Closing in on Approval

by Frank Apicella, Group Tech. Mgr.; Master Builders, Inc., Cleveland, OH,
Marc Imbrogno, Formerly Staff Sci.; Master Builders,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 2, Pg. 42-45

Document Type: Feature article


A lack of qualification criteria and design standards has hindered some engineers from using fiber-reinforced polymers to restore concrete structures. But several organizations—among them, the American Concrete Institute and California Department of Transportation—are leading the effort to give end-users the standards they need to exploit these adaptable materials.

Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Fiber reinforced concrete | Fiber reinforced polymer | Historic preservation | Concrete structures | Organizations | Construction materials

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