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Workshop of the Belgian fib member group - 23 January 2020 – Ghent


Workshop of the Belgian fib member group on ongoing pre-normative fib activities and the development of fib Model Code 2020




The fib (Fédération internationale du béton) is a not-for-profit association formed by 42 national member groups and approximately 1000 corporate and individual members.  The mission of the international concrete association is to develop at an international level the study of scientific and practical matters capable of advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete construction. 


The fib Model Codes form milestone publications for presenting new developments and ideas with regard to concrete structures, and have since long served as a basis for code developments in relation to concrete structures. Currently, fib is in full preparation to establish a new version of this milestone publication, namely fib Model Code 2020 (MC2020). The new edition will act as a single merged general structural code for both new and existing structures. In this aspect, the publication will go far beyond the point reached by fib MC2010, current ISO standards, and the current Eurocode activities.


As currently new draft proposals are becoming available, it was found a suitable timing to organize a Belgian event to provide an overview of the new developments in the fib pre-normative activities and the preparations of MC2020, focusing besides general aspects, also in particular to contributions by active Belgian fib members which are strongly involved in recent and ongoing developments.


The event provides an excellent opportunity to get up to date with state-of-the-art design aspects for structural concrete, as well as to gain insight into the new version of the fib Model Code 2020. Furthermore, the event will provide a unique networking opportunity to interact with main contributors to the developments of the international concrete association and to interact and discuss about the ongoing developments.



12:00 Registration with sandwich lunch  

Welcome address

(R. Caspeele, J. Vyncke)

The International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib): achievements, innovations and ambitions for sustainable concrete structures

(D. Fernández-Ordóñez)

fib Model Code 2020: towards a general code for new and existing concrete structures

(A. Bigaj van Vliet)

Reliability-based design and assessment of new and existing structures

(R. Caspeele)

Design for Structural Robustness

(W. Botte)
15:30 Coffee break  

Commission 6 : A contemporary approach to prefabrication

(S. Maas)

fib report on Design of Concrete Members with FRP

(S. Matthys)


Belgian Contributions to RILEM activities & RILEM/fib collaborations

(N. De Belie)

The fib journal Structural Concrete: facts, figures and publishing opportunities

(L. Taerwe)



Ambitions of the national fib group Belgium + closing remarks

(R. Caspeele)
18:30 Network drink  




•    Practicing engineers and consultants
•    Contractors / builders / architects
•    Governmental agencies / officials /certification bodies
•    Manufacturers  of cement, admixtures, ready mix concrete, etc.
•    Academics and students


Huis van de Bouw

Tramstraat 59 9052 Zwijnaarde




Belgian member fib: for FREE (for free when subscription is paid - !!subscription is mandatory!!)
(1€= symbolic -> no invoice will be sent)

Members GBB and others : 75 € (excl. 21% BTW)



The price includes : attending the different workshops, proceedings of the conferences, coffee break and cocktail.


GBB - BBG: Groupement Belge du Béton - Belgische Betongroepering
Pascale Hardy :
Ingénieur-Conseil Technologie Ciment et Béton
Raadgevend Ingenieur Technologie Cement en Beton


Scientific coordinator: Robby Caspeele (UGent)