COVID-19  –  Message from the Organizing Committee

Dear Attendees and Sponsors,

Due to the status of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee of the fib Lisbon Symposium 2021 would like to make the following statements:

  1. Independently of the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium will take place on June 14th to 16th of 2021;
  2. Considering that an on-site event has several advantages compared to an online one, the OC will do all their best to maximize the number of attendees in Lisbon;
  3. However, since the evolution of the pandemic is unpredictable, online participation will also be possible;
  4. Therefore, if at least 120 attendees will be registered to participate on-site, the symposium will be held in a hybrid mode, i.e., both on-site and online; if less than 120 attendees are expected on-site, the event will be held entirely as a online event;
  5. Likewise, sponsors will be able to promote their products and services both online and on-site (in the latter case provided that the hybrid mode takes place);
  6. The deadline of the final decision to decide upon the hybrid or full online mode will be April 14th. In case the latter is adopted, attendees that have registered for on-site participation will be reimbursed of the difference between on-site and online registration fees;
  7. Likewise, after the mentioned deadline, if the full online mode is adopted, sponsors that have paid for an exhibition booth will be reimbursed.

Please check registration details and sponsors opportunities in the corresponding sections of this webpage.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Lisbon.

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 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 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 both at the sponsors’ exhibition hall and at the fib Symposium 2021 webpage, or just the latter, depending on whether the event takes place in hybrid mode or entirely online (decision will be taken on April 14th based on the pandemic situation on that time).

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 keynote lecture addressing the maintenance of Vasco da Gama bridge by Julio Appleton and, in case the event is hybrid, a technical visit to the structure will also be included. For the hybrid mode, a vast set of social activities and tours will be offered.

Important dates
Submission of abstracts – 14th December 2020 (NEW DATE)
Notification of abstract acceptance – 14th January 2021
Submission of full paper – 14th February 2021
Notification of paper acceptance – 14th March 2021

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)
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

Scientific Committee

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)

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

Vasco da Gama Bridge – monitoring and maintenance 1998-2020

A2P_JulioAppleton

Júlio Appleton
in representation of Lusoponte
a2p consult partner
Lisboa, Portugal

Biography

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 recycled aggregates on concrete’s structural design

speaker-2

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

Biography

Technical Visit

  • The Technical Visit is focused on the Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the most relevant infrastructures built in the Lisbon area in the past years, with structural concrete as its main material.
  • A keynote lecture will be held by Julio Appleton, addressing the monitoring, inspection and maintenance works carried out in Vasco da Gama Bridge since 1998.
  • In the case of the symposium hybrid mode, a visit to the structure will also be organized together with the concessionaire Lusoponte. In this visit, Lusoponte aims to transfer to the symposium attendees the knowledge acquired by the actions that have been taken during the past 20 years in the fields of structural monitoring and behaviour, concrete durability control and maintenance.
pvg

fib YMG

coming soon

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

Number of abstracts submitted

300

(22 November 2020)

Deadlines
Submission of abstracts – 14th December 2020 (NEW DATE)
Notification of abstract acceptance – 14th January 2021
Submission of full paper – 14th February 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

Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2021 Achievement Award for Young Engineers (AAYE)!

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.

The call for entries and the entry form are both available online. Please contact the fib Secretariat if you have any questions.

FerryBorges

Research category

in honour of Júlio Ferry Borges

EdgarCardoso

Design & Construction category

in honour of Edgar Cardoso

Students’ Competition

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’.

Submission of the registration forms up to the 1st of February 2021.

Further details, rules and schedule can be found here.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

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 in a dedicated space, at the symposium’s website, and also on-site, at the sponsors’ exhibition hall, in the latter case if the hybrid format is adopted.

Sponsorship possibilities are presented on the right-hand table with solutions both online and on-site. Further Information and the Exhibitor’s requirements can be found in the Technical Exhibition Guide (on-site version).

For Sponsorship registration, please send the completed the Sponsorship & Exhibition form to info@fiblisbon2021.pt.

* on-site or online
** sessions within the sponsors’ core business

Social Program

Cocktail & Dinner

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception of the fib Symposium 2021, on the 13th of June, will be held at the LNEC Congress Center.

Cocktail Reception

The Cocktail Reception of the fib Symposium 2021, on the 14th of June, will be held at the National Headquarters of the Ordem dos Engenheiros.

Symposium Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner of the fib Symposium 2021, on the 15th of June, will be held at Espaço Espelho d’Água.

Visits & tours

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.

Venue

About the Venue

The conference will take place 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. See LNEC presentation video here.

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.
* on April 14th it will be announced the symposium’s format (on-site and online, or just online)

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

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations until April 21th will be fully refunded (excluding cancellation costs – € 35,00)

  • Cancellations after May 10th will be refunded in 25% (free of charges)

  • Full refund of change of hybrid to online registration if this mode is adopted (free of charges)