A crew places epoxy-coated rebar (ECR) during construction of the Royal Brougham Way bridge in Seattle. ECR is the most commonly used corrosion-resistant alternative to standard black bar.
The seawall along Honoapiilani Highway in Maui, Hawaii, failed after only 10 years due to corrosion of its standard steel reinforcement.
The seawall along Honoapiilani Highway in Maui, Hawaii, is currently being rebuilt (left) using GFRP bar that can withstand the marine environment without corroding.
High-strength MMFX2 bar can allow designers to reduce rebar congestion in structural members, facilitating constructibility.