Please join us for the NTX Chapter November Membership Meeting!
Date: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration and networking for the meeting will begin at 11 AM, a buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 AM, and the presentation will begin at noon.
Location: Las Colinas Corporate Center – 4th Floor Conference Room, 6363 N. State Highway 161, Suite 550, Irving TX 75038.
Cost: $25/member, $35/non-member
Registration link coming soon! Members must log in to receive the discount.
Continuing education certificates will be provided to those who attend the meeting. Please be sure to add your name to the list at the meeting to receive a certificate.
Topic: What is FRCM?
Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix or FRCM is an alternative to FRP. FRCM combines a sprayable mortar with a carbon-fiber grid to create thin-walled, reinforced concrete shells without adding significant weight or mass to the structure. Its advantages are similar to those of FRP (that is, strength, low weight, and ease of application), but also that it may be applied to repair and resurface, strengthen and protect in one application, as well as greater resistance to heat and better long-term durability.
This presentation will introduce this technology and cover applications where FRCM may be used in lieu of traditional FRP. This presentation will also cover ‘lessons learned’ featuring a project profile.
Speakers: F. Keith Bohren, P.E. & Chad Eades (Simpson Strong-Tie)
Keith is a Senior Field Engineer with Simpson Strong-Tie managing a territory consisting of Texas. Keith specializes in the technical aspects, Code compliance, and installations of Simpson’s anchor and concrete strengthening lines. Keith’s main focus is educating Structural Engineers and Jurisdictions as well as assisting with construction challenges. Keith has been with Simpson Strong-Tie since 2007 and prior to that worked for a Structural Engineering Consulting firm in the Seattle area.
Chad is a Senior Repair Protect Strengthen Specialist for Simpson Strong-Tie and has been actively involved in the Construction Industry and Engineering Community for over 30 years. He is primarily responsible for coordinating efforts between Owners, Engineers and Contractors for Repair Protection and Strengthening Projects. He is an active member of several ICRI Chapters, and currently serves as is Vice President of the South Central Texas Chapter. Chad was born and raised in Wyoming , received his degree at Arizona State University from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and currently resides in Austin, TX.
Plan to join the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) in Philadelphia, PA — the best opportunity for novice and seasoned professionals to expand your understanding of concrete repair, protection and restoration at the convention through networking, technical sessions, earning PDH credits, and participating in ICRI Committee meetings.
Registration info coming soon! Check www.icri.org for updates.