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Glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars are allowed for use in members subjected to pure axial loads or the combination of axial compression and flexural load. However, there is a disparity in statements across different design codes and guide specifications concerning the contribution of GFRP bars to the capacity of these members.

Available in the following language(s): Spanish


Slender concrete walls for tilt-up construction are typically designed following the alternative slender wall provisions in ACI 318. Wall designers however may implement different theoretical approaches with the belief that their efforts will increase accuracy and efficiency. Unfortunately, these usually run counter to the observed experimental behavior and can lead to significantly unconservative wall designs.

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A unique complex of mudflow protection facilities was recently constructed to protect the city of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, using concrete reinforced with glass fiber-reinforced polymer reinforcement (GFRP). The project’s specifications and design provisions followed current Russian standards for fiber-reinforced polymer reinforcement, and the project was completed on time and under budget.

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In this final part of the four-part series, the authors provide some parting words on evaluating “reasonable safety” of existing structures through condition assessment. They discuss the impact of paradigm changes for evaluating structures and safety and explore advancing trends and technologies that will carry the industry into the future, providing “a new hope.”

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ACI certification provides independent verification that a person possesses an appropriate level of competence to perform specific responsibilities. All too often though firms are sending employees, or individuals are registering themselves, with little to no experience or preparation, who expect to become certified simply by attending a session. That is not the case with ACI certifications.

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