Category: Events - Important (on right) 2019 International Bridge Conference - National Harbor, MD

June 10, 2019 June 12, 2019 N/A

The IBC annually attracts over 1,000 bridge owners and engineers, senior policy makers, government officials, bridge designers, construction executives, and suppliers from throughout the United States and abroad. See 2019 IBC website for details on this year's Conference.

John Busel with the American Composites Manufacturers Association would like to announce that the ACMA will be conducting an FRP Workshop at the IBC again this year:

Technical Workshop W-2: New Design Standards and Worldwide Innovative Applications Using FRP Composites to Build Bridges

Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Presented by: American Composites Manufacturers Association

This workshop is intended to capture significant FRP composites initiatives on a global scale. We will cover two recently published design guidelines – the new AASHTO LRFD for GFRP reinforced concrete and UK European bridge design specification. Presentations will also cover recent MODOT testing and approval of innovative bridge systems that meets AASHTO requirements, 15+year durability performance study of FRP rebar, and worldwide examples of bridge installations used in both new and retrofit construction from the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia.

Technical Workshop Program

  • AASHTO/State DOT FRP Composites Implementation, and Specifications Update - Kyle Kopper, P.E., Michigan Department of Transportation
  • CIRIA C779 FRP Bridges: Guidance for the Designers - James Henderson C.Eng MICE, B.Eng (Hons), SNC-Lavalin Atkins
  • Durability Assessment of GFRP Rebar From Bridge Structures with 15 to 24 years in Service – Ryan Koch, Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions
  • Historic Canada Iron Bowstring Arch-Truss Rehabilitation Using a FRP Vehicle Bridge Deck – Scott Reeve, Composite Advantage
  • Innovative Composite Bridge Deck for New Highway Construction - MODOT Project Results - Scott M. Lewit, Structural Composites, Inc.
  • One Piece 68 Ft FRP Composites Pedestrian Bridge Installed With Only 4 bolts in Australia - Belle Blanding, Composites Consulting Group

For more information: Contact John Busel at