FRP is fiber-reinforced polymer. It consists of a combination of glass and/or carbon fibers and thermosetting resin.
What makes our FRP application unique? Our InfraCore® technology. The InfraCore® technology offers a standardized and modular structural approach, which enables the realization of proven and validated cost-effective (both OE: Operating Expenditure / CE: Capital Expenditure) FRP structures that are; easily scalable, lightweight, durable, maintenance free, heavy duty, damage tolerant, and high load bearing.
FRP is the material of today, and the future. From public infrastructure and transportation to marine applications and the energy industry, CMSI (CMS Infrastructure) will provide custom designed andmanufactured solutions to address your greatest challenges in your industry.
The InfraCore® technology is proven to be significantly lighter than steel and concrete. Lighter weight reduces transportation, construction, and installation time, which reflects significant cost savings. When applied to bridge construction, The lightweight design allows for a lighter foundation, again significantly reducing costs.
FRP is insensitive to fungi and moisture and therefore cannot rot or rust. UV rays and temperature changes (plus 50 to – 50) also have no influence on FRP. Our products are also resilient to vandalism, and graffiti is easy to remove. Repair costs, if necessary, are very low.
We only have one earth and we have to treat it with care. With our FRP construction materials and construction techniques we contribute to making the infrastructure market more sustainable.
CMSI (CMS Infrastructure) designs, engineering, and fabrication are very robust and meet the highest safety standards. Our products are virtually indestructible and comply with all Canadian building codes.
FRP is stronger than steel and the unique InfraCore® technology prevents delamination and cracking.
CMSI (CMS Infrastructure) pedestrian bicycle bridges are the best choice for municipalities looking for an innovative, safe and sustainable bridge solution. Choose a standard bridge or a custom design. Practically maintenance-free.
Renovation of dated concrete bridge structures with SUREbridge is an innovative, cost-effective solution. This unique method for existing infrastructure, will strengthen, and extend the lifespan to more than the original structure. We can provide designs for widening, for pedestrian walkways.
Our technology can provide bridge renovation with a CMSI (CMS Infrastructure) bridge deck. Thanks to the low net weight, the underlying construction can be preserved or made lighter. The prefab construction can be installed quickly and therefore quickly usable again.
CMSI (CMS Infrastructure) composite mats are a technologically advanced matting solution. The innovative design delivers improved durability, longer life, enhanced physical properties and lower transportation costs vs conventional wood steel rig mats. They are environmentally responsible and will reduce the GHG emissions due to their lightweight design. Superior cleanability and ease of export makes our composite mats a perfect solution for the international market.
Temporary Steel & Composite Bridge
With InfraCore® Deck and HCB® Design
CMSI (CMS Infrastructure) and HCB® have designed a transformative fibre-reinforced composite temporary steel & composite bridge with InfraCore® Mat Deck. The bridge will fill a significant gap in the temporary industrial bridge space across the North American market through its innovative design. Companies operating in the energy, pipeline, utilities, forestry, heavy construction mining and disaster relief will benefit from the lightweight progressive design, ease of transport, installation, and demobilization.
FRP Platforms for Rail & Pedestrian Walkways
CMSI (CMS Infrastructure) composite pedestrian and rail platforms are perfect for new construction or maintenance retrofits in high foot traffic locations. They are corrosion-resistant to de-icing chemicals and persevere in the most challenging weather conditions. The panels are lightweight panels and can be installed quickly in any location.
Lock Gates & Marine Infrastructure
InfraCore® FRP Bridges Deterioration of traditional materials in salt water continues to be a challenge. Our team uses advanced solutions with innovative designs and materials. Our FRP composites can handle the corrosive effect of salt-water, and are currently being applied in the development of ship hulls, lock gates, and a variety of marine applications.
Mechanical components, hoppers, vessels, manifolds, pump bases, and various material handling components can be produced using composite materials. There are many advantages including high strength to weight, resistance to most chemicals and corrosive conditions, and superior durability in outdoor environments.
Composite designs are available for demanding civil applications including traffic bridges, pedestrian bridges, rail platforms, transit shelters, buildings, wall panels, access mats, barriers, utility vaults, and trench covers, as some examples. Harsh outdoor conditions, and road salt have no effect on composite products making them a superior choice for these civil applications.