Dr Stuart Matthews

Stuart Matthews

Dr Stuart Matthews is Chief Engineer Construction at the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Stuart is also Convenor of the new fib (International Federation of Structural Concrete) Commission 3: Existing Concrete Structures, concerned with the operation, inspection, assessment, maintenance, repair, strengthening, redesign of existing concrete structures. Stuart has a long and distinguished history with fib was recently recognised with their 2016 Medal of Merit for his contributions to structural concrete.  

Dr Matthews will introduce the durability provision in Model Code 2010 and discuss the foreseen developments for MC2020 in a session on durability provisions in codes. MC2020 will for the first time include provisions for existing structures in a comprehensive way. This will bring repair and restoration design in step with reliability and performance based design concept as included in MC2010. Debate on inclusion in codes of specific features affecting durability will be encouraged.


Mr Mike Schneider

Mike Schneider

Immediate Past President of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Mike Schneider is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Baker Concrete Constructions. With over 30 years’ experience in the concrete construction industry Mike is also an active member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, has served on numerous ACI committees and in 2005 was named as one of the ten most influential people in the concrete industry.

Mike will present on some of the more interesting concrete construction projects that Baker Concrete Constructions has been involved in recently, the challenges they have experienced, and how they have overcome them to construct innovative buildings and infrastructure in the USA.