Carbon Fiber Concrete
An alternative to steel reinforced concrete has taken the German Future Prize for...
Sika Strengthens its Concrete Products Portfolio
Sika has announced the acquisition of concrete fiber producer FRC Industries. This...
60 Reasons to Celebrate Concrete (1-10)
Sustainability, tall buildings, and lightweight concrete.
Stealth is a 33-foot-tall sculpture made out of black concrete. It has become a...
Breakfast with the Experts
Back for a third year, these morning sessions will provide attendees peer-to-peer...
CINTEC Provides Anchoring system for NYC MTA Subway Station
CINTEC America, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit...
Fibers in Polished Concrete
As is typical in the synthetic fiber business, the answer to the question, are...
Concrete Repair Code
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that the performance of 50% of the concrete repairs on its structures is unsatisfactory and that after only 10 years 70% were failing. That sort of performance gives building owners and the public little confidence.
Mechanical Behavior and Failure Mechanisms
One difference between fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) systems is the mechanical behavior in tension of the composite. FRP systems are linear elastic until failure, and their ultimate tensile strain is limited by the ultimate strain of the fibers.
Externally Bonded Reinforcement for Strengthening Concrete and Masonry Structures
Fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) systems are emerging as an expanding...