Active TCs (by clusters)

The Technical Committees are the heart of the scientific activity of the association. The main forum where RILEM members meet and exchange their expertise. RILEM TCs play a major role in furthering scientific knowledge.


A group of international experts working together in a particular field in order to:

  • assemble and evaluate research data
  • harmonise testing methods
  • suggest new topics for research (this research not to be directly undertaken by RILEM TCs)

and to promote their conclusions by publishing recommendations, technical reports or state-of-the-art reports for test methods or construction practice.

Future TCs

We collect topics that are attracting interest and for which the creation of a new TC is being discussed. For each topic, a brief description is provided, which is open to additions based on the inputs by the interested researchers. To receive more information about the work in progress on a specific topic, to propose any addition to the topic description and to express your interest in participating to a new TC, please contact the reference person, if indicated or the RILEM General Secretariat (

If you would like to propose a new topic, please contact the RILEM General Secretariat (

  • TC TOPIC: Indoor Air Quality
  • TC TOPIC: Non-destructive testing of bituminous materials
  • TC TOPIC: World catalogue of masonry types, mechanical characterisation through on-field and laboratory testing and numerical modelling
  • TC TOPIC: Damage evaluation of initial quality and performance of additively manufactured materials by cutting-edge NDT (Tomoki Shiotani)
  • TC TOPIC: Mechanical behaviour of bio-aggregates based buildings materials (Sofiane Amziane)

Existing TCs

Role of the RILEM clusters

A RILEM TC is in direct connection with a RILEM Cluster. This body is entrusted with co-ordinating and monitoring RILEM TC activities, and to advise the RILEM Technical Activities Committee (TAC). This co-ordination is convened by Clusters conveners.

Cluster A. Material Processing and Characterization (Convener: Daman PANESAR)

Cluster B. Transport and Deterioration Mechanisms (Convener: Josee DUCHESNE)

Cluster C. Structural Performance and Design (Convener: Kei-ichi IMAMOTO)

Cluster D. Service Life and Environmental Impact Assessment (Convener: Anya VOLLPRACHT)

Cluster E. Masonry, Timber and Cultural Heritage (Convener: Arun MENON)

Cluster F. Bituminous Materials and Polymers (Convener: Eshan DAVE)