Infrastructure and construction projects have historically leaned on legacy materials such as metal, wood or concrete. However, the inherent corrosion resistance, durability and light weight of composites makes them attractive for a wide range of infrastructure and construction applications, such as bridge decks, utility poles, rail components, rebar and more.
Further, in the United States, the passage of a new infrastructure bill points to an imminent increase in activity related to infrastructure construction and rehabilitation. Composite materials are expected to play a significant role in this effort. Specifically, as the building and construction industry increasingly favors sustainable materials and designs, composites are expected to be specified for use in a variety of applications.
Understanding the advantages of composite materials, how they are manufactured, and the applications they are best suited for is critical. CompositesWorld’s CW Tech Days: Infrastructure event offers a series of expert presentations on composite materials, processes and applications that should and will be considered for use in the infrastructure and construction markets. Topics include FRP rebar, bridge building, bridge repair, rail structures, marine structures and composites design for commercial construction.
To learn more, join us for the live CW Tech Days event or register to receive the recorded presentation.