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Re: WWR or WWF? (WAS: Capillary Breaks)

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The Wire Reinforcement Institute wants it to be WWR because they feel that reinforcement sounds better than fabric.  The change was implemented in ACI 318-05,  which is now available.
 
But here's another question,  of all the people who use WRI literature to prove they are doing things right,  do any of you have any idea who (or what) WRI is?
 
I don't  - it basically used to be one guy (Roy Reiterman).  He's now kind of retired and living somewhere in the mid-West.  WRI, however, is now in Hartford, California.  There's another guy, Bob somebody in Arizona, that has some unclear involvement.
 
If you don't know who any of these people are or what their qualifications are,  why are you following their recommendations?  Just a hypothetical question.
 
 
Gail Kelley