Tuesday May 15, 2018
5:00 – Live Demos
5:30 – Social Hour
6:30 – Program
7:30 – Food and Networking
10 Sterling Way
N. Oxford, MA 01537
Program and Dinner:
917 Southbridge St.
Auburn, MA 01501
Program and Dinner $20, Students free
Some minds are like concrete; thoroughly mixed and permanently set. We’ve all specified it, placed it or finished it but for most of us, we keep using concrete the same way we have since the day we first apprenticed with it. This month, WCCSI is offering an interactive hands-on program about commercial fiber-reinforced concrete.
Fiber-reinforced concrete has been around since the 1950s, but as with most building
materials, the technology has really advanced in recent years. Initially limited to fiberglass strands, today fiber-reinforced concrete employs strands made from steel,
polypropylene and nylon to reduce honeycomb, spalling and cracking in concrete applications. In fact, High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete (HPFRC) is reported to be 500 times more crack resistant and 40 times lighter that traditional concrete. Sounds great, but as a designer do you know what HPFRC is composed of or how to spec it? As a contractor do you know how to order, place and finish it? Well we’ve got all the answers for you.
Chris Pio is the Regional Sales Manager for Forta Corporation, a world-wide leader in fiber-reinforced concrete, and will be explaining it’s composition, advantages and disadvantages, and proper techniques for placement finishing and curing. You’ll see hands-on demonstrations at the Sterling Concrete plant, as well as live demonstrations of compressive testing on pre-poured cylinders.
The program is approved by the AIA for 1 HSW continuing education credit. After participating in this program, attendees will be able to:
So come on out and learn a little about concrete. It will really stick with you…
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