Polymer Composites Conference IV, March 20-22, 2007, Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, Morgantown, WV 26508
Organized By: Constructed Facilities Center
Departments: Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Industrial & Management
West Virginia University,Morgantown, WV
Co-Sponsors: Federal Highway Administration-USDOT, West Virginia Department of Transportation-DOH, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and Industries
We have a vision for the year 2025:
- Composites will be commonly used in infrastructure applications.
- Composites will be recognized as having reduced life cycle costs, reduced installation time, enhanced service life and will insure safety and security of infrastructure systems through the use of smart materials.
- Composites usage will continue to grow and result in economic development in the order of billions of dollars annually.
- To disseminate status reports, case studies, success stories, and new opportunities from applications of composites in infrastructure development, renewal, security and rapid deployment.
Research, government, industry and educational leaders join together to:
- Demonstrate the successful application of composites in infrastructure renewal by validating their cost-effectiveness, design, construction, and performance.
- Exchange information with participants on the use of composites by: (1) delineating the role that composites play in infrastructure development and renewal, and homeland security; (2) understanding technical, economic and regulatory barriers; and (4) identifying agencies that can enable the expansion of composites use.
- Present current and proposed contract specifications, which affect the use of composites and allow the use of competitive bidding.
- Recognize and promote domestic applications and future trends.
- Discuss recommended practices for installation, repair procedures and maintenance materials.
For additional information, please contact at (304)293-7608 or fax at (304)293-7459 or e-mail at CFC@mail.wvu.edu.