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Fiberglass Rebar and Dowels - Durable, Light, Strong and Affordable Solutions

  • Oct 6, 2020 (1:30 - 4:30 pm CT; 12:30 - 3:30 pm MT)
    Virtual Learning (desktop or laptop access)


DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A webinar link will be emailed 2 days prior to the presentation.

A copy of the general sign in sheet can be downloaded by clicking here.

The above opportunity and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


Fiberglass rebar is a superior lightweight and non-corrosive option for reinforced concrete. Product review:

  • Fiberglass Rebar for Structural and Flatwork Applications
  • Dowel Bars for Paving
  • Removing Corrosion from the equation
  • Value Proposition
  • Application Discussion: Flatwork, Bridges, Paving (Continuous and Jointed)
  • Project examples – local and national
  • Design process using available AASHTO and ACI Guides
  • Project specification (including ASTM) and Material QC/QA
  • Handling and Placing guidelines and recommendations
  • Owner's Perspective
  • Open Discussion
  • Industry standards – resource list


Jon Fischer, P.E., is an Applications Engineer at Owens Corning. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and his master’s degree in civil engineering from the Ohio University Russ College of Engineering & Technology. Jon brings 9 years of experience with fiberglass rebar design and implementation and frequently works hand in hand with engineers and contractors to ensure proper usage and a successful project.

Ashish Gandhi, Program Leader for Infrastructure Business, is Indian born and grew up within family businesses instilling an entrepreneurial spirit. He migrated to the Twin Cities in December 1995 to earn a chemical engineering degree at the #1 nationally ranked program, U of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He returned to his alma mater to earn his MBA at Carlson College (U of MN) in 2008. Ashish has been part of the Owens Corning team for fourteen years. He leads their Go to Market strategy activity and business development.

Target Audience

Contractors, engineers, inspectors and maintenance personnel involved in bridge and roadway construction or maintenance will benefit from this technology transfer presentation.

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