December 10, 2021

    When It Comes To The Waterfront Structures – FRP Is The Right Choice

    The recreational boating industry is booming and according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the trend is here to stay. In 2020 new boat sales reached a 13-year high. Sales through March 2021 were up 30 percent...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites

    November 10, 2021

    FRP Delivers Knockout Blow To Conventional Materials For Waterfront Structures

    The 1954 film “On The Waterfront” won eight academy awards for its gritty portrayal of union corruption on the docks. The movie also chronicled the redemption of ex-prize fighter Terry Malloy played by Marlon Brando who...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites

    June 16, 2021

    Consider FRP for Your Next Waterfront Infrastructure Project

    Waterfront infrastructures are exposed to unique environmental conditions; therefore, careful considerations should be made when selecting building materials. Marine fixtures must be able to withstand constant exposure to...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure

    April 28, 2021

    FRP Composite Pipe Pilings: Long Term Solution for Docks and Marinas

    In a Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The novel’s opening lines could be used to summarize 2020 for marine manufacturers. According to Vicky Yu, director of...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP

    April 21, 2021

    Real Time Protection For Waterfront Infrastructure

    Image courtesy of Getty ImagesWind, salinity, balance between directional stability and instability, currents and harbor water depth, are just a few of the factors maritime pilots and captains have to juggle when docking a...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP

    February 24, 2021

    A Camel by Any Other Name

    What does the word “camel” bring to mind for you? If you are an older film buff, you might think of many scenes from the classic movie “Lawrence of Arabia.” A younger generation may remember Indiana Jones riding a camel in...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP, field service, camels

    August 07, 2020

    Answering Your Questions on High Capacity Fender Systems

    Last week, we hosted a webinar on one of the fender protection systems where FRP products are the optimum solution. These are fender systems required to absorb the energy from high impact events like large barges, ferries, and...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure

    July 29, 2020

    The Wide World of Waterfront

    For millennia, water has been both the barrier and the connection between the diverse parts of the world. Where there is water, there is a waterfront that needs infrastructure to use and harness the power of water. FRP...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP

    July 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...

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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...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FiberPILE, structural dolphin