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.
A wave of new composite flywheel developments for bus, rail, auto, heavy truck, construction equipment, and power grid support promises fuel savings, improved efficiency and reduced emissions — i.e. sustainability in the global quest for more energy.Dutch bridge among longest single-span composite bridges in the world Composites Technology
The Ooypoort bridge in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, features a span of 56m/184 ft, is manufactured of poyester and glass fiber, and is designed to accommodate house boats and flood conditions.Composites fit telecom tower repair like a glove Composites Technology
Telecome towers are critical to phone, television and radio communications, but building new ones is expensive. Composites-based repair systems aim to extend the life of towers already in operation."Composites Neighborhood" an attraction at Brazilian construction show Composites Technology
The trade show Feicon Batimat, to be held at Anhembi, will feature an entire neighborhood, complete with school and a home, built with composites to showcase the materials.Evaluation report confirms Altus Group's CarbonCast panels meet code requirements Composites Technology
The report from ICC Evaluation Service shows that carbon grid-reinforced insulated precast building panels meet acceptance criteria and makes it easier for building contractors and architects to specify the product.