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: Concrete | Standards and codes | Organizations | Historic preservation | Fiber reinforced polymer | Fiber reinforced concrete | Fiber reinforced composites

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