Developments in GRP Reinforcing

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Thursday, 22 August 2019
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Derwent Sailing Squadron
23 Marieville Esp , Sandy Bay TAS 7005


The use of GFRP re-bar. Considerations for use, and broad design considerations. Projects and have benefited from and those future projects likely to benefit from the use of GFRP.

Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) re-bar is an economical alternative to steel reinforcing, particularly stainless steel and galvanised steel. GFRP is electromagnetically transparent, high strength, robust, lightweight and cuttable. It is particularly efficient in aggressive or corrosive environments such as marine structures, sewerage treatment and chemical plants. GFRP allows designers to reduce concrete coverage, avoid admixtures, and remove requirements for cathode/anode treatments. In these aggressive environments capital costs and whole of life will often be reduced. 


CIA Member or Sponsor $65.00 MBA ACA ACRA Member $91.00 Non Member $117.00 CIA Retirees or Student $32.50 CIA TAS T1 Sponsor (free attendancex2) $0.00 CIA TAS T2 Sponsor (free attendancex1) $0.00 CIA TAS Committee $0.00


Mr. Ian Cumming
Director - IRC PTY LTD

Mr. Yew-Chin Koay Koay
Acting Lead Structural Engineering Specialist - Department of Transport


Developments in GRP Reinforcing 
An Overview of FRP applications – Challenges and opportunities.
  • FRP research, design and construction.
  • Strengthening of structures with FRP composites
  • FRP Bar reinforced concrete structures
  • Near surface mounted FRP reinforcement
  • FRP composites in new design and construction


3.30 pm Registration Commences
4.00 pm Welcome & Introduction
4.15 pm Commencement of Speaker Presentations
6.00 pm Networking and Light Refreshments

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