Association - PhD Grant scheme for the 74th Annual RILEM Week in Sheffield (30 August-4...
13th January 2020

Application for the grant is open to PhD students or recently graduated (after 1st January 2019) PhDs who are:

1) under the age of 35; 2) residing in any of the countries where a special discount RILEM membership fee is applicable. Please refer to the RILEM webpage for a complete list of these countries; 3) who are presenting an accepted abstract at the conference.

Winners will receive:

1) A lump sum of up to €1500, to cover travel costs to the location of the 74th RILEM Annual Week, Sheffield – UK, and subsistence costs to participate in the event; 2) Registration at the...

Association - 2019 Proceedings by RILEM Publications
6th January 2020

RILEM has been organising symposia and workshops since its foundation, with more than 100 proceedings published here: RILEM members can access for free these documents. Non-members need to create a free account.

The Proceedings published by RILEM Publications in 2019 are:

  • PRO 128: SMSS2019 - International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (2019) 6 volumes
  • PRO 130: 5th Historic Mortars Conference (2019); Eds. José Ignacio Álvarez, José María Fernández, Íñigo Navarro, Adrián Durán, Rafael Sirera
  • PRO 131: 3rd...
Association - In Memoriam - Prof. Dr. Øystein Vennesland (1942-2019)
24th December 2019

Prof. Dr.  Øystein Vennesland was born in Vennesla-Norway in 1942. He graduated at NTH in Civil Engineering in the branch of Chemistry in 1968. He was a Research Assistant at NTH from then to 1975 until he integrated SINTEF / FCB (1975-83), then he worked in NOTEBY (1984-90), and again at NTH / NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) from 1991 until he retired in 2009. He was appointed Professor at the Institute for Construction Engineering of the NTNU in 1998 and he was Head of Department of Civil Engineering for around 10 years.

He was working in concrete durability and repair...

Association - Season's greetings
18th December 2019

Dear RILEM member:

We have had an eventful year in RILEM, with a lot of changes, achievements and milestones. Some highlights include:

  • 5 new RILEM Recommendations
  • 1 State-of-the-Art Report
  • 3 TC reports
  • 8 Conference Proceedings
  • 3 new TCs approved in Rovinj, Croatia, in March
  • 3 new TCs approved in Nanjing, China, in August
  • 14 EAC-PhD courses
  • 1 L’Hermite Medalist
  • 2 Colonnetti Medalists
  • 6 Issues and 132 articles on Materials and Structures
  • 13 articles in open access on RILEM Technical Letters
  • 2 new personnel at the headquarters: Judith and Fanta
  • 1 Implementation Manager:...
Association - New proceedings available
2nd December 2019

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Application of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) and Other New Admixtures Towards Smart Concrete by William P. Boshoff , Riaan Combrinck , Viktor Mechtcherine , Mateusz Wyrzykowski are now available.

We remind you that RILEM members can access for free to the electronic version of the proceedings and download for free the whole book or any chapter in particular. You need to log into your account on RILEM website and click on the icon "Springer Proceedings". You will be re-directed to a secured page with links to the 24 existing volumes of the...

Association - Advanced Concrete Technology Course Report
29th November 2019

Thirty participants from industry and academia attended the RILEM Doctoral Course, Advanced Concrete Technology, which took place from November 18th through November 23rd at IIT Madras in Chennai, India. The course was sponsored by RILEM Educational Activities Committee.

Participants explored topics as varied as Portland cement chemistry, alternative cementitious materials, mineral and chemical admixtures, fresh and hardened properties of concrete, special concretes, concrete deterioration mechanisms, sustainability of concrete and many others. 



The final report by IIT Madras' Dr....

Association - Video Robert l'Hermite Medalist 2019
29th November 2019

Watch the presentation “Size Effect in Asphalt Mixture at Low Temperature” of the 2019 Robert L’Hermite medalist, Augusto Cannone Falchetto, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany:


Association - Call for proposals: 2024 Annual Week
26th November 2019

RILEM meets twice a year, during the Spring Meetings in March or April (usually in Europe) and during the Annual Week at the end of the month of August or beginning of September (usually outside Europe).

The call to host the 78th RILEM Annual Week in 2024, is now open.

RILEM voting members are invited to send their proposal before the 28th of February 2020, allowing appropriate consideration of the proposals at the Spring Meeting in Guimarães, Portugal, in March 2020. For more information on this event, please visit

To receive the RILEM Annual week guidelines...

Association - Corrosion Science & Corrosion Control for Infrastructure Course Report
26th November 2019

The final report of the RILEM Doctoral Course, Corrosion Science & Corrosion Control for Infrastructure (CSC2i), sponsored by Educational Activities Committee, is available on our site.

Credit:  photo courtesy of Dessi Koleva

Association - Nominations for the 2020 Robert L'Hermite and Gustavo Colonnetti Medals
12th November 2019

Nominations for the 2020 Robert L'Hermite and Gustavo Colonnetti Medals: applications are accepted until 31 December 2019 and can be sent to RILEM Secretary general at j.hardy[@] . More information at or in the attached documents.

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