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Bay Bridge safe with SeaTimber
Dense fog shrouded the famous San Francisco Bay Bridge on the morning of November 7, 2007, when the Cosco Busan, a 250-metre-long container ship, slammed into the base of one of the bridge?s support towers.
Fast track to Morocco
Following the completion of two bridges for the US Army in Virginia earlier this year, Axion International has secured its first two purchase orders for railroad crossties made of its recycled structural composite (RSC) from the Moroccan National Railway Company (ONCF).
Cutting the weight of solar installations
A sandwich composite developed by Sunovation GmbH in cooperation with Bayer Sheet Europe GmbH in Germany allows solar modules to be integrated into roofing constructions with drastic weight savings.
Composite cover for Commonwealth Games
The first Energy Star qualified and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) certified architectural fabric membrane roof has been installed over the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, India ? the venue for the opening of the 19th Commonwealth Games in October.
New US plant for recycled composites
A new building composite that contains more than 75% recycled and rapidly-renewable materials to be used for home exteriors is to be produced at a purpose-built new plant by Boral Composites.
High energy savings with AeroLite
AeroLite is a super insulated tensile fabric composite designed for the construction of sustainable buildings being introduced to the market by AeroLite Pty.
Shedding steel and weight at Shanghai Expo
The World Expo Centre, which opened in Shanghai, China in May 2010, showcases buildings that are adventurous experiments in form and material. An expected 70 million attendees will pass through its entrance pavilion which features a large structural membrane canopy made with Beta yarn from AGY.
Shanghai?s new composite landmark
The roof of the Theme Pavilion constructed for the Shanghai World Expo depicts the art of paper folding and among environmental benefits, features the world?s largest rooftop solar energy system.
Catching the sun with composites
Alucobond Photovoltaic is an integrated fa?ade system consisting of Alucobond composite panels with HaWi Energietechnik AG photovoltaic modules. Inclusive individual solutions are now being offered by the partners to architects, builders and fa?ade designers, regardless of whether design or solar-electricity gain is the priority.
Composite skin for Malpensa Sheraton
The new Sheraton Hotel at Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy is employing pultruded reinforced composites using glass fibres from 3B to cut weight considerably and also reduce manual handling issues.
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