Application of FRP Products in Construction Engineering

FRP products have the advantages of chemical corrosion resistance, sound insulation and heat insulation, water permeability and water absorption, and designability, while having excellent light transmittance and decoration and good mechanical properties. Therefore, it is widely used in the field of construction, such as for bearing structural engineering, formwork engineering, door and window engineering, decorative materials and so on.

Five advantages of FRP material applied in construction engineering:

1.Short production and installation time

While designing and ensuring the quality of the overall infrastructure, saving time means saving costs. Relevant data show that the total production time of FRP is 15 days shorter than that of precast concrete. This means saving more than two weeks of labor costs for infrastructure development.

02. Light weight

FRP is famous for its lightweight, which is about eight times lighter than reinforced concrete, which means that the use and installation of FRP is less labor-intensive and requires less equipment. This material also requires less labor in the process of dismantling, saving labor costs and reducing the pressure on infrastructure. In addition, the lighter the weight of the materials used, the smaller the overall wear of the infrastructure.

03. Corrosion resistance and maintenance-free

FRP has high durability, high strength and excellent corrosion resistance.

Although the price of FRP per square foot is slightly higher at the initial installation, FRP has less pressure on infrastructure and is more durable than other materials, thus reducing the need for expensive maintenance or reconstruction along the road.

For example, bridges and platforms built of reinforced concrete, steel or wood usually collapse within 15 to 20 years after the initial installation, which requires extremely expensive maintenance costs, and even requires a new investment to rebuild from scratch. However, FRP has a service life of more than 30 years and extremely low wear in the later stage.

04. Design flexibility

FRP is ideal for any job that requires customization because it is designed according to precise specifications. Regardless of complexity, engineers can create FRP products in a variety of different sizes and shapes.





Post time: Mar-09-2023