International Partners

Partners are mostly associations or organisations similar to RILEM. They sign a MOU and agree on various collaborations with RILEM. The purpose of the relationship with Partners is to create information exchange between RILEM and industry partners who share similar values and interests, and to increase both partner’s opportunities to network in academia and practice. Staff members of Partners typically do not get directly involved in RILEM technical work such as Technical Committees, etc. 



AATH - Asociación Argentina de Tecnología del Hormigón

Our mission is to provide a fertile ground for studies on Concrete Science and Technology, to disseminate the progress of this discipline within the technical community, and to promote the application of the results of research. In brief, we aim to disseminate knowledge for the best use of concrete.

ACI logo ACI - American Concrete Institute
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the American Concrete Institute is advancing concrete knowledge by conducting 125 seminars annually, managing 14 different certification programs, publishing more than 400 technical documents, and offering scholarships to students in the field. With 98 chapters and about 15,000 members spanning 108 countries, the American Concrete Institute has always retained the same basic mission—to develop, share, and disseminate the knowledge and information needed to utilize concrete to its fullest potential.


"The European Association for Construction Repair, reinforcement and Protection, ACRP, is a non-profit organization founded in 2020. Our mission is to promote the maintenance of all types of structures and buildings made of different material (concrete, steel,...) and its applications in Europe, towards the highest standards of safety, professional integrity and quality of service."



The main aims of the AEEA are to promote excellent quality education in various engineering disciplines in Africa at all career levels, to provide a mutual support network for educators, to strengthen institutional collaboration, and to improve teaching and learning. This includes knowledge and technology exchange, promotion of technology careers of women and collaboration with like-minded international organizations. 




Alconpat International - Latino-American Association of Quality Control, Pathology and Construction Recuperation

The history of the International Association ALCONPAT dates from 1991 with the first Latino-American Congress on Pathology of Constructions CONPAT-91 organized by Alumni & teachers of the Master course on Construction -CEMCO- from the Institute of Construction Sciences “Eduardo Torroja”, CSIC located in Spain. ALCONPAT International is a federation of national branches from 19 Ibero-American countries and individual members. It publishes the journal ALCONPAT and pre-normative documents. It is also devoted to education with courses on corrosion and concrete durability. Several awards are delivered every year.


The Association of Structural Concrete of Russia (ASC)

The Association of Structural Concrete of Russia (ASC) is a major non-profit professional organization aimed at developing technology and improving competitive standards of the production and services on the concrete and structural concrete market in Russia. The Association comprises 51 members that are leading producers, engineering and consultancy companies, R&D institutes, specialized media and technological universities. ASC has strong and effective relations with government agencies (such as the Russian Ministry for Production and Commerce) and other national professional entities. ASC represents Russia in the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), International union of laboratories and experts in construction materials, systems and structures (RILEM), Asian Concrete Federation (ACF), American Concrete Institute (ACI).


 Asmatec - Association Sciences des Matériaux et Technologies de Construction

But de l'association : Contribuer à la promotion et au développement de l’enseignement et de la recherche dans les domaines des sciences des matériaux et des technologies de la construction par des liens de coopération nationale, internationale et de formation à distance.




China Concrete Cement based Products Association (abbreviated to CCPACCPA) was founded in 1986. It is a nationwide industrial association in China. CCPA consists of over 1900 member units which include leading ready mixed concrete, various cement based product production enterprises, equipment enterprises, research institutes, provincial and municipal concrete and cement product industry associations. CCPA’s work is Industrial Policy Research and Consultation, Industry reform and development policies and legislative recommendations, Investigation and Research on Common Issues in the Industry, and Industry Innovation Development Guidance and Guidelines.


CIA - Concrete Institute of Australia

Concrete Institute of Australia aims to be the primary independent organisation related to the concrete industry in Australia in which everyone who aspires to excellence in concrete technology, application, design and construction will seek membership.
The mission of Concrete Institute of Australia is to promote and develop excellence in concrete technology, application, design and construction throughout Australia.


Swedish group in CIB/IABSE/RILEM (CIR) 

CIB, IABSE and RILEM are international organisations with similar objectives for innovation and further development in the construction sector through knowledge sharing and experience transfer as well as research and innovation. They are all material-neutral and have different but clearly complementary fields of work. The combined activities of the organisations are linked to the entire construction sector's activities covering planning, design, construction, maintenance and management as well as recycling and reuse.


The Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) 

The CSCE is a not-for-profit learned society created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession.


ECSN - European Concrete Societies Network

The overall goal of the network is to encourage cooperation between the members and thereby promote the development of concrete technology and use of concrete in Europe.



"The European Demolition Association, EDA, was founded in 1978 and is the leading platform that brings together the main European stakeholders of the demolition, decommissioning and dismantling industry. EDA aims to promote European standards and best practices as one of the key players of the construction industry to achieve a sustainable and circular economy business model."


fib - Fédération internationale du béton

The fib (Fédération internationale du béton / International Federation for Structural Concrete), formed by 43 national member groups and approximately 1,000 individual or corporate members, is a not-for-profit association committed to advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete structures worldwide.



