Title: Specifying FRP for Building Structures with Design Examples
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM PT
Duration: 1 Hour

This webinar has already taken place. A recording of the webinar will be available here, typically within one day.


This one-hour webinar is designed to provide structural engineers and building officials with a deeper understanding of FRP Design and how to specify FRP systems to ensure performance.

FRP is an effective tool for concrete repair and retrofit projects. As a result, an increasing number of structural projects are calling for FRP in their design. The industry has produced varying methodologies for specification of FRP ranging from direct detail callouts to full performance specifications. At the same time, design methodologies vary in terms of manufacturer and the testing that is required. This class aims to help participants effectively specify FRP so they receive the performance appropriate to their design demands. The instructor will lead participants through seismic and gravity design examples to provide participants with a deeper understanding of design intricacies and how they’re affected by specifications.

Participants in the live event will have an opportunity to ask questions.

As a result of attending this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Design an FRP beam shear reinforcement.
  • Design an FRP diaphragm reinforcement.
  • Differentiate between a direct specification and a performance specification.
  • Explain the effect FRP specifications have on the FRP design.
Continuing education credits will be offered for this webinar. Participants can earn one professional development hour (PDH), and 0.1 continuing education unit (CEU) for attending the webinar and completing the Learning Credits quiz. Contact training@strongtie.com with any questions.

Spaces are limited — register today! If you can't make the webinar, register anyway. The recording will be sent out to all registrants after the event.

Alex Daddow is a registered professional engineer in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Architectural Engineering. Before joining Simpson Strong-Tie in 2019, Alex was a consulting engineer for six years working on podium structures, custom housing, bridges, historic retrofits, schools and foundation systems. He is now a Senior Composite Strengthening Systems (CSS) Field Engineer and educates the industry on composite systems throughout the Pacific Northwest region. Alex also works directly with specifiers, installers and plan reviewers, assisting them with the technical aspects of designing and building with Composite Strengthening Systems.


Senior Composite Strengthening Systems (CSS) Field Engineer
Senior Development Manager, Composite Strengthening Systems
Simpson Strong-Tie