Luke Pinkerton speaks at ICF-Expo

ICF-Expo, 9th March 2017

By clicking on the image above, you can see the archive of the video presentation of Luke Pinkerton at the ICF-Expo which took place in Delta BC.

Luke Pinkerton is the inventor and entrepreneur behind the product Helix. While working towards a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1997, Luke worked with Professor Antoine Naaman to study a new concept for reinforcing concrete that he would eventually name Helix. The technology consisted of toothpick-sized, corkscrew-shaped steel fibers that are mixed in with concrete to improve strength and durability.

To test the material, Luke had to develop a machine that could produce Helix, one piece per second, fast enough to test the innovative technology. In 2003 Luke secured a license for Helix from the University of Michigan and began selling the product.

In 2014, Helix earned accreditation from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials that Helix satisfied code requirements for use as an alternative to rebar and other concrete reinforcement. This accreditation marked a major milestone in advancing Helix beyond the early adopter phase.

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