• Street & Park Infrastructures
  • Street & Park Infrastructures

Composite Fibre Technologies

Street & Park Infrastructures

Our viewing platforms and shelters have been installed across Australia from the sweltering tropics to the burning deserts. Our composite structures are uniquely suited to withstand the harshest environments while providing a low maintenance, long life asset to the local community. Our materials are perfect for coastal, marine, and environmentally sensitive areas. From tidal flood plains and protected mangrove swamps to alkaline desert and corrosive mining facilities, our structures have proven time and again their unique durability and strength. Possessing a full in-house design and certification team, we will work hand in hand with you to insure a robust, aesthetically pleasing asset that will provide decades of service.

We have developed design methodologies for composite street and park structures from the following standards:

  1. AS1657 — Design for access and mobility
  2. AS2156 — Walking tracks, infrastructure design
  3. AS1170 — Structural design actions

Structural design of Polymer Composites — Eurocomp design code and handbook design of composite structures differs slightly from that of traditional materials, in that the 'serviceability' criteria generally dominates the design process. Typically, traditional materials are designed primarily for strength, and serviceability checks are performed. Due to the low Modulus of Elasticity of composite products (as compared to steel for example) structures are designed to meet the stiffness criteria, and as a result contain large strength reserves.