The construction field has become one of the most potential application markets for fiber reinforced composite materials
  Recently, an integrated overall roof structure and integrated canopy structure of nearly 600 square meters, made of fiberglass and carbon fiber materials, have been completed. The project is located in the gatehouse and façade canopy project of the Kaixin Base Project of Beijing Kexing Zhongwei Biotechnology Co., Ltd. This is an exploration and innovation of the modular design of the roof structure, and the flexible shape design of composite materials is cleverly used. Realize the beautiful curved surface effect of the final product.

  Fiber-reinforced composite materials such as glass fiber, carbon fiber, and FRP have been widely used as building materials, mainly in structural reinforcement, FRP tiles, and glass fiber-reinforced pultrusion profiles.

  According to a report released by the research institution MarketsandMarkets, the global construction composite materials market is expected to reach US$8.98 billion by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.00% during the forecast period. The construction field has become the most potential fiber composite material application market after automobiles and aerospace.

  Now, let us take stock of which well-known buildings around the world use fiber-reinforced composite materials.
1. EU Prosecution Office Building

  Through close and successful cooperation with Indupol, Aliancys, BüFA and Solico, TGM Architects of the Netherlands has successfully realized the unique design and shape of the facade of the European Prosecutor's Office building, injecting innovative composite material application technology into the construction industry . The composite parts were manufactured by Indupol and hand-laid in molds to obtain specific shapes and dimensions, using resins from Aliancys and Büfa (delivered by distributor Euroresins). After molding, the surface of the part is treated, coated with a white topcoat, and transported to the installation site. The product installation requires only a small amount of scaffolding, which is lifted by a crane and installed on the building.

2. Shanghai Disneyland Tomorrowland

  Shanghai Disneyland Tomorrowland covers an area of ​more than 2,300 square meters. The extensive internal and external building structures and seats are composed of hundreds of different shapes and sizes of flame-retardant (FR) gelcoat-faced FRP composite molded parts.

 3. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  Kreysler & Associates designed 700 "rainscreen" fiber-reinforced composite panels for the east façade of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). These FRP panels cover the 10-story building and act as waterproofing. These FRP panels are fastened to an aluminum frame, creating a horizontal rippling texture reminiscent of the waters of San Francisco Bay. According to Bill Kreysler, president of Kreysler & Associates, the SFMOMA expansion project is North America's largest application of fiber-reinforced composite facades for multi-story buildings.

  These FRP panels are made from recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam moulds, ground into rough shape with a CNC hot-wire machine, and the final double-curved surface is created with a five-axis CNC router. No two boards are alike, and most are 5.5 feet wide and between 6 and 30 feet long. Its surface thickness is only 3/16th of an inch.
4. Grand Mosque of Mecca

  It's another spectacular creation by Dubai's First Composites Technologies (PCT), which built the world's largest sliding dome at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. It will have a diameter of 36 meters, driven by a mobile system, with a lower dome and an upper cladding double structure. According to Djibril Waimer, PCT's marketing and events coordinator, glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) panels are used to cover the structural steel frame of the roof. This frame is supported on four electric wheel drives and can be slid to one side so that the courtyard can be exposed to the air, providing natural ventilation to the mosque.
5. Ecocapsule

  The Slovenian team used lightweight composite materials to design an ecological capsule house Ecocapsule. This small capsule house is only 4.57 meters long, 2.13 meters wide, and the usable area is only 6.5 square meters. The project team used fiberglass and polyester resin to create the three main components of the capsule house (bottom, left half-arc and right half-arc), as well as doors, windows and other interior components. Using a vacuum infusion production process, fiberglass fabric and polyester resin are layered on top of the aluminum structure to form a lightweight capsule.

  After the frame structure is completed, the remaining components (including electricity, water system, floor heating system, interior decoration, etc.) are installed manually. The tables, chairs and cabinets inside are made of lightweight honeycomb panels. After completion, the total weight of the capsule house is only 1.18 tons.