January 22-23, 2020 | The International Centre, Toronto, Canada
Title Sponsors: Procore Sika Canada
Conference Sessions

Understanding Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Date & Time: Thursday Feb 07, 2019
3:30 pm
Duration: 55 minutes
Location: Phoenix Room B
Registration: $50

This session on Concrete Fibers will provide an overview of what is Fiber Reinforced Concrete, the differences between Micro Synthetic, Macro Synthetic Fibers and Steel Fibers, the various industry specifications covering the use of fibers and design considerations when incorporating fibers. Also discussed will be the common applications for the various types of fibers.

Presented by:
Heidi Helmink
Heidi Helmink, Senior Technical Manager, Fibermesh
Heidi Helmink is a Senior Technical Manager for Fibermesh – A Sika Brand. She has been in the fiber concrete reinforcement industry for over 10 years. Previously she worked in construction and engineering industry for approximately 30 years, working in heavy industrial and commercial projects. She previously held positions as a Regional Engineer for Rinker Materials, Senior Engineer and Marketing Manager for CMM Engineering LLC, and Senior Structural Engineer for Middough Associates. She has a BS in marketing from Kent State University and a BS in civil/structural engineering from Cleveland State University where she graduated with honors. Member of ACI544 (fiber reinforced concrete), ACI506 (shotcrete), ACI360 (Design of Slab on Ground), ASTM A01 (steel reinforcement), ASTM C13 (precast culvert), ASTM C27 (precast), FRCA (Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association), NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association) and Friend of AASHTO Subcommittee of Materials 4f/g,
Sponsored by:
SIKA Canada