Allentown, PA (PRWEB) May 04, 2014
FIber Reinforced Pervious Concrete:
FORTA® was recently invited to speak at, and participate in, a pervious concrete seminar and demonstration by contractor-client The Bazella Group of Allentown, PA. The 2-day event was attended by approximately 30 owners, specifiers, and water-management government officials to learn more about the basics of pervious concrete. The Bazella current focus is to re-educate project candidates from the old, cumbersome, and poorly-performing pervious mixes of yester-year, and provide more advanced design and practice ideas that result in a much more durable and tougher in-place pervious pavement. The seminar began with a PACA-sanctioned pervious certification class and test for several contractor personnel, led by Bruce Cody who has become a statewide association resource and expert in pervious concrete. Presentations also included topics such as available government grant funding for sustainable projects, basic pervious design and concepts, evolution of pervious mixes and placement practices, colored and resin overlays for decorative pervious, and enhancements to toughness and freeze/thaw durability courtesy of macro synthetic fibers. After presentations, attendees were able to witness 2-days of pervious concrete placements and demonstrations, all of which contained 5 lbs/cu yd of FERRO-GREEN® 2 ¼” fiber. Following are details regarding the mix, mixing, placement practices, and techniques that may assist your future FRP – Fiber Reinforced Pervious – efforts.
Since FORTA's beginning in 1978, its fibers have played an important role in the design and construction of many different types of projects, from airports and tennis courts to swimming pools and public schools. Today, FORTA continues to be the most respected name in the synthetic fiber industry, including research and development. From a single grade of fiber, FORTA has expanded its product line to include an entire family of fibers tailored to specific applications and demands of the international concrete community. Coupled with a dedicated and knowledgeable management, staff, and workforce, FORTA Corporation will continue to lead the way in building a better concrete future.
The FORTA Mission
We will pay close attention to our customers. We will lead our customers into the future of fiber technology for concrete. We will strive to serve our customers so well that they will brag about our products and service. We will not be satisfied simply to be in the fiber business. We will partner with our customers to maintain FORTA's continuing dream.
Contact FORTA today to learn more about how our reinforcement fibers can help your FRP project!