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Designing Concrete Structures Reinforced with FRP Bars Using the New ACI CODE 440.11-22

Co-Sponsored by: NEx - An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials

January 31, 2024 (ACI Resource Center - Columbia, MD)

Price: $199 ACI Member / $299 Non-member / $99 ACI Student Member

Continuing Education Credit: 7.5 PDH / 0.75 CEU

Who Should Attend

This is a great opportunity for engineers, owners, contractors, consultants, students, and manufacturers to get familiar with the technical and engineering aspects of the ACI 440.11 code and learn more about designing and detailing with GFRP reinforcement. Attendees will receive a FREE copy of ACI CODE-440.11-22: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete Reinforced with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars.


The primary purpose of this seminar is to educate attendees on ACI CODE 440.11-22 and the application of GFRP reinforced concrete in the construction industry. ACI 440.11-22 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete Reinforced with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars” is a newly developed design code for new concrete structures reinforced with GFRP bars. It is based on ACI 318 code requirements for steel-reinforced concrete but modifies ACI 318 code requirements for the specific use of GFRP reinforcing bars as an alternative to steel reinforcing bars. It addresses construction and material requirements, structural systems, members, and strength and serviceability requirements. Among the subjects covered are design and construction for strength, serviceability, and durability; load combinations, load factors, and strength reduction factors; structural analysis methods; deflection limits; development and splicing of reinforcement; construction document information; and field inspection and testing.

This seminar will provide a basic overview of FRP reinforcing bar properties, where they are commonly used, and how other specifications and standards from ACI and ASTM provide the basic foundation on which the new code has been developed. A discussion on where the code puts limits on the types of structures that can be reinforced with GFRP and where the code does and does not apply will be presented. The seminar will then provide detailed discussion on the engineering of GFRP reinforced concrete for various member types (including beams, columns, slabs, walls, and connections); determining flexural, shear, torsional, and axial strength of members reinforced with GFRP; and detailing GFRP bars for serviceability and durability. In all discussions, specific differences in designing with GFRP reinforcement versus steel reinforcement will be highlighted.


- Vicki L. Brown, PhD, P.E., FACI, Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Widener University
- William J. Gold, PE, Engineer, American Concrete Institute

ACI CODE-562-21: Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures

Coming in 2024


This seminar will introduce the ACI 562-21, “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary.” This is the first U.S. code produced specifically for the repair of reinforced concrete. A new guide document for the code with additional information and project examples that help users interpret the code requirements will also be highlighted.

The seminar will address why a repair code is needed, the philosophy behind ACI 562, how the code promotes consistency in repair design, recognizing repair construction challenges, significance of a quality assurance program for successful repairs, and how the code can save the owner money

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