RILEM International workshop on performance-based specification and control of concrete durability

Zagreb, Croatia

11-13 June 2014

The workshop is organised by RILEM TC 230-PSC Performance-based specifications and control of concrete durability. The aim of the workshop is to highlight the importance of performance-based approach to the durability in the entire life cycle of concrete structures, from design and construction phase to maintenance and management during service life of structure. Scientific and technical papers sustaining this importance are invited to present their efforts.


Chair: Dr. Hans D. BEUSHAUSEN
Secretary: Dr. Luis FERNANDEZ LUCO
Activity started in: 2008

The work of this TC supports the efforts to move from prescriptive to performance-based specifications during design of concrete structures. The scope of the committee is to establish guidelines for the specification of concrete properties, as function of the exposure conditions and service life design, and for its compliance control through suitable site and/or core testing.


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Since its founding in 1989 until today, SPEGRA ENGINEERING Ltd. deals, exclusively, with performing special construction works, from protection of the cultural heritage to the highly complex engineering repairs. Over time the company devoted special attention to the procurement of modern equipment to perform retrofitting and repair work, ensuring that the company can independently perform very demanding and complex engineering repairs.

Nexe Grupa is a business system comprising almost 30 companies in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Core activity is production of construction materials (cement, brick, roof tile, concrete, aggregates, lime, concrete elements, ceramic tiles), and civil engineering and building construction. Organization of Nexe Grupa includes Cement, concrete, aggregates and lime division, Brick and roof tile division, Civil engineering division and Non-core businesses division.

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