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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…

Composite Materials for Infrastructure Help Repair Pipelines

According to NACE International, corrosion is a primary factor in the longevity and reliability of energy pipelines in the U.S. With more than 328,000 miles of natural gas transmission and gathering pipelines, 74,000 miles of crude transmission and gathering pipelines, and 82,000 miles of hazardous liquid transmission pipelines, that’s quite a bit at stake. In Read More…

How Composite Materials for Infrastructure Can Help Corrosion Mitigation Efforts

Nearly 200,000 bridges in the U.S. – one out of every three – were rated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. A large part of that is due to corrosion, which NACE International reported as a leading factor in bridge degradation.  In fact, corrosion in everything from waterways and Read More…

Advanced Composite Material for the Infrastructure Industry

Composite materials are paving the way for the evolution of the infrastructure industry. Built with improved durability and strength compared to traditional materials like wood, steel, and concrete, advanced composite materials like epoxy and carbon are helping the infrastructure industry build and repair longer lasting, corrosion-resistant structures. At Composites One, we believe the foundation of Read More…

Composite Materials Offer an Advantage to Bridge Building and Other Aspects of the Infrastructure Industry

Composite materials have long held an advantage in the Infrastructure industry over traditional materials such as wood, concrete and steel. While these traditional materials erode and require a certain amount of maintenance to ensure the structural integrity of the building is not compromised over time, composite materials are resistant to corrosion and provide more durability Read More…

Carbon Fiber Subway Car Prototype Released: What it means for composites in the Infrastructure industry

Composite materials have been replacing the traditional materials used in the infrastructure industry, such as wood, steel and concrete, for the past several years. While these traditional materials provide a sturdy foundation for infrastructure builds, they wear down over time and require numerous repairs and maintenance compared to composite materials. To save time on repairs Read More…

The Use of Epoxy is Extending the Life Cycle of the Infrastructure Industry

Professionals in the infrastructure industry must choose materials that have an extended life cycle in order to maintain the integrity of the structures they build. For many years now, composites have replaced traditional materials such as wood, steel and concrete because composite materials resist corrosion and deterioration over time. Therefore, structures have an extended life Read More…

Carbon Fiber Takes on the Role of Repairing Traditional Infrastructure Materials

The infrastructure industry has turned to composite materials to replace traditional materials such as concrete, wood and steel. This is largely due to the fact that composite materials are resistant to corrosion and deterioration, which means the structures that they are used to build have a longer life span and require less maintenance than structures Read More…

Construction/Infrastructure Composites

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. Learn more: http://www.compositesworld.com/zones/construction-and-infrastructure-composites

The American Institute of Architects National Convention

The AIA National Convention is the industry’s leading national event with essential, topical education sessions and tours; exhibitors ready to show you what’s new and what’s next; and many networking events and opportunities to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. Continuing Education Create a learning experience tailored to your own professional needs and Read More…

American Composites Manufacturers Association Certification Program

The Certified Composites Technician (CCT) program is the industry’s gold standard for composites training. It is designed to strengthen industry standards, elevate production performance, upgrade individual levels of knowledge and skill and offer public recognition to those who demonstrate a prescribed level of expertise in a specific composites specialization. The program was created by ACMA Read More…

American Composites Manufacturers Association Architectural Division

The Architectural Division is one of ACMA’s Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) Committees. This specialty industry committee focused on growing composites in various market segments and manufacturing processes. By changing codes and creating specifications, the Architectural Division is working to make fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites an acceptable alternative to traditional materials, such as concrete, steel Read More…