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October 25, 2017

Dinner Presentation:  Concrete Applications for Fibre Reinforced Polymers
Presenter:                              Gary Fisher, P.Eng. - Sika Canada
Location: Norwood Hotel - 112 Marion Street






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ACI Manitoba Chapter is committed to providing our members with access to the latest technology in the concrete industry presented by leading experts in their field. ACI Manitoba hosts dinner presentations monthly from September through June and includes presentations on all aspects of the concrete industry including research and development, concrete production, design, repair, and construction. In addition to showcasing local expertise, ACI Manitoba is proud to present industry leading speakers from throughout North America. The dinner presentations also provide members with valuable networking opportunities, the ability share and learn from real world experiences of others in the concrete industry, and qualify for professional development points by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM).

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“Concrete Applications for Fibre Reinforced Polymers ”

Gary Fisher, P.Eng. - Sika Canada

Overview of Presentation:

Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) can be used in structural strengthening and repurposing of concrete building members. This presentation will include:

• An overview of FRP applications to concrete structural elements

• The FRP manufacturing process and different types of FRP

• FRP standards, including which ones to use for which applications


This presentation will be a great overview for anyone with no experience to those with extensive experience with FRP products to see what is possible. Some of the first FRP construction projects in Canada were done in Winnipeg so their applications are definitely relevant for our climate and environment.

Bio for Presenter:

Gary Fisher graduated from the University of Natal in South Africa in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science and his Civil Engineering degree. Upon graduation he went to work for the South African Railway in their construction division. Gary joined Sika in 1987 and worked his way to General Manager / President of South Africa for Sika. He moved, with the company, to Canada in 1999 where he took on the role of Western Regional Manager with Sika, based out of Edmonton, Alberta. In early 2016 Gary was promoted to the role of National Application Field Manager for Commercial Construction. Gary has been involved in the Training and Application of FRP materials throughout his entire career in construction as well as some of the initial projects in Canada with Sika. He brings a wealth of knowledge with him while specializing in concrete repair and protection.

When & Where:
When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Location: Norwood Hotel - 112 Marion Street
Mixer: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM

$ 45 for Chapter members (plus GST)
$ 65 for non-members (plus GST)
$ 15 for Students (U of M and RRC) (plus GST)

This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour. The event is classified as "Informal Activity" under APEGM's CPD Program.

Register below or e-mail
Deadline: Noon Tuesday, October 24, 2017

No-shows and cancellation after registration deadline will be invoiced. VISA/MasterCard/Interac/Cash/Cheque payments payable upon admission. Exact change appreciated if paying with Cash. Members, guests and friends are all welcome.

Should you have any dietary requirements, please advise when registering!



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