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 – 14th January 2021
Submission of full paper – 14th February 2021
Notification of paper acceptance – 14th March 2021
* new submissions may eventually be accepted; please send request to firstname.lastname@example.org up to Feb 1st, 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)
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 Symposium 2021 includes activities organized by and for young engineers. The fib Young Member’s Group was established in Madrid in 2017 and, since then, fib Symposia have included YMG sessions and social activities that gather young professionals and students spread across the globe. The Symposium in Lisbon is no exception, with social activities, discussions and networking planned by the YMG and open for any interested young engineer. Work meetings, in which future projects of the YMG will be planned, will also occur.
The agenda of the YMG activities will announcement soon.
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.
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’.
Submission of the registration forms up to the 1st of February 2021.
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.
* sessions within the sponsors’ core business
** static slide with logos
The Welcome Reception of the fib Symposium 2021, on the 13th of June, will be presented soon.
The Cocktail Reception of the fib Symposium 2021, on the 14th of June, will be presented soon.
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.
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.
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
N – 38.758106¼ – 38¼ 45’ 29”
W – 9.142386¼ – 9¼ 8’ 33”
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 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.
Note: Registration fee includes the publication of a maximum of two papers.
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)