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Composites UK Promotes Composites in Construction


As part of its successful sector showcase series, Composites UK is focussing on construction for the next one of these events.

Over recent years, the use of fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) in the construction industry has grown steadily. Its uses cover applications which include bridge decks and structures; external cladding; structural repair and refurbishment; modular buildings; and all-FRP residential and commercial structures.

This new event, to be held at The Building Centre in London on 6th October, is open to all those wanting to learn more about how FRPs can be used in construction applications. It is specifically aimed at architects, specifiers and designers who will be able to ask their questions to companies already supplying FRPs into the construction sector.

Presenters and exhibitors will cover uses from shower trays, to FRP composite fixings and fastenings through to a FRP viaduct installed by J Murphy and Sons in Chorley, Lancashire.

Claire Whysall, Communications Manager for Composites UK said; “There are a number of companies now turning to FRPs for a variety of applications, and with the development of design guidance such as the Bridge Design Guide along with the Eurocode for FRP Structures, we will start to see the materials move more widely into mainstream construction. By considering FRP composites at the design stage, the properties can be optimised to obtain maximum benefits from using the materials. This gives many advantages over traditional materials including light weight, low maintenance and reduced environmental impact.

“This event showcases some of the demonstration projects and draws out the main reasons FRP composites were chosen along with any lessons learned. It is essential learning for anyone considering using the materials in the future.”

A limited amount of table-top exhibition space and presentation slots remain. Contact for full details.

Delegate registration is free-of-charge for Composites UK members, with a small fee of £25 for non-members. The event is being run as a drop in session where delegates can spend as much or as little time as they please with registrations being taken via the Association website.

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