September 08, 2022

    Road Trip Reveal - FRP Waterfront Products Hold Up Under Scrutiny

    The third installment of our Inspection Log Series takes us to the waterfront. During my East Coast trip, I was able to examine installations that included Creative Composites Group’s Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) fenders,...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites, fenders, structural dolphin

    July 22, 2020

    High Impact Answers to Fender Design Questions

    The higher the requirements, the better FRP compares as the solution. This was evident again in last week’s webinar on fender protection systems under high energy impacts. The high strength, low-stiffness structural behavior of...

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    Topics: fenders, FRP flexibility, FiberWALE

    April 10, 2019

    How FRP Fenders Can Protect Piers and Bridges From Maritime Collisions

    Bridges, piers, and other water-based structures must constantly take protective measures against collisions from boats and other maritime vehicles and objects. In many cases, these protection systems reduce vessel impact loads...

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    Topics: fenders, FiberPILE, structural dolphin

    March 06, 2019

    Questions and Answers from Our FRP Piling Webinar

    We had a great webinar last week on the design of FRP pilings.  It was nice to get into the design details since FRP fender pilings provide an optimal combination of high strength and low stiffness that results in superior energy...

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    Topics: fenders

    August 22, 2018

    Dominion Energy Uses Creative Techniques to Provide New Life for Transmission Towers

    Every project at Composite Advantage involves numerous entities working together to bring it to completion. The Dominion Power project was no exception. The project involved replacing the Virginia transmission towers’...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, fenders

    May 03, 2016

    Hitting The Waterways This Summer? Fenders Keep Your Ride Comfortable

    The last time I rode a ferry was when I took Shepler’s service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. Captivated by the view, I wasn’t thinking about things like the fenders that funneled the ferry into the terminal and absorbed the...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, fenders, ferry terminals

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