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ICC-ES Evaluation Report

ESR-3226
Reissued May 2016
This report is subject to renewal May 2017.

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Division: 03 00 00 – Concrete
Section: 03 24 00 – Fibrous Reinforcing

Report Holder:

BEKAERT CORPORATION
1395 SOUTH MARIETTA PARKWAY, SUITE 100
MARIETTA, GEORGIA 30067
www.bekaert.com

ADDITIONAL LISTEE:

IRVING MATERIALS, INC.
1816 WEST LLOYD EXPRESSWAY
EVANSVILLE, INDIANA 477122
www.irvmat.com

EVALUATION SUBJECT:

DRAMIX 3D 80/60BG AND 3D 65/60BG STEEL FIBERS
(3D 65/60BG is a.k.a IMIX-XS when marketed by Irving
Materials, Inc.)

1.0 EVALUATION SCOPE

Compliance with the following codes:

•  2015, 2012 and 2009 International Building Code®(IBC)

•  2015, 2012 and 2009 International Residential Code®(IRC)

•  2013 Abu Dhabi International Building Code (ADIBC)†

†The ADIBC is based on the 2009 IBC. 2009 IBC code sections referenced
in this report are the same sections in the ADIBC.


Properties Evaluated:

•  Durability

•  Crack control in concrete

2.0 USES

Dramix 3D 80/60BG and 3D 65/60BG (3D 65/60BG is a.k.a IMIX-XS when marketed by Irving Materials, Inc.) steel fibers are used to reduce shrinkage and temperature cracking of concrete. These steel fibers are used as an alternative to the shrinkage and temperature reinforcement specified in Section 24.4 of 2014 ACI 318, or Section 7.12 of 2011 and 2008 ACI 318 (IBC and IRC) for structural plain concrete footings, structural plain concrete slabs supported directly on the ground, and other structural plain concrete structures. The fibers must not be used to replace any joints specified in Section 14.3.4 of 2014 ACI 318, or Section 22.3 of 2011 and 2008 ACI 318 (IBC and IRC). Under the IRC, an engineered design in accordance with IRC Section R301.1.3 must be submitted to the code official for approval.

3.0 DESCRIPTION

Dramix 3D 80/60BG and 3D 65/60BG (3D 65/60BG is a.k.a IMIX-XS when marketed by Irving Materials, Inc.) steel fibers are manufactured from non-alloy steel rods complying with BS EN 10016-2, Grade C9D, Number 1.0304. Dramix fibers are cold-drawn, deformed wire fibers complying with ASTM A820, Type I. 3D 80/60BG fibers have a nominal diameter of 0.030 inch (0.75 mm) and are 2.4 inches (60 mm) long. 3D 65/60BG fibers have a nominal diameter of 0.035 inch (0.90 mm) and are 2.4 inches (60 mm) long. The fibers are either loose or adhered together in clips. Dramix fibers are packaged in 44.1-pound (20 kg), non-water-soluble bags; or 2,450-pound (1100 kg) bags. Fibers that are supplied in clips will separate into individual fibers when added to the concrete mix.

4.0 INSTALLATION

The fibers must be blended into the concrete mix at a nominal dosage rate between 10 and 66 pounds per cubic yard (5.9 and 39.1 kg/m3 ) of concrete, and the concrete with steel fibers must comply with ASTM C1116, Type I. Dramix fibers may be added to the concrete at the readymix plant or at the jobsite. The manufacturer’s published installation instructions and this report must be strictly adhered to, and a copy of the manufacturer's published installation instructions must be available at all times on the jobsite during installation.

5.0 CONDITIONS OF USE

The Dramix steel fibers described in this report comply with, or are suitable alternatives to what is specified in, those codes listed in Section 1.0 of this report, subject to the following conditions:

5.1 Dramix 3D 80/60BG and 3D 65/60BG (3D 65/60BG is a.k.a IMIX-XS when marketed by Irving Materials, Inc.) steel fibers must be blended into the concrete mix in accordance with Section 4.0 of this report and the manufacturer’s published installation instructions. If there is a conflict between this report and the manufacturer’s published installation instructions, the more restrictive governs

5.2 Design and construction of concrete utilizing the Dramix fibers must be in accordance with the requirements of the applicable codes and ACI 318, as applicable.

5.3 The use of the fibers is limited to normal weight concrete.

5.4 For structural plain concrete directly on the ground, control joints, as required by Section 14.3.4 of 2014 ACI 318, or Section 22.3 of 2011 and 2008 ACI 318 (IBC and IRC), must be provided.

5.5 Use of fibers must be approved by a registered design professional.

5.6 Structural plain concrete must comply with Section 1906 of the 2015 and 2012 IBC (Section 1909 of the 2009 IBC).

5.7 Structural reinforcement must be provided in accordance with the approved engineering design by a registered design professional and the applicable codes (IBC).

5.8 When steel fibers are added at the ready-mix plant, a batch ticket, signed by a ready-mix representative, must be available to the code official upon request. The delivery ticket must include, in addition to the items noted in ASTM C94, the type and amount of fibers added to the concrete mix.

5.9 Dramix 3D 80/60BG and 3D 65/60BG (3D 65/60BG is a.k.a IMIX-XS when marketed by Irving Materials, Inc.) steel fibers are manufactured by Bekaert Corporation at their Moen facility in Belgium.

6.0 EVIDENCE SUBMITTED

Data in accordance with the ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Steel Fibers in Concrete (AC208), dated October 2005 (editorially revised January 2016), including reports of freezing and thawing durability testing.

7.0 IDENTIFICATION

Labels on the bags and pouches bear the company name (Bekaert) and address, the product name (Dramix 3D 80/60BG and 3D 65/60BG [3D 65/60BG is a.k.a IMIX-XS when marketed by Irving Materials, Inc.]) and the evaluation report number (ESR-3226).

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