Composites in Construction

Comprise resin matrix and fibres

  • Resin transfers stress between, and protects, fibres
  • Fibres provide strength and stiffness

Developed in 1940’s they have;

  • High specific strength and stiffness
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

They have been used in construction for many years including the use to strengthen existing structures using externally bonded carbon fibre plates  since 1996 and for footbridge construction since 1992.

Composites in Construction

Sika Carbodur Structural Strengthening using FRP Composite at Kings Collage

Shear strengtening using FRP

Sika Carboshear Links