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.
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.