QuakeWrap: 25+ Years of Infrastructure Innovation

Here's a timeline of the formation, founding and growth of QuakeWrap, the original Infrastucture Innovators and developers of using FRP for retrofit and repair.


  • QuakeWrap, incorporated in 1994, celebrates 25 years of infrastructure repair and renewal innovations.
  • QuakeWrap founder and pioneer in the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) for structural repair and renewal, Prof. Mo Ehsani, is awarded Life Member status by the national American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


  • QuakeWrap’s rapidly growing Pipeline Division rehabilitates a large gas pipe in New Jersey using StifPipe FRP technology and wins Project of the Year recognition from Trenchless Technology magazine.
  • QuakeWrap Inc. is recognized for its export achievements by the Joint Planning Advisory Council Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program for the Economic Development for the Global Economy (EDGE).
  • InfinitPipe is awarded a $100,000 federal research grant to explore its potential as a sustainable yet durable resource for agriculture.
  • Prof. Mo Ehsani is named Engineer of the Year 2018 by the Southern Arizona Branch (SAB) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


  • QuakeWrap's own FRP Construction LLC reaches a major safety milestone: 4,000 days with no time lost from accidents.
  • QuakeWrap releases its very first complete catalog of products and services, QuakeWrap: The Infrastructure Innovators. The digital version of the catalog features a multimedia experience, taking readers directly to videos from infrastructure repair sites around the globe with one click.
  • Proposal to use shipboard version of InfinitPipe as a sustainable solution to move cooler water from the depths to shallower ocean corals suffering from bleaching from warming waters is published by Popular Science magazine, garnering national attention.
  • "Pipe in a Box," an InfinitPipe solution to more easily transport clean water in underdeveloped nations, is accepted and published by National Geographic for their international "Chasing Genius" challenge.
  • SPiRe, the impervious marine sheet pile and bulkhead repair system, debuts at Underwater Intervention 2017.
  • ADOT announces improvements to the freeway bridge carrying I-17 over 19th Avenue by FRP Construction in Phoenix upgrades sufficiency rating, allowing ADOT to move the bridge off its structurally deficit list.
  • PileMedic by QuakeWrap demonstrated at the Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations (JCTD) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, involving U.S. Army and Navy divers rapidly repairing and strengthening damaged marine piles, in days instead of months. First underwater footage of PileMedic installation, courtesy of US DOD.


  • StifPipe wins the ASCE 2016 Innovation Award as the World's First "Green & Sustainable" Pipe.
  • QuakeWrap headquarters expand for a second time to new location in the Tucson Airport area.


  • Developed & 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 the internet


  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.


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


  • 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.




  • 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.


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


  • 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).


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.