14 December 2008
14 December 2008
Indy Parks & Recreation dedicated the new fibreglass pedestrian bridge in Juan Solomon Park, with an event featuring an educational talk on its significance and a nature program led by Environmental Education staff.
Fox Hill Elementary School students on a field-trip to the park learnt about the red-shouldered hawk, E. Screech Owl, opossum, skunk and a number of biofacts. They also learnt about the significance of the bridge from Bowen Engineering Project Manager Bill Lamkin. The bridge was purchased through a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF fund and area community groups.
“This project was made possible by a consortium of Indianapolis-area companies and the commitment by the community groups surrounding the park,” said Indy Parks Director Stuart Lowry. “The fibreglass bridge offered a cost-saving of nearly $40,000 because it was assembled in pieces instead of one large steel structure that would have required a crane for transport. We preserved the eco-system around the creek because we did not have to remove as much brush and trees that a steel structure would have required.”
Partners making significant in-kind contributions to the project totaling nearly $120,000 included The Schneider Corporation, Bowen Engineering, Laura Kopetsky Tri-Ax, ThyssenKrupp Safeway, Midwest Concrete Pumping and Baja Concrete.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Tecniplas is highlighting its composite equipment for the sugar and alcohol industries at the Fenasucro Trade Fair in Sertãozinho, Brazil, on 21-24 August.
The outstanding lightweight construction opportunities and potential for incorporating smart components of composite materials make them increasingly attractive for machinery manufacturers, reports the Composites Europe trade show.