fib Symposium 2021

The fib Symposium 2021 will be held in Lisbon, from the 14th to the 16th of June 2021, gathering together professionals, researchers and students from all over the world to discuss ‘Concrete Structures: New Trends for Eco-Efficiency and Performance’.

Key-note speakers will address the three most relevant topics: fib Model Code 2020, sustainable concrete, and high-performance structures. Furthermore, the latest scientific and technological innovations and the most impressive projects in structural concrete will be presented. The fib YMG is organizing an innovative session. A students’ competition will take place, addressing the double challenge of optimizing concrete’s carbon footprint and performance for a specific structural application. The most relevant companies from the concrete construction industry will exhibit their products at the sponsors’ exhibition hall located at the symposium’s venue.

Lisbon is a breathtaking city with thousands of years of history and was considered the Worlds’ Leading City Break Destination in 2019. Moreover, it is surrounded by astonishing magical places nearby, such as Cascais and Sintra. The symposium is thus an excellent opportunity to combine work with leisure. There will be organized a technical visit to a construction/rehabilitation site as well as a vast set of social activities and tours will be offered.

Organization

Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee

Eduardo Júlio (Chairman)
David Fernández-Ordoñez (Co-chair)
Jónatas Valença (Co-chair)
Ana Sofia Louro (Co-chair)

António Pinho Ramos
Eduardo Cavaco
Hugo Costa
João Pacheco
José Alexandre Bogas
José Sena Cruz
Luís Oliveira Santos
Mário Pimentel
Paulo Fernandes
Pedro Cabral
Ricardo do Carmo

Tor Ole Olsen (Norway) (Chairman)

Aad Q. C. van der Horst (Netherlands)
Agnieszka Bigaj-Van Vliet (Netherlands)
Akio Kasuga (Japan)
Albert de la Fuente (Spain)
Alberto Meda (Italy)
Alessandro Palermo (New Zealand)
Alfred Strauss (Austria)
Ali Akbar Ramezanianpour (Iran)
Ana Sofia Louro (Portugal)
António Abel Henriques (Portugal)
António Bettencourt Ribeiro (Portugal)
António Costa (Portugal)
António Lopes Batista (Portugal)
António Pinho Ramos (Portugal)
António Santos Silva (Portugal)
Arlindo Gonçalves (Portugal)
Aurelio Muttoni (Switzerland)
Avraham N. Dancygier (Israel)
Aylie Han (Indonesia)
Carlos Chastre Rodrigues (Portugal)
Carlos Félix (Portugal)
Carlos Pina (Portugal)
Carmen Andrade (Spain)
Chris Hendy (United Kingdom)
Christis Chrysostomou (Cyprus)
David Fernández-Ordoñez (Spain)
Eduardo Cansado Carvalho (Portugal)
Eduardo Cavaco (Portugal)
Eva Oller Ibars (Spain)
Fernando Branco (Portugal)
Fernando G. Branco (Portugal)
Fernando Rebouças Stucchi (Brazil)
Frank Dehn (Germany)
Frank Papworth (Australia)
Gennadiy G. Farenyuk (Ukraine)
Giuseppe Mancini (Italy)
Hans Rudolf Ganz (Switzerland)

Hans-Dieter Beushausen (South Africa)
Harald S. Müller (Germany)
Héctor Bernardo (Spain)
Hugo Corres Peiretti (Spain)
Hugo Costa (Portugal)
Hugo Rodrigues (Portugal)
Iria L.O. Doniak (Brazil)
Jaime C. Galvez (Spain)
Jan L. Vítek (Czech Republic)
Jean Michel Torrenti (France)
Jim G. Forbes (Australia)
Joan Ramon Casas (Spain)
João Almeida (Portugal)
João Fonseca (Portugal)
João Ramôa Correia (Portugal)
Joaquim Barros (Portugal)
Johan Silfwerbrand (Sweden)
Jónatas Valença (Portugal)
Jorge Alfaiate (Portugal)
Jorge de Brito (Portugal)
José Alexandre Bogas (Portugal)
José Camara (Portugal)
José Luiz Antunes (Brazil)
José Manuel Catarino (Portugal)
Jose Romo Martin (Spain)
José Sena Cruz (Portugal)
Juha Valjus (Finland)
Júlio Appleton (Portugal)
Kaare K.B. Dahl (Denmark)
Koji Sakai (Japan)
Larbi Sennour (United States of America)
Lionel Linger (France)
Lluis Torres (Spain)
Luc Taerwe (Belgium)
Luciano Jacinto (Portugal)
Luís Bernardo (Portugal)
Luís Evangelista (Portugal)
Luis Julian Lima (Argentina)
Luís Oliveira Santos (Portugal)

