The French Association for Civil Engineering (AFGC) is organising the 3rd International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) from 2 to 4 October 2017, with the theme "Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards.
UHPFRC 2017 aims at updating and complementing experience gained in the knowledge and use of UHPFRC, based on recent practice of design of building structures, components, civil works and bridges, industrial realisations (both on site and in precast factories), large-scale applications, development of standards and recommendations.
Most recent realisations will be presented during the symposium, either in civil engineering, buildings, or consisting of structural equipments, components and civil infrastructures, be it new construction or retrofitting. Dedicated investigations, technical lessons, scientific knowledge as well as experience of technical management and organisation will be analysed, in terms of structural design and modeling, safety justification, execution reliability, achieved performance and durability.
National and international research advances associated to real design and realisation issues will be presented, without emphasising on preliminary upstream academic investigations.
Special focus will be put on works carried out to develop recommendations and standards covering structural design, material specification and execution of UHPFRC structures and components.
The symposium addresses all construction stakeholders: owners, designers, supervisors, materials suppliers, and members of the concrete industry, engineering offices, architects, laboratories and research centers, academic partners, checkers, who have been engaged in UHPFRC realisations. The expected communications, which should clarify the reasons for having chosen UHPFRC (aesthetics, structural performance, durability or environmental characteristics), should emphasise the experience gained and draw lessons for further applications.
For further information on registration, programme etc., please visit the event's website at the link below.