Glass FRP V-Rod bars have been used in the structural slabs of the largest PWGSC’s parking structure in Canada, Laurier-Taché Parking garage, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada (Benmokrane et al., 2004; Benmokrane et al., 2006). The design with GFRP bars was made to satisfy the serviceability and strength requirements as well as the two-hours fire rating required by the CAN/CSA-S806-02. The GFRP bars have been instrumented with fibre-optic sensors for remote and long-term monitoring over an extended period of time. The rehabilitation of this parking garage included the complete replacement of all structural slabs, while maintaining the other structural components such as beams, girders, columns and foundation walls.
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