RILEM BITS&BOBS ON T&T  
 
 
UPDATES ON CORONA VIRUS SITUATION
 

3rd RILEM SPRING CONVENTION IS STILL ON!!!
 
RILEM confirms that all the events in Guimaraes next week, RILEM Spring Convention and Conference, RILEM standing committee meetings (TAC, DAC, EAC, DEV, Bureau), RILEM technical committee meetings (TC), PhD Workshop and Plenary RILEM Workshop will be maintained as scheduled.
 
A special page is available here with the updated local (Portuguese) situation, official travel communications of the Portugal Government and with details of precautions to take. If the situation changes within the next days, an official communication will be circulated.

 
 
 
DID YOU KNOW THAT...?
 

... one can count up to 12 different techniques to build with earth? Read more about testing and  characterisation of earth-based building materials here

 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

The “Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research” at Ghent University, Belgium, has been reorganized to become the “Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory for Structural Engineering and Building Materials”. More information and background can be found here!

 
 
 
OUTSOURCED BUSINESS AND STORIES
 

The facade of the new 300 m tall skyscraper WASL TOWER in Dubai will will consist of ceramic materials (made of clay) as they are energy efficient and can reduce the absorbed heat from the scorching Dubai desert. Read more about this $400 million project here!