JOSE CALAVERA RUIZ
 
• Ph.D. in Civil Engineering.
• B.Sc. in Civil Engineering.
• Professor Emeritus of Building and Prefabrication at the School of Civil Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
• Honorary President of INTEMAC "Instituto Técnico de Materiales y Construcciones".
• Member of the "Commission on Prefabrication" of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (F.I.B.).
• Member of the Working Group 2.2. "Design by Testing" of the Commission 2 "Safety and Performance Concepts" of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (F.I.B.).
• Member of the Working Group 5.2 "Reinforcing Steel and Systems" of the Federation for Structural Concrete (F.I.B.).
 
It has benen previously:
  • President of Commission VII "Reinforcement: Technology and Quality Control" (Euro-International Concrete Committee CEB).  
  • President of the Joint Committee on Tolerances (CEB-FIB).  
  • Chairman of the Working Group "Precast beam-block floor systems" of the F.I.B. International Federation for Structural Concrete.  
  • Editor for Europe of the "International Council on Tall Buildings". • Member of the Administrative Council of CEB.  
  • Member of the MODEL CODE CEB-FIP 1990 Drafting Committee.  
  • President of the EUROCODE Drafting Committee for the "Design of Concrete Foundations".  
  • Chairman of the Working Group "Precast Prestressed Bridges" of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (F.I.B.).  
  • Chairman of the Working Group "Treatment of Imperfections in Precast Concrete" of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (F.I.B.).  
  • Member of the Permanent Commission of the Concrete.  
  • President of Scientific-Technical Association of the Structural Concrete (ACHE).  
 
Rewards:
• Prize of European Convention of Steel Structures – Sercometal (Madrid, 1975).
• "Medal" of the Spanish Technical Association for Prestressing (A.T.E.P.) (Madrid, 1978).
• "Honorary Professor" of the Civil Construction Faculty of the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago de Chile (Santiago de Chile, 1980).
• "Member of Honour" of the Engineering Faculty of the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago de Chile (Santiago de Chile, 1980).
• Elected "Fellow" of the American Concrete Institute (A.C.I.) (Los Angeles, 1982).
• "Medal of Honour" of the Civil Engineering College (Madrid, 1987).
• "Eduardo Torroja Medal" (Madrid, 1990).
• "Medal" of the Spanish Road Association (Oviedo, 1991).
• Doctor "Honoris Causa" of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencia, 1992).
• "Institutional Medal" of the University "Lisandro Alvarado" of Venezuela (Barquisimeto, 1993).
• Member of the Board of Trustees of the "Fundación García-Cabrerizo" (Madrid, 1994).
• "Medal" of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (FIB) (Praga, 1999).
• "Medal of Honour" of the "Fundación García-Cabrerizo" (Madrid, 1999).
• "Award" of the Spanish Group of IABSE (Madrid, 2000).
• Award "Great Figures of the Engineering" of the Italian Association of the Prefabrication. (CTE). (Pisa, 2000).
• Award of the Spanish National Association of Reinforced Bars Manufacturers (ANIFER). (Valencia, 2001).
• "Member of Honour" of the Spanish Association of Structural Consultants (ACE) (Barcelona, 2001).
• Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences and Engineering of Lanzarote (Arrecife, 2003).
• Member of Honour of the Argentinean Structural Engineering Association (Buenos Aires, 2004).
• "Camino de Santiago Award" of Civil Engineering (Santiago de Compostela, 2004).
• Elected "Fellow" of IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) (Zurich, 2006).
• Member of the Board of Trustees of the "Fundación Juanelo Turriano" (Madrid, 2006).
• Member of Honour of the Association of B.Sc. Civil Engineers (Alicante, 2008).
• Award "Best Professional Profile in Forensic Construction Engineering" Latino American Association of Quality Control and Forensics Engineering (ALCONPAT). Valparaiso (Chile). (Valparaiso, 2009).
• Elected "Fellow" of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). (Chicago, 2009).
• Elected "Honorary Member" of the Spanish Association of Independent Consultants of Buildings Structures. (Sevilla, 2011).
• National Prize of Civil Engineering. (Spain) (Madrid, 2014).
• Member of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Development of Spain. (Spain) (Madrid, 2015).
• Internatinal Award of Merit in Structural Engineering of the "International Association of Bridges and Structural Engineering (IABSE) (Geneve, 2015).
• Doctor "Honoris Causa" of the University of Cantabria.(Santander, 2016).
• Prize "Outstanding Engineer" of Demarcation of the Institution of Civil Engineers(Madrid, 2017).
Projects:
• Among his most important projects are the cable railway of Fuente-Dé (Cantabria), the space frame roofs of the Real Madrid Sports Hall and the "Mahou" Beer Factory (Madrid), the space frame roofs of the National Cattle Market of Torrelavega (Santander) and numerous Industrial Buildings, especially of Paper Manufacturers and the Prefabrication of Concrete and Steel Industry.
Publications:
• He is author of eighteen books in Spanish, two in English and one in Italian, three monographs and two hundred four Articles and Technique Notes on matters concerning Structural Design, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete, Structural Safety, Prefabrication, Quality Control and Pathology of Structures. He has been thesis director for twenty-eight Doctoral Thesis.
 
December, 2017