IIFC is not just an organization; it is a dynamic international hub with a strong sense of community, dedicated to advance understanding and application of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering infrastructure. Founded in 2003, our community thrives on the collaboration of forward-thinking researchers, students, industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers from every corner of the globe. Together, we are united in our mission to propel the integration of FRP composites into civil engineering construction.
In an era where the consequences of climate change know no borders, the built environment plays a critical role in shaping our response. The social, economic, and environmental fabrics of our societies depend on sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure. We all share common challenges in extending the life and safety of existing structures while constructing new ones that are durable and adaptable. The versatile attributes of FRP composites, including their high-strength, light-weight and corrosion-resistance characteristics provide a consistent thread that binds us in addressing these vital issues.
Our institute serves as a global nexus, fostering dialogue and the exchange of wisdom and expertise among a diverse spectrum of stakeholders. It is a catalyst for the creation of knowledge. Our dedicated members engage in ground-breaking research, facilitate practical field installations, and contribute to the evolution of national construction codes and standards.
IIFC hosts two flagship international conference series: CICE (International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering) every second year and FRPRCS (International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Reinforced Concrete Structures) every other year. IIFC keeps you regularly informed through our newsletter, ‘FRP International’ and through this website which contains a comprehensive collection of digital resources such as conference proceedings and research publications. Please take the time to peruse this website to learn of our rich array of offerings and activities.
I encourage you to become actively involved in IIFC and participate in our various conferences and activities. I also invite you to connect with me and others of the executive Committee to discuss new initiatives, ideas or ways to contribute to our vibrant community and advance IIFC mission. If you are a new member, we welcome you and will be glad to offer you IIFC membership, either as an individual member, or as an organization or a company.
Looking forward to meeting you in our upcoming events!
Queen's University, Canada