The construction industry is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its activities. The Construction 2025 joint strategy from the UK Government and industry, working in partnership, sets a vision, which includes 50% lower emissions, 33% lower costs and 50% faster delivery. Using FRP composites in place of steel and concrete for bridge construction will deliver this vision now. The carbon and energy embodiment is significantly reduced at the construction stage and still further during the 100-year minimum service life. Construction costs are competitive and whole life costs are significantly less. The offsite construction and reduced dead load make the bridges safer and quicker to install on site. This material, successfully used in all other industries for the last 50 years, will provide a step change in the construction industry.

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