Specifications for FRP Product Certification

As the use of FRPs (fibre reinforced polymers) in civil structures becomes more widespread, a growing need for quality assurance of the FRP materials becomes imperative. In order to meet this need, ISIS Canada led an initiative to create and publish a product certification on Specifications for Product Certification of Fibre Reinforced Polymers.

The scope of the specifications deals with FRPs as internal reinforcement in concrete components of structures such as bridges, buildings and marine structures. The product certification encompasses information on FRPs in the form of bars and grids. The fibres include glass, carbon and aramid fibres, and matrices include isophthalic polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins.

This document provides much needed information for owners of infrastructure, consulting engineers, FRP manufacturers, and the construction industry, all of whom need confidence and assurance that the materials being purchased and used have the quality envisioned during the design process.


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Technical Committee on Product Certification of FRP Materials:

Dr. Brahim Benmokrane, Chair, Dr. Baidar Bakht, Dr. Lawrence Bank; Dr. Nemkumar Banthia, Mr. Marc Demers, Mr. Bernard Drouin, Ms. Ruth Eden, Mr. Garth Fallis, Mr. Sylvain Goulet,  Mr. Doug Gremel, Mr. David Lai, Mr. Gene Latour, Mr. Ralston MacDonnell, Dr. Aftab Mufti, Dr. Kenneth Neale, Mr. Jean-François Poulin, Mr. Guy Richard, Mr. Walter Saltzberg, Dr. Shamim Sheikh , Dr. Gamil Tadros, Mr. Allan Wiseman