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Aug 30, 2017 1:25:32 PM

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Composite Camels Help Berth US Navy Aircraft Carriers

Originally published inComposites World, August 20, 2017.

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Topics: aircraft carrier camels

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Jun 21, 2017 12:26:34 PM

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Fast Panel Placement with Light Composite Option

Originally published in Bridge Design & Engineeringwww.bridgeweb.com  | ISSUE 87 | 2017. Click the image above for article PDF.

The use of composite materials on the deck of a new 305m-long pedestrian suspension bridge in Canada has enabled the tower-to-tower placement of FRP panels in just ten days. The Columbia River Skyway in the city of Trail, West Kootenay in British Columbia
celebrated its official grand opening in May this year. The suspension bridge is almost
280m long abutment to abutment, making it one of the longest of its kind in North
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Topics: pedestrian bridges, Columbia River Skywalk

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May 15, 2017 10:43:00 AM

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Composite Advantage move featured in Dayton Business Journal

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May 9, 2017 10:42:38 AM

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Composite Advantage move featured in Dayton Daily News

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Dec 20, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Composite Advantage Taps Custom FRP Fabricator FiberSystems For Composite Pile Jackets

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Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP pile jackets

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Sep 20, 2016 9:33:04 AM

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Composite Advantage Launches New Website

DAYTON, Ohio—(September 7, 2016)  Composite Advantage launched its newly redesigned website today on the World Wide Web.  A growing number of industries looking for new technologies to solve problems like corrosion, high maintenance and short-lived life cycles are turning to Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites for answers. Recognizing the need for deeper, easy to navigate content, the FRP manufacturer has expanded its Resource Center and added multi-level product information and comprehensive case studies populated with vibrant images that graphically tell each project’s story.

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Topics: compositeadvantage.com, FRP Resource Center, Composite Advantage website

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Jul 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

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Wide Open Spaces: Lightweight Panels Offer the Option of Adding Cantilevered Footways

Originally published in Bridge Design & Engineering, www.bridgeweb.com  | ISSUE 83 | 2016. Click the image above for article PDF.

Nearly every major bridge design these days includes a shared-use path for walkers and cyclists. But the growing volume of commuters has also created challenges for bridge owners with existing structures. More foot traffic dictates shared spaces with requirements for clear widths up to 4.6m. The impact of this on loading has prompted owners and engineers to seek alternatives to conventional materials like concrete. A number of communities have begun adopting fibre-reinforced polymer systems for cantilever footpaths, first used on the Art Deco Tower Bridge in Sacramento, California almost a decade ago.

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Topics: cantilever sidewalks

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Jun 20, 2016 3:19:00 PM

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Jacksonville Ferry Terminals Installs New FRP Slipwalls: The Agency Chose Composite Advantage’s FiberPILE Composite Product

Originally published 6/20/2016 on http://www.compositesworld.com/news/jacksonville-ferry-terminals-installs-new-frp-slipwalls

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) took over operation of St. Johns River Ferry in March 2016 and the Florida-based agency was primed for upgrades that included fender slipwalls with funds it secured in 2015. Aggressive currents and strong winds combined with the characteristic stiffness of steel and concrete fenders contributed to hard landings and vessel and guidewall damage. JTA identified the need for a low maintenance fender slipwall system that could provide higher energy absorption, low maintenance and corrosion resistance.  After evaluating several options the agency chose Dayton, Ohio's  Composite Advantage and their FiberPILE composite product.
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Topics: waterfront infrastructure, ferry terminals, slipwalls, guidewalls

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Feb 9, 2016 2:38:00 PM

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FiberSPAN Wins Bid Over Fiberglass Wood Decking for Ottawa's Historic Minto Bridges

DAYTON, Ohio - (February 9, 2016.) - When corrosion of the existing steel bridge deck grating supporting Ottawa, Canada’s historic Minto Bridges East and Center closed the spans to vehicular traffic, designers began looking for a durable, low-maintenance replacement. The truss bridges, built between 1900 and 1902, also needed a lightweight solution. Research led city engineers to choose a fiber reinforced polymer composite bridge deck system.

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Topics: FiberSPAN, bridges, minto bridge

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Jan 8, 2016 2:37:00 PM

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How Have Composite Bridges Measured Up?


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Topics: American Composite Manufacturers Association, composite bridge