A student design competition for a pedestrian bridge enabled the use of new- generation structural technologies. Set up by ISIS, the aim of this competition was to design a pedestrian bridge with a six-metre covering with access to a new entrance to the Faculty of Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke. The objective of this project was to provide the opportunity for ISIS Canada students to participate in the design of a construction project incorporating composite materials with the integration of new fibre-optic monitoring technologies. For this project, V-ROD GFRP and CFRP bars have been used as reinforcement for the deck slab and the beams, respectively.
The composite materials for the structures and the monitoring of fibre optics are two main research goals of ISIS Canada. The winning team from Queen’s University was invited to participate in the final design of the project with the engineering firm responsible for the project.
© «Reinforcing Concrete Structures with Fiber Reinforced Polymers» by ISIS Canada