Civil Infrastructure include the repair and replacement of civil infrastructure including buildings, roadsblockquote bridges, piling, etc. Advances in FRP composites have led to structural systems that allow for rapid deployment of bridge decks, stringers, beames, abutment panels, rebars, dowel bars and posts and other highway structures.
There are hundreds of bridges worldwide that are utilizing composite technology for civil infrastructure including internal and external strengthening of structures and bridge deck replacement. Other FRP highway structures are signpost, signboard, guardrail system, sound barrier, drainage system (pipe, culvert), etc.
John P. Busel, VP, Composites Growth Initiative American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)