Euclid Chemical, a leading manufacturer of concrete and masonry construction products, took home two 1st place Innovative Fiber Project of the Year (IFPY) Awards at this year’s World of Concrete—the concrete industry’s largest event for building professionals.
The Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association (FRCA) presents the awards. The IFPY Awards recognize distinguished projects that involve the specification and/or use of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) by a contractor, architect, engineer, facility owner or precaster. The group assigns the projects across five categories: micro-synthetic, macro-synthetic, steel, glass and natural fibers. A panel of industry experts evaluates them based on their innovative use of FRC. They also evaluate it based on its value to advancing FRC within the concrete industry.
In the microfiber category, Euclid Chemical won a first-place IFPY Award. They won this for supplying its PSI FIBERSTRAND micro-synthetic fiber for the award-winning 2021 New American Home project in Winter Park, Fla. This showcased the latest in net-zero, ultra-energy-efficient design and construction. It was the official show home for the International Builders’ Show. The three-story property incorporated Euclid’s Level Top PC-AGG self-leveling overlayment as a modern, polishable flooring solution.
In the macrofiber category, Euclid Chemical won a first-place IFPY Award. They received the award for the use of its TUF-STRAND SF macro-synthetic fibers in the construction of an insulated concrete form (ICF) home for Habitat for Humanity in Joplin, Mo. The non-profit partnered with the NRMCA to build the home for local veteran Tim Peay and his son. Additionally, the ICF walls were supplied by Euclid’s sister company Nudura. They were reinforced with TUF-STRAND SF to significantly reduce construction costs. Tuf-Strand SF reduces cost by eliminating both the time and labor associated with conventional steel.
About Euclid Chemical
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Euclid Chemical has served the global building market for more than a century. The company is both a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialty products and technical support services for the concrete and masonry construction industry. Euclid Chemical’s expansive product line includes admixtures, fiber reinforcement, concrete repair products, flooring materials, decorative concrete systems and more. For further information, visit www.euclidchemical.com.