Company History


The following summary provides a look at some of the events and activities of Professor M. Ehsani that led to the formation and growth of QuakeWrap, Inc., the world’s most innovative FRP retrofit organization.

2012

  • Deveoped & Introduced InfinitPipe™, a revolutionary on-site manufactured non-corroding pipe that eliminates nearly all joints and significantly reduces transportation costs. The news of this invention went viral on he internet

2011

  • Developed and Introduced StifPipe™, a honeycomb-FRP pipe that can be custom-built to any size, shape and can resist internal pressure as well as external gravity loads.
  • Received Trenchless Technology’s Project of the Year Award, for repair of high-pressure gas main using our patented PipeMedic™ technology.

2010

  • Received Award of Merit from the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) for repair of 1.1 mile X 84-inch diameter penstock in a power plant in Costa Rica.

2009

2008

  • Received Award of Excellence in the Water Structures category from the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) for the restoration of Large Diameter Prestressed Concrete Pipelines.
  • Opened our first international office in Mexico.
  • Purchased and moved into a new building to accommodate our growing office and warehouse needs.

2007

  • Received Award of Merit from the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) for retrofit of the Historic Fox Theater in Tucson, Arizona.

2006

  • Received Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering from the Structural Engineers Association of Arizona for the retrofit of the Historic Fox Theater in Tucson.
  • Received Award of Excellence in Structural Strengthening from the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) for the seismic retrofit of McKinley Tower in Anchorage, Alaska.

2005

2004

2003

  • Renamed the company to QuakeWrap, Inc. and obtained contractors' licenses in Arizona and California; started to offer complete "turnkey" solutions including design, materials, and installation.

1997

  • Received U.S. Patent #5,640,825, "Methods of Strengthening Masonry and Concrete Walls with Composite Straps and High-Strength Random Fibers."

1996

  • Chaired an ACI subcommittee and was the primary author for the ACI-440 State-of-the-Art Report on Fiber Reinforced Plastic Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (ACI 440R-96).

1994

  • Incorporated Structural Rehabilitation Group (that was subsequently renamed to QuakeWrap, Inc. in 2003). QuakeWrap™ products were successfully used to strengthen two buildings in southern California.

1992

  • Received a $35,000 grant (followed by another $75,000 grant) from the National Science Foundation (the first award given by the NSF on this new concept) to study "Strengthening of Unreinforced Masonry Walls with Fiber Composites," NSF Grant No. BCS-9201110, 1992-93.

1991

  • Received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (the first award given by the NSF on this new concept) to study "Strengthening of Concrete Columns with Fiber Composites," NSF Grant No. MSS-9022667, 1991-94.

1989

  • Invented the concept of strengthening Concrete Columns with FRPs and presented it to California Department of Transportation for research funding; the idea was inadvertently leaked to Edward Fyfe (as reported in an Engineering News Report (ENR) article). Engineer says agency leaked idea, ENR, 8/9/1990.

1987

  • Pioneered R&D on strengthening Concrete Beams with FRPs & wrote the first technical paper on this innovative approach that was published by ACI in 1990: "Fiber Composite Plates Can Strengthen Beams," Concrete International, 12(3) 65-71.