August 8-9, 2024

Fourth International Workshop on FRP Bars for Concrete Structures (IW-FRPCS4)

Welcome

The organizing committee is happy to welcome you to our new event website! Here you will find more information about the objectives of the event, the speakers and the schedule.

Goal of the Workshop

Defining a path to broadly implement FRP bars for safe, economical and resilient concrete structures. Non-corrosive FRP rebars are an effective alternative to steel-reinforced concrete structures, with a potential broad market of applications. Hybrid FRP-metallic reinforcing is an emerging solution for ensuring seismic ductility and recovery. This workshop* is geared for stakeholders involved in concret construction, including owners, manufacturers, installers, distributors, engineers, architects, and provinces, state, and city/local officials. The workshop aims to define a path to more fully implement FRP bar and hybrid solutions for concrete stuctures.

We look forward seeing you in Toronto!

Organizers:

Chair: Brahim Benmokrane, Professor of Civil Engineering and Tier-1 Canada Reasearch Chair, and Industrial Research Chair, Director of CRUSMAC, Dept. Of Civil Engineering and Building Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada; brahim.benmokrane@usherbrooke.ca

Co-Chair: Antonio Nanni, Inaugural Senior Scholar Professor and Chair Dept. of Civil and Arch Engineering, University of Miami, FL, USA; nanni@miami.edu

Co-Chair: Steven Nolan, Senior Structures Design Engineer, FDOT State Structures Design Office, Tallahassee, FL, USA; steven.nolan@dot.state.fl.us

OUR SPONSORS

Thank you to our PLATINUM sponsors!

  • V-ROD/Pultrall Inc.
  • MST Rebar Inc.
  • Altair Engineering Inc.
  • SFTec

Sponsors & Partners
· University of Sherbrooke & the University of Sherbrooke Research Centre on FRP Composite Materials for Structures (CRUSMaC)
· University of Miami
· Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
· Ministry of Transportation Quebec (MTQ)
· Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
· NSF I/U CRC Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI)
· University of Southern Queensland

Why sponsor the IW-FRPCS4?

Sponsorship represents one of the most effective methods to position your organization as an industry leader and underscore your dedication to advancing and sharing knowledge. The workshop offers a platform for attendees to learn, connect, and share with their peers. As we focus on the essential role that FRP bar and hybrid solution plays in concrete structures, share with your colleagues the topics, and work you care deeply about. We anticipate the attendance of new colleagues from concrete construction, including owners, manufacturers, installers, distributors, engineers, architects, and province, state, and city/local officials. Their eagerness to learn about advances in FRP bar for concrete reinforcements is overwhelming and this is where Sponsors can make a significant impact. As in the past, the success of this event has largely been due to the contributions of our SPONSORS who have provided vital financial support.

We hope you will consider joining us to share your services, to educate our attendees about what you can offer them to support them in their work. As a Sponsor, you are directly contributing to the advancement of education in concrete structures reinforced with FRP bar and hybrid solutions.

PLEASE, refer to the SPONSORSHIP section for more information.

Pr. Brahim Benmokrane, Pr. Antonio Nanni, Mr. Steven Nolan

REGISTRATION COST:

Please browse our REGISTRATION section for more information (sponsorships, technical exhibit, etc).

Speakers and attendees: 200$ (CAD)* - $150 (USD).
*Before June 30, 2024. 250$ (CAD) after June 30, 2024.

Includes all coffee breaks and lunches on Thursday and Friday.

TO BOOK A ROOM AT THE HOTEL:

ONLINE BOOKING

Phone: 1-800-445-8667 or 416-977-5000 and mention our group code ''CDT955''

*In addition to screen recording of the workshop, scribes will be present at each session to record issues of concern, agreements and needs raised by attendees for advancing the safe and economical deployment of FRP reinforced concrete. These notes will be summarized in preparation of a whitepaper similar to the 3rd IW-FRPCS. The whitepaper is expected to be completed by October 31st for distribution to the attendees of the workshop and voluntary action plan precedingthe 5th International Workshop in 2026.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Brahim Benmokrane

Brahim Benmokrane, Ph.D, P. Eng., FRSC, FACI, FCSCE, FIIFC, FCAE, FEIC, FBEI, FCACSMA, FIAAM
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science)
Professor of Civil Engineering
Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in Advanced Composite Materials for Civil Structures
Industrial Research Chair Professor in Innovative FRP Reinforcement for Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure
Director of The University of Sherbrooke Research Centre of Excellence in FRP Composite Materials for Structures (CRUSMAC)
Department of Civil and Building Engineering,
University of Sherbrooke,
Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA, J1K 2R1

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Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown

108, Chestnut Street Toronto, ON Canada, M5G 1R3

Registration period

March 4, 2024 - 08:00 until July 31, 2024 - 23:00

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact brahim.benmokrane@usherbrooke.ca .

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