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Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Concrete to Concrete Connections and the Effects of Fire on Post-Installed Rebar

  • 21 Mar 2023
  • 5:30 PM
  • Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 S 47th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034


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Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: 

Concrete to Concrete Connections and the Effects of Fire on Post-Installed Rebar

As post-installed rebar connections become more prevalent in the construction industry, there has been concern on performance of the adhesives used in the case of a fire event. Fires can impact all types of structures and understanding the fire-resistance of your post-installed rebar connections can help designers provide sufficient development length for a fire-rated design. This presentation discusses the impacts of high heat on bond-strength, the new developments in the acceptance criteria for optional fire testing on organic adhesives in rebar connections, and innovations in inorganic adhesive solutions and how they provide superior fire resistance.

Presented by Adam Boucher,

Lead Field Engineer, Hilti

Adam Boucher is the Lead Field Engineer for Hilti servicing the Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas Markets. Adam joined Hilti in 2011 as a Field Engineer where he works as a technical resource providing product education and recommendations to the Architectural and Engineering community. He also provides technical support and training to the Hilti’s sales-force and customers. Prior to working for Hilti Adam worked as a Structural Designer for a Structural Engineering firm in Scottsdale, AZ. Adam hold a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering with an Emphasis in Structural Design from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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