FRP - Rebar Manufacturers Council

The mission of the FRP Rebar Manufacturers Council (FRP-RMC) is to promote the use and growth of FRP reinforcement (rebar, tendons & grids) in concrete and masonry applications through development of quality procedures, industry specifications, performance standards and field application guidelines. For engineers, architects, designers and specifiers, to learn more about the composites infrastructure market segment go to www.compositesinfrastructure.org/

Activities and Achievements

  • The FRP-RMC has made many presentations to the Federal Government, along with state and local DOTs on the benefits of FRP rebar.
  • Exhibits at the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh in collaboration with the AMCA Transportation Structures Council.
  • Develop educational programming for the 2015 World of Concrete.
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    Current and Future Projects

  • Education: Develop technical presentations for the FRP Technical Workshop at the 2015 International Bridge Conference, participate in the FHWA Corrosion Resistant Rebar (CRRB) Seminars, develop educational programming for the 2016 World of Concrete, and support student education with staffing, planning, and materials associated with the bi-annual FRP Beam Competition at the Spring American Concrete Institute Convention.
  • Marketing: The FRP-RMC will collaborate with the ACMA Transportation Structures Council with support of the exhibit booth at the 2015 International Bridge Conference, as well as explore collection of FRP rebar market data to be used to measure effectiveness of education and marketing initiatives in growing the industry.
  • Standards: Support standards development at the American Concrete Institute and ASTM. Explore the development of an ACMA/ANSI standard for a Code of Standard Practice on FRP rebar and a Plant Certification Criteria.
  • Outreach: Support funding for the Transportation Bill Reauthorization, develop relationships with FHWA, AASHTO, state DOTs and other organizations.
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    Leader:

    Chair: Cam Crawford, Marshall Composite Technologies, LLC

    Cost of membership: $1,000

    For more information, or to join this committee, contact Andrew Barber at Abarber@acmanet.org.