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Département Matériaux Et Structures
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The AFGC and French Group of IABSE are organizing their Technical Days from 8 to 9 June 2021 " Civil Engineering facing the challenge of green growth" as an on-line event. Download the Programme..
GC’2021 technical days of the AFGC
On the 8 & 9 June of 2021, the French Group of IABSE represented in France by AFGC, the French Association of Civil Engineering, organized the GC’2021 technical days of the AFGC which are held every 2 years. This year, the theme of our days was “Civil Engineering facing the challenge of green growth”. OECD defines the green growth with the objective of fostering economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the environmental resources and services upon which our well-being depends.
For the first time, these technical days were organized online. The 45 selected conferences were divided into 7 sessions which dealt respectively with:
1. Life cycle analysis, environmental impact and biodiversity,
2. Circular economy, recycling, optimization and valorization
3. The national research project FASTCARB on the Accelerated Carbonation of Recycled Concrete Aggregates
4. The national research project PERFDUB on the performance-based approach to the durability of concrete structures
6. Durability of structures, monitoring and maintenance
7. "Posters" session.
These technical days were introduced by a Keynote lecture delivered by Dominique BIDOU on the subject « From the factor 4 to the green growth ».
A little more than 100 participants were present each day and could ask questions to the speakers.
News from the French Group of IABSE (AWARDS)
The NG of IABSE represented in France by AFGC (Fench Association of Civil Engineering) has just awarded its Albert Caquot Prize which rewards an engineer for his entire career, in particular for his scientific and technical work and for his projects and achievements, but also for his moral qualities and his influence in the construction world. This prize was awarded to Claude BESSIERE of the INGEROP Company.
Presentation by Bruno Godart (NG chair) of the Albert Caquot Prize and Medal to Claude Bessière on March 16, 2021.
The NG of IABSE and AFGC have also just awarded its “AFGC Prize” intended to reward one or more engineers, researchers, academics or competent personalities for the achievement of a remarkable work in the scientific, technical or operational field. In 2021, this Prize was awarded to Sylvain Chataigner from Gustave Eiffel University, Denis Davi from Cerema and Aurélie Vivier from Systra Consulting and Engineering, this latter having published a paper in a recent issue of SEI on the difficulties on earthquake design due to standards limits on an extensive offshore bridge, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway in Kuwait .
For the first time, the French NG and the Youth Commission of the AFGC have created, with the support of the Association of Civil Engineering Universities (AUGC), a "Young AFGC Award 2021" competition. The objective is to promote the civil engineering profession among students, technicians and engineers under the age of 35. Last May, the candidates pitched in front of a jury comprised of around ten personalities from the field of civil engineering: professionals, scientists, teachers, researchers, in the presence of Michel Virlogeux.
The award ceremony to the winners will take place next September.
• The first “Young Engineer Prize” was awarded to Loriana Pace for leading the rehabilitation work of the Kennedy Corniche in Marseille;
• The second ex-aequo “Young Engineer Prize” were awarded to Arnaud Bouard for the design and construction of the Viaduct over the Mayenne, and to Mariano Ferrari for the construction of fiber-reinforced concrete segments for one of the tunnels of the Grand metro of Paris.
• The “Student” award went to Florian Oulhen (19 years old) for the creation of configurators of prefabricated concrete products in a BIM.
Young Engineers Colloquium 2020 - YEC2020 – October 23rd of 2020 - ONLINE
On the 23rd of October 2020, the Belgian, French and Dutch National Groups of IABSE jointly organized their Young Engineers Colloquium 2020 (YEC2020) in an ONLINE edition. After a successful first colloquium in March 2019, the Belgian and Dutch Group invited the French National group to join for this second edition as initially planned on the 13 and 14th of March 2020 in Brussels. However, The COVID-19 virus forced the organizers to look for alternatives and finally on the 23rd of October, a successful ONLINE edition was hold. YEC2020 is especially meant for young engineers to exchange knowledge internationally, with the focus on Belgium, France and the Netherlands. This colloquium offered young engineers the opportunity to present their interesting research, engineering or construction projects to an audience of fellow engineers from the structural engineering sector. The event was sponsored by 7 Belgian and Dutch sponsors and attended by 43 participants.
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March 13-14 - Young Engineers Colloquium (YEC2020)
Factory Forty, Brussels, Belgium
IABSE's three National Groups are looking forward to receiving interesting project descriptions from young engineers under 35 years of age (born 1984 or later). Please submit/inform young engineers to submit a two-page paper in English by 14 February 2020 to YEC2020@iabse.be. Further information: Click Here..