CDCC is a series of conferences held every four years approximately and focusing on the durability, sustainability and field applications of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for construction and rehabilitation of structures (bridges, buildings, marine structures, etc.). With this new edition, we hope to continue the tradition of success initiated by the preceding conferences held in Sherbrooke in 1998, Montreal in 2002, and Quebec City in 2007 and 2011 with the expected participation of more and more engineers and researchers from every part of the world.

The conference will focus on durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites for construction and rehabilitation of structures with these materials. Undoubtedly, durability is the key element for successful application of FRP composites in construction where life cycle cost has, by large, proven to be the most important issue for new construction materials.



  • Effect of resins and fibers on the durability of FRP
  • Effect of environment on the durability of FRP bars,
  • Repair patches, and shapes
  • Degradation mechanisms of FRP in concrete
  • Durability of FRP-concrete bond
  • FRP reinforcement under cyclic and sustained loading
  • Material resistance factors and design criteria for durability
  • Durability of Glass FRP and Basalt FRP bars
  • GFRP bent bars durability
  • Fire and thermal cycling
  • Durability of FRP-reinforced concrete structures and bridges
  • Durability of concrete/steel/wood structures externally reinforced with FRP
  • Durability of FRP composite bridge decks
  • Durability of FRP in submerged environment
  • Durability test methods
  • Durability data from field studies
  • Monitoring durability performance in field applications
  • Prediction of long-term durability and modelling
  • Design approaches for durable FRP structures
  • Service life prediction and life cycle cost



International Workshop on Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bar (July 18, 2017)


This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for end-users, contractors, consultants, engineers firms, GFRP bar manufacturers, and researchers to exchange up-to-date knowledge on the use of GFRP bars in concrete structures including challenges and opportunities. The workshop will consist of presentations by government authorities such as the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec, Florida Department of Transportation, and Texas Department of Transportation, consultants, GFRP manufacturers, researchers and open discussions.

Topics to be presented and discussed are:

  1. End-User Perspective & Experience
  2. Contractor Perspective & Experience
  3. GFRP Bar Industry Overview & Future
  4. Usage Expansion of GFRP bars
  5. CSA, ACI, and AASHTO Codes, Standards, and Specifications Perspective
  6. Ongoing technical issues/initiatives/gaps.


July 19 2017

Delta Hotels Sherbrooke
2685 Rue King Ouest
Sherbrooke, Qu├ębec
Canada, J1L 1H5

April 3, 2017 09:00 EDT to July 19, 2017 23:00 EDT
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