The Bulletin on Externally Applied Reinforcement has been finished and approved by C5 for publication. It is in the hands of the fib publishing department, and is expected to be published by the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019. The Bulletin updates/improves/refines Bulletin 14. It has a broader coverage on behavioural aspects, also eg. dealing with NSM (near surface mounted reinforcement). It also updates the design equations based on the current state-of-the-art.
Current ongoing work focusses on 2 new Bulletins:
- Bulletin on FRP reinforcement. Following the publication of Bulletin 40, preparations for a complementary Bulletin have started. Compared to the state-of-the-art like B40, the new bulletin will be more code like. The work is tuned with that of the CEN working group looking into the introduction of FRP into future Eurcode 2.
- Bulletin on design examples. Following the work by the task group to issue design recommenations, a comprehensive set of design examples will be published.