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Old Infrastructure Demands New Cost

Aging infrastructure is a significant challenge faced by state departments of transportation, local agencies and bridge owners. There is an overwhelming number of bridges needing upgrades and rehabilitation, and significant cost and limited funds available to maintain highway assets.  The Federal Highway Administration has offered hundreds of millions of dollars of support in the form Read More…

Composites are helping power infrastructure catch some waves

The power infrastructure in the United States has seen many innovations over the years thanks to composites. From wind turbine blades to composite above- and below-ground conduit, composites are the material of choice for many applications in this sector. An excellent example of this point is composite wave and tidal power generation systems that are Read More…

Wind infrastructure composites: Recycling may be in the air

Of all the many infrastructure sectors, power generation has seen one of the largest trends in composite materials usage for many of its applications. For instance, composites are now being used in buried and above-ground conduit, wind power and water-based power generation systems. Wind power infrastructure in particular has benefited from composites, and it may Read More…

Safely extracting oil and gas with composites

Much of society is able to function because of the use of natural oil and gas. These are limited resources though, so many industries are seeking alternatives for producing energy. There is also the question of ethically sourcing oil and gas without harming the environment. However, until the day comes that we no longer need Read More…

Recycled composites are in the future of infrastructure

An unfortunate byproduct of almost any manufacturing process is the waste of material. Almost inevitably, something will have to be trimmed off or an excess amount is applied and needs to be removed. This is true when using composite materials like carbon fiber. Many businesses use carbon fiber for various applications, ranging from cutting edge Read More…

Composite panels: The next big step in infrastructure

Wooden planks play an important role in the building industry. They provide infrastructure for many buildings, are used as flooring for decks, support for fencing and more. For the longest time, wood has been the material of choice in these applications because of its strength and accessibility. However, there are several drawbacks to wood. It Read More…

The IMAGINE Act champions infrastructure composites

Infrastructure composites have been around for decades now, but the U.S. government has been slow to adopt these materials in infrastructure projects. However, the recent introduction of the IMAGINE Act may be a sign that this is about to change. How the IMAGINE Act promotes infrastructure composites Composite materials have become available for a variety Read More…

Benefits composite windows bring to building infrastructure

Composite products are being used with greater frequency in building infrastructure. One product that is being used in increasing numbers is composite windows, and usage is increasing because they offer many benefits to the infrastructure of buildings. Some benefits composite windows bring to building infrastructure Composite windows haven’t been around that long compared to wood Read More…

Composites support military communications at US base

Composites are probably most famously used by the United States military in aerospace applications like the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. However, composites are also playing an unsung role in rehabilitating the corrosion-plagued support infrastructure of the military, especially in new communications towers. Benefits offered by composite military communications towers Read More…

Composite Modular Walls Benefit Housing Infrastructure

In the infrastructure sector, housing has long been the place for materials like wood and concrete, but now composite modular wall systems maybe about to change that because composite building materials offer significant benefits when compared to traditional materials. Benefits of composite modular walls for housing infrastructure Housing infrastructure is facing a serious and impending Read More…

Composite Foundation Wall Benefits in Housing Infrastructure

Composite materials are becoming more prominent in many sectors of the U.S. economy, with increased use everywhere from satellites to drainage pipes. One area of the economy that’s poised to derive huge benefits from composites is housing infrastructure. These benefits are coming from new building materials such as composite foundation walls. Benefits that composite foundation Read More…

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…