Concrete Fiber Solutions, Prairie Material ‘wired’ into mesh alternative


Concrete Fiber Solutions (CFS), along with Prairie Material and Goebel Forming, recently completed a massive flooring installation at the 110 N. Wacker project in Chicago, utilizing steel fiber reinforced concrete in place of traditional wire mesh. The high-rise features composite metal deck floors reinforced with 25 lbs./yd. of CFS 150-5 fibers in lightweight concrete mixes. The fiber substitution contributed to increased worker safety and floor-finishing efficiency.

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MANUFACTURERS – November 2016

Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based steel fiber manufacturer Concrete Fiber Solutions has appointed Matthew Norman as Midwest sales manager, citing industry experience that includes nearly a decade in designing, specifying and overseeing the use of steel fiber-reinforced concrete. He joins CFS at a point of rapid growth, management notes, with the company’s steel fiber-reinforced floor slab installations exceeding 3 million square feet through Q3 2016. Norman graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in civil engineering. His major field of study was reinforced concrete design with a double minor in geotechnical engineering and economics.

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