Standards for Non-Metallic Reinforcing Bars and Their Use in Concrete Structures

The scope of application of the Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic Bars has been reflected in the rules and standards approved at the legislative level. When carrying out work related to the design, production, installation and operation, manufacturers and consumers shall follow the standard rules applicable in their country. Today, there is a certain regulatory framework regarding the standards of non-metallic reinforcing bars and their use in concrete structures. This is a very significant step for the development of this filed in the construction industry.

Ukraine

National standard DSTU-N B B.2.6-185: 2012 "Instructions for the design and manufacture of concrete products and structures with non-metallic reinforcing bars based on basalt and glass roving", approved by the Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Utility Services of Ukraine on September 28, 2012, as amended from time to time.

USA

National Standard ACI 440.3R-04 "Guidelines for Methods of Testing Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic Bars Used for Reinforcement of Concrete Structures".

ASTM committee D30 National Standard "Properties and performance indicators of reinforcing mesh made of Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic Bars under tension".

The above documents have been developed and approved by the American Concrete Institute.

Canada

National Standard CAN / CSA-S806-02, Design and Development of Building Structures Using Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic Bars", developed and approved by the Canadian Standards Association.

Europe

National Standard Fib Bulletin 40 "Reinforcement of Concrete Structures Using Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic Bars", developed by the American Concrete Institute.

Italy

National standard CNR-DT 203/2006 "Guidelines for the design and construction of concrete structures reinforced with Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic Bars", developed and approved by the Italian National Research Council

Japan

"Recommendations for the design and construction of concrete structures reinforced with fibreglass reinforced plastic materials", developed and approved by the Japanese Society of Civil Engineers.