase 2 Bletchley Flyover partial rebuild and refurbishment project. Oliver is often tasked with working on technically challenging projects where different approaches and solutions might be required.

Gordon Jackson Lead Designer of Offshore Structures - Arup

Gordon represents the Concrete Society on the BSI committee, overseeing work on developing ISO offshore structures standards and has recently contributed to a new edition of ISO 19903 ‘Offshore Concrete Structures’. With over 35 years’ experience, Gordon has designed several major steel and concrete offshore substructures for oil and gas projects and developed fixed and floating solutions for offshore wind.

Alfred Strauss Professor of Structural Mechanics - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna & Associate Editor - Journal of Bridge Engineering

Alfred is an expert in bridge design, construction and management, safety assessment, structural reliability and structural health monitoring. He has participated in various EU research and he is chairing the project EU Project SAFEBRIDGE ATCZ190. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering.

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