Tag: Macro Fiber

  • Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Withstands Heavy Loads

    Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Withstands Heavy Loads

    by Kate Hamilton The fiber-reinforced concrete at the Caterpillar warehouse in Michigan was designed to withstand the weight of heavy-duty construction equipment The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Caterpillar warehouse demands a lot of its 110,000-square-foot concrete slab. Composed of showrooms, exterior pavements, composite metal decks, and engine service bays, it gets a beating from the several-ton […]

  • Time and Labor Savings in Store with Macro Fibers

    Time and Labor Savings in Store with Macro  Fibers

    by Concrete Construction Staff Structural engineers for the project, specified Grace’s STRUX 90/40 synthetic macrofibers Wal-Mart’s new Salt Lake City Supercenter offers shoppers everything from groceries and general merchandise to a McDonald’s, vision center, hair salon, and portrait studio all under one roof. Encompassing more than 200,000 square feet of retail space, the store attracts […]

  • Macro Fibers in High Dosage Levels Are Improving Concrete Slabs

    Macro Fibers in High Dosage Levels Are Improving Concrete Slabs

    by Joe Nasvik Slab-on-grade floor and pavement panels shrink less and have almost no curl Adding steel or microsynthetic fibers to concrete isn’t new; we’ve been doing it for the past 40 years. Macrosynthetic fibers are a more recent development and they offer solutions to floor and pavement construction that neither steel nor micro fibers […]