M. Helena Barros (Portugal)
Manfred Curbach (Germany)
Manuel Pipa (Portugal)
Marco di Prisco (Italy)
Marco Menegotto (Italy)
Mário Pimentel (Portugal)
Maria Rosaria Pecce (Italy)
Michael N. Fardis (Greece)
Miguel Azenha (Portugal)
Miguel Lourenço (Portugal)
Milan Chandoga (Slovakia)
Paulo Cachim (Portugal)
Paulo Fernandes (Portugal)
Paulo Helene (Brazil)
Paulo Silva Lobo (Portugal)
Paulo Maranha (Portugal)
Pedro Cabral (Portugal)
Petr Hájek (Czech Republic)
Piti Sukontasukkul (Thailand)
Radu Pascu (Romania)
Ricardo do Carmo (Portugal)
Rolf Eligehausen (Germany)
Rui Faria (Portugal)
Rui Rodrigues (Portugal)
Sandra Nunes (Portugal)
Sérgio Lopes (Portugal)
Sherif Yehia (United Arab Emirates)
Steinar Helland (Norway)
Stephen J. Foster (Australia)
Stuart Matthews (United Kingdom)
Sung-Gul Hong (South-Korea)
Tamon Ueda (Japan)
Thanasis Triantafillou (Greece)
Tor Arne Martius-Hammer (Norway)
Túlio Bittencourt (Brazil)
Válter Lúcio (Portugal)
Vyatcheslav R. Falikman (Russia)
Wit Derkowski (Poland)

Organization

Organizing Committee

Eduardo Júlio (Chairman)
Jónatas Valença (Secretary)
Ana Sofia Louro
António Pinho Ramos
Eduardo Cavaco
Hugo Costa
João Pacheco
José Alexandre Bogas
José Sena Cruz
Luís Oliveira Santos
Mário Pimentel
Paulo Fernandes
Pedro Cabral
Ricardo do Carmo

