Guide for the Design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP-Rebar.


State Research Institute of Building Constructions (NDIBK) was founded in November 1943 on the base of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Buildings (UkrNDIS).

It is the most oldest research center of construction industry in Ukraine. The institute has more than 500 employees including 7 Doctors, 68 Candidate of Engeering Science and also more than 300 employees with nigh education degrees.

The Technological Group "EKIPAGE" together with Ukrainian Research Institute of Building Constructions conducts development and acceptance of new State standards (DSTU-N) and Guide for the Design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP-Rebar. Planned time for completion October, 2009.


The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a nonprofit technical and educational society organized in 1904 and is one of the world's leading authorities on concrete technology. ACI is a forum for the discussion of all matters related to concrete and the development of solutions to problems. As its chartered objective states, its purpose is "to provide a comradeship in finding the best ways to do concrete work of all kinds and in spreading that knowledge."

  Material properties of FRP bars are validated with a complete set of test methods from ACI. Document 440.3R-04 "Guide Test Methods for Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Reinforcing or Strengthening Concrete Structures".

ASTM committee D30 is transitioning the 440 test methods to individual ASTM test methods such as ASTM D7205 "Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars".

  Design is dictated by ACI 440.1R-06, "Guide for the Design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars".

This document and all other ACI 440 publications are included in the "Manual of Concrete Practice" which many engineering firms obtain.


The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.

As a solutions-oriented organization, we work in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public health and safety. Advancing the quality of life. Helping to preserve the environment. Facilitating trade

  In Canada, the use of FRP bars in buildings is dictated by the code CSA S806-02.

The Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, CSA-S6-06, adopted provisions for the use of FRP bars in 2006. As a result of this, many bridges and parapets in Canada are being built using FRP bars including some very substantial structures such as the Floodway Bridge pictured below.


The fib (International Federation for Structural Concrete) Task Group 9.3 'FRP (Fibre Reinforced Polymer) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures' comprises experts in the field of FRP as structural reinforcement for concrete concrete structures. The work performed by fib TG9.3 is published as fib Bulletins. Meetings are held twice a year.

The group forms part of Commission 9 'Reinforcing and Prestressing Materials and Systems'. The task group exists of about 60 members, representing most European universities, research institutes and industrial companies working in the field of advanced composite reinforcement for concrete structures, as well as members of North-America and Asia.

  fib Bulletin 40 - Technical report on "FRP reinforcement in RC structures" drafted by a working party of Task Group 9.3, FRP (Fibre Reinforced Polymer) reinforcement for concrete structures, in Commission 9, Reinforcing and prestressing materials and systems, 2007, 160 pp, ISBN 978-2-88394-080-2.

In Italy, design guidance has been published by the Italian CNR : "Istruzioni, per la Progettazione, l’Esecuzione ed il Controllo, di Strutture di Calcestruzzo, armato con Barre di, Materiale Composito Fibrorinforzato". And draft design guidance by the Italian Highways Agency, ANAS.


Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) was established as an incorporated association in 1914 entrusted with the mission to contribute to the advancement of scientific culture by promoting the filed of civil engineering and the expansion of civil engineering activities. Since its establishment, JSCE has endeavored to achieve the above mission, through extensive activities including scientific exchange among members, researchers / promotion of science and technologies relating to the filed of civil engineering, social involvement, etc. Over the years, the JSCE membership has increased significantly from the initial 443 members to approximately 39,000 members at present, and is currently engaged in various wide-ranged activities around the world.

  “Recommendation for Design and Construction of Concrete Structures Using Continuous Fiber Reinforced Materials.” Concrete Engineering Series 23, ed. by A. Machida, Research Committee on Continuous Fiber Reinforcing Materials, Tokyo, Japan, 325 p.