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Composites

Advice to engineers, designers and manufacturers on the use of composites for new build, change of use and maintenance.

Recent developments in composites have seen an exciting new approach to their use in buildings, roads bridges and other structures. These advances and the move within the construction industry towards more prefabrication and process efficiency means that composites now offer design engineers options that traditional materials can not.

BRE's knowledge of building materials and the real behaviour of structures enables us to provide authoritative advice to engineers, designers and manufacturers on the use of composites for new build, change of use and maintenance.

We can advise on

  • durability, bond strength, fire performance, performance over time
  • composite components interaction with the whole structure
  • maintenance issues
  • innovative use of composites in primary structures such as bridges
  • use of composites to strengthen bridges, buildings and other structures