Variety of Applications & Finishes
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Earn AIA Credits
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Earn AIA credits for Part 1 of our “Fiber Reinforced Concrete” Series
- Understand the four most important fiber characteristics and how they affect
performance in concrete.
- Use a 4-C’s fiber formula to objectively compare fiber types and brands.
- Understand the two basic performance levels of synthetic fibers: temperature/crack control reinforcement and structural property enhancing reinforcement.
- Determine appropriate real world applications for both levels of synthetic fiber reinforcement.
FORTA Corporation, the first developer and producer of synthetic fiber reinforcements for concrete, is accepted by the American Institute of Architects as a registered provider of Continuing Education System credits. AlA members can obtain C.E.S. credits for the FORTA® program “Fiber Reinforced Concrete.
Which Fiber Should I Use?
Reduce plastic shrinkage cracking
Used in conjunction with steel
Fine monofilament fiber
Polypropylene or nylon
1.0 lb./cubic yard
1/2″ and 3/4″ lengths
Reduce plastic shrinkage cracking and temperature-related cracking
Some light steel replacement
1.5 to 3.0 lbs./cubic yard
3/4″ and 1-1/2″ lengths
Macro Synthetic Fibers
Reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage & temperature-related cracking
Add toughness and increase post-crack behavior
Higher level of steel replacement
Heavy-duty macrofilament and fibrillated blend
3.0 to 7.5 lbs./cubic yard or higer
1-1/2″ and 2-1/4″ lengths