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Dear participants of the 17th IB2MaC conference,

In connection with the situation related to the spread of coronavirus in the world, we would like to inform you that the conference has not been cancelled and it is not planned to transfer it to another date, because it is not known when the coronavirus will expire.

Preparation for the conference is proceeding as planned, but if it will be not possible to hold it in a traditional way with the arrival of participants to Krakow, we are preparing to organize it in the on-line version (parallel sessions during 3 days), based on the special platform which guarantee the participation in sessions as speaking presenters and participants via internet connections. Proceedings will be published by Balkema Publishing as e-book, so there will be no problem with access to the texts of the papers.

For now, we are waiting for developments of the situation without assuming anything ahead of time. We will provide final organizational information in a timely manner.

In addition, we recommend that you suspend your reservations for flights and hotels (these are currently many available).


Special Sessions at the IB2MAC Conference:

I. "Sustainable TRM composites: current knowledge and key challenges in durability and response to extreme loads"
Leaded by: Prof. Stefano De Santis and Prof. Bahman Ghiassi

This Session is organized in cooperation with the New RILEM TC IMC "DURABILITY OF INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOSITES USED FOR STRENGTHENING OF MASONRY CONSTRUCTIONS” chaired by Prof. Maria Antonietta Aiello and Prof. Catherine (Corina) Papanicolaou.

Taking advantage of the Rilem TC IMC meeting scheduled in Cracow during the IB2MAC Conference, we expect a significant number of TC members to come to Poland. The New Rilem TC and TC members are invited to submit abstracts that could be related to the issue of this Session. Other contributions, even from non TC members are welcome. The Session will cover a broader field and will deal with durability and also other extreme conditions (e.g.,high temperature, fire, blast, etc).

II. "Repair and strengthening of masonry infill walls working under in-plain and out-of-plain forces"
Leaded by: Prof. Theodoros Rousakis, Prof. Matija Gams and Prof. Arkadiusz Kwiecień

This Session is organized in cooperation with partners involved in the SERA Project "INfills and MASonry structures protected by deformable POLyurethanes in seismic areas (INMASPOL)" chaired by Prof. Theodoros Rousakis.

The aim of this Session is focusing on actual problems related to masonry infills working under in-plain and out-of-plain forces, mainly in seismic areas. It is planned to discuss their influence as non-structural elements on structural behavior of whole structures. All participants are invited to submit abstracts that could be related to mechanical behavior of masonry infills, also after protection, repair or strengthening intervention. Other contributions, covering a broader field of infills (e.g., new standards, innovative ideas and intervention methods, emergency, etc) are also welcome.

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17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference - 17th IB2MaC 2020
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