FRP - Rebar Manufacturers Council
The FRP-Rebar Manufacturers Council (FRP-RMC) is one of ACMA's Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) Committees. This specialty industry committee is focused on growing FRP rebar products. By changing codes and creating specifications, the FRP-RMC is working to make FRP rebar the alternative to traditional materials, such as steel. Additionally, the Council is committed to educating state and federal Department of Transportation (DOT) officials about the benefits of using FRP composites rebar.
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The mission of the FRP-RMC is to promote the use and growth of FRP reinforcement (rebar, tendons and grids) in concrete and masonry applications through development of quality procedures, industry specifications, performance standards, and field application guidelines.
There are currently 6 fabricators that belong to ACMA's FRP Rebar Manufactures Council.
ACMA Staff LiaisonAndrew Huber
Manager, CGI Committees
The work of the Council is demonstrated from the design guide specifications, standards, and test methods developed in the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and specific support of ACI Committee 440, the development of test methods in ASTM through support in ASTM D30.10, and the educational presentations and technical papers given in workshops and seminars coordinated by FHWA. In ACI, these achievements are found in the following documents:
- 440.1R-06: Guide for the Design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars
- 440.5-08: Specification for Construction with Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcing Bars
- 440.6-08: Specification for Carbon and Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bar Materials for Concrete Reinforcement
- 440.3R-04: Guide Test Methods for Fiber-Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) for Reinforcing or Strengthening Concrete Structures
In addition, the Council was instrumental in the development an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials guide specification - AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Guide Specifications for GFRP-Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks and Traffic Railings, First Edition. The Council continues to support the development of standards and specifications as well as the fundamental education of FRP rebar used in building construction and transportation structures.
Become a Member
The FRP-Rebar Manufacturers Council is open to any member of the American Composites Manufacturers Association interested in growing composites rebar products. Dues for the Council are $1,000. All funds raised by the Council are reserved exclusively for projects voted on by the Council membership. For more information or to apply for membership, please contact Andrew Huber.