The draft programme for FPCC can be found below. Note that this is subject to change.

Wednesday 7th September 2022

10:00    Welcome and opening   - FPCC organisers  

10:10    Opening Address  - University of Bradford    

10:20    Keynote: Industry Trends and the Opportunities for Composites

             Jeff May, Construction Products Association

Session: Codes & Design

10:50   A Structural Eurocode for Fibre-polymer Composite Structures

             Roberto Frassine, Politecnico di Milano  

11:20   Break/Networking

Session: Codes & Design continued...

11:50    Developing an Assurance Framework for Fibre-polymer Composites    

             Graham Sims/Mike Gower, NPL

12:20    Design and Analysis And/or FRP Structures and Components

             Toby Mottram, University of Warwick

12:50   Parametric Modelling of FRP Strengthened RC Flexural Members 

             David Tann, University of East London


13:20   Lunch/Networking

Session: Composite Rebar

14:30    Keynote: Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams With Embedded FRP Bars 

             Samir Dirar, Birmingham University    

15:00    Influence of Aggressive Environmental Conditions and Sustained Load on the Degradation                          Mechanisms of Vinyl Ester GFRP Rebars

             Nora Susanne Bies, Matthias Pahn, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

15:30   Break/Networking

Session: Bridges  

16:00    Development of an Innovative FRP Footbridge

             Andy Cross, Network Rail     

16:30    Design and Fabrication of Pultruded Cellular FRP Road Bridges

             Lee Canning, Jacobs     

17:00    DAY 1- CLOSE     

Optional reception and conference dinner in the evening, starting at 19:15


Thursday 8th September 2022


09:30    Keynote: The Construction Industry - Where's it Heading?             

              Mike Moseley, i3P/KTN Construction    


Session: New Materials


10:00    Date Palm Fibre Reinforced Composites: Fibre Geometry and Properties of Polymeric                                  Composite Systems

              Said Awad, Mizi Fan, Yonghui Zhou, Evina Katsou, Brunel University

10:30    Glass-GFRP Sandwich: Structurally Superior Laminated Glass

              Feyza Yildirim, University of Southampton & Mithila Achintha, Manchester University

11:00    Break/Networking

Session: Structural Strengthening

11:30    CFRP in Structural Retrofitting: Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams With Near                  Surface Mounted (NSM) CFRP Strips

             Mohammad Ibrahim Awad Al-Zu'bi, Mizi Fan, Lorna Anguilano, Yousef S. Al Rjoub, Ahmed M.               Ashteyat and Mazen J. Al-Kheetan, Brunel University

12:00    Bonded FRP-strengthened Steel Beams Under Temperature and Load Cycles

             Tim Stratford, University of Edinburgh

12:30   Lunch /Networking    

Session: Monitoring


13:30    Keynote: Unique Real-time and In-situ 3-dimensional Strain Monitoring of Laminated                                   Composites Using Embedded Planar Optics

             Christopher Holmes, University of Southampton   


14:00    Evaluation of Bond in the Deformability Indices of CFRP Pretensioned Concrete Structures

             Eleni Toumpanaki, University of Bristol

14:30    Break/Networking   

15:00    Effect of Strip Stiffness in Reinforced Concrete Members Strengthened with Carbon and Basalt

              Fibre-Reinforced Polymers

             Szymon Grzesiak, Matthias Pahn and Milan Schultz-Cornelius, Technische Universität                           Kaiserslautern

15:30    Modelling of the Splitting Failure Mode in Textile-Reinforced Concrete

             Philipp Preinstorfer, University of Cambridge

16:00    2022 CONFERENCE CLOSE