Modelling and testing of concrete properties
Structural design aspects
Durability and service life
The fib Symposium 2016 is sponsored and supported by various industry partners. Please contact the event organizers to enquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa’s oldest university and is ranked among the 150 top universities worldwide. Nestled at the foot of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain, and with panoramic views of much of Cape Town, UCT has one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.
Cape Town is arguably the most beautiful city in the world and offers a range of first class cultural activities, an exciting nightlife, and excellent restaurants and bars of all types. The beaches of the city rank between the most beautiful of the world, and the weather is in general very sunny in November.
Recent advances in concrete materials technology, structural system and component design, and construction technology have increased the demand for innovative design concepts for concrete structures.
The fib symposium 2016 in Cape Town is intended to bring together practising engineers, scientists, specifiers, concrete technologists, researchers and others from around the world to share knowledge and experience on current developments in concrete technology and structural concrete design, with a particular focus on performance-based approaches.
The symposium will run over 3 days and feature oral presentations by authors of all accepted papers, as well as keynote addresses by leading international experts. Following the conference, workshops on selected topics will be organised, exposing delegates to practical information and hands-on experience. The event will include a tourist programme for conference delegates and accompanying persons, as well as various social functions including a conference dinner.
An exhibition will be organized with companies from around the globe showcasing recent developments in concrete materials technology, testing equipment, and structural design solutions.
A/Prof. Hans Beushausen
University of Cape Town
Department of Civil Engineering
Upper Campus, New Engineering Building
Cape Town, South Africa