The next generation of engineers, faced with rapidly deteriorating infrastructure, is destined to face many difficult decisions in maintaining and preserving our civil infrastructure systems. The International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) recognizes the need for the development, advancement, and application of fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) in construction applications. Many FRP technologies are recognized as important tools for construction and repair of buildings, bridges, and infrastructure. However, these technologies will not become commonplace until the broader civil engineering community is aware of their benefits and potential applications. A key group that will play a role in shaping the future of the construction industry is the next generation of civil engineers. As such, the IIFC Working Group on Education is, in conjunction with the ISIS Canada Research Network, in the process of developing a series of educational modules on FRP technologies for use in engineering curricula. The overarching goal of these modules is to enable and encourage the teaching of FRP technologies in curricula where such topics are not currently covered. This non-research paper presents a brief overview of the educational modules that are being developed by the IIFC Working Group on Education and which will be made freely available for use by all interested parties.
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- IIFC Educational Modules on Polymer Composites in Construction
Luke A. Bisby
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg