Message from the President of the fib
aus Structural Concrete 1/2011
We all believe that concrete is an excellent structural material; indeed, we all know that concrete is an excellent structural material.
In the past, requirements for concrete structures were often formulated as follows: concrete structures must be resistant, serviceable, durable, economic and aesthetic. Today, we have several further requirements or expectations regarding concrete structures, for example: they must be robust enough to avoid progressive collapse, should need only minimal maintenance, should be able to embed waste materials, should provide protection against accidents...