Tag: fiber-reinforced polymer

Light Weight, Design Flexibility Make FRP Cantilever Sidewalks COVID-19 Compliant

 DAYTON, Ohio (June 29, 2020)  Demand for walkable urban places coupled with the growing number of pedestrians has vehicle bridge owners looking for ways...

Composite Advantage FRP Camels Join The Navy, Ship Out To Guam

DAYTON, Ohio- Infrastructure maintenance posed challenges for U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) due to lack of services and support on the tiny western Pacific...

A Decade Later, Inspection Shows Eight Mile Road’s FRP Bridge Deck And Beam...

DAYTON, Ohio--Composite Advantage engineers recently inspected Hamilton County, Ohio’s Eight Mile Road Bridge to see how its fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) deck was holding...

New ASCE Manual of Practice Offers Best Practices for Use of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for...

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures, MOP 104, Second Edition, details best practices for the...

New quick-fix wrap can repair and reinforce existing structures

By protecting concrete pillars with a ready-to-stick wrap developed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and JTC, existing structures can be easily repaired and reinforced to extend its lifespan. This new technology is especially useful for urban cities to rehabilitate ageing infrastructure including buildings and bridges

NJDOT Selects FRP Composite Piles To Replace Aging Wooden Structure

When the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) needed to replace aging bridges, they chose a system of large-diameter, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite pipe pilings that could meet higher energy absorption requirements and protect concrete bridge piers.

Consensus study highlights performance of advanced materials for bridges

The National Academies of Sciences and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) released a consensus study report for the Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program.

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.

ACMA advocates for development of standards for composites in infrastructure

During a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Shane Weyant, President and CEO of Creative Pultrusions, Inc., a member company of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), testified that as the United States looks for innovative solutions to repair its infrastructure, Congress should support efforts to develop codes and standards that allow designers and engineers to build confidently with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials.

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