Indianola Wellness Center, Indianola, IA
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Indianola Wellness Center, Indianola, IA

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Indianola Wellness Center, Indianola, IA is a community recreation and wellness facility that is owned by the City of Indianola and operated by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. The building is a two story structure with a total building area of approximately 62,000 square feet. Forta Ferro, a macro-synthetic fiber system was approved as an alternate to the specified welded wire fabric (WWF).
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Forta Ferro - Indianola Wellness Center, Indianola, IA

 

 

Indianola Wellness Center, Indianola, IA is a community recreation and wellness facility that is owned by the City of Indianola and operated by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. The building is a two story structure with a total building area of approximately 62,000 square feet. Forta Ferro, a macro-synthetic fiber system was approved as an alternate to the specified welded wire fabric (WWF).  Originally, the project specified W2.9 x W2.9 6x6 WWF in the 4” thick slab-on-grade, 3” thick topping slab over hollow core precast panels, and composite metal deck slabs.  WWF is difficult to position properly in the 4” thick floor slabs and 3” topping slabs.  Forta Ferro fiber reinforced concrete provides “top to bottom” reinforcement & allows for faster, more efficient construction and improves safety because WWF requires additional labor, gets in the way of concrete crew and equipment, and presents tripping hazards.  Everyone involved was pleased with the superior performance and ease of placement of Forta Ferro reinforced concrete.  Cameron Mitchell Inc. was the concrete contractor and Liberty Ready Mix was the concrete supplier.  DE Fiberworks provided the Forta Ferro product information and recommended dosage rates for the concrete applications and was approved by Tometich Engineering, the project structural engineer. 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the U.S., synthetic and steel fibers have been used in concrete for over 30 years to improve concrete’s plastic (early-age) and hardened properties. 

 

In the U.S., synthetic and steel fibers have been used in concrete for over 30 years to improve concrete’s plastic (early-age) and hardened properties.  Micro-synthetic fibers have been used to provide control of random plastic-shrinkage cracking.  Steel fiber and Macro-synthetic fibers have been used to provide crack width control in concrete after it reaches a hardened state.  Combining these products (Blends) provides plastic and hardened state benefits.  The concrete applications that fiber reinforcement is used and includes, but not limited to, slabs-on-grade, composite metal deck slabs, topping slabs over precast panels, precast, and shotcrete.