december 27, 2018
In my first month as ACI President, I was presented with an opportunity to testify before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, on the topic of advancing the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials in construction. The hearing was prompted by a 2017 workshop hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which resulted in NIST Special Publication 1218, Road Mapping Workshop Report on Overcoming Barriers to Adoption of Composites in Sustainable Infrastructure. The subcommittee hearing was designed to identify barriers and discuss how the federal government might play a role in addressing those barriers.
october 15, 2013
It is pleasant to see new technologies and materials firmly establishing themselves on the Russian market of construction materials. Thus, currently, light poles made of composite materials are becoming more often on Russian roads. These poles are light, resistant to corrosion and chemicals, durable, easy to install. However among all their advantages the main is ability to redistribute impact energy. Obviously, today there is no better alternative to outdated concrete, galvanized and wooden analogues.
june 26, 2013
Company GALEN (Cheboksary, Chuvashia) specializes in manufacture of composite materials to serve various industries. Rebars and wall ties made of glass and basalt fiber reinforced polymer were the first products developed for construction industry.
november 6, 2012
In the beginning of October Moscow hosted a seminar “Use of composite reinforcement materials in concrete structures” held by a Canadian scientist Brahim Benmokrane. Dr. Benmokrane, the world’s leading expert on composite reinforcement materials, Hero of Canada, spoke in Russia for the first time.
august 20, 2012
As a rule, new technologies either come to Russia from the West, or are created on the foundations of old, Soviet-era science and research institutes. But Galen, an innovative family-owned company in Cheboksary, has achieved commercial success by exporting its technology to the West. The owners of Galen — creator and inventor-in-chief Valery Nikolaev and his older son Yevgeny, the commercial director — recently spoke to “Ogonyok” magazine about how their unique enterprise came into being and the prospects for using composite building materials in Russia.