The Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association (FRCA) recently announced the 2021 winners of its Innovative Fiber Project of the Year (IFPY) Awards at this year’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas—the concrete industry’s largest event for building professionals.
Presented by FRCA annually, the IFPY Awards recognize distinguished projects that involve the specification and/or use of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) by a contractor, architect, engineer, facility owner or precaster. Evaluated by a panel of industry experts based on their innovative use of FRC and its value to advancing FRC within the concrete industry, the projects are assigned across five categories: micro-synthetic, macro-synthetic, steel, glass and natural fibers.
Completed between October 2020 and December 2021, the winning projects include:
- 1st Place: Habitat for Humanity in Joplin, Mo. – use of macro-synthetic fibers to replace conventional steel in insulated concrete form (ICF) wall construction
- 2nd Place: City of Glendale, Ariz. – use of macro-synthetic fibers in the construction of exterior roadway pavements
- 1st Place: 2021 New American Home in Winter Park, Fla. – use of micro-synthetic fibers for polished concrete floors in net-zero home construction
- 2nd Place: Architectural Home Project – use of micro-synthetic fibers in the construction of a stamped, colored custom concrete patio
- 1st Place: Chrysler Motors – use of steel fibers in the construction of an industrial manufacturing facility
- 2nd Place: Delta Industrial – use of steel fibers in the construction of an industrial manufacturing facility
- 1st Place: Wilson Family Residence in Delacroix, La. – use of various natural fibers in the restoration of the home’s concrete to reduce cracking
Award winners received a commemorative plaque, project publicity promoted by FRCA, and a free one-year membership in FRCA.