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  • Gemma Smith

Composites UK and Fluency Marketing Deliver Peer Reviewed International Academic Conference: FPCC

Composites UK, the UK composites industry association, and Fluency Marketing, the advanced materials and advanced engineering focused marketing and conference provider, have teamed up to deliver a three-day peer reviewed international academic conference, focused on the development and application of fibre polymer composite materials across the construction and infrastructure sectors.

2020 would have been the 20th Anniversary of two founding key UK networks for composites in construction (CoSACNet and NGCC), and this conference will bring academics and industry leaders together from across the sector to celebrate achievements and ongoing research in this area. Aligned with the developing Eurocodes, the conference, Fibre Polymer Composites in Construction (FPCC), will showcase research from across the globe, peer reviewed by an esteemed panel.

The conference will be held at the University of Southampton (the birthplace of CoSacNet) between the 7th and 9th September 2021.

The conference is now inviting potential speakers to submit an abstract, initially limited to 250 words. This must include contact details of the corresponding author and any affiliation of co-authors. These can be submitted via the website or emailed to, by 27th November 2020.

Proposed sessions for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • FRP Structures and Components

  • Durability, long-term performance and testing

  • Damage mechanics and failure criteria

  • Design and Analysis

  • FRP Reinforcement or Prestressing

  • Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete, metallic and timber structures

  • Confinement and Prestressed Systems

  • Strengthening of Masonry or Steel

  • FRP Structures and Joints

Key dates to note:

  • Deadline for abstracts 27th November 2020

  • Notification of acceptance 29th January 2021

  • Deadline for full papers 26th March 2021

  • Deadline for reviewer reports 30th April 2021

  • Revised Paper Deadline 11th June 2021

All accepted papers will qualify for a special speaker rate of £325.

Gemma Smith, Fluency Marketing Managing Director comments; “We are looking forward to working with Composites UK on this dynamic conference. We expect a good mix of scientific and technical presentations from this highly motivated cluster of academics.”

Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager, Composites UK added; “We are really excited to bring this conference to the events calendar. The experienced conference team will ensure an event of superb quality that will help initiate step changes in this important sector.”

Registration is now open and there are fantastic early bird and all-inclusive delegate rates available. For more information please visit

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