WRI e-News Issue 1-17

WRI Foundation Scholarships Announced

Michael Bell, PhD 

The Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Education Foundation, has announced $12,000 in scholarships for four students pursuing engineering studies. This is the 12th year for the program, which has awarded in excess of $150,000 in scholarship proceeds since its inception. More....

Congratulations to last year's scholarship winner Michael Bell of the University of Hawaii for earning his PhD.

 

 

From the WRI Chairman

David Weinand

This is an exciting time for the Wire Reinforcement Institute. Our membership now consists of more than 85% of the companies producing wire reinforcement for the concrete industry in the United States and we are regularly expanding our web-based resources for them.I encourage all industry decision makers to visit the WRI website to learn more about the exciting ways WWR is being utilized cost-effectively in the concrete industry and why membership might be for you.

In addition to the technical information provided to members, visitors may enjoy the keynote lectures and podcast presentations, as well as learn more about the WRI Foundation's scholarship for engineering students. Meet our 2016 winners here.

From the WRI Technical Desk

Check out WRI's full catalogue of Tech Facts, Case Studies and other important WRI materials. We are always working to update these. Some materials are member password-protected. More...

Were you thinking you could use an overview covering the journey from wire production to the final Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR) Product? Watch for the ACI 439 Guide coming soon for purchase from the ACI website.

Look for WRI at World of Concrete January 17 - 20, 2017, Westgate Las Vegas Resort.

"Excellence Set in Concrete®" Video

Take a look at the new addition to our series "Excellence Set in Concrete®" with Marc Maguire, PhD, Utah State University, presenting
"Enhancing Ductility of WWR Slabs."

view the video