The fib (Fédération internationale du béton / International Federation for Structural Concrete), formed by 43 national member groups and about 1,000 individual or corporate members, is a not-for-profit association committed to advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete structures worldwide. The Headquarters of the fib are located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The objectives of fib are to develop at an international level the study of scientific and practical matters capable of advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete construction. These objectives are achieved, amongst others, by the stimulation of research, the synthesis of findings from research and practice, the dissemination of the results by way of publications, guidance documents and the organisation of international congresses and symposia, and the production of recommendations for the design and construction of concrete structures.
Every four years the fib run their Congress which is organised by one of its National Member Groups. IN 2018 this will be held in Melbourne, hosted by the Australian National Member Group, the Concrete Institute of Australia.