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External Strengthening of Concrete using Fiber Reinforced Polymers
March 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT$50
Walker’s Diego Romero, PhD, SE, PE will join Eri Vokshi of Sika-USA to discuss fiber reinforced polymers (FRP), a proven technology for upgrading and strengthening concrete structures. These advanced composite materials have exceptionally high strength, yet are very lightweight and easy to install. They are used for increasing the capacity of existing buildings, seismically upgrading structures, correcting construction errors and allowing changes in use. This presentation provides an overview of the ACI 440.2R code, discusses the limitations for FRP strengthening, and provides information about various FRP products and installation methods. Whether you’re new to FRPs or need to brush-up on some of this knowledge, this will be a great opportunity to interact with the presenters as they dive into various technical and installation topics.
- Identify applications suitable for FRP strengthening
- Understand basics of the ACI 440.2R code and limitation of FRP strengthening
- Understand industry best practices for concrete surface preparation and application of FRP materials.
This event is presented by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.
- Member – $50
- Non-Member – $100
This is a virtual event on Zoom. Please register before 2:00pm on Monday, 3/22/21 to ensure you receive access to the presentation.