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Great comment Bill!
Larry Hauer, SD.E.

From: bill(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: FRP Retrofit
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:20:20 -0500

ACI 440.2

Or I could do it all for you. Hire me!

Meaning no disrespect, but all these academic-types and their start-up ventures to "consult" on xFRP strengthening...that ship has sailed.

Unless you have some highly unusual application, you don't need a Ph.D. to design this stuff.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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On Jun 9, 2009, at 9:34 AM, "Timothy Hilton" <thilton(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Can somebody point me to a good source of info for using FRP “strips” to reinforce existing concrete? 


Specifically I’m interested in strengthening an existing flat plate slab to add a new penthouse on top.  The addition will also require a large number of 12” to 14” square penetrations for new mechanical units.  I need some ballpark figures for a cost estimate ASAP.


I would appreciate any insight. 




Timothy K. Hilton, E.I.

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