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How can FORTA® work for architects?

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Concrete as Beautiful as it is Durable

Variety of Applications & Finishes

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  • Quality Finish

  • Reduced Cracks

  • Minimized Joints

  • Easy Mixing and Placing

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Award Winning Fibers

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?

Micro Monofilament

  • 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

Micro Fibrillated

  • Reduce plastic shrinkage cracking and temperature-related cracking

  • Some light steel replacement

  • Fibrillated-net fiber

  • Polypropylene

  • 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

  • Polypropylene/co-polymer blend

  • 3.0 to 7.5 lbs./cubic yard or higer

  • 1-1/2″ and 2-1/4″ lengths

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How can FORTA® work for you?

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