NEx Webinar (June 28): GFRP Bars as an Internal Reinforcement to Concrete: Advantages, Misconceptions & Effect on Green House Gas Emissions [10-Pack]

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DATE: Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

TIME: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1.0 PDH)

Approved AIA and ICC

Access Period: 30 days


To earn CEU (PDH) credit, individuals must purchase the webinar and attend the live webinar for the entire duration (or pass the quiz available after the webinar).

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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.


Document Details

Author: Borna Hajimiragha

Publication Year: 2023


Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the cost of corrosion.

2. Identify the benefits of GFRP bars as an internal reinforcement for concrete.

3. Discuss some of the misconceptions about GFRP bars such as durability, cold temperature, fire and fatigue.

4. Discuss the benefit of using GFRP bars to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in comparison to steel reinforcement.


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