Joost C. Walraven - 65th Birthday
On February 6th, 2012, Professor dr.ir. Joost C. Walraven, until the end of 2011 professor of concrete construction at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), celebrated his 65th birthday. His work in the area of concrete technology and fracture mechanics was extraordinary. Numerous presentations, e.g. at the Concrete Days in Ulm, his commitment to the EuroCodes, but especially his longtime volunteer work for fib International Federation for Structural Concrete have gained him recognition far beyond the borders of his native country.
Joost Walraven was born in ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands). He studied civil engineering at then Polytechnic School of Delft from where he graduate in 1972. Since then he has influenced the field of concrete construction significantly, say laudators Hans-Ulrich Litzner and Konrad Bergmeister in the current issue of Beton- und Stahlbetonbau.