Fibre reinforced polymers - architect's guide to frp building components

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Abstract

This "designers' manual" is made during the TIDO-course AR0531 Innovation and Sustainability The manual contains an overview of the material properties, the ways of manufacturing and general advantages regarding the use of FRP in the construction sector, like durability, energy efficiency and safety. Later on these aspects are further analyzed in conjunction with already built projects along with a glimpse on innovative concepts or ongoing research. In this way the architect will earn a general idea of the possibilities of FRP for the design of facades, roofs, walls, floors and window frames. The case studies provide information on the ways of manufacturing, the design and construction obstacles and how they were overcome, but most importantly the advantages of using FRP compared with other materials.

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