Fernando Rodríguez García

Material Technology Department Director

e-mail: frg@fhecor.es

1.ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

_1991 Ms Civil Engineer specializing in foundations and structures.
_Superior Technical School for Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. (UPM).

2.LANGUAGES

English

3.TEACHING AND RESEARCH BACKGROUND

_1998 – Pres. Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in the Civil Engineering Department: Construction technology
_2009 – Pres. Professor of numerous training courses for FHECOR Conocimiento
_2008 – Pres. Researcher in charge of projects developed by the Civil Engineering Department: Construction technology.
_2010 Visiting Professor at the University of Cantabria. Summer Courses.
_2008-2009 Professor for the Master’s Course “Advanced experimental techniques in civil engineering” at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM).
_2006 Appraiser in the follow through of singular and strategic projects for the R+D+i National Plan.
_2004-2005 Member of the Group of Experts to evaluate the Construction Program for the R+D+i National Plan.
_1992-1999 Chief of Durability of Structures Department. Central Laboratory for Structures and Materials. Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX).
_1986-1990 Trainee/Grantee at the Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX).

4.PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS AND TECHNICAL COMMITEES

Regulation

_Project editor for the Structural Code (2010-2012)
_Secretary of the Standing Committee for Concrete Technology (CPH) (1999-2008)
_Secretary of the Interministerial Standing Committee for Steel Structures (CPA) (2002-2008)
_Secretary of the Standing Committee for Cement (CPC) (1998-2005)
_Secretary for the Work Group “Proposals to improve the quality of concrete” from the Standing Committee for Concrete Technology (CPH). (1992-1994)
_Member of the Structural Concrete Regulation Draft EHE-08 (2002-2008)
_Member of the Work Group to elaborate a structural steel Regulation. (2001-2008)
_Keynote Speaker for the Regulation of cement receival RC-03 (2002-2003)
_Collaborator in the drafting of the Structural Concrete Regulation, EHE (1998). Chapter on durability.
_Committee Member for Sustainability, Innovation and Quality in Building. (2007-2008)
_Member of the Standing Committee for the Technical Building Code (2007-2008)
_Member of the Standing Committee for Quality in Building (2007-2008)
_Member of the Technical Committee for Quality in Building (2000-2008)
_Member of the Work Group to revise the articles on bridges in the general technical specifications for road and bridge works (PG-3).(2010-2011)

Codes

_President of the AEN/CTN 76 “Metal Structures” Committee for AENOR (2006-2010)
_Member of the Standardization Committees for AEN/CTN-36 “Iron and steel industry”, AEN/CTN-80 “Cements and limes”, AEN/CTN-83 “Concrete”, AEN/CTN-140 “Structural Eurocodes”, AEN/CTN-146 “Aggregates”. (1994 - )

Certification and hallmarking

_Vice-president of the AEN/CTC 61 “Concrete” Committee for AENOR.
_Committee Member for the AENOR N Marking for: AEN/CTC-015 “Cements”, AEN/CTC-017 “Steel products for concrete”, AEN/CTC-46 “Metal structures”
_Committee Member for the AIDICO CV Marking for: “Cements”, “Reinforcement bars”, “Concrete”.
_Committee Member for the CIETAN Hallmark
_Member of the Ministry of Public Works Work Group to recognize Hallmarks in relation to the Structural Concrete Regulation (EHE-08).

Others

_Vice-president of ACHE, the Scientific-technical Association for Structural Concrete (2002-2005) and (2011 – pres.).
_Member elect of the ACHE Committee (2002-2008) and (2011 – pres.)
_President of the “Project” Committee at ACHE (1999-2002)
_Member of the Standing Committee for the Market Observatory for Construction and Housing (2006-pres.).
_Member of the jury to award the II Quality Awards for building in the Region of Murcia (2006).
_Member of the Advisory Committee for the Certification of Construction Companies (2000 - 2009)
_Member of the Advisory Committee for the Certification of Consulting Companies (2000 - 2009)
_Vice-president of the “Use and maintenance” Committee at ACHE (2010-pres.)
_Member of the Advisory Committee for the magazine “Informes de la construcción”(Construction reports) pertaining to the Permanent Advisory Board for Scientific Research (1997-)
_Member of the “Sustainability” Work Group at ACHE (2009-pres.)

5.PRIZES AND DISTINCTIONS

_Honorary associate member of the National Association for the Metal Reinforcement Industry, ANIFER, (2008 – pres.).
_Advisor elect at the School of Civil Engineering (2000-2004).

