03 June 2008
03 June 2008
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and its Transportation Structures Council (TSC) will lead a special interest session on June 3, 2008 at the 25th Annual International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The session, Proven Performance of FRP Composites in Bridge Construction, is designed to educate bridge engineers about the benefits of using FRP composites in bridge installations, including inspection of bridge decks, advancements in rehabilitation and new field installations of cable stays and girders. The session will be from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in Room 301 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, where the conference is being held.
""We are proud to present new ideas using composites that bring the customer and taxpayer bridge decks with longer life, lighter weight, corrosion resistance, quicker installations, and reduced detours,"" says Bob Sweet, Creative Pultrusions, Inc., Alum Bank, Pa., who serves as chairman of ACMA's Transportation Structures Council. ""Composites are a smarter way to solve our infrastructure problems.""
Proven Performance of FRP Composites in Bridge Construction will feature presentations from five composites industry experts and will be moderated by John P. Busel, Director of ACMA's Composites Growth Initiative.
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