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NEx Webinar Series: GFRP Bars as an Internal Reinforcement to Concrete: Advantages, Misconceptions & Effect on Green House Gas Emissions

June 28, 2023 to June 28, 2023
Starting Time:   1:00 EST
End Time:   2:00 EST

38800 Country Club Dr
Farmington Hills , MI   United States
Sponsor(s): NEx

This webinar is jointly sponsored by NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

This presentation will explore the use of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bars as an internal reinforcement in concrete structures. GFRP bars offer several advantages over traditional steel reinforcement, including higher corrosion resistance, lighter weight, and better durability. There are several misconceptions such as lack of ductility, fire safety, cold temperature and real-life performance of GFRP bars exist and in this presentation, we will be explaining how those misconceptions have been addressed by advancement of the industry.

Additionally, the use of GFRP bars can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production, service life and transportation of steel reinforcement. The presentation will discuss recent advancements in GFRP material technology and their potential benefits for concrete construction, as well as the environmental benefits of using GFRP bars as an alternative to steel reinforcement. Case studies and examples of successful GFRP-reinforced concrete projects will also be presented. Overall, this presentation will provide valuable insights for engineers, contractors, and researchers interested in sustainable and innovative construction practices.
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For more information, contact:
Aileen Castelli
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr
Farmington Hills, MI    48331-3439    United States
Phone: (248) 848-3157
Fax: (248) 848-3701


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