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En-Core Meetings

En-Core Meeting 1 - Ghent, Belgium - 13 January 2005

The inaugural meeting of the network took place at the Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Ghent, Belgium on Thursday, January 13, 2005 with 15 participants. Aims and objectives of the MC-RTN network were presented to the participants and the contractual obligations were discussed. This meeting was held in conjunction with the 13th meeting of the fib Task Group 9.3.

En-Core Meeting 2 - Lyon, France - 9 July 2005

The second meeting of the network took place at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France, on Saturday, July 9, 2005. The meeting was attended by 17 members of the network and 3 visitors. This meeting was held in conjunction with the 14th meeting of the fib Task Group 9.3 and was followed by the Third International Conference on Composites in Construction (CCC 2005). Several members of the network presented papers during this conference.

En-Core Meeting 3 - Limassol, Cyprus- 27 January 2006

The third meeting of the Network took place in Limassol, Cyprus on January 27, 2006 with 21 attendees (19 network participants and 2 guest visitors). The management meeting was held in conjunction with the 15th meeting of Task Group 9.3 of the fib (38 participants) and the first industry seminar organised by the Network (63 attendees). The 1st Young Researchers’ Conference on FRP Reinforcement in Construction and poster competition took place as part of the Network’s activities. Oral and poster presentations were presented by researchers appointed by the Network or affiliated to the participating institutions.

En-Core Meeting 4 - Naples, Italy - 4 June 2006

The fourth meeting of the Network was held at the University of Naples, Naples, Italy on June 4th 2006. This meeting was attended by 18 network participants and 4 guest visitors. The management meeting was held in conjunction with the 16th meeting of Task Group 9.3 of the fib (45 participants) and the 2nd International fib Congress, which was organized by one of the Network’s participating teams.

En-Core Meeting 5 - Dübendorf, Switzerland - 17-18 January 2007

The fifth meeting (mid-term meeting) of the Network took place in Dübendorf, Switzerland on 17-18 January 2007 with 28 attendees (including the project officer and a scientific officer). The management meeting was held in conjunction with the 17th meeting of Task Group 9.3 of the fib (29 participants) and the second industry seminar organised by the Network in collaboration with Empa Akademie (82 attendees). The 2nd Young Researchers’ Conference on FRP Reinforcement in Construction and poster competition took place as part of the Network’s activities. Oral and poster presentations were given by researchers appointed by the Network or affiliated to the participating institutions.
Prizes were awarded for best presentation and best poster:

Best Presentation: Ernst Klamer (University of Eindhoven - NL) and Lander Vasseur (University of Gent - BE)
Best Poster: Dionysios Bournas (University of Patras - GR)

En-Core Meeting 6 - Patras, Greece - 13 July 2007

The sixth meeting of the Network was held at the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, on 13 July 2007 (18 attendees). The meeting was held in conjunction with the 18th meeting of Task Group 9.3 of the fib (45 participants) and the International Conference on FRP Reinforcement for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-8), which was organized by one of the Network’s participating teams.

En-Core Meeting 7 - Porto, Portugal - 18 April 2008

The seventh meeting of the Network was held at the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, on 18 April 2008 (20 attendees). The meeting was held in conjunction with the 19th meeting of Task Group 9.3 of the fib and the International Conference on Challenges for Civil Construction (CCC 2008).

En-Core Meeting 8 - Girona, Spain - 4 December 2008

The last (eight) meeting of the Network was held at the University of Girona, Spain on 4 December 2008 (18 attendees). The meeting was held in conjunction with the 20th meeting of Task Group 9.3 of the fib. As part of the activities carried out during this meeting, the participants had the opportunity to visit one of the largest construction sites in Barcelona, Spain, for the enlargement of Metro Line 5.