Association - EuroTech – RILEM PhD School "Concrete Life Cycle: From Cradle to Grave" -...
13th February 2020

On January 12-15 the first joint initiative of the RILEM Educational Activities Committee (EAC) and Eurotech has been successfully materialized. The EuroTech Universities alliance ( is a strategic partnership of leading European universities of science and technology committed to excellence in research and jointly developing solutions to the grand challenges of society. The Eurotech-RILEM Winter PhD School has been organized jointly by three universities – members of the EuroTech alliance: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Technical...

Association - 2020 Gustavo Colonnetti medalists
12th February 2020

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Gustavo Colonnetti medalists:

  • Dr. Branko Šavija, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Branko Šavija is a civil engineer with a major in structural engineering, currently holding the position of assistant professor in the Materials and Environment group at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft.  His research focus is on multi-scale mechanics of cement-based materials, numerical modelling of concrete durability and additive manufacturing of concrete and he has made an outstanding scientific contribution to this field. He has...

Association - 2020 Robert L'Hermite Medalist
10th February 2020

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Robert L'Hermite medalist: Prof. Tung Chai (Bill) Ling, Hunan University, China.

Tung Chai (Bill) Ling is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Hunan University, China.  He has focused his academic career on the study of low-embodied-energy construction materials.  Key pillars of his research include: carbonation of waste and cement, treatment of waste, direct recycling of non-hazardous waste, and smart materials.  His research innovations have had a direct impact on the industrial application of sustainable construction materials.  Professor Ling is a Senior...

Association - East African Student Seminar on Materials technologies for sustainable...
8th February 2020

The East African Student Seminar on Materials Technologies for Sustainable Construction took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 3-4 February. The report of this EAC course can be found by clicking on the pdf link above.    

3rd February 2020

On 3 and 4 Feb 2020

LIVE from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Check the detailed program and info about the speakers here:

Please note schedule of program is on Tanzania time.


Connect here:

And use the password “karibu”

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...

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