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4 Famous Buildings that Feature Textile Composites

Posted by Craig Barry on Dec 20, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Textile composites aren’t just durable, they can be incredibly aesthetically-pleasing. Thanks to their endless characteristics of flexibility, GFRC and GFRP are two of the most sought-after (and cost effective!) materials used by innovative architects today.

Let’s take a look at four of the most notable buildings that feature textile composites.

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Topics: Textile Composites, Buildings

How Textile Composites Make Buildings Stronger

Posted by Craig Barry on Nov 1, 2017 9:32:00 AM

Textile composites have become an integral component in building construction over the last 50-75 years. They come in all strengths, weights, and materials, but they’re used in nearly every modern building on the face of the planet in some form or another.

Of course, composites are not a new construction component! Wood itself is a composite, and thousand-year-old mud huts took advantage of some of the most important benefits of composites. How are composite textiles – essentially composite “fabrics” that can be layered and manipulated – contributing to the advancement of structural engineering? Here are a few ways composite textiles are making our buildings stronger.

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Topics: Textile Composites, Buildings