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Repair and Strengthen in One Shot: Introducing the Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM)



The Next Generation of Composite Strengthening Systems™ for Concrete and Masonry Structures

Repair, protect and strengthen aging, damaged or overloaded concrete and masonry structures in one application and significantly reduce your installed cost.

What is FRCM? Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix Overview

FRCM or Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix combines a high-performance sprayable mortar with a carbon-fiber grid to create a thin structural layer that will not add significant weight or volume to the existing structure.

FRCM Applications

Significant flexural, axial or shear strength gains can be realized with an easy-to-apply composite that does not add significant weight or mass to the structure. FRCM provides a low-impact, low-weight alternative to traditional concrete strengthening and retrofit methods. Many times, it is the most economical strengthening solution available, given its reduced preparation and installation time.

Complimentary FRCM Design Services for Engineers & Designers

Leverage our expertise to help with your strengthening designs. Our experienced technical representatives and licensed professional engineers provide complimentary design services and field support – serving as your partner during the entire project cycle.

A Source for FRCM Contractors

Contractors count on reliable manufacturing sources for their projects. Simpson Strong-Tie’s manufacturing capacity means fast turnaround time of FRCM-related materials for projects. Simpson Strong-Tie offers free on-site technical and engineering support and also trains local contractors with our FRCM Installation Training program. Please for more information.

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For complete information regarding specific products suitable to your unique situation or condition, contact us to speak with a local technical representative or engineer.

Masonry Restoration Case Study

Our case study highlights the experience of ZFA Structural Engineers and Pullman Repair & Restoration using FRCM to restore the Napa County Courthouse that was damaged during the 2014 earthquake.

FRCM Support

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Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix


In this free webinar we dive into some very important considerations including the latest industry standards, material properties and key governing limits when designing with FRCM.

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FRCM Flier

Download the FRCM flier F-R-FRCM17

A flier introducing FRCM, the next generation of Composite Strengthening Systems for concrete and masonry structures. Includes features, benefits and common applications.

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Certified Contractor Network

Certified Restoration Contractors

Contractors need an edge in the highly competitive restoration market. The Simpson Strong-Tie Certified Restoration Contractor Network provides valuable tools and benefits to help you grow and enhance your business.

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