The Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association (FRCA) is focused on furthering the development, knowledge and market of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC), a concrete mixture that is reinforced with dispersed, randomly oriented fibers.
FRCA was initially formed in 1991 as an association focused solely on the promotion of synthetic fiber-reinforced concrete. After a rebrand and total revamp of its bylaws, FRCA emerged as an association that serves all fiber types commercially available in the market worldwide.
Members of FRCA represent major manufacturers, suppliers and marketers of the world’s most popular fiber reinforcement products in the concrete industry. Each of these member companies is committed to building greater awareness of latest information on FRC.
Our Innovative Fiber Project of the Year (IFPY) Awards recognize distinguished projects submitted by any contractor, architect, engineer, facility owner or precaster that specified and/or utilized fiber reinforced concrete supplied by an FRCA member.
FRCA established a partnership with the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in order to enhance its value to member companies and the concrete industry, as well as promote FRC as an alternative to secondary/temperature-shrinkage reinforcement of concrete and shotcrete.
Through this partnership, CIM and MTSU will perform a number of functions:
- The CIM Department will develop a repository for technical resources relating to FRC.
- MTSU’s Civil Engineering Department will conduct research sponsored by FRCA.
- Sponsor seminars will be held annually on MTSU’s campus to further disseminate the latest information and research results related to FRC worldwide.