FIBTONG - Use of fiber reinforcement in Concrete Elements

Element Nor AS is the first concrete element manufacturer in Norway to carry out a pilot project where the use of fiber reinforcement in concrete elements can be tested.

The concrete element industry has been waiting years for an unambiguous calculation rules for the use of steel fiber in concrete structures. Calculation rules have been available in several other countries in and outside of Europe, without these calculation rules having received sufficient acceptance for use in Norway.

The project consists of five work packages which will clarify the technical basis for future use of fiber reinforcement. These work packages consist of concept development, development of calculation tools, testing, technical advice and pilot production / skills development. The use of fiber reinforcement will bring around several environmental benefits such as improved EPD, less use of steel and it will simplify the production process at Element Nor.

The project is being carried out in collaboration with KUPA AS, Betongklyngen N3C, Arcon, UIT Norwegian Arctic University and SINTEF and is  funded by Innovasjon Norge.