• COM10: Model codes

    COM10: Model codes

  • COM10: Model codes

    COM10: Model codes


A central aspect within the mission of the fib is the release of model codes on concrete structures and related subjects. These codes should serve worldwide as the guiding science-based documents offering in a code-type version the state of the art knowledge on the planning, design, construction, execution, operation or in service performance, maintenance, rehabilitation and dismantlement or reuse of new and existing concrete structures, respectively. The model codes should meet the latest requirements and technologies in view of aspects related to safety, serviceability, durability, sustainability of structures, recognizing economic, aesthetic and other needs of different societies.

Scope and objective of technical work

The work on the Model Code (2020) was then completed in 2023. However, in 2020, during the revision of the Model Code, the world took a major turn toward carbon neutrality. And this had a major impact on our Model Code. Basically, the three main pillars of the Model Code (2020) are sustainability, a performance-based approach, and addressing new and existing structures. In the Model Code, consideration is given to low-carbon and decarbonization of concrete structures, but carbon neutrality has many uncertainties. Therefore, the Model Code (2020) needs to be maintained to update and respond to the changing situation regarding structural concrete in the future.

The mission of the second phase of COM10 is, first, to capture new knowledge on structural concrete, trends toward low-carbon and decarbonization, etc. in each of the fib committees and consolidate them in COM10 for the future edition of the Model Code. Then, improvements and supplementary rules for the Model Code will be considered by COM10 and fed back from the Task Groups and Commissions to the members. The second is to use the Model Code (2020) for actual structures and to discuss in COM10 any modifications or design or construction that may be necessary. Therefore, TG10.1, which has completed its role, has been be disbanded and two new task groups, TG10.2 and TG10.3, are formed. TG10.2 will update MC(2020) together with the respective commissions and task groups. TG10.3 will also attempt to put MC(2020) into practice by creating examples of application of the MC(2020), prepared by the YMG in collaboration with several senior engineers.


Tor Ole OlsenCommission Chair
Tor Ole Olsen
Akio KasugaDeputy Chair
Akio Kasuga

First name Last name Country Affiliation
György L. Balázs Hungary Budapest Univ. of Techn. & Economics
Gordon Clark United Kingdom Consultant
David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
Akio Kasuga Japan Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd
Dabin Feng China China Acad. Building Res.
Stef Maas Belgium FEBE
Steinar Helland Norway S Helland Konsult
Giuseppe Mancini Italy Politecnico Torino
Joost Walraven Netherlands Delft University of Technology
Jean Michel Torrenti France Univ Gustave Eiffel
Gerrie Dieteren Netherlands TNO
Jan Vítek Czech Republic Metrostav a. s.
Stuart Matthews United Kingdom Matthews Consulting
Hans-Dieter Beushausen South Africa University of Cape Town
Harald Müller Germany SMP Ingenieure im Bauwesen GmbH
Aurelio Muttoni Switzerland École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPF Lausanne)
Petr Hajek Czech Republic Czech Technical University in Prague
Fernando Stucchi Brazil ABECE/EGT
Xilin Lu China Tongji University
Tor Ole Olsen Norway Olav Olsen a.s.
Alberto Meda Italy University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Tamon Ueda China Shenzhen University
Hugo Corres Peiretti Spain FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores
Hans Rudolf Ganz Switzerland Ganz Consulting
Koji Sakai Japan Japan Sustainability Institute
Alfred Strauss Austria BOKU University
Frank Papworth Australia BCRC
Larbi Sennour United States The Consulting Engineers Gr., Inc.
Venkataramana Heggade India Indian National Academy of Engineers
Marco di Prisco Italy Politecnico di Milano
Vyatcheslav Falikman Russian Federation Russian Structural Concrete Association
Agnieszka Bigaj-van Vliet Netherlands TNO - Buildings, Infrastructures and Maritime
Luc Taerwe Belgium Ghent University
Domenico Asprone Italy University of Naples Federico II
Antonio Caballero Switzerland Screening Eagle Technologies AG
José Campos e Matos Portugal University of Minho
Ki Yong Ann Korea, Republic of Hanyang University
Stephen Foster Australia UNSW Australia
Salyendra Ghosh United States S.K. Ghosh Associates, Inc.

  • TG10.2 - Model Codes Updating

    Building on the accomplishments of TG10.1, which in 2023 successfully delivered the fib Model Code (2020), TG10.2 aims to establish a continuous updating process for the fib Model Code. The motivation behind this initiative is to ensure the continued relevance, accuracy, and applicability of the Model Code in the dynamically evolving field of structural concrete. This effort aligns seamlessly with the long-term vision of COM 10 for ongoing Model Code enhancement consistent with the strategic goals outlined in the fib Roadmap to carbon neutrality in 2050.

    The primary objective of TG10.2 is to systematically improve and update the fib Model Code in response to the continuous technology and knowledge development of materials, technologies and the structural forms that can potentially be created using structural concrete.

    Agnieszka BigajConvener
    Agnieszka Bigaj
    Gerrie DieterenCo-convener
    Gerrie Dieteren

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    Agnieszka Bigaj-van Vliet Netherlands TNO - Buildings, Infrastructures and Maritime
    Gerrie Dieteren Netherlands TNO

  • TG10.3 - Examples of the Model Code

    The Model Code (2020) represents the accomplishments of extensive research, analysis, and collective expertise, embodying the most up-to-date insights and best practices in concrete engineering. This task group, aims to translate the principles outlined in the Model Code (2020) into tangible examples that will serve as guidance for professionals and practitioners across the globe. The efforts are to enhance the understanding and application of the Model Code.

    The task group aims to develop examples that comprehend a diverse array of challenges and scenarios encountered in real-world applications. These examples will not only illustrate the principles espoused by the Model Code but also provide practical insights for structural engineers.

    The TG10.3 will focus on developing real design examples derived from the fib Model Code (2020). Examples will cover various aspects of structural design practices as outlined in the Model Code. The examples will address a wide range of challenges and scenarios encountered in real-world applications of concrete design.

    The objectives will guide the task group to develop examples that demonstrate the principles and best practices outlined in the fib Model Code, ultimately contributing to disseminate best practices in structural design.

    Marcelo MeloConvener
    Marcelo Melo
    Motohiro OhnoCo-convener
    Motohiro Ohno

    First name Last name Country Affiliation
    David Fernández-Ordóñez Switzerland fib
    Marcelo Melo Brazil Casagrande Engenharia
    Motohiro Ohno Japan The University of Tokyo
    Petar Bajic Spain -
    Agnieszka Bigaj-van Vliet Netherlands TNO - Buildings, Infrastructures and Maritime
    Hugo Corres Peiretti Spain FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores
    Albert De la Fuente Spain Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Morten Engen Norway Multiconsult AS
    Fangjie Chen Australia -
    Irene Josa United Kingdom University College London (UCL)
    Sachinthani Karunarathna Australia Arup
    Alio Kimura Brazil TQS
    Odinir Klein Júnior Brazil França e Associados
    Juan Mauricio Lozano Valcarcel Germany Technical University of Munich
    Adriana Olivieira Brazil TQS
    Sérgio Rodriguez Spain Tecnicas Reunidas
    Caterine Rovati Switzerland Meyer Bauingenieure AG
    Daniel Santos Brazil Universidade de São Paulo
    Fernando Stucchi Brazil ABECE/EGT
    Nikola Tošić Spain Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Patrick Valeri Lorenzo Switzerland Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG


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