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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

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Nov 7, 2015 2:35:00 PM

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FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk Offers Bridge Owners A Lightweight, Corrosion Resistant Option For Sharing The Road With Pedestrians

DAYTON, Ohio – (November 7, 2015) –Growing numbers of walkers, runners, hikers and bicyclists are finding it increasingly challenging to share space with motor traffic on vehicle bridges. Earlier this year Frankfurt, Kentucky’s 122-year-old “Singing Bridge” made headlines when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed the popular crossing to pedestrians who use the bridge to commute to town; citing reduced structural capacity due to deterioration. One solution - FiberSPAN’s FRP cantilever sidewalk system – is gaining momentum among bridge owners due to its’ light weight, corrosion resistance and easy installation onto existing structures.

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Sep 30, 2015 2:37:00 PM

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Composite Advantage Talks 20 Years of FRP Infrastructure and the Challenges the Industry Still Faces at CAMX

DAYTON, Ohio – (September 30, 2015) –“The use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites in infrastructure is still a long road with new challenges,” says Scott Reeve, vice president of Composite Advantage. The Dayton, Ohio-based manufacturer designs and fabricates very large FRP composite parts, up to 100 feet, for structurally demanding applications and corrosive environments. Its’ core products include pedestrian, trail and vehicle bridge systems that have been sourced and installed throughout the United States.

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Topics: Infrastructure, CAMX, FRP Composites

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Sep 2, 2015 2:36:00 PM

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Composite Advantage Introduces New Wear Surface for High Traffic Areas

DAYTON, Ohio – (September 2, 2015) –Composite Advantage announced it has introduced a new wear surface option for its FiberSPAN pedestrian bridge deck and rail platform products. After evaluation and testing, CA selected the Matacryl system which combines quartz aggregate in a methyl methacrylate polymer for greater durability, less roughness and higher elongation than conventional non-slip wear surfaces. The product is similar to the polymer concrete surfaces used on vehicle bridges making Matacryl a robust choice for areas experiencing heavy use.

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Topics: FiberSPAN, pedestrian bridges, FRP Composites

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Aug 13, 2015 2:35:00 PM

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FiberSPAN's Bridge System Connects Three Parks, Giving Hikers Access to Trails

DAYTON, Ohio – (August 13, 2015) –In 2012 flooding and erosion prompted Ohio’s Beavercreek Township to close a bridge crossing that connects Rotary Park, Phillips Park and the Beavercreek Wetlands Nature Preserve. Green County park employees had pieced together the original bridge from used county highway bridge materials. The Township wanted something different and found they didn’t have to look further than their own backyard for a replacement. Composite Advantage was hired to design and build a no-maintenance structure.

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Topics: FiberSPAN, bridges, trail bridges