Monthly Archives: June 2018

Combating Challenges Using FRP Composite Pedestrian Structures

When Working in Sensitive Environments, you Need a Sensible Approach

It is very easy to take the FRP boardwalks, FRP footbridges and FRP viewing platforms we tread upon on our weekend hikes for granted. The reality is, when creating infrastructure which allows people to enjoy the environment, there is a lot of attention to detail and careful consideration to be had.

There are unique challenges to putting together these sorts of pedestrian structures, particularly in natural environments.

  • How do you get the material to the location? Often there is no road access, and there may be rough terrain to navigate.
  • How do you ensure the work can be done safely in this kind of setting?
  • How do you ensure the structure will stand up to the harsh, natural environment?
  • How do you do all of this while also causing minimal damage to the natural surroundings?

This is where FRP (Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic) comes in.

FRP Products are lightweight in comparison to traditional building materials, making their transport to challenging environments far more efficient and effective.

FRP Products can also be pre-fabricated and cut to size before being transported to the site, limiting the amount of more dangerous activity workers are engaging in when they are operating in these natural, hard to access terrains.

Additionally, the durability of FRP is second to none. It doesn’t corrode like steel, and it won’t rot like timber. It performs excellently in harsh environments.

Most importantly, the extensive life expectancy of our FRP products means that maintenance will be little to none – allowing the natural environment to remain largely undisturbed.

SIS are highly experienced in helping navigate the challenges of a projects in natural settings. Just take a look