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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.

FRP possibilities

ACMA launches website to help engineers select fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) launched DiscoverComposites.com, a resource geared toward educating end users...

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.

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.

ADOT’s new tool for bridge repairs

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has turned to a space-age technique to repair and strengthen girders on two Interstate 17 bridges in Phoenix.

ACI announces winners of student FRP composites competition

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of its 2017 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Polymer Composites Competition.
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