Facilitator: Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP
Thursday, April 11
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
The use of fiber reinforcing in precast concrete manufacturing can result in many benefits including enhanced capacity and durability. The technology of fiber reinforcement is continually advancing, offering many choices for several applications and desired properties. However, it’s crucial to understand how to incorporate this material into the manufacturing process to achieve these benefits and avoid issues during mixing, casting and in service. During this course, we will discuss how mix designs and production procedures must be carefully adjusted before incorporating fiber reinforcing. We will explore how different types of fibers, different sizes of fibers and different means of addition can impact mix efficiency, workability and product finishes. We will examine what tools and methods are best suited for fiber-reinforced concrete placement and curing.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe how the addition of fibers can impact mix design proportions and how adjustments can be made
- Identify recommended production practices when using common types of fibers
- Explain how to finish concrete with different types of fibers in order to achieve specific textures and appearances