The Inter-American Cement Federation represents the majority of the cement manufacturers, institutes and associations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. FICEM is active in sharing and strengthening issues on the global cement agenda among its members: climate protection, energy efficiency, substitution of fossil fuels and good industrial health and security practices.



The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is the trusted, authoritative platform and voice for the cement and concrete sector across the world. GCCA’s work will help ensure that the views of cement and concrete are holistic and based on robust evidence. GCCA members account for 80% of the global cement industry volume outside of China including some key Chinese manufacturers such as CNBM, West China, Taiwan Cement Corporation. Sustainability is at the heart of the GCCA: its Sustainability Charter and guidelines underpin what GCCA does to support member companies to make a long-term contribution towards global sustainability goals. This means protecting the environment from climate change.


IAE - International Academy of Engineering

International Academy of Engineering (IAE) was founded on the base of the Academy of Engineering of the former USSR by the National Engineering Academies of the CIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan,  Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine), which became its founders. IAE was registered by the Ministry of Justice on February 10, 1992 as international public organization that has now its own chapters and departments (branches, representations) in Taiwan/China, Belarus, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.  The Head office of IEA is quartered in Russia, at No. 9, Bldg.4, Gazetny Side Street, 125009, Moscow.

At present IAE consists of 1300 full and corresponding members from 40 countries. The basic concept of IAE’s activity is to assist in strengthening of the engineering potential of the member countries.

imagem_ibracon_120 IBRACON - Brazilian Concrete Institute

IBRACON, the Brazilian Concrete Institute is an international techno-scientific defense and appreciation of engineering. IBRACON aims to give professionals and stakeholders in the concrete industry and construction in the areas of materials, technology, design, management, control, architecture, structures and buildings, more knowledge through courses, events, publications, certification of personal, technology and scientific meetings, recovery and incentives for research and scientific and technological research and its dissemination thereof.


ICT-The Institute of Concrete Technology

The Institute of Concrete Technology was formed in 1972. Full membership is open to all those who have obtained the Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology. The Institute is internationally recognised and the Diploma has world-wide acceptance as the leading qualification in concrete techology. The Institute sets high educational standards and requires its members to abide by a Code of Professional Conduct, thus enhancing the Professional Affiliate body of the UK Engineering Council.



The International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) is an intergovernmental development organization that promotes environmentally sustainable development using bamboo and rattan. 50 Member States are a part of INBAR. In addition to its Secretariat Headquarters in China, INBAR has Regional Offices in Cameroon, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana and India. The primary task of INBAR for 2015-2030 is to champion bamboo and rattan as practical and economical nature-based solutions to meet the future development challenges of producers and users. With most of its Member States from the Global South, INBAR has played an especially strong role in promoting South-South cooperation for the last 26 years.


ISAP - International Society for Asphalt Pavements
ISAP is a volunteer organization of professionals and experts to promote asphalt pavement technology exchange on a worldwide basis, often in cooperation with other organizations sharing mutual interests. The broad range of member expertise and experience makes committee work especially rewarding.

  JCI - Japan Concrete Institute

JCI, as an organization that promotes concrete science and technology, conducts investigative research on a wide range of subjects including concrete materials and production, the design, construction, and management of concrete structures, and new concrete technologies, through the mutual understanding and cooperation of all its members, and works to widely disseminate findings.


JCSS -  Joint Committee on Structural Safety
The JCSS is a committee in the field of Structural related Risk and Reliability, acting on behalf of the Liaison Committee of the following six international professional associations:

  • IABSE, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.
  • CIB, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.
  • ECCS, The European Convention for Constructional Steelwork.
  • FIB, The International Federation for Structural Concrete.
  • RILEM, Reunion Internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Materiaux.
  • IASS, The International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.

The Center of Excellence for Non-metallic Building Materials (NEx), American Concrete Institute. 

As a standalone subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute with its own Board of Directors, Steering Committee and committees, NEx leverages the resources

and relationships of ACI to further its mission.



The PROTERRA Ibero-American Network (Red Iberoamericana PROTERRA) promotes actions aimed at the development of architecture and construction with earthen materials. The scopes of the association are the generation, dissemination and transfer of knowledge, as well as the constructive practice and preservation of cultural diversity and tangible and intangible heritage. PROTERRA currently has about 130 member specialists and 14 partner institutions, originating from Ibero-American countries, in addition to some European and other partners in North America. Its official languages are Spanish and Portuguese.


Other International Links

cen CEN - Comité Européen de Normalisation
CEN's mission is to promote voluntary technical harmonization in Europe in conjunction with worldwide bodies and its partners in Europe.
Harmonization diminishes trade barriers,promotes safety, allows interoperability of products, systems and services, and promotes common technical understanding.

CCS - The Chinese Ceramic Society
The Chinese Ceramic Society (CCS) is an academic, non-profit-making corporate and social organization for professionals engaged in the science and technology of inorganic non-metallic materials. As an affiliate to China Association for Science and Technology, CCS is designed to rally the efforts of professionals, promote science and technology, raise science awareness among grassroots, cultivate talents, and adapt science and technology to economic development.


ISO - International Organization for Standardization
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

piarc PIARC - World Road Association
The World Road Association (PIARC) deals with road infrastructure planning, design, construction,
maintenance and operation.
unesco UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Guide to teaching and learning in higher education