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Since its first use in the early 70s fibre reinforcement has been successfully applied in numerous projects all over the world for underground. Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) is one of the most used support methods used in the following  underground applications of concrete: 

Spray concrete lining    Precast Segments Cast in Place final lining Mining
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This Engineering Corner will support designers, contractors and clients on the use of FRC, both in tunnelling and mining. It's an interactive knowledge platform dedicated to the use of FRC in tunnelling and mining. 

We are a member of various technical committees like:

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For more info download our technical handbooks:

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N. Bona
CMC, Ravenna, Italy
A. Meda
Tunnelling Engineering Research Centre, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy


M. Bakhshi & V. Nasri
AECOM, New York, USA


C. Edvardsen & A. Solgaard
COWI A/S, Lyngby, Denmark
P. Jackson
VINCI Construction Grands Project, Paris, France


S. Psomas
COWI UK Limited, London (formerly Morgan Sindall Engineering Solutions Limited)
P. Coppenhall & M. Rimes
Morgan Sindall Engineering Solutions Limited (MSES), Rugby UK
D. Brown & E. Cheevers


B. Ashcroft, G. Peach & J. Mierzejewski
Multiconsult Norge AS, Oslo, Norway
B. De Rivaz & M. Yerlikaya
Bekaert, Kortrijk, Belgium

Polymer vs Steel Fibres

Characteristics of steel and polymer based fibre concrete


This paper presents the latest developments in concrete technology achieved on
recent tunnel projects in the Middle East region.

Carola Edvardsen, Anders Solgaard and Tamas Bodri

Polymer vs Steel Fibres

Tunnelling Journal article April-May issue.

Materials and technologies that speed up installation and lower lifetime costs are finally coming of age. By Kristina Smith

Polymer vs Steel Fibres

Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Tunnel and concrete division, Norway.

As of November 2015, macro polypropylene fibre (polymer fibre) is prohibited in Norwegian road tunnels, and steel fibre is currently the only alternative for fibre reinforcement of sprayed concrete.



8th International Symposium on Sprayed Concrete. Modern use of wet mix sprayed concrete for underground support. Trondheim, Norway, 11-14 June 2018.