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Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites in Construction Sector Showcase

How are composite materials used by the construction industry?

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.

The Event

This is a drop-in event allowing the delegate to spend as long as they wish speaking to companies who supply composite solutions to the construction industry over table-top exhibition displays.

Informative overview and case study presentations will be given throughout the day at half-past each hour.

Confirmed Companies

The following companies are confirmed to be in attendance in a speaker and/or exhibitor capacity to show how FRPs can and are being used in construction. This includes all-FRP structures such as bridges, as a reinforcement for traditional materials, interior fittings such as shower trays, and more.


Fifteen minute presentations given on, and half-past each hour for delegates to drop in and watch. The current programme is as follows:

10:00 - 10:15: James Henderson, Atkins - Composites Structures for Construction
10:30 - 10:45: Suzanne Wood, Construction Composites - Collaboration in Composites - Construction Composites and iLecsys
11:00 - 11:15: Simon Eves, Pipex - World’s first phenolic FRP handrail application offshore
11:30 - 11:45: Neil Farmer, Tony Gee and Partners - Externally Bonded FRP Reinforcement for Structural Strengthening
12:00 - 12:15: Martin Halpin, J Murphy and Sons - Installing the River Chor Aqueduct - a Fibre Reinforced Polymer Structure
12:30 - 12:45: Martin Richardson, Lifespan Structures - Bridging the Gap - Using Fibre Reinforced Polymers for Bridge Structures
13:00 - 13:15: Mark Wilcox, Filon Products - Profiled GRP roof and wall cladding sheets: A long term cladding solution for aggressive and corrosive environments.
13:30 - 13:45: Lewis Melia, TRB Lightweight Structures - Modular Composite Solutions in Construction and Future Composite Materials
14:00 - 14:15: Urs Meier, EMPA - Long-term experience with CFRP tendons in bridge construction
14:30 - 14:45: Sue Halliwell, Composites UK - Bridge Design Guidance Document

Who Should Attend

Architects, specifiers, structural engineers, designers and anyone wanting to know more about how FRPs can be used in construction applications.

Delegate Fees

Composites UK Members: Free
Non-Members: £25 (ex VAT)

How to Register

By Credit Card Online:

  1. Check to see if your company is a current member of Composites UK by clicking here (opens in new window).
  2. Members - to register for free you need to log in to the site using your company specific username and password (not sure of the details? email from your company email address to request this).
  3. Both members and non-members can proceed to checkout by clicking the Book Online button below.

By Cheque or Invoice:

Please download and complete a registration form by clicking here, and return this via the details specified or to

Booking deadline:

2 Oct 2015
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