FRP Construction Reaches 4000 Days With No Lost Time Accidents
FRP Construction LLC, a specialty construction company that regularly finds itself in utility tunnels, under bridges and piers, under freeways, inside roadside culverts and more, has achieved a significant and rare safety milestone: 4,000 days with no time lost from accidents. “Safety is a fundamental principle of our operations, and the methods we use to ensure safe work are addressed on each one of our unique installation projects,” says Adam Sedgeman, PE, MS, and Vice President of FRP Construction. According to OSHA, of the 4,379 private industry worker fatalities in 2015, 937 or 21.4% were in construction – essentially one in every five worker deaths.
Carbon fiber used to repair and strengthen Phoenix freeway bridges
FRP Construction of Tucson was one of two contractors for ADOT repairs to bridges along the I-17 freeway in Phoenix using a carbon fiber reinforced polymer process for structural strengthening originally developed by Tucson-based QuakeWrap, Inc. The sufficiency rating of one of the bridges was immediately upgraded following the repair. Read the whole story online here.
UT engineering students get culvert repair tour
Grad students from the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) at the University of Texas at Arlington got a glimpse of a real world culvert repair using FRP thanks to the crew from FRP Construction, onsite in Euless, Texas. The FRP crew is reinforcing concrete box culverts near the UT campus, and the civil engineering grad students were given a tour by onsite Supervisor Ryan Kelly. The center also thanked QuakeWrap Inc. engineer Austin Urton, PE, for his assistance in coordinating the event. The story appeared in the July issue of Trenchless Technology magazine, and you can read it in the CUIRE newsletter here.