The addition of fibers to concrete and mortars as reinforcement is not a new concept. The ancient Egyptians used straw to reinforce mud bricks for use in structures like the core walls of the pyramids. During the first century AD, the Romans incorporated horsehair fibers in the construction of structures like the Coliseum to help prevent drying shrinkage cracking of the concrete. In the modern era, the first scientific studies on the use of steel fibers to reinforce concrete date back to the 1960s and 1970s.1,2 The use of steel fiber-reinforced shotcrete (FRS) was first introduced in the 1970s.3 The first documented use of FRS was in 1973 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a tunnel adit project at the Ryrie Reservoir in Idaho. Soon thereafter it became well recognized that soil and rock excavations could effectively be stabilized with steel FRS and its use and acceptance increased globally. In the mid-1990s, the use of macrosynthetic fibers in shotcrete was developed and has increased with particular success in temporary support in underground mines where large deformation capacity is desired. Since the 1970s, thousands of projects have been successfully completed using fibers as reinforcement, including shotcrete, slabson-ground, composite steel decks, slabs-on-pile, and precast elements.