The International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib)
The fib, Fédération internationale du béton, is a not-for-profit association formed by 45 national member groups and approximately 1000 corporate and individual members. The Headquarters of the are located in Lausanne, Switzerland. The fib’s mission is to develop at an international level the study of scientific and practical matters capable of advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete construction. The knowledge developed and shared by the fib (fib Bulletins, fib events, fib workshops, fib courses, etc.) is entirely the result of the volunteer work provided by the fib members. The fib was formed in 1998 by the merger of the Euro-International Committee for Concrete (the CEB) and the International Federation for Pre-stressing (the FIP). These predecessor organizations existed independently since 1953 and 1952, respectively.
Chinese National Group of fib
The Chinese Group of fib is approved and determined by China Civil Engineering Society, which was founded in 1912. China Civil Engineering Society is an academic organization for scientists and technicians of civil engineering in China and is also an integral part of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology. The Society has nearly 1000 group members and nearly 100,000 individual members. It has 25 branches, including 19 professional branches: Bridge and Structural Engineering Branch, Tunnel and Underground Engineering Branch, Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Branch, Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Branch, Port Engineering Branch, Protection Engineering Branch, Municipal Engineering Branch, Computer Application Branch, Water Industry Branch, Urban Public Transport Branch, Gas Branch, Construction Market and Bidding Research Branch, Housing Engineering Steering Committee, Chief Engineer Working Committee, Engineering Quality Branch, Seismic Prevention and Disaster Mitigation Engineering Technology Promotion Committee, Rail Transit Branch, Engineering Risk and Insurance Research Branch, Engineering Fire Prevention Technology Branch, and other six working committees.
Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China under the direct administration of Chinese Ministry of Education, listed on the national “Project 985” and “Project 211”. With a history of over a century, Tongji proposed its vision of “a sustainability-oriented world-class university” in 2013. The university now covers 10 broad categories of academic disciplines, including engineering, science, medicine, management, economics, philosophy, literature, law, education and arts. The number of faculty stands at 2786, of which 855 are professors and 997 associate professors. The university now registers 18581 full-time undergraduate students, 13762 graduate students, 4279 Ph.D. candidates and another 2197 international students. There are 3 State Key Laboratories, 1 National Engineering Lab, 5 National Engineering (Technology) Research Centers, and 26 ministerial/provincial-level key labs and engineering (technology) research centers as well as 7 affiliated hospitals. In 1952 after a nationwide campaign of restructuring universities, Civil Engineering at Tongji became the strongest discipline and Civil Engineering at Tongji keeps the No. 1 ranking in China for the past decades according to the official assessment by Chinese Ministry of Education.
BRIDGE Magazine, is a Chinese organization that provide a wide range of services for engineers to exchange technological and cultural viewpoints related to bridge and structural engineering domain both domestically and internationally.
BRIDGE Magazine publishes articles on the latest achievements in the bridge industry around the world ranging from experts’ insight, scientific research, to asset management and culture perspectives. We are proud of our independent funding and value every source of high-quality article contributions. Our readers consist of industry experts of diverse background, including civil servants in management positions from China's Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, senior engineers from highway, railway and urban infrastructure authorities, scholars from scientific research institutions and universities, as well as senior executives who work for design institutes, contractors, suppliers and bridge owners.
Beijing Hecheng Tongzhi Cultural Communication Co., Ltd. is a company affiliated with BRIDGE Magazine, entrusted by fib and Tongji University for the expertise in conference operation and exhibition. It will be the actual executive and operational body for fib Symposium 2020.