Tag: Composite Advantage

Experts Testify to Congress About Need for Stronger, Resilient U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Using Composites...

Arlington, VA– On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, experts testified before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science,...

143-year-old bridge gets FRP composite deck

In 2017, the City of London, Ontario launched a $7.9 million project to remove, dismantle and rehabilitate Blackfriars Bridge. The 143-year-old wrought iron bowstring arch-truss structure is Ontario’s oldest working crossing.

Specify – May 2018

01. Steel construction digital manual The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) released the digital version of its 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual. The subscription-based...

Train stations gain ADA compliance with FRP mini-high platforms

When the concrete platform at a Billerica, Mass., commuter rail station collapsed in 2015, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) closed its North and South mini-high handicap accessible platforms at its West Natick Station. MBTA needed a high-performance, corrosion-resistant replacement for the structures.

British Columbia District chooses composite bridge system

When the City of Trail, British Columbia, permanently closed a nearly century old vehicle bridge, the move tasked the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary with rerouting a new sewer pipe bridge across the Columbia River. Both the city and the RDKB recognized a one-time opportunity to add other utilities and construct a new pedestrian bridge from advanced material in a coordinated work effort.
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