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Eco-Friendly Ductile Cementitious Composites (EDCC) for Seismic Retrofit

Product Demonstrations
Nemkumar Banthia |  Patrick McConnell
15 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


EDCC is an extremely novel and first of its kind application for use primarily in the seismic retrofit of unreinforced masonry walls. This spray-on technology incorporates a highly sustainable and cost-effective mixture of recycled admixtures that have proven to be extremely effective at greatly enhancing the ductility and strength of unreinforced structures. Its ease of placement and unique flexural advantages make it very unique in the field of seismic upgrade with the potential for additional applications with other infrastructure improvements.


  1. Discuss highly sustainable composition of the mix design and components
  2. Demonstrate ease of application
  3. Describe what makes this application unique and superior to current applications for retrofit and repair work
  4. Discuss highly sustainable and cost-effective benefits of the application

Company Overview:

AtlantisFiber™ provides solutions that help to improve the environmental impact and aid in the long-term resiliency of concrete. Our products significantly increase the durability of concrete and greatly reduce the risk of structural failure during seismic events. AtlantisFiber has developed two applications for the concrete admixture industry that utilize recycled polymeric fiber in shrinkage and crack control,  repair work and seismic retrofit that offer several distinct advantages that include superior cost-performance, as well as a very attractive environmental benefit.


Nemkumar Banthia's Profile

Nemkumar Banthia Related Seminars and Products

University of British Columbia

Dr. Nemy Banthia obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1987. He was inducted as a Distinguished University Scholar at UBC in 2003 and was appointed as a Senior Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Sustainability in 2006. He also leads the Canada-India Research Center of Excellence (IC-IMPACTS) as its Scientific Director and CEO. Dr. Banthia holds 8 patents, has published over 400 refereed papers and edited 20 volumes. He serves on Editorial Boards of eight international journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cement and Concrete Composites—a journal with the highest Impact Factor in the field.

Patrick McConnell's Profile

Patrick McConnell Related Seminars and Products


Atlantis Fiber

Patrick (Pat) McConnell is President and CEO of Atlantis Holdings Ltd and is the founder and lead developer of the polymer-based fiber additive technology that is the base of AtlantisFiber. Pat has been instrumental in guiding Atlantis through its early days and initial concept development to a more robust company with a clear vision for the future. He has experience in both the construction and aviation industries and has built a very well-rounded team of seasoned professionals, both from a technical and advisory perspective.