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Composite Deck Benefits Infrastructure of Blackfriars Bridge

Bridges are just one of the infrastructure components that can benefit from the use of composite materials. The Blackfriars bridge in London, Ontario, Canada, is a perfect example of the type of structures that can benefit from composites. Composite bridge deck panels were able to bring many benefits to this historic structure during a recent Read More…

Benefits of Composite Corrosion Resistance for National Park Auto Bridges

Corrosion resistance is one of the primary benefits of composite materials in general, and these materials are beginning to enter extensive use in the infrastructure of recreational areas such as national parks. One of the primary areas where the corrosion resistance of composite materials can be used best effect in national parks is in the Read More…

Benefits of Composite Corrosion Resistance For Park Trail Bridges

The corrosion resistance of composites is one of the primary benefits of this type of material, and this benefit is especially useful in infrastructure components such as bridges. One category of bridge that has been growing significantly in the past few years are trail bridges in state and national parks, and these trail bridges are Read More…

The Benefits of Composite Walkways To Infrastructure

Composite walkways are becoming an increasingly significant feature of the infrastructure in today’s urban areas because composite materials allow cities to build better walkways for their citizens, while still keeping construction and maintenance costs low. How Composite Walkways Benefit City Infrastructure For decades now, the primary consideration when building additions to a city’s infrastructure, such Read More…

How Composites Can Make Park Infrastructure Better for Visitors

There are many ways that composite materials can help make the infrastructure of national parks a safer and more visually appealing to visitors, and ultimately ensure that more people will visit them. This is not a small consideration since there were almost 331 million visitors in U. S. national parks in 2017. However, one of Read More…

Thermoplastics Helping To Create Stronger Composite I-Beams

Composite I-beams are beginning to be used in variety of infrastructure applications to provide support to structures such as bridges, buildings and elevated walkways. Though traditionally made of steel, I-beams have been manufactured out of composite materials for a number of years now. Now, composite I-beams are becoming even stronger and more durable due to thermoplastic Read More…

The Benefits of Composite Rebar in Infrastructure Projects

Composite rebar is a construction material that has slowly been gaining traction through its use in infrastructure projects such as highway bridges in the past few years. Concrete itself is a composite material, and it has been used in infrastructure construction for decades because it has high compressive strength, good durability and low manufacturing and Read More…

Composites Increase Corrosion Resistance in Shipping Containers

Composites have a growing number of applications to help improve corrosion resistance in infrastructure projects, aerospace products and others. One of the biggest industries where corrosion is a major problem is the marine shipping industry. Traditional all-metal shipping containers have corrosion issues in saltwater environments, and composite containers can provide a much greater level of Read More…

Composites Increase Corrosion Resistance in Shipping Containers

Composites have a growing number of applications to help improve corrosion resistance in infrastructure projects, aerospace products and others. One of the biggest industries where corrosion is a major problem is the marine shipping industry. Traditional all-metal shipping containers have corrosion issues in saltwater environments, and composite containers can provide a much greater level of Read More…

The Benefits of Composite Rebar in Infrastructure Projects

Composite rebar is a construction material that has slowly been gaining traction through its use in infrastructure projects such as highway bridges in the past few years. Concrete itself is a composite material, and it has been used in infrastructure construction for decades because it has high compressive strength, good durability and low manufacturing and Read More…

Thermoplastics Helping to Manufacture Stronger Composite I-Beams

Composite I-beams are beginning to be used in variety of infrastructure applications to provide support to structures such as bridges, buildings and elevated walkways. Though traditionally made of steel, I-beams have been manufactured out of composite materials for a number of years now. Now, composite I-beams are becoming even stronger and more durable due to Read More…

How Composites Allow Infrastructure Innovations Like Faster Bridge Repair

Composites like carbon fiber and epoxy are being used in a number of infrastructure applications, including bridge building, dam gate composition and pipeline construction. General infrastructure repair is another area where composites can deliver great value to the industry. Composites allow for more effective bridge repair Consider the University of Utah, which has developed a Read More…

How Composite Materials Can Add Strength, Durability in Hydroelectric Applications

Composites like carbon fiber can broaden the field for constructing and repairing turbines, lock gates and other essentials of the hydroelectric infrastructure industry. Used more and more in infrastructure applications like bridge building and pipeline repair, composite materials are proving increasingly useful in the area of hydropower. Composite use in hydroelectric turbines  While steel is Read More…