construction 2025

Construction Strategy 2025 outlines the challenges that the market place faces over the next few years. The strategy document outlines the need for the industry to;
Lower Costs By 33% Both Inital Costs and Whole Life Costs Faster Delivery 50% Improve speed from inception to completion Lower Emission 50% Reduce greenhouse gasses such as CO2 Improvement in Export 50% Reduce Trade gap for construction products and materials Lifespan Structures already working towards Construction Strategy 2025
The use of an FRP Footbridges instead of traditional forms of construction, already goes a long way to satisfying all of these targets!

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Composites in Construction Conference Amsterdam 2017

John Drewett presented a case study based around a project called Sedlescombe Bridge and showing the benefits of the use of FRP materials for simple but elegant footbridges both in terms of Whole Life Costing and Environmental Impact. The FRP footbridge at Sedlescombe in East Sussex was installed in early 2015 and the presentation showed how the use of FRP compares to traditional materials such as timber and steel for a project of this type. The presentation showed whole life costing comparisons between the normal forms of construction typically used for this type of bridge and demonstrated how whilst a timber bridge maybe cheapest at capital cost stage, that as soon as maintenance is required the FRP bridge becomes the most beneficial in terms of whole life cost.

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