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I downloaded the csi specifications
http://www.fiberglassrebar.com/csi_specs.htm

The coef of thermal expansion is less than 7 glass is 8 steel and concrete are 12

Thermal changes need to be addressed. I recommend that you become an expert for this product or don't use it.

Quoting the web site "Direct substitution of FRP bars in a concrete member designed with steel bars is not possible in most cases."
This is alarming.

http://www.fiberglassrebar.com/design_codes.htm

Going to a seminar is not needed and will never replace Reading the code text.
Beware of seminar lecturers and product reps claiming the standard of care interpretations of code.
This is truly a bigger issue but back to the subject Fiber Glass Re-bar.

 I would be the proud owner and have read the following which were recommended by the product's web site.
http://www.fiberglassrebar.com/design_codes.htm

ACI 440R-07 “Report on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures

ACI 440.1R-06 “Guide for the Design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars,

ACI 440.2R-08 "Guide for the Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Concrete Structures

ACI 440.2R-08 "Guide for the Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Concrete Structures,

ACI 440.3R-04 "Guide for Test Methods for Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for Reinforcing and Strengthening Concrete Structures

ACI 440.4R-04 "Prestressing Concrete Stuctures with FRP Tendons

ACI 440.6-08 "Specification for Carbon and Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bar Materials for Concrete Reinforcement,

ACI 440.7R-10 "Guide for the Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Unreinforced Masonry Structures

David B. Merrick, SE