ACI honours Sami Rizkalla with symposium on FRP

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) honoured professor Sami Rizkalla for his outstanding contributions of fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) in structural concrete at the Concrete Convention and Exposition.

Rizkalla, a professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University, was honoured with a reception and a two-part session at the exposition taking place in Québec City.

ACI says Rizkalla is a structural engineer whose research contributed to the widespread adoption of FRP as a mainstream material for reinforcement of concrete structures around the globe. His research has advanced this technology both as internal reinforcements for new construction and as external reinforcements for rehabilitation of existing structures.

Rizkalla was honoured with a reception and a two-part session focused on reinforced and prestressed concrete structures with emphasis on the applications of FRP reinforcement as well as high performance materials.

Non-Prestressed FRP Reinforcement and Retrofitting Systems

Presentations included:

  • Recent Canadian Experience of Applications of FRP Reinforcing Bars in Buildings and Bridges
  • Seismic Performance of Concrete Columns Containing GFRP Longitudinal Bars and GFRP Transverse Reinforcement
  • Innovations in Bridge Strengthening using FRP in Australia


Prestressed FRP Reinforcement, Hybrid Systems and Fire

Presentations included:

  • Fire Safety and Fibre-reinforced Polymers: From Prohibition to Acceptance
  • Behavior of Carbon FRP Prestressed Cored Slabs
  • Strengthening Concrete Structures using Prestressed FRP-over 20 years of R&D


Learn more about ACI resources on Fibre-Reinforced Polymers.



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