Composite Materials: Strengthening Infrastructure Development, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, April 18, 2018   [open pdf - 3MB]

This document is the April 18, 2018 hearing titled "Composite Materials: Strengthening Infrastructure Development" before the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Daniel Webster: "The purpose of this morning's hearing is to review a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report on overcoming barriers to the adoption of composites in sustainable infrastructure and discuss the value of developing composite standards for infrastructure applications. While not widely adopted yet, composites have been used in select construction projects across the country. As we will hear from our experts today, fiber-reinforced polymer composites produced in the United States offer durable, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions in a variety of infrastructure applications as diverse as dams, levees, highways, bridges, tunnels, railroads, harbors, utility poles and buildings. However, without proper design guidelines and data tables to harmonize standards and create a uniform guidance, the practical use of composites to build durable and cost-effective infrastructure will continue to lag." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel Webster, Daniel Lipinski, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Joannie Chin, Hota V. GangaRao, David Lange, and Shane E. Weyant.

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