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The tenth international ferrocement symposium is being held in Havana, Cuba, October 12th-17th, 2012. Full information is available at  Information about the symposium is in both English and Spanish, for English click the small British flag on the right side of the website. A note about this symposium: Professor Hugo Wainsthok Rivas is the president of the organizing commitee for this symposium. I had the great pleasure of meeting Hugo at the FERRO-7 symposium in Singapore in 2001. In addition to being an educator, Hugo has a great deal of practical experience with over 40 years of experience in the ferrocement field working as an innovative engineer, professor and builder of FC. 


What is the FEN?

Interview with Paul Sarnstrom- director, FEN

Now, back in print

 Until recently this seminal work in the ferrocement field was available only as a used book, and a hard to find and expensive used book at that.

Now,  Hill Family Books has republished  Stanley Abercrombie's classic book on ferrocement. You can order this book directly from the publisher: Hill Family Books, P.O. Box 130661, Roseville, MN 55113 and also via PayPal through their website at

Please tell them you heard about this through the Ferrocement Educational Network.


Notes from a Previous Class
In early March of 2007 the FEN was contacted by Eric Stevens, a structural engineer in Durango Colorado. Eric agreed to help the Fort Lewis College chaper of EWB [Engineers Without Borders] do the designs and drawings for two FC water tanks. The largest of these tanks is 18' diameter and 6' high and since neither Eric or the EWB chapter had ever done FC work in the past they asked for the assistance of the FEN.
Some feedback from the professors and students follows:
  • "Very helpful in learning the basics of FC."
  • "Greatly improved our confidence that we can successfully construct tanks this summer."
  • "I really learned a lot about application techniques working one-on-one with Paul."
  • "Getting theory, application and practical assistance was very helpful."
  • "FC is great stuff and I will look for other applications."
The Ferrocement Educational Network is a non-commercial,  not-for profit, educational organization. The FEN is dedicated to serving educational needs in the field of ferrocement [also spelled ferro-cement and ferro cement].

The FEN, this website, and its associated discussion area, the FC Forum, is dedicated to the detailed collection, dissemination, and discussion of ferrocement technology.

To correct any factual errors or to inform me of any ferrocement information, please

Paul Sarnstrom -- Director Ferrocement Educational Network


Many valuable resources, lots of educational material, and examples are available in the LINKS section of this website. Much of this has been contributed to the FEN by both experts and experimenters in the field of FC.

The FEN greatly appreciates authors who publish FC related papers on this website. As users you can show your appreciation to the author by contacting them and thanking them for sharing.

The FEN strongly encourages anyone who wants to share FC information with others to contact the FEN concerning publication. These papers can be from FC engineers, architects, builders, sculptors or anyone that uses FC.

Thank you,

Paul Sarnstrom, director

Ferrocement Educational Network