Scientific Committee

Aad Q. C. van der Horst (Netherlands)
Agnieszka Bigaj-Van Vliet (Netherlands)
Akio Kasuga (Japan)
Albert de la Fuente (Spain)
Alberto Meda (Italy)
Alessandro Palermo (New Zealand)
Alfred Strauss (Austria)
Ali Akbar Ramezanianpour (Iran)
Ana Sofia Louro (Portugal)
António Abel Henriques (Portugal)
António Bettencourt Ribeiro (Portugal)
António Costa (Portugal)
António Lopes Batista (Portugal)
António Pinho Ramos (Portugal)
António Santos Silva (Portugal)
Arlindo Gonçalves (Portugal)
Aurelio Muttoni (Switzerland)
Avraham N. Dancygier (Israel)
Aylie Han (Indonesia)
Carlos Chastre Rodrigues (Portugal)
Carlos Félix (Portugal)
Carlos Pina (Portugal)
Carmen Andrade (Spain)
Chris Hendy (United Kingdom)
Christis Chrysostomou (Cyprus)
David Fernández-Ordoñez (Spain)
Eduardo Cansado Carvalho (Portugal)
Eduardo Cavaco (Portugal)
Eva Oller Ibars (Portugal)
Fernando Branco (Portugal)
Fernando G. Branco (Portugal)
Fernando Rebouças Stucchi (Brazil)
Frank Dehn (Germany)
Frank Papworth (Australia)
Giuseppe Mancini (Italy)
Hans Rudolf Ganz (Switzerland)
Hans-Dieter Beushausen (South Africa)
Harald S. Müller (Germany)
Hugo Corres Peiretti (Spain)
Hugo Costa (Portugal)
Hugo Rodrigues (Portugal)
Jan L. Vítek (Czech Republic)
Jean Michel Torrenti (France)
Jim G. Forbes (Australia)
Joan Ramon Casas (Spain)
João Almeida (Portugal)
João Fonseca (Portugal)
João Ramôa Correia (Portugal)
Joaquim Barros (Portugal)
Johan Silfwerbrand (Switzerland)
Jónatas Valença (Portugal)
Jorge Alfaiate (Portugal)
Jorge de Brito (Portugal)
José Alexandre Bogas (Portugal)
José Camara (Portugal)
José Luiz Antunes (Brazil)
José Manuel Catarino (Portugal)
Jose Romo Martin (Portugal)
José Sena Cruz (Portugal)
Juha Valjus (Finland)
Júlio Appleton (Portugal)
Kaare K.B. Dahl (Denmark)
Lluis Torres (Spain)
Luc Taerwe (Belgium)
Luciano Jacinto (Portugal)
Luís Bernardo (Portugal)
Luís Evangelista (Portugal)
Luís Oliveira Santos (Portugal)
M. Helena Barros (Portugal)
Manfred Curbach (Germany)
Manuel Pipa (Portugal)
Marco di Prisco (Italy)
Marco Menegotto (Italy)
Mário Pimentel (Portugal)
Michael N. Fardis (Greece)
Michel Moussard (France)
Miguel Azenha (Portugal)
Miguel Lourenço (Portugal)
Paulo Cachim (Portugal)
Paulo Fernandes (Portugal)
Paulo Helene (Brazil)
Paulo Lobo (Portugal)
Paulo Maranha (Portugal)
Pedro Cabral (Portugal)
Petr Hájek (Czech Republic)
Piti Sukontasukkul (Thailand)
Radu Pascu (Romania)
Ricardo do Carmo (Portugal)
Rolf Eligehausen (Germany)
Rui Faria (Portugal)
Rui Rodrigues (Portugal)
Sandra Nunes (Portugal)
Sérgio Lopes (Portugal)
Steinar Helland (Norway)
Stephen J. Foster (Australia)
Stuart Matthews (United Kingdom)
Sung-Gul Hong (South-Korea)
Tamon Ueda (Japan)
Thanasis Triantafillou (Greece)
Tor Arne Martius-Hammer (Norway)
Tor Ole Olsen (Norway)
Túlio Bittencourt (Brazil)
Válter Lúcio (Portugal)
Vyatcheslav R. Falikman (Russia)
Wit Derkowski (Poland)

Program

The technical program is organized in order to maximize the interest and intervention of all participants, covering the traditional technical sessions and keynote lectures, as well as technical exhibitions and free time for networking.

  • keynote lectures by renowned international experts in the following relevant topics: ‘Recycled Aggregates Concrete’; ‘The fib Model Code 2020’; and ‘Super-tall Buildings’.
  • Technical parallel sessions of individual oral presentations in the main topics of the symposium: ‘Trend-setting projects’; ‘Materials – eco-efficiency and performance’; ‘Structural behaviour – new on-site and precast solutions’; ‘Analysis and Design – advanced methods and innovative approaches’.
  • Technical exhibitions with the most relevant companies from the concrete construction industry at the sponsors’ exhibition hall.
  • A students’ competition and the fib 2021 Achievement Award for Young Engineers (AAYE).

Keynote Speakers

Structural Engineering for the 1 Kilometer Tall Jeddah Tower

speaker-1

Robert C. Sinn
Principal
Thornton Tomasetti
Chicago, USA

Biography

MC2020: fib Model Code for Concrete Structures – Advances in design and life cycle management

speaker-3

Stuart Matthews
Convenor
fib Task Group 10.1:
Model Code 2020

Biography

The influence of the type of aggregates in concrete structural design

speaker-2

Jorge de Brito
Professor
Instituto Superior Técnico
University of Lisbon, Portugal

Biography

Authors

Main Topics

Topic 1:
Trend-setting projects

1.1. Buildings and bridges
1.1. Hydraulic and off-shore structures
1.3. Foundation engineering and other special structures
1.4. Transport and Highways Engineering

Topic 2:
Materials – eco-efficiency and performance

2.1. Sustainable cementitious-based materials and alternative binders
2.2. Durability and extended lifetime
2.3. Advanced materials and high-performance concretes
2.4. Materials characterization

Topic 3:
Structural behaviour – new on-site and precast solutions

3.1. Concrete structures submitted to extreme events
3.2. Advances in precast and prestressed concrete engineering
3.3. Strengthening and repair
3.4. Monitoring and structural assessment
3.5. Composite structures

Topic 4:
Analysis and Design – advanced methods and innovative approaches

4.1. Integrated Design Systems / Building Information Modelling / Life cycle design
4.2. Structural design / Numerical modeling / Codes
4.3. Structural safety and reliability
4.4. Management Systems

Abstract Submission

The abstract should be less than 300 words and related to the Theme and Topics of the Symposium. Authors should submit their abstracts here.

