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march 10-14, 2020 / guimarães, portugal

3RD RILEM Spring Convention 2020

comprehensive strategies for unprecedented challenges


The RILEM Spring Convention (RILEM‐SC) is a recent RILEM initiative that occurs every year, during the spring. The third RILEM Spring Convention and Conference, RSCC2020, will be organized by the University of Minho, in Guimarães, between the 10th and the 14th of March 2020. The same event will combine the RILEM standing committee meetings (TAC, DAC, DEV, Bureau), several RILEM technical committee meetings (TC), a PhD Workshop, a Plenary RILEM Workshop, a Conference and Post-Convention Short Courses. RSCC2020 will be an ideal opportunity to network and meet with partner organizations, as well as to take advantage of a high quality technical programme and appreciate the cultural and emotional atmosphere provided by the social events.

Considering that this event has ‘Spring’ in its name, the Organizing Committee is this time particularly committed to bring a novel and fresh organizational structure for attracting proactive and enthusiastic younger researchers and practitioners for the technical and scientific initiatives of RILEM. The programme is oriented to ‘renovation’ and ‘youth’, as well as to the enriching intergenerational networking and exchange of experiences.

The theme is closely related to the most critical challenges that humanity currently faces, which relate to RILEM activity. “Ambitioning a sustainable future for built environment: comprehensive strategies for unprecedented challenges”. Under this theme, four main topics are proposed:

  • Topic 1: Strategies for a resilient built environment
  • Topic 2: New materials and structures for ultra-durability
  • Topic 3: Service life extension of existing structures
  • Topic 4: Shift to a circular economy

It is our great pleasure to invite you to meet us in the next RILEM Spring Convention, in 2020. Abstract submission will be open until the 7th of September 2019. We look forward to receiving your contributions as well as welcoming you at the Convention venue, located in the city centre of Guimaraes, one of Portugal’s UNESCO World Heritage cities, the Vila Flor Cultural Centre (CCVF) which is a true mark of excellence in a place where culture is lived out fully!
Hope to see you in Guimarães, in March 2020!

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