Site: Advanced Composite Cable (ACC) Club
3-14, Nihonbashi-Muromachi 2-chome
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Date Visited: October 1996
Hosts: Tatsuhiko Iwasaki, Secretary, General Manager, A-M Engineering Co., Ltd.
Tokitaro Hoshijimi, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Masaya Kamiyoshi, Teijin Limited
M. Kanda, Chief Research Engineer, Bridge Division, PWRI
Yukihiro Kawamoto, P.S. Corporation
Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, Chief Researcher, Tokyo Rope Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Shin-Ichiro Kumagai, Deputy General Manager, Sumitomo Construction Co., Ltd.
Dr. Eng. Hironori Maikuma, Nippon Steel Corporation
M. Nishikawa, Head Bridge Division, PWRI
Kenzo Sekijima, Shimizu Corporation
Osamu Takagi, Nippon Aramid Co., Ltd.
Tsutomu Zaiki, Shinko Wire Co., Ltd.
Summary: The Advanced Composite Cable club is an association formed by civil and construction companies, composite manufacturers and materials suppliers and design firms to assist in the development and promotion of the use of composite reinforcing elements in civil construction.


The Advanced Composite Cable Club was formed in November 1991 to promote the use of composite reinforcing elements (rods, tendons, grids, cables etc.) in the construction industry, and to develop associated technology. Currently it has three classes of members:

At the time of the visit, there were 69 regular members, 16 associate members and 3 special members.

The organization has 7 materials subcommittees, one for each of the major forms of reinforcement (by company) being considered in Japan. They are:


Published: April 1999; WTEC Hyper-Librarian