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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Michigan DOT and LTU deploying carbon fiber reinforced bridge components to reach goal of 100-year bridges

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is continuing to deploy carbon fiber to reinforce bridge components as a way to reach their goal of bridges that last 100 years. Calling it “game changing technology,” MDOT said that since 2011, it has been collaborating with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield to research carbon fiber reinforced polymer materials in concrete bridge beams. The research, the department said, has moved from the lab into the field and that some projects have been deployed.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

MDOT and LTU driving the future of durable bridges

MDOT engineers hope to build bridges that last 100 years and save taxpayers on life-cycle maintenance costs. - MDOT is deploying the materials strategically, using them on higher-volume routes: two bridges are currently being built with carbon fiber reinforced beams as part of MDOT's massive I-94 modernization project in Detroit.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Michigan Dot Using Carbon Fiber to Reinforce Bridge Components on Major Projects

Two bridges are currently being built with carbon fiber reinforced beams as part of the I-94 modernization project. MDOT has been collaborating with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield on researching carbon fiber reinforced polymer materials in concrete bridge beams. That research has moved from the lab into the field, with projects now being deployed.
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Monday, December 6, 2021

LTU dedicates Nabil Grace Center for Innovative Materials Research, a world-class infrastructure lab

Dozens of colleagues, family members, industry partners, and governmental officials gathered Friday morning on the campus of Lawrence Technological University to see a world-leading infrastructure laboratory named after the university’s engineering dean, a prolific researcher in improving the lifespan of bridges and other crucial structures. After the unveiling, it is now the Nabil Grace Center for Innovative Materials Research in the southeast corner of LTU’s campus.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

LTU, industry partners launching Construction Safety Research Center

Lawrence Technological University and a group of industry partners are launching a Construction Safety Research Center to make construction workplaces safer across Michigan and the nation.
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

LTU engineering prof wins early career award to study preventing electrical accidents

Ahmed Al-Bayati, assistant professor of civil and architectural engineering at Lawrence Technological University, has been named a winner of the Thomas Glavinich ELECTRI International 2021 Early Career Award.

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