It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and former fib TG9.3/T5.1 member Ralejs Tepfers, aged 81.

Ralejs was internationally renowned for his research on bond, and although you might not have met him personally, no doubt you have been influenced by his work. Despite his older age, Ralejs readily embraced new technologies and was one of the driving forces in our task group. He has been an enthusiastic and active member for many years and was responsible for the introduction of FRP in fib Bulletin 10 'Bond of reinforcement in concrete', which fifteen years ago was the very first fib publication to include FRP reinforcement.

We will remember Ralejs for his lasting contribution to our field, his enthusiasm in embracing new challenges and his gentle and inspiring personality.

Stijn Matthys
Maurizio Guadagnini

fibT5.1 workshop in New Zealand

March 2018 /// fibT5.1 has been invited to run a set of 3 workshops in New Zealand. Teachers will be Profs. Matthys, Triantafillou, Guadagnini, Balazs. We are looking forward to this event.

fib FRP course 3rd edition

Invitation 23-27 Januray 2017 /// The 3rd edition of our specialist course is taking place! This course is organized by fib, COST TU1207 and endure. Register at www.frpcourse.eu.