HCB technology to make sustainable bridges

03/1/2012 | STRUCTURE magazine

The Hybrid-Composite Beam is a "structural technology that utilizes concrete, steel and fiber-reinforced polymer in an embodiment that exploits the inherent advantages of each of these materials," resulting in a lighter, stronger and more sustainable solution, John Hillman writes. This piece explores how HCB works and how it's designed. With further advances, Hillman argues that HCBs could "make sustainable structures using advanced composites a mainstream component for reconstruction of the world’s deteriorating infrastructure."

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