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.
Architect Greg Lynn not only knows composites, but manufactures with them as well. Might he be providing a glimpse of what's to come as architects look to use advanced materials?FRP rebar: Shear reinforcement and detailing 4/29/2013 Composites Technology
This second column taken from my new book Composites for Construction — Structural Design with FRP Materials (published by John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, N.Y.) focuses on the design of concrete members that have FRP main tension reinforcing bars and are subjected to transverse shear forces (Chapter 6) and FRP reinforcement detail design (Chapter 7).The flexural concrete members that fall into the scope of this column are slabs and beams.Phenolics a star in corrosion resistance 2/19/2013 Composites Technology
Fiber-reinforced phenolics are proving their value in a variety of new applications in very corrosive and aggressive environments.Market Outlook: Fiber-reinforced phenolics 2/14/2013 Composites Technology
When it comes to corrosion resistance and low smoke toxicity, it's hard to beat fiber-reinforced phenolics. Manufacturers look for new applications for this often overlooked material.The building envelope: Betting on the big time 2/1/2013 Composites Technology
Building code changes and growing architect familiarity feed more frequent composites use in large-scale commercial construction.