Concrete is the second most used material on earth after water and is far and away the most common building material. Steel has a carbon footprint of 1.81kg/ton and concrete is at 0.9kg/ton. Steel reinforcement and traditional Portland cement are two of the largest single sources of CO2 worldwide..
FSC Technologies has developed an innovative structural technology based on wrapping under tension a concrete element with an FRP roving such as basalt to provide the concrete with reinforcement that is located at the exact location of the highest tensile stresses and thus needing less reinforcing for the same performance. This technology also imparts a very high level of flexural strength which steel does not. The FRP is less expensive, does not corrode, and is more fire resistant than steel.