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 composite...

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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 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 02, 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

    April 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

    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

    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

    April 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

    April 03, 2018

    Navigating America's Aquatic Highways

     

    For the majority of the population that are ‘land lubbers,’ talk about harbors and ports, and the sailors who braved unknown expanses of water to reach these safe havens, can be a bit of a mystery. It's also surprising when you...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, Wicket gates, ports

    July 05, 2017

    Anderson Ferry has Bicentennial

    On the shores of Dry Creek in Hebron, Kentucky, you will see a boat carrying four cars across the Ohio River as the sun rises in early in the day. The ride is only a couple of bucks, and it takes just minutes to cross the Ohio...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, ferry terminals

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