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Farmington Hills, Mich. — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of its 2017 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Polymer Composites Competition. The competition took place at The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Detroit.

During the competition, students designed, constructed, and tested a concrete structure reinforced with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars to achieve the optimal load-to-cost ratio, predicted the ultimate load, and predicted the load that would result in a piston deflection of 3.5 mm (0.14 in.).

Structure Type 1 Category

1st Place: Universidad San Francisco de Quito: Santiago Bolaños, Danilo Garcia, Alejandra Leon; Faculty Advisor – Francisco Játiva

2nd Place: Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragón Team: Hernández de la Cruz José Eduardo, Olea Silva Juan Jesús, Ruiz Garduño Eduardo Andrés; Faculty Advisor – Jose Paulo Mejorada Mota

3rd Place: Universidad De Cuenca Team: Alvaro Román Bacuilima Muñoz, Darwin Miguel Apolo Bustamante, Rubén Sebastián Guambaña Chérrez, Wilson Paúl Guillén Chima, Jasson Rubén Sánchez Calle; Faculty Advisor – Dr. Juan Fernando Zalamea León

Structure Type 2 Category

1st Place: Universidad San Francisco de Quito: Andres Rodriguez, Jose Eduardo Paredes, Milagros Jimenez, Juan José Tamayo; Faculty Advisor – Francisco Jativa

2nd Place: Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragón Team: González Cruz José Antonio, González Ramírez Juan Manuel; Faculty Advisor – Jose Paulo Mejorada Mota

3rd Place: University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Team: Isabelle Martínez Rivera, Kaliam Y. Ortiz, Jaime Fuentes Ortiz, Manuel González Soto; Faculty Advisor – Arsenio Cáceres

The following universities participated in the competition:

  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • City College of New York
  • Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragon UNAM
  • Instituto Maua de Tecnologia
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New York City College of Technology-CUNY
  • North Carolina State University
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
  • San Jose State University
  • Southern Illinois State University
  • Texas State University
  • Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
  • Universidad Católica de Cuenca
  • Universidad Central Del Ecuador
  • Universidad de Cuenca
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayaquez
  • University of Sherbrooke
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor
  • University of Wisconsin – Platteville
  • Valparaiso University

For more information on ACI’s Student Competitions, visit www.concrete.org.