From our experience we can ensure that the use of composite materials in all sectors of society is increasing worldwide. Among all of them, the composites, such as the reinforced concrete by a matrix of steel, the new foundations of rubber or the springs that are used in Japan to cushion the effects of earthquakes in the constructions, are the most demanded in civil works.
We can say that there are various materials whose properties, separately, are useful. However, joined they form a new material that brings together the properties of all the materials that compose it.
Advantages of composite materials
We can make the next relationship of advantages that these materials have in relation with the traditional ones in construction:
- Lightness, as they have minor densities, and this implies less weight which facilitates transport, manipulation and assembly, resulting in a reduction of loads.
- They are anticorrosive materials, which places them as the first choice in constructions of the coast, or in highly corrosive places.
- High mechanical properties of traction, bending, compression and impact. They are highly moldable materials, so you can reproduce with them complex shapes. This advantage is elementary in rehabilitation. They also support numerous finishes such as matt, rough, satin or degrees of transparency, among others.
- They are rain-washable materials, so they are ideal for facades and architectural elements of the outside of buildings, as well as playgrounds.
- They do not interfere with electromagnetic waves so they can be used in building constructions dedicated to transmissions.
- They are low heat conductivity and fire resistant.
In short, we recommend the composite materials because all these advantages since the civil work must be characterized by the quality of the materials and the long life of their constructions.