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June 20th Strong-Tie Fiber Reinforced Polymers Workshop

posted Jun 8, 2017, 6:56 PM by robert miller   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 7:02 PM ]
  Strong-Tie Fiber Reinforced Polymers Workshop

**Receive 2.0 Professional Development Hours**
Register Early - Maximum of 33 Attendees

Workshop Description:
Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) - Composite Strengthening Systems and Fiberglass Jacket Pile Repair: This workshop will review two primary FRP applications: Strengthening/protecting concrete structural elements using FRP fabrics/laminates and the repair and restoration of wood, steel, and concrete piles using pre-cured fiberglass jackets and epoxy/cement mortars. First, we will compare the benefits to specifying CSS as they relate to total project cost, time, and impact on the 
structure, review the provisions of ACI 440R and ACI 562 and provide an overview of acceptance criteria that manufacturers should follow in order to qualify its products. Next, we will provide an overview of proper FRP installation techniques, quality control procedures and proper testing.

Finally, we will cover the benefits of utilizing a FRP pile protection/restoration system as a more cost effective method of pile restoration than complete foundation replacement. Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to identify a potential FRP application, understand the significance of the existing capacity check per ACI 562 and grasp proper installation and quality control methods for CSS product lines. Attendees will also have a general knowledge of why piles fail, constituent components, and how FRP pile restoration systems work

 Workshop Outline:
Introduction to Fiber Reinforced Polymers
Fiber Reinforced Polymers Testing
Structural Testing
Fire Testing of Fiber Reinforced Polymers
General Design Considerations
Other Engineering Considerations
FX-70 – Pile Repair System
Marine Infrastructure overview
Deterioration of marine infrastructure
FX-70 Repair Overview and components
FX-70 Detailing and installation
FX-70 Lab Testing
Case Studies
How Simpson Can Help with FRP Projects
 Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, June, 20th
5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 – 8:00 PM: Workshop
Box Dinner will be provided.

Cost for this Event:
Members and Non-Members from Sponsoring Firms...$10
All other Members and Non-members
Full Time Students...Free (with proof of enrollment)

Event Details:
  • (2) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be awarded by email to attendees. Link to Past Meeting PDH's
  • RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form by 5pm on Monday June 19th.
  • Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday noon prior to meeting. 
  • Billing for late canceled reservations will go at the usual rates above.
  • Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: "ASCE Maryland Section".  Add a note indicating “Strong-Tie Workshop” in the memo spot on the check.
  • Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
  • Dress Code: None
Event Location:
8280 Stayton Dr., Suite A Jessup, MD 20794

The training center is the last door of the building on the right. Park anywhere.