6.BOOKS

_"Concrete Durability: A study on Measurement and Control of its Permeability". Compilation of Texts from the Highway Authorities (Dirección General de Carreteras) Nº32 ISBN: 84-7433-585-X. Editions from the General Technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Public Works. Madrid. 1989.
_"Proposals to improve the quality of concrete". Standing Committee for Concrete. Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Environment. Publication: ISBN: 84-7433-944-4.
_"Performance criteria for concrete durability”. RILEM Report 12. ISBN 0 419 19880 6. Chapman & Hall. 1995
_“The EHE-08 Regulations explained by its authors”. ISBN: 978-84-95560-05-6. Ediciones. Leynform Siglo XXI. 2000.
_“Durability, repair and reinforcement of concrete bridges”. Spanish Highways Association (ATC). ISBN 84 87825 41 9. Madrid. 1999.
_“Execution and control of concrete structures”. INTEMAC Ediciones. ISBN 84-88764-19-7. Madrid, 2004.
_“Statistical control of concrete”. Ediciones ACHE. Monograph nº 7. ISBN 84-89670-40-2. Madrid. 2003.
_Reinforcement. Application and control of the passive rebar. Ediciones AIDICO, ANIFER and FHECOR Conocimiento. ISBN 978-84-614-1764-3. Madrid. 2010.
_COURSES, SEMINARS GIVEN and OTHERS
_Master in Advanced Techniques for the Architectural Project. Durability. Sustainability. Madrid 21 March 2012.
_Practical course on repair, rehabilitation and structural reinforcement. Methods and techniques to characterize the existing structure. Madrid 12 March 2012.
_Practical course on repair, rehabilitation and structural reinforcement. Evaluation of the residual useful life of existing structures. Useful life, origin of structural damage and projecting of new structures. Madrid 6 March 2012.
_Murcia Regional Government. Analysis and structural repair methodology. Lorca 9 February 2012.
_International Seminar Publicaçâo ABNT NBR 14861. Prestressed Hollow Core Slabs in Prefabricated Concrete Structures. Requirements and Procedures. Sustainable structures: myths and challenges. Sao Paolo 10 November 2011
_International Congress on Structures. European University in the Canary Islands. Application of sustainability criteria in the structural project of singular buildings. Partial results from the R+D+i project for the elimination of expansion joints in existing bridges. Barcelona 25-27 October 2011.
_Practical-Technical Course on Structural Maintenance: Inspection and diagnosis. Checking the safety of existing structures. Madrid 27 September 2011.
_Practical-Technical Course on Structural Maintenance: Inspection and diagnosis. Evaluation of the residual useful life of existing structures. Madrid 26 September 2011.
_Practical-Theoretical course on Structural Maintenance: Inspection and diagnosis. Useful life and origin of structural damage. Madrid 19 September 2011.
_Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Corporate Sponsored Chair. Presentation of Corporate Sponsored Chair Innovation. Madrid 7 November 2011.
_ACHE. Annual Technical Workshop: Reinventing Concrete. Sustainable structures: Myths and challenges. Madrid 20 June 2011.
_Association of Structural Consultants. Construmat 2011. A few experiences looking for sustainability: Concept, context and environment. Barcelona 18 May 2011.
_Cantabria University. Course on recycling and sustainability in the construction sector. Sustainability considerations in the concrete structures project. Sustainable construction practices within the framework of the EHE-08 regulation. Santander 26 July 2010.
_ADIF. Bridge conservation and repair. Practical case. Example of the estimation of residual useful life of a bridge. Example of the estimation of characteristic resistance of concrete. The characterization of damage through laboratory tests. The characterization of damages through in-situ tests. Damage originating from the service phase in concrete bridges. Damage originating from the construction phase in concrete bridges. Introduction to the physical and chemical deterioration mechanisms: Erosion, freeze-thaw effect, corrosive salts. Madrid 1 July 2010.
_ADIF. Bridge conservation and repair. Basic principles of steel corrosion. Madrid 30 June 2010.
_Aidico-Fhecor. Workshop on Maintenance Engineering for Bridge Management. The models for damage in bridges and research towards the future. Valencia 16 December 2012.
_Intervia CEDEX. Prevention, diagnosis and study of concrete pathologies: Module 1. Frequent pathologies in concrete Structures. Madrid 16 November 2009.
_The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (Asociación Técnica De Puertos Y Costas). Workshop on the Application of the New EHE-08 e in Maritime Works. Presentation of the EHE and changes. Madrid 7 July 2009.
_Basque Regional Government. Seminar on Quality Control in the New EHE-08. General control criteria. Influence on safety. Consumer risk. CE hallmark and quality hallmarks. Specific criteria for concrete control. Casuistry. Examples. Control of prefabricated elements. Required documentation. Examples. Control of passive reinforcement. New criteria. Examples. Vitoria 26 May 2009.
_Andece. 1st Workshop for the Concrete Prefabricators in the New EHE-08. Control. Durability. Materials through the plans. General approach. Project with environmental requirements. Madrid 5 May 2009.
_Structuralia. The New EHE-08 Regulation in the project phase area. Introduction and general principals. Durability limit states. Implications in the general technical specifications and plans. Projects with environmental requirements. Madrid 22 April 2009.
_Civil Engineering School. Course on the New EHE-08 in Projects. Projects with environmental requirements. Criteria for drafting the Control Plan. Criteria for drafting the general technical specifications and plans. Madrid 25 April 2009.
_Acies. The New EHE. Global vision of the new regulation. Madrid 12 March 2009.
_Aidico. New regulation for Structural Concrete EHE-08. Durability. Execution. Maintenance. Sustainability annex. Environmental criteria. Valencia 5 March 2009.
_ACE. Practical application of the EHE-08. Introduction (general principals, outstanding changes). Barcelona 25 February 2009.
_IECA – CPH. Presentation Workshop on the EHE-08 Regulation for Structural Concrete. General approach, Project bases, Durability, Useful life, Maintenance, Elements. San Sebastian 17 February 2009.
_Lalcce'08. First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering. Lifespan Evaluation of 8 Bridges of the Indiana Roll Road. A Case Study. Como Italy 10-14 June 2008.
_Director and Professor of the Course “Durability and Repair of Concrete Structures”. Madrid. November 1998. Organized by CEDEX
_Professor on the Course “Inspection and Auscultation of Structures”. La Habana (Cuba). December 1998. Organized by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and the Construction Ministry of the Republic of Cuba.
_Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, since July 1999. Department of Civil Engineering: Construction Technology. Chair for “Materials and Building”.
_Professor in the Master in Building at the Superior School of Architecture at Navarra University in 1996 and 1997.
_Professor in the Specialization Course at the Polytechnic University of Madrid on “Quality Control of Materials for Public Works” from 1994 to 1996
_Professor in the course on “Professional Recycling on Preventative Strategies in Concrete”. Valencia. 1998. Organized by AIDICO.
_Professor on the Course “Construction”, pertaining to the Post-degree Program in Specialization in Architectural and Urban Patrimony Conservation and Restoration, at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. School of Architecture. 1994.

