February 16-17, 2023 | The International Centre, Toronto, Canada
Title Sponsor: Procore Master Builders Solutions
Stage Presentations

Synthetic Fiber Reinforcement Solutions For Controlled Concrete Cracking

Date & Time: Wednesday May 18, 2022
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3:00 pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Location: Hall 2
Registration: $0
Description:

One of the few guarantees in life is that concrete cracks. Synthetic fibers provide an effective crack control solution for a variety of concrete construction applications and are gaining industry acceptance as a secondary reinforcement alternative to traditional welded wire mesh and light gauge bar.

As synthetic fiber usage grows in concrete construction, the strengths and limitations of their use must be understood. Not all fibers are created equal. The appropriate choice of fiber type is application-dependent.

This presentation will provide an introduction into synthetic fiber use in concrete, the differences between synthetic fiber types, how fiber crack control performance is quantified and the benefits that fiber use can bring to a project.

Presented by:
Dan Vojtko
Dan Vojtko , North America Fiber Product Line Manager, Master Builders Solutions
Dan Vojtko is the North America MasterFiber Product Line Manager for Master Builders Solutions. Vojtko brings over 15 years of experience in the admixture and concrete industry. Before serving in his current Fiber Product Line Manager role, Vojtko previously was a developmental scientist within the Master Builders Solutions Admixture’s Engineering Development Group. In that role he focused on the development and application of the MasterFiber® product line as well as various Master Builders Solutions products including: MasterFiber MAC 2200 CB, MasterFiber® MAC 160CB, and MasterLife® CRA 007 crack-reducing admixture. Dan holds a B.S. in Geomatics Engineering from The Ohio State University and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University with his thesis work titled: “Quantifying the performance of macrosynthetic fiber reinforcement and shrinkage reducing admixtures in large scale concrete slabs”. He is a member of the Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association (FRCA).
Sponsored by:
Master Builders Solutions Canada Inc.