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The National Building Code (2006) defines contract documents as including the following: i. Contract drawings and specifications prepared by registered architects and registered engineers; ii. Priced bill of quantities prepared by a registered quantity surveyor; iii. Construction programme, project quality management plan, project ...

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Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers for Concrete Construction

The main impetus for development of carbon fibres has come from the aerospace industry with its need for a material with combination of high strength, high stiffness and low weight. Recently, civil engineers and construction industry have begun to realize that ...

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An FRP composite is defined as a polymer that is reinforced with a fibre. The primary function of fibre reinforcement is to carry load along the length of the fiber and to provide strength and stiffness in one direction. FRP ...

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Composite is a mixture of two or more materials that differ in form, chemical composition and essentially insoluble. There are two categories of constituent materials: matrix and reinforcement. The reinforcement imparts its special mechanical and physical properties to enhance the matrix ...

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