I have participated in upwards of 100 workshops related to structural engineering, construction products, quality, sustainability, codes and regulations, amongst which the following are of noteworthy mention:

_Guest speaker at the “Presentation Workshops on the Structural Concrete Regulation”, held during 1999 in Santander, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastian, Logroño, Pamplona, Madrid, Vigo, L a Coruña, Zamora, Badajoz, Guadalajara and Barcelona. Year 1999.
_Professor in the “Courses on the new EHE Structural Concrete Regulation”, organized by the Madrid School of Civil Engineering, the Murcian College of Architectural Technicians and Quantity Surveyors, the Valencian College of Architectural Technicians and Quantity Surveyors, the Cordovan College of Architectural Technicians and Quantity Surveyors and the Bilbao School of Civil Engineering. Year 1999.
_Guest speaker at the “1st Workshops on Quality in the Real Estate and Construction Sectors”, organized by the magazine “Metros 2”. Madrid. 7 October 1999.
_Professor on the “Course on Structural Inspection and Auscultation”, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and the Construction Ministry of the Republic of Cuba, held in La Habana from the 7th to the 11th December 1998.
_Guest speaker at the “Technical Workshop on Concretes: Modifications in the Regulations”, organized by the Galician Regional Government. Santiago de Compostela. 18 October 1994. Paper Title: “Modifications in the EH-91 Regulation to improve concrete qualities. The next edition EH/EP".
_Guest speaker at the Workshop on “Modifications in the EH-91 reinforced concrete and EP-93 Pretensioning Regulations”, organized by the Cantabrian University School of Civil Engineering. Santander. 11 May 1995. Paper title: “Modifications in the EH-91 Regulation to improve concrete qualities ".
_Guest speaker at the Workshop on "Concrete: Modifications in the Regulation”, organized by the Regional Government of Castilla y León. Valladolid. 26 May 1995. Paper title: "Durability of concrete structures"
_Guest speaker at the Workshops on “Preventative strategies in Concrete”, organized by the Technological Institute for Construction (AIDICO) and the Valencian Regional Government. Valencia 26 May 1998. Paper title: “Update of the preventative e strategy in the Spanish Regulation”
_Coordinator of the "Technical Session on Latest Developments in Materials and Structures". Madrid. 1 October 1992. Organized by the International Union of Laboratories for Research and Testing Materials and Structures (RILEM) and the Centre of Studies and Experimentation for Public Works (Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas) (CEDEX) pertaining to the Ministry of Public Works.
_Professor during the years 1992, 1993 and 1994 on the "Basic Course on Concrete", organized by the Centre of Studies and Experimentation for Public Works (Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas) (CEDEX)

7.SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

_2009 – pres. Director of activities in FHECOR Conocimiento
_2009 – pres. Head of Knowledge Management Department at FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores
_2009 Civil Servant in the State Corp of Civil Engineering on leave of absence.
_2008 Coordinator of the General Area of Technical Codes and Regulations. Technical Secretariat at the Ministry of Public Works.
_1999-2008 Head of the Technical Studies Area. Technical Secretariat General at the Ministry of Public Works.
_2007-2008 Coordinator of the General Area of Technical Codes and Regulations. Ministry of Public Works.
_1999-2007 Head of the Technical Studies Area. Technical Secretariat General at the Ministry of Public Works.
_1996-1999 Head of the Durability of Structures Department. Central Laboratory of Structures and Materials. CEDEX.
_1994-1996 Head of the Experimental Analysis of Structures Department. Central Laboratory of Structures and Materials. CEDEX.
_1992-1994 Technician at the Centre of Studies and Experimentation of Public Works. (CEDEX).
_1990-1992 JLAOT Bridges and structures. Technical Office.
_1986-1990 Trainee at the Centre of Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX).