Event: International Conference CSMS Concrete Sustainability: Materials and Structures
Date: 21 November 2023
Time: 08:30 - 18:00
Venue: University of Malta, Valletta Campus
The International Conference CSMS Concrete Sustainability: Materials and Structures is being organised by the University of Malta and the International Federation for Structural Concrete fib. The conference is organised with the collaboration of Philip A. Tabone and the support of various agencies and partners.
The conference shall be held on 21 November 2023 at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta and shall address the latest developments and innovation in concrete and reinforced concrete structures. During the event, the University of Malta will host the fib Commission 7 Sustainable Concrete, Task Group 7.8 meeting. The Task Group addresses “Recycled Materials and Industrial By-Products to produce High-Performance Concrete Structures” and is led by Prof. Ruben Paul Borg of the Construction Materials Research Team at the University of Malta. The conference shall cover key areas in cement-based materials and structural engineering, in particular the latest innovation and advancement in research and industrial applications towards sustainability.
As concrete stands as the most extensively utilised construction material worldwide, exploited widely in structures and infrastructures, the ecological impact of cement and concrete production is substantial, characterised by increasing carbon emissions and escalated consumption of raw materials. Consequently, innovations aimed at enhancing the sustainability of concrete assume paramount importance in furthering Climate Action within the construction industry.
The pursuit of concrete sustainability has precipitated notable innovations in progressive materials and intelligent technologies that advocate for materials and structures that are more ecologically friendly, financially viable, and operationally effective. Encompassing a diverse spectrum of cement-based and composite materials, concrete innovation remains central to the focus of this conference. The primary objective of the event involves the assessment of the latest breakthroughs in the field, including pioneering materials and their pragmatic applications within the industrial domain, including self-healing concrete, ultra-high-performance concrete, biomaterials, additive manufacturing and production technologies.
Leading international experts who actively contribute to research and industry within the realm of concrete materials and structures shall deliver key presentations on the latest innovation in cement-based composites and reinforced concrete structures.
The fib supports the International fib Concrete Sustainability: Materials & Structures Conference in Malta. The conference CSMS Concrete Sustainability: Materials and Structures is the second international conference in the series following the first event in 2018, organised by the Construction Materials Research Group at the University of Malta and fib, in collaboration with Philip A. Tabone.
The event is open to all those who wish to share knowledge and research, or participate in the sessions and fora. The programme is available online [PDF]. More information and registration details are available by email.