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Title: A Seawall Constructed with GFRP Bars as Structural Reinforcing

Author(s): Christian C. Steputat, Steven Nolan, Lowry Denty, Paul A. Kaminski, and Antonio Nanni

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 41

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 26-30

Keywords: pile, cage, cap, installation

Date: 9/1/2019

In 2016, the seaside community of Flagler Beach, FL, was severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew. To help mitigate the effects of future storms, a concrete secant-pile seawall is being constructed east of State Road A1A. The seawall comprises glass-fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforcing bars in its 1847 secant piles and continuous cap. The noncorrosive GFRP bars are expected to provide minimal maintenance and repair costs over the life cycle of the seawall


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