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Dritan Topuzi

Part of the satisfaction of being in the business of innovative materials is the organization of technical events for the construction industry. Such was the seminar organized in cooperation with PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario) on June 23, in Mississauga, ON, where the satisfaction was even higher because the event sold out within a few days following the announcement.

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On March 31, AGF-Raymond Rebar Inc. hosted a customer appreciation event at K&S on the Keys in Ottawa, ON, where about 25 companies from the construction industry were invited (Fig. 1). AGF-Raymond’s general manager, Christian Witt, said the evening was intended to “thank our valuable customers for their loyalty, their support and to celebrate a great year of prestigious projects in our region.”

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Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been successfully used as an alternative to steel in reinforcing concrete structures, in particular because of their corrosion-resistance and electrical and magnetic transparency. In spite of many advantages compared to steel, FRPs have lower moduli of elasticity, which may lead to higher deflections of FRP reinforced structures in certain cases. To overcome this serviceability concern, FRP bars can be prestressed.

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Consulting Engineers of Ontario held the 2015 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Gala on April 18 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON, to recognize 12 engineering firms that have applied outstanding professional leadership and engineering innovation. The top award, the Willis Chipman Award, went to ELLIS Engineering for developing an innovative approach to reconstructing the Canadian Niagara Power Forebay Bridge while preserving the original stonework of the arch structure.

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ComBAR GFRP has been widely used in the province of Ontario since 2008, in various types of projects. Expanding to new provinces brings an excitement we always enjoy sharing with our customers and partners.