Market Growth Highlights – Insider – December 22, 2022

Ashley Howe Insider

ACMA Council Draws Great Attendance at its FRP Design Workshop 

The Transportation Structures Council hosted the Design of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites Bridges at the 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, Miami, FL, Wednesday, December 7, 2022, which was attended by 75 engineers.  The objectives of this workshop were to familiarize attendees with the background and code provisions related to the design of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites bridges and to provide cutting-edge material and product advancements to design and specify FRP composites products that can assist attendees when building new composites bridges for ABC applications. For a review of the program, see below. 

Section 1 – Design of FRP Bridge Tub Girders Using AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications 

Speaker:  Research & Testing & Development: Bill Davids, PhD, PE, University of Maine; Design: Ken Sweeney, PE, ENV-SP, President, Anthony Diba, Design Engineer, AIT Bridges

Section 2 – Lightweight, Prefabricated Cantilever Sidewalks for Shared Use Paths on Vehicle Bridges 

Speaker:  Scott Reeve, Creative Composites Group; Gregg Blaszak, PE, Coastline Composites

Section 3 – Design & Engineering Methodology for InfraCore® FRP Vehicular Bridges 

Speaker: Teodor Gheorghe, InfraCore Company

Section 4 – Overview of FRP Bridge Application Case Histories 

Speaker: John Busel, FACI, ACMA