fib Symposium 2021
Concrete Structures: New Trends for Eco-Efficiency and Performance
The 2021 fib Symposium will take place from 14 to 16 June 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Dear fib Lisbon Symposium 2021 attendees and sponsors,
Despite COVID-19 vaccination program worldwide, we are far from having the pandemic controlled and, thus, travelling to Lisbon in June is not expected to be easier than now. For this reason, the Organizing Committee, together with fib, has decided to host the fib Lisbon Symposium 2021 fully online.
We would prefer hosting the symposium at LNEC, in Lisbon, nevertheless, we are working on solutions to provide you with almost the same possibilities of an on-site event, mainly the possibility of socializing. In addition, the online event will allow you to easily access all sessions in real-time and also later on, even after the event.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the fib Lisbon Symposium 2021.
The fib Symposium 2021 will be held online, 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’.
On the day before the event, there will be a keynote lecture addressing the maintenance of Vasco da Gama bridge by Julio Appleton followed by a virtual technical visit to the structure. During the event, key-note speakers will address the three most relevant topics: fib Model Code 2020 by Stuart Matthews, sustainable concrete (recycled aggregates concrete) by Jorge de Brito, and high-performance structures (1 km tall Jeddah Tower) by Robert Sinn. Furthermore, the latest scientific and technological innovations and the most impressive projects in structural concrete will be presented. The fib YMG is organizing virtual events and group meetings. 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 both during the event and at the fib Symposium 2021 webpage.
We are currently working on alternative solutions to provide attendees with almost the same possibilities of an on-site event, mainly the possibility of socializing. In addition, the online event will allow attendees to easily access all sessions in real-time and also later on, even after the event.
Lisbon is a breathtaking city with thousands of years of history and it was considered the Worlds’ Leading City Break Destination in 2019. Moreover, it is surrounded by astonishing magical places nearby, such as Cascais and Sintra. We hope that the online event will encourage you to visit Lisbon and Portugal in the near future.
Submission of abstracts – CLOSED *
Notification of abstract acceptance – 30th January 2021
Submission of full paper (NEW) – 14th March 2021
Notification of paper acceptance – 14th April 2021
Eduardo Júlio (Chairman)
David Fernández-Ordoñez (Co-chair)
Jónatas Valença (Co-chair)
Ana Sofia Louro (Co-chair)
António Pinho Ramos
José Alexandre Bogas
José Sena Cruz
Luís Oliveira Santos
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)
Alper Ilki (Turkey)
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)
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.
in representation of Lusoponte
a2p consult partner
fib Task Group 10.1:
Model Code 2020
The fib Young Member’s group is organizing activities for the Symposium aiming at fostering the knowledge-exchange and participation of Young Engineers within the fib.
One of the aforementioned activities will be a pitch session on Wednesday the 16th June, from 12:45 to 14:15 CEST, the last day of the Symposium. Young Engineers attending to the Symposium are invited to present concepts, ideas and challenges related to their work, in just 3 minutes, to a very distinguished panel:
This is a unique opportunity to have feedback on your work from world-known experts on structural concrete. Any challenging topic related to industry or research is very welcome.
Please be aware that the number of participants is limited. Please register by filling this form by the 14th May, 2021.
Additional information on the pitch session will be sent to the registered participants by the 22nd of May.
Entries for the 2021 Achievement Award for Young Engineers (AAYE) are now closed
The award includes a €2,000 prize and an invitation to our fib Symposium 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The award is given in two categories in the field of structural concrete: the Design & Construction category and the Research category. All details can be found here.
in honour of Júlio Ferry Borges
Design & Construction category
in honour of Edgar Cardoso
The fib Symposium 2021 embraces a students’ competition within the spirit of the event: eco-efficiency and performance. Thus, the competition will be devoted to the ‘Prediction of the behaviour of reinforced recycled aggregates concrete (RAC) beams’.
Further details, rules and schedule can be found here.
The fib Lisbon Symposium 2021 offers an extraordinary opportunity for companies to promote their projects, products and services, since it will gather together contractors, designers, researchers and other professionals from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the structural concrete industry.
Participating in the symposium will be an excellent opportunity to expand your network and, as an exhibitor, you will be able to stage your company as a prominent world-class brand at the symposium’s website.
Sponsorship possibilities and solutions are presented on the right-hand table. Further information and requirements can be found in the Technical Exhibition Guide.
* sessions within the sponsors’ core business
** static slide with logos
The online conference will be hosted at LNEC – National Laboratory for Civil Engineering. 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.
Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, I.P.
Av. do Brasil 101
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)
(1) Registration fee also applied to Scientific Committee members, GPBE – Grupo Português de Betão Estrutural members and OE – Ordem dos Engenheiros member.
(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.
Note: Registration fee includes the publication of a maximum of two papers, except for the one-day delegate registration.
Cancellations until May 1st will be fully refunded (excluding cancellation costs – € 35,00)
Cancellations after May 1st will be refunded in 25% (free of charges)