RILEM BITS&BOBS ON T&T  
 
 
 
Editorial
 
 
TED countdown, RILEM YOUNG members, free-fatberg concrete sewage
 
 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

10 October 2020: save the date!
 
TED has launched “Countdown”, a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Prof. Karen Scrivener, RILEM Honorary member, will be one of the 50 speakers to present, amongst which Antonio Guterres (Secretary-General of the United Nations), Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European Commission), Jane Fonda (Actor and Activist) and Prince William (the Duke of Cambridge), to mention a few! The talks will be on YouTube.

 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

RILEM YOUNG Membership
 
The former RILEM Student and Affiliate membership categories have been merged into the new YOUNG membership in order to facilitate the participation of our younger members in the activities of RILEM. A YOUNG MEMBER is a student holding a Bachelor degree and enrolled in any post-graduate educational program (Diploma, Master or PhD), or a young research scientist or an engineer who is at the early stage of his career, under the age of  35! The fees for YOUNG members are only 25 EURO/year! Learn more about benefits and discount here!

 
 
 
OUTSOURCED BUSINESS AND STORIES
 

Environmentally friendly concrete that helps to avoid clogs in sewage system
 
This news comes from Australia where a group of scientists have develop a concrete that eliminates free lime – a chemical compound that promotes corrosion and fatbergs. Picture courtesy of Arne Hendriks.

 
 
 
UPCOMING RILEM EVENTS
 

4th RILEM Spring Meeting, 6-9 April 2021, Paris, France
 
75th RILEM Annual Week, 23 August-4 September 2021, Merida, Mexico
 
More RILEM events
 
 
In view of the current Corona Virus situation, many events might have been postponed or will be soon postponed. We kindly invite you to check with the event organisers the most updated schedule of the event, Thank you!