Scientific Committee

International Advisory Board

Organizing Committees
Conference Chairmen
Prof. Bruno Massicotte (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)
Prof. Fausto Minelli (University of Brescia, Italy)
Prof. Barzin Mobasher (Arizona State University, USA)
Prof. Giovanni Plizzari (University of Brescia, Italy)

Chairmen Local Organizing Committee
Prof. Fausto Minelli (University of Brescia, Italy)
Prof. Giovanni Plizzari (University of Brescia, Italy)

Aim and scope
After more than fifty years of research dedicated to the unique material properties, the last two decades have focused on introducing Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) to several building codes as a structural material; this has allowed an increasing use of this material among practitioners. FRC (either classical FRC of HPFRC) is now widely used in tunnel linings, elevated slabs, precast elements and other structures, and used as the primary reinforcement, or in a hybrid manner with additional rebars or welded mesh in many cases.
FRC with enhanced mechanical properties has also demonstrated to be a suitable solution for strengthening existing structures, thus extending the service life of structures.
Fourteen years after the workshop held in Bergamo (Italy), and four years after the second workshop in Montreal (Canada), the aim of this workshop is to provide the State-of-the-Art on the recent worldwide developments in structural applications of FRC.
Presentations of case studies will focus both on structural design and on the description of applications such as beams, elevated floors, tunnel linings, slabs, precast elements, bridges and other applications. Special attention will be also devoted to the developments of structural codes as well as to durability of FRC structures by considering the significant reduction of crack opening provided by fiber reinforcement.
This workshop will attempt to bring various sectors of research community and industry together so that significant cross-fertilization of ideas can occur, new concepts can be developed and new structural applications of FRC explored.

Main topics
Design specifications for structural applications:
  • fib Model Code 2010
  • International Recommendations
  • International Codes and Standards
Structural applications:
  • Buildings (elevated slabs…)
  • Bridges and Footbridges
  • Precast construction
  • Seismic design
Special structures
  • Hydroelectric power plants,
  • Nuclear containment buildings,
  • Harbor construction 
Durability and life cycle assessment
Retrofitting and strengthening of existing structures
Foundation and underground applications:
  • Tunnel linings
  • Structures on ground
Other design considerations
  • Nonstructural element design
  • Design for fire resistance

Papers will be peered reviewed. Proceedings will be published as fib bulletin in print and, if ACI support will be obtained, in the form of SP publications in CD format.

Workshop format
The two-day workshop will be probably divided in four main sessions. The formal presentations will be mixed with time for discussion between participants and speakers.
3rd FRC International Workshop

Since July 27, 2017
Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics
Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy

3rd FRC International Workshop
Fibre Reinforced Concrete:  from Design to Structural Applications
Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italy - June 27-30, 2018