Abstract Submission (SOON)

Deadlines
Submission of abstracts – 14th September 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance – 14th November 2020
Submission of full paper – 14th January 2021
Notification of paper acceptance – 14th March 2021

Note:
1 – Abstracts and papers are written in English.
2 – Each registered author can submit up to two papers.

Awards & Competitions

A students’ competition will take place, addressing the double challenge of optimizing concrete’s carbon footprint and performance for a specific structural application.

Cocktail & Dinner

Cocktail Reception

Coming Soon

Symposium Dinner

Coming Soon

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Exhibition

fib Symposium 2021 will have an important exhibition. The most leading international companies from the structural concrete industry will be present and the latest developments will be shared. Participating in the symposium is an excellent opportunity to expand your network and, as an exhibitor, you can stage your company as a prominent world-class company, presenting your products, technologies and recent achievements in a dedicated space. Institutional support is shown in the table below.

For further information, please contact info@fiblisbon2021.pt

Social Program

Dear conference attendees and accompanying persons we suggest you to enjoy your stay in Lisbon for some unforgettable experiences. We propose that you visit the city of Lisbon, Cascais or Sintra.

Details about specific tours can be found here, or you can also consult Visit Lisbon

June is the month of celebrations and festivities for the Popular Saints throughout the country on the nights of Santo António, São João and São Pedro. The main ones are the Festas de Lisboa, on 12 and 13 June, Santo António’s day, and in Porto on the night of 23/24 June when São João is celebrated. These are enormously vivid celebrations, during which the people take to the streets eating, drinking and having fun in the old neighborhoods, that are bedecked with arches, colorful balloons and the aroma of sweet basil.

In Lisbon, people from every neighborhood parade down Avenida da Liberdade, filling this major road with colorful characters in costume, folk music, and throngs of spectators. But the crowds and liveliness also fill the narrow back streets, particularly in Alfama, but also Graça, Bica, Mouraria and Madragoa. In the mediaeval squares and alleyways, people eat cabbage soup and grilled sardines, singing and dancing the whole night long. Another highlight is the procession of St. Anthony, which leaves on the 13th from the church of S. António in Alfama, near the Cathedral, where the saint was born in around 1193.

Venue

About the Venue

The conference will take place at LNEC – National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (www.lnec.pt). LNEC is a public institute of Science and Technology (S&T), with the status of State Laboratory that carries out research in all fields of civil engineering, giving it a unique multidisciplinary perspective.

Avenida do Brasil, 101
1700-066 LISBOA
PORTUGAL
N – 38.758106¼ – 38¼ 45’ 29”
W – 9.142386¼ – 9¼ 8’ 33”

About Lisbon

Lisbon is a historical city where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15ºC. A city where you feel safe wandering around day or night, where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you’ll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement. Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors. (Turismo de Lisboa)

How to travel to the Venue

From the Airport

BY TAXI or Uber (between 10 min. to 15 min.)

BY SUBWAY (www.metrolisboa.pt)
The nearest subway station is Alvalade (green line), at 15 min. walk to the venue. Route to follow:

  • Airport to Alameda
    Red line towards São Sebastião (15 min., 9 stations)
  • Alameda to Alvalade
    Green line towards Telheiras (5 min., 3 stations)

 

Accomodation

We have negotiated preferred rates for Symposium participants.
Preferred rates are available here

Registration

Coming soon

(1) Registration fee also applied to GPBE (Grupo Português de Betão Estrutural) and OE (Ordem dos Engenheiros) members.
(2) Students: supporting document of the student’s institution will be requested during the registration process.
(3) Young Engineers (born after 1st Jan. 1991): DoB document (e.g. Passport or ID Card) will be requested during the registration process.
(4) Social programs will be announced for accompanying persons.

Note: Registration fee includes the publication of a maximum of two papers.