The program


Capacity assessment of corroded reinforced concrete structures: from research to daily engineering evaluation

the Program 2021

Preliminary Program

Special sessions are organised during the workshop. During the submission process, Authors are invited to kindly select the session where they are willing to present their papers. Each session will include both research and engineering applications focussing on what is needed for the evaluation of corroded structures.

CACRCS DAYS 2021 includes Round tables to promote discussions.
The virtual workshop offers didactic material for engineers, practitioners, scientists, concrete technologists, researchers, and academics to improve the knowledge about corrosion of reinforced concrete structures.


Welcome and Introduction

B. Belletti, D. Coronelli, Coordinator Event
Claudio Failla, CTE President
David Fernández-Ordóñez, fib Secretary
General Luc Taerwe, Editor-in-Chief of Structural Concrete

Round table on pre-normative and normative documents

The participants invited will share their views on normative (codes and standards) and pre-normative (model codes, manuals, guides) documents treating the structural assessment of existing deteriorated concrete structures with special emphasis on corrosion.

A1) Basis of design, safety approach

Key-note Speakers:
Robby Caspeele, Ghent University
Peter Tanner, IETcc-CSIC

Wednesday 1 DECEMBER

A2) Models of material deterioration for the integration in the structural assessment

Key-note Speakers:
Carmen Andrade, CIMNE - UPC
Federica Lollini, Politecnico di Milano

Giovanni Plizzari, Università degli Studi di Brescia

B1) Structural assessment of corroded members (beams, slabs, columns, walls)

Key-note Speakers:

Joost Walraven, Em. TU Delft
Pieter Desnerck, University of Cambridge
Weiping Zhang, Tongji University

Thursday 2 December

B2) Assessment of corroded structures subjected to seismic or accidental actions

Key-note Speakers:
Camillo Nuti, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Michael Fardis, University of Patras

C1) Prolongation of structural life with proactive or reactive interventions

Key-note Speakers:
Ueda Tamon, Shenzhen University
Benoit Bissonnette, CRIB - Laval University

Friday 3 December

C2) Case studies for the assessment and structural evaluation of corroded existing bridges and infrastructures

Key-note Speakers:
Edoardo Cosenza, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Akio Kasuga, Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
Marco di Prisco, Politecnico di Milano

Round table on bridges with transport infrastructure

Invited transport infrastructure stakeholders, responsible for the maintenance and exploitation of transport infrastructures, with direct vision of the situation of bridges in the road networks, highways and railways, will share their experiences on corroded concrete bridges.