September 09, 2021

    Infrastructure Funding Looks Promising for All: Including FRP Composites

    Like most of the country, those of us who have dedicated ourselves to improving our nation’s infrastructure were pleased to see the bipartisan infrastructure bill [Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act] pass the Senate last...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, FRP Composites, FRP

    February 10, 2021

    Cliff Notes For the Design and Evaluation of FRP Infrastructure Products

    For the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about the installation of a complex fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite rail platform project at Chelsea Rail Station in Massachusetts. This particular project had a lot of moving...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, bridge design, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, Weight

    April 08, 2020

    COVID-19 Infrastructure Insights

    According to an Associated General Contractors of America survey, contractors face materials and labor shortages, delivery delays and cancellations. In 2020, the industry hit a high-water mark in January and February just before...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, COVID-19, survey

    March 25, 2020

    How To Pick The Right Surface

    In my business I talk a lot about selecting the right surface for people to walk and run on. And not because my favorite sport, American football, is so dependent on the playing surface, whether it’s grass, ice, mud or artificial...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, FRP

    March 18, 2020

    Futuristic FRP Thrives In Everyday Settings

    Despite its introduction to the building industry in the 1960s, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites is still considered a rookie material in an infrastructure dominated by steel and concrete. But aging structures, the need...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, FRP

    November 06, 2019

    New Solutions for Deteriorating Bridges

    Deteriorating infrastructure, especially bridges, is a frequent topic in the news.  No bridge is exempt from having structural issues given the constantly increasing traffic count, and the relentless weather events that require...

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    Topics: Infrastructure

    June 05, 2019

    My Infrastructure Day on Capitol Hill

    Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to testify before a congressional subcommittee on how innovative materials can improve the resiliency of our transportation infrastructure. It was a great experience to be able to promote...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, ACMA Infrastructure Day

    January 09, 2019

    2019 Infrastructure Full Speed Ahead

    These days the word infrastructure can mean different things to different people. Merriam-Webster defines the noun as “the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies)...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, Infrastructure, Imagine Act

    December 13, 2018

    The Imagine Act: The Future of Infrastructure and Composites

    Every year, we make the annual trek to Washington DC to support the composite industry’s annual infrastructure day. This year our trip coincided with the Trump Administration’s unveiling of its infrastructure initiative. Plastic...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, infrastructure bill, Imagine Act

    August 01, 2018

    Ridership In A Free Fall?

    In May, organizations and communities across the country participated in the 6th annual National Infrastructure Week. The event’s theme was “The Future Won't Wait. Neither Can We. It's #TimeToBuild.”

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    Topics: Infrastructure