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DISC 2018: Better - Smarter - Stronger

DISC (Developments in Structural Concrete), now in its 6th year, is brought to you by fibUK (the UK group of the International Federation for Structural Concrete).

This full day conference will provide practitioners with essential updates on international advances in structural concrete. It is an opportunity to learn from and network with those working at the cutting edge of structural concrete.

Date 29 November 2018
Time 09:00 - 17:30
Cost fibUK members: One discounted ticket at £99 + VAT per member subscription; tickets £199 + VAT thereafter
Non-members of fibUK: £199 +VAT
Venue  The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK

Why attend?
  • Hear academic speakers discussing the latest university research and debate future research needs
  • Gather the latest news on updating Eurocode 2 and CIRIA C660
  • See how design and construction challenges were overcome on real projects, and learn how to adopt these innovations
  • Meet practising engineers and potential industrial research partners, as well the fibUK community


09:00 Registration, refreshments & networking
09:30 Chair’s welcome 
Chris Hendy FREng MA(Cantab) CEng FICE Eur Ing
09:40 Session 1
  Graphene-reinforced materials for self-sensing applications
Ioanna Papanikolaou
09:55 Punching shear of slab-column connections under seismic loading
Andri Setiawan
10:10 Uncertainties in bridge inspection data and the need for change
John Bennetts
10:25 Reinforced concrete half-joint bridges: dealing with deterioration and shortcomings
Pieter Desnerck
10:40 Q&A
10:55 Refreshments
11:15 Session 2
  fib Bulletin 81 on punching shear
Joost Walraven
11:45 Revisions to CIRIA C660 and the implications for the design for early-age thermal crack control
Phil Bamforth
12:15 Concrete shells – towards efficient structures: construction of an ellipsoidal concrete shell in Switzerland
Aurelio Muttoni
12:45 Q&A
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Session 3
  New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: A showcase for the range and versatility of concrete solutions for sports stadia
Spencer Robinson
14:15 An introduction to prospective updates to EN1992
Jon Shave
14:45 Updated shear provisions for the next generation of EN 1992
Aurelio Muttoni
15:15 Process for the evolution of the Eurocodes
Steve Denton
15:25 Q&A
15:40 Refreshments
16:00 In quest of the holy grails of construction ‚Äč
Cam Middleton
16:30 High performance fibre concrete: on the way to full acceptance
Joost Walraven
17:00 Q&A
17:15 Closing remarks
17:30 Close

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