The architecture and contractor communities are experiencing substantial growth in the understanding and use of composites. With composites now more regularly being recognized in the building code as a legitimate building material their applications are increasing in both commercial and residential projects.
The molding freedom of composites has contributed to their popularity in decorative architectural applications, including cornices, columns, domes, cupolas and balustrades. But today, composites in architecture extend far beyond décor into structural applications like custom-fabricated cladding panels and building facades.
Composites can be molded into complex shapes at a relatively low cost. This offers designers, engineers and architects a freedom not typically found with other competing materials.
- Complex Geometries
- Precise Properties
- Surface Appearance
Composite structures have an exceedingly long life span. Combine this with their low-maintenance requirements and composites become quite attractive for a host of applications.
- Resistant to Fatigue
- Reduced Maintenance
- Withstands Weather, Light and Heat