Expert assessments of existing structures

A major assessment exercise took place in 2018, which was based on research into the durability of materials, the understanding of diseases and damage mechanisms, non-destructive diagnosis methods and the development of repair and strengthening options. Some of this research has resulted in standardisation, namely publication of the standard NF P 18-451 for UHPFRC (Ultra High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete). IFSTTAR's participation in international groups ensures it maintains its status as an expert (RILEM, ACI, fib action group MC2020...).