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Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) Repair and Strengthening

Product Demonstrations
MR. Alex Daddow |  Thomas Klisiewicz
13 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


The FRCM externally bonded Composite Strengthening Systems repair and reinforcement solution combines high-performance sprayable mortar with a carbon-fiber grid that creates a thin structural layer without significantly increasing the structure's weight or volume. With FRCM, contractors can effectively repair, protect, and strengthen concrete and masonry structures in a single application for a fraction of the installed cost of traditional shotcrete.


  1. Describe the features and benefits of the FRCM system
  2. Demonstrate the mixing and application equipment used for installation
  3. Review proper surface preparation to ensure a successful installation
  4. Demonstrate the application of the mortar and carbon fiber grid

Company Overview:

For more than 55 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Its structural products are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. The company's extensive product offering includes engineered structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed.


MR. Alex Daddow's Profile

MR. Alex Daddow Related Seminars and Products

CSS Field Engineer

Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.

Alex Daddow is a registered professional engineer in California, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2013 with a degree in architectural engineering. Before joining Simpson Strong-Tie in 2019, he was a consulting engineer for six years working on podium structures, custom housing, bridge design, historic retrofits, schools, and advanced foundation systems. He is now a Composite Strengthening Systems (CSS) Field Engineer who educates specifiers about composite strengthening systems in the Pacific Northwest region. Alex works with trained installers and specifiers to assist with the technical aspects of designing and building with composite strengthening systems.

Thomas Klisiewicz's Profile

Thomas Klisiewicz Related Seminars and Products

Senior RPS Technical Representitve

Simpson Strong-Tie Company

Tom Klisiewicz joined Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems sales team in 2005, covering the Northwestern California Bay Area territory, which encompasses all the counties west of Interstate 5 from Monterey to the Oregon Border. From 2012 to 2016, Tom stepped into a sales management role for Anchor Systems and returned to the field in 2017 as the Senior RPS Technical Representative to help drive new growth for the Repair, Protect, and Strengthening Group. He has a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Nevada and worked for 3M Company prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie.