Facilitator: Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA
Thursday, July 13
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
The use of reinforcing fibers in precast concrete has been steadily increasing while fiber technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Fiber technology includes a wide range of materials such as steel, fiberglass, polypropylene, nylon and acrylic. Fiber reinforced concrete can provide many benefits, including enhanced strength, impermeability and durability. However, it can be difficult to determine what fiber to use for what application. There are many factors to consider when selecting fibers. How will fibers affect the placing of concrete in forms? What is the best practice to ensure uniform distribution of fibers during mixing? What size and shape of fiber works best for what manufacturing process and product type? During this webinar, we will explore the most recent developments in fiber technology and what considerations should be taken before adding fiber to your product line.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe the latest developments in concrete fiber technology
- Explain what types of fibers are best suited for what applications
- Demonstrate precautions to be taken when adding fibers to the mix