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.
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.