CACRCS DAYS 2023 – 4th Edition
Capacity Assessment of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Structures: from Research to Daily Engineering Evaluation


Beatrice Belletti DIA – University of Parma
Tel. +390521905930
Dario Coronelli Politecnico di Milano Tel. +39 0223994395
Secretary of the event
For more information about the event, please visit the internet website

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. Case studies of assessment of deteriorated structures are of great interest.
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)
Lorenzo Franceschini, Simone Ravasini, Marco Carlo Rampini, Biagio Calcavecchia, Marta Del Zoppo (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), Raja Rizwan Hussain (King Saud University), Stefania Imperatore (“Niccolò Cusano” University of Rome), Akio Kasuga (Sumitomo Mitsui Construction), Federica Lollini (Politecnico di Milano), Fausto Minelli (University of Brescia), 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), Francesco Tondolo (Politecnico di Torino), (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,

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.
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

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


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