If you want to leave an architectural legacy, you need longevity. We take a look at how Fibre Reinforced Rebar is a smart choice for projects where long lasting quality matters.
Millau Viaduct, Hoover Dam, Dubai Creek Harbour… just a few iconic concrete structures where form and function unite. Designing a functional structure that will stand the test of time and perform efficiently with minimal maintenance is as important as ensuring that it is pleasing to the eye, especially when we are talking about something that has the potential to be around for hundreds of years – so choosing a smart alternative for traditional construction materials is a must.
As unglamorous as it may sound, If you are looking to leave an architectural legacy, incorporating FRP Rebar into your design could be the key.
Rebar is usually made from steel but the demand for sustainable infrastructure and whole-of-life cycle savings means that an alternative material is catching the attention of architects and developers alike.
Fibre Reinforced rebar is more durable, much stronger, much lighter, and also much kinder to our increasingly fragile natural environment, an important factor when you consider corrosion is one of the largest governmental asset expenses in developed global economies. Fibre Reinforced rebar has a wide range of benefits over steel, but one of the most attractive is removing the risk of corrosion crackings in concrete structures – this means the build will have a lower carbon footprint and reduced environmental impact in the construction sector compared to projects using rebar made of steel.
In a nutshell, by simply swapping steel for either Glass or Carbon Fibre Reinforced rebar, an architect has the potential to create beautiful bridges, industrial plants, marine constructions, dams, healthcare and research facilities that are sympathetic to the needs of our generation whilst meeting the high quality demands required by legislation.
Benefits of Glass Fibre Reinforced Rebar
•Absolute corrosion & alkaline resistant
•Four times lighter than steel
•Much stronger than steel
•Low thermal conductive
•Not magnetic and non magnetisable
•Not electrically or thermally conductive
•Lower Maintenance Costs
•Reduced concrete cover
•Lower transportation and installation costs
•Reduction of construction time
•Excellent fatigue resistance
•Increased measuring accuracy of microscopes and measuring devices
Applications for Glass Fibre Reinforced Rebar
•Waste Water Treatment Plants
•Railway Track Construction
Fibre Reinforced rebar is a hidden revolution, a key component that could ensure an architect’s design is the most cost-effective and long-lasting option on the table. If you want to ensure that you are part of a project that will be enjoyed by generations to come, contact Pultrex, part of the Krauss Maffei Group.
Pultrex has a new range of pultrusion machines that adhere to an established, and globally renowned quality and service principles in their design and production ethos. Outstanding service support, reliable machinery, and added support from a multinational machine tooling manufacturer all come as standard.