ASTM standard supports synthetic fiber for concrete pipe, culvert

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshocken, Pa.; CP staff

The forthcoming ASTM C1818, Specification for Rigid Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain and Sewer Pipe, describes a companion approach to conventional reinforcement in at- or below-grade structures. Developed by ASTM C13 Committee on Concrete Pipe, it recognizes time-dependent properties that require testing of synthetic fiber above and beyond what would be typical for steel reinforced concrete drainage products.

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