Architecture and Civil Engineering

Composite materials possess unlimited potential within the civil and structural engineering sectors as they can be customised to benefit a variety of construction types. By using a moulded composite, it is possible to create load bearing structures of infinite shapes and variety.

Composites offer other performance benefits including lightweight characteristics and fire and smoke retardant (FST) features. Introducing a composites solution to an architectural, civil or structural engineering project can also deliver lower cost of ownership (LCO) as maintenance costs are typically reduced.

Composite materials facilitate both structural and styling features such as roofs, FRP/GRP bridges or cladding, fairings and canopies. These advanced materials have been used successfully to strengthen ageing infrastructure and restore the structural integrity to acceptable levels after earthquakes or other structural damage.

Projects include concept studies for a large carbon composites roof of a corporate headquarters, carbon composites staircase concept studies for the head office of a major OEM plus the design of an innovative beachfront art installation designed to mimic the appearance of dune grass.