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    Mar 2, 2022

    FRP Composites vs. Steel: Why Composites Come Out On Top

    English writer Eustace Budgell wrote, “Imitation is a kind of artless flattery,” in a 1714 edition of the newspaper The Spectator. The proverb didn’t gain popularity until the 19th century when Charles Caleb Colton wrote,...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, infrastructure bill, ACMA

    Jan 28, 2022

    Can the AEC Industry Find Labor to Meet Funding Boom?

    The newly passed H.R. 3684, known as the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), allocates an unprecedented $1.2 trillion between 2022 and 2026 to revitalize America’s infrastructure. This is outstanding news for the...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, infrastructure bill

    Jan 7, 2022

    New Infrastructure Bill Includes FRP In Procurement Process

    “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Statesman, inventor and founding father Benjamin Franklin made that statement. The man whose face first appeared on the $100 bill in 1914, was talking about the value of planned...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, infrastructure bill, ACMA

    Oct 6, 2021

    Planned Savings: FRP For Infrastructure - The Right Choice

    Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material is poised to build better infrastructure and put cash back in the pockets of state agencies and private owners as soon as Congress passes the bipartisan infrastructure bill. On...

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    Topics: infrastructure report card, infrastructure bill, FRP

    Feb 27, 2019

    A Day in DC: A Fly on the Wall - Part 2

    Comments That Got My Attention at Infrastructure Day

    Last week I summarized the composite industry’s advocacy efforts during Infrastructure Day in Washington D.C. February 13-14. This week, I want to share some of the comments...

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    Topics: infrastructure bill

    Feb 20, 2019

    A Day in DC: FRP Composite Industry's Infrastructure Advocacy

    Last week I participated in the FRP composite industry’s Infrastructure Advocacy fly-in to Washington DC.  It is the fourth year in a row that our trade organization, the American Composite Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA),...

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    Topics: ACMA Infrastructure Day, infrastructure bill, Imagine Act

    Dec 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

    Apr 11, 2018

    Port To Port: Renovating Our Waterfront Infrastructure

    In our last blog we talked about the state of the nation’s ports, the amount of freight that moves through the U.S. and what it will take to modernize and rehabilitate America’s waterfront infrastructure. Improvement plans...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, Infrastructure, FRP Composites, FRP Resource Center, Composite Advantage, infrastructure bill

    Mar 8, 2018

    Fixing America’s Infrastructure – Part 2

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower understood the value of roads. His conviction grew from experience after he participated in the U.S. Army's first transcontinental convoy of military vehicles. The journey from Washington to San...

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    Topics: infrastructure report card, infrastructure bill

    Mar 1, 2018

    Infrastructure: Mend, Repair, Patch, Rebuild

    In 2017 the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued America’s infrastructure report card. Because of much needed, overdue repairs, ASCE gave the U.S. a D+ on this quadrennial report. This year, President Trump unveiled...

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    Topics: infrastructure report card, infrastructure bill

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