Fiber Reinforced Concrete Values and Applications
By Mike Smith
Mike Smith is Forta Corporation’s regional manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest and the Dakotas.
Mike has worked in the fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) business for over 20 yrs. He has been involved in millions of square feet of steel, fiberglass and polypropylene FRC pavement, slab on ground, shotcrete, overlays and metal decks. Some of the projects Mike was involved in include Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, FedEx, Swift Trucking, Prologis, Intermountain Health Care, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, school districts and universities as well as multiple municipalities including federal & state highway departments.
Mike started his concrete career in ready mix sales and technical services for Monroc, inc. (currently DBA Idaho Concrete and Eagle Precast) in Boise Idaho. He then served as a four state territory manager for Fibermesh followed by a six state territory manager for Saint Gobain. Now Mike has found his home with Forta Corporation, the original synthetic FRC manufacturer in North American.
Most importantly Mike provides education and tools for the construction industry regarding FRC values, function, applications and proper use. He does this through mix design support, on site services, reinforcement calculations and load based designs following ACI guidelines and ASTM testing.
Mike lives near Denver Colorado with his spouse, Debi. He has four children and 3 adorable grandchildren.