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March 2023 Meeting – Structural Strengthening With FRP Composites


THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Memorial City Mall, 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024, Tel: (713) 461-0692

11:15 am – Social
11:45 am – Lunch
12:00 pm – Program

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Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP’s) have become a viable and accepted means of upgrading, strengthening, and rehabilitating structures throughout the world. Typical applications include external reinforcement, seismic upgrades, change in use, building alterations and innovative anchoring techniques. This presentation will discuss why structures need to be strengthened, design considerations, along with available industry guidelines, highlight materials that can be used for structural strengthening along with their advantages and disadvantages and fire protection requirements.


Eri Vokshi, PE, Sika-US


Eri Vokshi is a Technical Sales Manager at Sika-US. She has 11 years of experience with FRP materials and design. She holds a Master’s degree in Material Science from Arizona State University and is a professional engineer in the state of Florida. Eri is also an active member of ICRI, ACI, SEA and the chair of ACI 440-0E subcommittee.