Training Course on ‘Durability-Sustainability-Life cycle assessment’ | 14-17 September 2020



This is a 3-day course, formatted as a specific and interactive online training to deepen knowledge on durability, service life prediction, environmental impact, and life cycle assessment aspects. Teachers are established experts in different fields of engineering and economy, in public, but also private sector, covering specific fields of durability, life cycle assessment and circular economy. Training will therefore give insight into concrete durability-sustainability-LCA aspects, from a multidisciplinary and multisectoral perspective.

The course will be organised as a fully online course. Knowing the challenges in ensuring the same interaction in online as in classical courses, the organisation team took special effort to plan dynamic and interactive teaching, using available techniques. The course schedules half-day preparatory assignments for students, followed by online sessions with teachers. These sessions will be used for discussions, questions and answers and quizzes. In such a way, participants will be actively included in the training and knowledge transfer.

We look forward to welcome you at this course,

Prof. Marijana Serdar

Scientific course coordinator




Prof. Marijana Serdar - University of Zagreb

Marijana Serdar works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials. Her main field of research interest is design, testing and application of more durable and sustainable construction materials and development of design approaches for more durable structures. In 2015 she received annual award for young scientist “Vera Johanides “ from Croatian Academy of Engineering. Currently, she is managing 2 and participating in 1 project in the field of alternative binders for concrete, and is managing 1 project on development of autonomous system for assessment of structures. She is mentoring PhD students in a newly formed LATOM laboratory. (...)


Prof. Stijn Matthys - Ghent University

Stijn Matthys is full professor on renovation of civil structures at Ghent University, Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, furthermore he is manager of the Ghent University DuraBUILDmaterials knowledge cluster. His expertise relates to structural renovation of civil structures, fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement, structural behaviour of concrete structures, damage diagnostics and monitoring, and technologies for durable building materials and techniques.


Prof. Geert De Schutter - Ghent University

Geert De Schutter is full professor Concrete Technology and ERC Advanced Grant holder at Ghent University. He is head of the Department of Structural Engineering and Building Materials, technical director of the Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory and former RILEM Director of Development. He is fellow of RILEM and ACI, and recipient of several national and international awards. His research is situated in the following domains: concrete technology, hydration and microstructure development, properties of hardening concrete, durability of cementitious materials, self-compacting concrete, rheology of cementitious materials... He is author of a few text books, including “Damage to Concrete Structures”. (...)


Prof. Guillaume Habert - ETH Zurich

Guillaume Habert holds the Chair of Sustainable Construction and is associate professor at the ETH Zürich. His work focused on the development of sustainable concrete. He has lectured on sustainable construction and has taught in various engineering and architectural schools. In 2015, he was awarded the RILEM Robert L’Hermite medal for his pioneering work on LCA of concrete and recycling processes. (...)



Dr. Birgitte Holt Andersen - ApHER

Birgitte Holt Andersen is heading the research and consultancy activities at CWARE and is involved in a number of research projects concerning Circular Economy, resource efficiency, resilience and sustainability of Cities. Birgitte also acts as an expert adviser to the European Commission on specific programmes of the H2020 RTD framework Programme. Birgitte is an experienced economist/PhD working in both research, industry and for the European Commission. Birgitte’s main interests are circular economic modelling, emerging industries and exploitation of innovative products/services/business concepts that can help our societies in becoming more sustainable.



14-17 September 2020



Online course



The course is free except for the teaching material (books referenced in the programme) which will be sent to the address provided in the registration form.

The cost will be announced as soon as it will be available and will be maximum of 200 EUR.

To enrol please fill in the registration form.

The closing date for registration is August 9, 2020.

For more information, please contact Alessandro Proia ().



Last Updated: Friday, 25 September 2020 17:40