University of Parma, 13th-15th September 2023


Capacity Assessment of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Structures: from Research to Daily Engineering Evaluation

in collaboration with fib Fédération International du Béton
with the support of
fib Italy Young Member, aicap Associazione Italiana Calcestruzzo Armato e Precompresso, Reluis,
Associazione Italiana Metallurgia Ate, Università di Parma, Politecnico di Milano

Capacity Assessment of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Structures

CACRCS DAYS 2023 edition will focus on practical engineering applications achieved with consolidated research on corroded reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures. The main line of the workshop starts from the analysis of material characteristics, moves to the evaluation of the structural behaviour of corroded members, ending with the prediction of the remaining service life of corroded structures.

Since 2019 the Workshop has seen the participation of experts in the capacity assessment of corroded reinforced concrete structures. The workshop is open to young researchers, experts and practitioners.

In the CACRCS DAYS context, professional engineers can find a community of people able to assist in practical problem solving and in decision-making procedures for the assessment and maintenance of existing structures. Moreover, a Round Table will be scheduled to stimulate the debate on the analysis of available codes and guidelines for the evaluation of existing structures and on the gaps and future research fields identified on the basis of the contributions submitted to this workshop.



Coordinators: Beatrice Belletti (University of Parma), Dario Coronelli (Politecnico di Milano), Anna Magri (CTE), David Fernández-Ordóñez (fib Secretary General), Luc Taerwe (Ghent University, Editor-in-Chief Structural Concrete Journal), Marta Del Zoppo, Lorenzo Franceschini, Biagio Calcavecchia, Marco Carlo Rampini, Simone Ravasini (fib Italy Young Members Group), Benoit Bissonnette (CRIB – Laval University), Claude Rospars (University Gustave Eiffel), Carmen Andrade (CIMNE – UPC), Walter Kaufmann (ETH Zurich), Jesus Rodriguez (UPM), Joost Walraven (Em. TU Delft), Takumi Shimomura (Nagaoka University of Technology)


Lucas Adelaide (University Gustave Eiffel), Fabio Bolzoni (Politecnico di Milano), Joan Ramon Casas (UPC), Robby Caspeele (Ghent University), Antoni Cladera (Universitat de les Illes Balears), Edoardo Cosenza (University of Naples Federico II), Pieter Desnerck (University of Cambridge), Marco di Prisco (Politecnico di Milano), Michael Fardis (University of Patras), Rade Hajdin (Infrastructure Management Consultants, Switzerland: IABSE), Chris Hendy (Atkins, University of Cambridge)Christopher Higgins (Oregon State University)Stefania Imperatore (“Niccolò Cusano” University of Rome), Akio Kasuga (Sumitomo Mitsui Construction), Federica Lollini (Politecnico di Milano), Boumediene Nedjar (University Gustave Eiffel), Camillo Nuti (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), Beatriz Martin- Pérez (University of Ottawa), Antonino Recupero (University of Messina), Peter Tanner (IETcc-CSIC), Tamon Ueda (Shenzhen University), Weiping Zhang (Tongji University)


The CACRCS DAYS welcome all contributions related to the behaviour of reinforced concrete, fibre reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures damaged by corrosion, with both numerical and experimental approaches, and including some recommendations for the daily engineering evaluation of corroded structures.

You can submit abstracts and papers to the website of the CACRCS event,

PAPER SUBMISSION Authors willing to present their work at the CACRCS DAYS 2023 are invited to kindly submit an abstract in accordance with the sessions of the workshop. The abstract should not exceed 750 characters and should include some relevant progress with regard to the present state-of the-art.

Extended abstracts (4 pages long) will be reviewed and will be included in the Proceedings of the Workshop if they will be accepted.The Authors of selected extended abstracts will be invited to submit a full manuscript to a Special Issue of Structural Concrete. The submission of full manuscripts will undergo the usual peer-review process of Structural Concrete.

In order to promote and facilitate the transfer of knowledge from Research to Daily Engineering Evaluation, the template for extended abstracts contains a paragraph dedicated to a description of the use of the presented results in engineering applications. The template for abstracts and extended abstracts is available on the CACRCS website. 

Awards will be conferred to the most outstanding paper presented by a fib young member and to the most excellent paper presented in the workshop. 


abstract submission                                       28.11.2022

abstract acceptance notification                       15.01.2023

extended abstract submission                           28.02.2023

extended abstract acceptance                          30.04.2023

final extended abstract submission                   30.06.2023

author’s registration                                           30.06.2023

full manuscript submission for a Special Issue

of Structural Concrete                                        28.02.2024




Companies interested in supporting the event can contact us by e-mail to [email protected]


250Registration fee

Registration fees are VAT exempted include participation to the virtual workshop, proceedings in electronic format, association to CTE for the 2022 year. 

The CTE or fib or aicap members have a reduced registration fee equal to €150,00



Beatrice Belletti DIA – University of Parma
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Dario Coronelli Politecnico di Milano
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