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.
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.