Composite Advantage LLC

Composite Advantage supplies engineered Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products that include bridge decks, trail bridges, cantilever sidewalks and rail platforms to fender protection systems, pilings, naval ship separators and other waterfront structures.

750 Rosedale Dr,
Dayton, OH 45402 US

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As Seen In CompositesWorld

The markets: Construction (2020)
Composites materials advance construction projects globally, including combinations of wood and carbon fiber, foldable composites and more.

Keeping things moving with FRP
Two recent projects using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge decking material from Composite Advantage (Dayton, Ohio, U.S.) demonstrate the increasing role of composites in infrastructure.

FRP system used in Nevada shared-use path project
Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) system was used to build five prefabricated bridge sections for the recently-opened trail.

FRP pilings, fiber reinforced polymer, fiber reinforced plastic

FRP piling system used to update Virginia-based ferry terminal
A total of 296 wooden pilings were reportedly replaced by FRP monopile dolphins at one-third the lifecycle cost of wood.  

ACMA

ACMA, composites experts testify for more resilient infrastructure
Industry leaders testified to the U.S. Congress for research and use of advanced materials to combat climate change-related infrastructure damage.

FRP composite piles offer strength, corrosion resistance
Department of Transportation (DOT) agencies tasked with replacing aging marine fender systems are opting for corrosion-resistant fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) pilings with increasing frequency.

Plant Tour: Composite Advantage
Composite Advantage supplies engineered fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) products including bridge decks, trail bridges, cantilever sidewalks, rail platforms, as well as waterfront structures such as fender protection systems, pilings and naval ship separators.

composite pilings, fiber reinforced polymer, fiber reinforced plastic, FRP, infrastructure

FRP composite piles chosen for bridge rehab at New Jersey seaside resort
Composite Advantage’s fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite pipe pilings will replace aging timber fenders on bridges at New Jersey’s Cape May resort.

FRP bridges

FRP panels used in two bridge renovations
Composite Advantage announced the completion of two new FRP bridge projects employing the its FiberSPAN fiber reinforced plastic composite deck material.

Composite Advantage installs a bridge deck

Finally: Proposed legislation promotes composites for infrastructure
ACMA has announced that Congress has introduced new legislation to encourage research and deployment of innovative construction techniques and materials in infrastructure.

Rugg Bridge

FRP used to update historic 80-year-old bridge
Originally built in 1938, Rugg Bridge in Sandisfield, MA, US has been rehabilitated using a fiber reinforced polymer deck from Composite Advantage.

FRP sidewalk system

Composite Advantage FRP sidewalk system used to replace aging pedestrian walkway
The company’s FiberSPAN-C panels are reportedly 80% lighter than reinforced concrete panels, and because the cantilevered sidewalk is prefabricated, construction is quicker.

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) trail bridge

Composite Advantage unveils line of zero maintenance FRP trail bridges
Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) trail bridges offer parks and recreation agencies a long lasting trail bridge alternative that lasts up to 100 years.

Composite Advantage FRP platform at West Natick, MA station

Composites enable handicap-accessible train platforms
MBTA needed a high-performance, corrosion-resistant replacement for the previous concrete structures. The agency found an attractive alternative with Composite Advantage LLC’s (CA, Dayton, OH, US) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) deck panels.

Composites used to update century-old bridge
FRP composites gives British Columbia City a lightweight pedestrian bridge deck solution.

How have composite bridges measured up?
The latest US highway bill includes a provision to assess performance of composite bridges built years ago, bridges that CW wrote about.

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2015)
Aging infrastructure offers a potentially huge market for composite material, but the pace of adoption is halting, at best, due to continuing budgetary concern about the upfront cost of composites.

Faster...is better
Ten months….that’s a lot of time, in my book. Why do public works agencies tolerate such drawn-out projects using traditional materials, when composites are faster, more efficient and more durable?

Is it possible to change the infrastructure paradigm?
CT columnist, industry consultant and president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites, the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Quickstep Technologies (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales), comments on the continued reluctance of budget-conscious U.S. state Departments of Transportation to see past the upfront cost of composites to their long-term fiscal benefits.

Composite submarine camels win with long-term durability
U.S. Navy wisely opts for more expensive submarine moorings that maximize lifecycle cost efficiency.

Product Categories of Composite Advantage LLC

Composite Structures & Components
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Marine, docks/pilings
  • Other composite structures