Fiberglass rebar: a proven and sustainable technology for concrete infrastructure

Author: Julien Sellier and Bryan Barragan

Date published

1 April 2020

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Fiberglass rebar: a proven and sustainable technology for concrete infrastructure

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Julien Sellier and Bryan Barragan

Date published

1 April 2020

Author

Julien Sellier and Bryan Barragan

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Members: £26 + VAT

Standard: £40 + VAT
 

Discover the potential of GFRP (Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer), or fiberglass, as a viable solution for infrastructure projects.

The webinar recording begins with a practical introduction to composites in construction. Dr Bryan Barragan then presents key material properties leading to short and long-term advantages, an overview of codes and standards, and case studies demonstrating the successful implementation of infrastructure solutions featuring fiberglass reinforced concrete.

Key learning objectives include:

  • Glass-based composites in construction
  • Initial and long-term benefits and savings from the use of GFRP rebars in infrastructure
  • Codes and standards supporting fiberglass reinforced concrete design
  • Proven applications expanding the scope of use

About the speakers

Julien Sellier, Managing Director and Co-Founder of STRUCTeam Ltd.

Julien is also the Managing Director of CompoSIDE Ltd, a web based composite design and engineering software firm. He gained his master’s degree in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes in 2001, specialising in hydrodynamics majoring in composite structures. During his career, Julien has managed significant projects in architecture, civil infrastructure, marine, wind energy, automotive and oil and gas applications.

Dr Bryan Barragan, Global Technical Leader, Infrastructure Solutions, Owens Corning

Bryan has more than 20 years of experience in research, development, and innovation in advanced concrete technology, and alternative concrete reinforcements. He has co-authored more than 100 technical publications and participated in several publicly-funded projects targeting innovation and sustainability in construction.

He contributes to ACI, fib, AFGC, and RILEM committees, and has been part of numerous scientific committees for International Conferences. In Owens Corning, he is focused in applications and new business development to extend the use of glass-based composites as concrete reinforcement.

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IStructE

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