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    Jul 31, 2019

    Long Piles in Low Places

    Composite Advantage designs custom FRP piles for each fender project. Pile design considers the soil profiles, required energy absorption, and limits of deflection to meet the requirements of the project. The resulting design,...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FiberPILE

    May 17, 2019

    Part 2: Catching the Jamestown Ferry

    According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) the toll-free Jamestown-Scotland Ferry operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including major holidays to carry passengers across the James River. On Christmas Day,...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FiberPILE, structural dolphin

    May 2, 2019

    Catching the Jamestown Ferry

    On February 26, 1925, Albert Jester made the first automobile ferry crossing of the James River [Virginia] with the Captain John Smith. The boat was 60 ft. long and could carry 16 Model-T Fords. The history of Jamestown itself...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FiberPILE

    Apr 18, 2019

    What's In A Name? Structural Dolphins

    Quadripods, tripods and clusters…kind of makes you wonder if someone forgot to run spell check. After all, isn’t a quadruped a four-legged animal? And tripod shouldn't be confused with cephalopod, a moniker for...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FiberPILE, large diameter pipe piles, structural dolphin

    Apr 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

    Jun 16, 2016

    PORTS16: Positive Progress for FRP

    New Orleans in June. Toasty, to say the least. However, the PORTS 2016 conference that concluded yesterday was worth the trip for many reasons. The three and a half days of valuable educational sessions and networking are just a...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FiberPILE, PORTS16

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