Composites are used in building and construction, architecture and infrastructure applications, particularly as a reinforcing material. Lately, bridge construction has proven a particularly promising application.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated performance requirements for fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles for use in fenestration products.New maps predict strength of composites CompositesWorld
The design maps from Rice University researchers show how materials rate in all three categories (stiffness, toughness and strength) and where they overlap.Kerkstra joins carbon fiber-reinforced concrete consortium AltusGroup CompositesWorld
The CarbonCast portfolio of enclosure products uses C-GRID carbon fiber grid as a shear connector in precast concrete applications.The building envelope: FRP unitized façades CompositesWorld
New composite design reduces framing, simplifies construction and improves performance vs. conventional aluminum-framed glass curtainwalls.Weber Manufacturing Technologies: Midland, ON, Canada CompositesWorld
With a long, storied history in composites moldmaking, this rare nickel vapor deposition specialist has built a strong niche, making large, high-quality tools.