October 28th 2020 Webinar

October 28, 2020 Webinar:

“Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) Systems – Introduction to FRCM”

Presented by Mark D. Jarvinen, P.E.

Senior Field Engineer, Simpson Strong-Tie

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12Noon - 1PM EST


Presentation Topic:

Simpson Strong-Tie’s new Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) system combines high-performance sprayable mortar with carbon-fiber grids that combine to create thin reinforced cementitious layers without adding significant mass or volume to an existing structure. While similar in many ways to FRP, the FRCM system often minimizes base material preparation, is efficiently applied to large and/or damp surface areas. Following this training, attendees will comprehend the usefulness and applications of FRCM reinforcement and repair of concrete and masonry assemblies, understand basic installation procedures, and cite industry design, test, and qualification standards applicable to this versatile material.

Speaker Biography:

Mark Jarvinen has been practicing structural engineering, concrete repair and strengthening, and exterior building envelope consulting for 30 years. His structural engineering experience ranges from adaptive reuse of historic structures to new building designs of structural steel, reinforced masonry, reinforced concrete, and wood. His exterior building envelope experience includes work involving above and below grade waterproofing, roofing, exterior cladding, masonry and building stone, windows, and doors. Mark’s past project responsibilities include, structural investigation, report writing, structural design, specification writing, construction cost estimating, construction administration, and field testing and inspection.

Mark has been a member of the Simpson Strong-Tie Company’s Field Engineering Team since 2007. As an employee of Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Mark’s primary responsibilities include educating and supporting design professionals and specifiers relating to Code-compliant specification, design, installation, field inspection and testing of post-installed anchors, repair products for concrete and masonry, and cold-formed steel connector products.

Mark also provides design and specification support and technical training related to Simpson Strong-Tie’s FRP Composite Strengthening Systems (CSS) and pile repair system (FX-70).

Mark has been professionally registered as a Structural Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since March 9, 1995, an active member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), and certified as an ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer.