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The Use of Alternative Materials in Marine Structure Construction By Elizabeth Burkhart, P.E. COLLINS ENGINEERS, INC.

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1 The Use of Alternative Materials in Marine Structure Construction By Elizabeth Burkhart, P.E. COLLINS ENGINEERS, INC.

2 Presentation Overview WG Members and Others Background and History January 2009 Publication Collaboration Activities Application of Technology Future Needs Recommendations

3 WG Members and Contributors WORKING GROUP: Mr. Terence Browne – Chairperson (USA) Mr. Elio Ciralli – Vice Chairperson (Italy) Mr. Masao Yamada – Secretary (Japan) Mr. Mark Kloos – Corresponding Member (South Africa) Mr. Steven Desloovere – Corresponding Member (Belgium) Ms. Elizabeth Burkhart – Contributing Author Ms. Heather Malone – Contributing Author Numerous Experts From ACI, ASTM, PLTA, ACMA, and Composites World for Technical Review IN MEMORY OF: Mr. John Pyman – Former Chair (UK) Mr. John Pattison – Former Secretary (UK)

4 Collaboration Activities Outside of PIANC Composites World ACMA ASTM ACI Inside of PIANC InCom, MarCom, EnviCom

5 WG 105 Background and History Belgium – 1 st Meeting (2002) Meetings in UK Meetings in USA Italy – Last Meeting (2008) PIANC RecCom WG15 to PIANC WG105 Multiple WG Names and Publication Titles

6 Outline of 2009 Publication Introduction and Background Overview of Alternative Materials General Information on Thermoplastics General Information on Fiber Reinforced Polymers Conclusions and Recommendations Case Studies and Summary of Projects Appendices (Terminology, Resources, References)

7 Traditional Materials Timber Steel Masonry Concrete

8 Four Alternative Material Applications Structural shapes Non-metallic reinforcements Repair and strengthening elements Hybrid structural elements and systems

9 US Project Examples

10 International Project Examples

11 Future Needs / Recommendations Future need to report on new developments / products Future need to update project performances Future need to update applications and suppliers Recommendation that Updated Report be published every 5 to 10 years.

12 QUESTIONS For WG105 Contact Terry Browne Working Group 105 Chairman or Elizabeth Burkhart


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