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How does RILEM Work?

RILEM is divided in different decision groups.

The Organisation of RILEM

The functions of RILEM are carried out by:

  • The General Council,
  • The Bureau which is assisted by:
    • The Development Advisory Committee,
    • The Technical Activities Committee,
    • The Secretariat General.

The Technical Potential of RILEM

  • More than 1200 experts are involved in our work.
  • 700 members are active in RILEM Technical Committees (TCs)
  • Six clusters coordinate the activities of RILEM TCs.

See the organization chart

The General Council 

The General Council is the decision-making body of RILEM. It is called upon to vote on all important decisions submitted by the Bureau.The General Council is composed of the Members of RILEM (but excluding members who have a temporary free membership). All RILEM Members have thus the voting right at the General Council session.

The Bureau

The Bureau, the members of which are elected by the General Council, exercises control of the current affairs of RILEM and ensures that the statutes are observed. It is responsible to the General Council to which it submits an annual report.

Members of the Bureau

The Development Advisory Committee

The Development Advisory Committee advises the Bureau on development policies and international relations. This may involve:

  • Proposal of improvements of the management and development of RILEM
  • Proposal of new initiatives for continuous and improved promotion of RILEM activities worldwide, in cooperation with TAC and EAC
  • Continuous evaluation of the international activities and outreach of RILEM by monitoring appropriate Indicators, including indicators related to regional groups, national groups, and International Partners. 

The committee acts at the request of the Bureau and can also take the initiative of activities in its field of competence. The Development Advisory Committee normally has a membership of ten regional conveners and four experts.

Members of the Development Advisory Commmittee

The Technical Activities Committee

All proposals submitted to RILEM, such as working programmes for new Technical Committees and objectives of conferences and workshops, are transmitted by the Secretary General to the TAC for examination. The Technical Advisory Committee presents recommendations to the Bureau. Twice a year, the TAC can also propose new RILEM activities. The TAC ensures that new activities fit within the framework of RILEM.
The TAC is coordinating the work of the Clusters.

Members of the Technical Activities Committee

The Educational Activities Committee

EAC promotes RILEM educational activities worldwide. This includes educational courses such as doctoral courses and short seminars for the profession (e.g. practicing engineers). EAC also promotes educational publications such as Text Books and other teaching material.

Members of the Educational Activities Committee

The Board of Editors Materials and Structures

Once the Secretariat General has received the copyright agreement, the Editor-in-Chief has the responsibility of assigning each submitted paper (that falls within the scope of the journal) to an Associate Editor who will take charge of the review process. The Associate Editor selects a minimum of 2 reviewers for each paper and can either propose names of reviewers from the online database or create a new reviewer account. Once the reviews have been submitted, the Associate Editor prepares the summary of the comments, and his/her recommendation is sent to the Editor-in-Chief who makes the final decision and notifies it to the corresponding author of the paper.

Members of the Board of Editors

The Board of Editors RILEM Technical Letters

Members of the Board of Editors

The Secretariat General

The Secretariat General implements the decisions of the General Council and the Bureau. It is responsible for the daily activities and management of the association. It furnishes the necessary assistance for the proper functioning of the Bureau and its Standing Committees. It also coordinates RILEM’s publishing activities (STARs & proceedings). Finally, it is responsible for disseminating information to the members of the association through the new website, the social media (Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube).
The Secretary General directs and coordinates all of the above activities.

Members of the Secretariat General