Precast Consulting Service
Finance, Marketing &
Use of Synthetic Fibers
There have been four trends that have recently
The result is that synthetic fibers can substantially
reduce costs for most underground producers.
The price of steel has gone through the roof
New design equations have been developed for
synthetic fibers extending their range
New synthetic fibers have been developed -
macrofibers - that extend the range
SCC has been adopted by most producers solving
Fiber reinforcement is being used by septic
tank manufacturers across the country
Fiber reinforcement is a natural extension
into utility vaults, and similar structures. It can withstand H-20
Fiber reinforcement has been accepted in some
states as being equal in performance to steel reinforcement in manholes.
Here is a link to the Georgia DOT Special Provision 941 allowing such use.
We recently presented the results of
the new design equations and the experience of producers to the Technical
Committee of the NPCA.
For the PowerPoint recently presented
at MCPX, click
Note: It will take several
minutes to load this PowerPoint presentation with a telephone modem.
What can Precast Consulting
do? You have competent
and experienced managers. But they already have a full platter and
are probably unfamiliar with the new design equations and the properties
of fibers. Call us and we can get you started. Working
closely with you and your management, we bring experienced resources to:
Alert you to the opportunity so you
can take action. Fibers lower production cost.
Facilitate the process, select fibers,
design trials, set milestones and objectives
What's worked elsewhere Feedback
on success stories, show what others have done
for the Precast Industry