Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer Structures: A Sustainable Solution to Enhancing Grid Resiliency

Discover the future of utility infrastructure with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite materials! Join our webinar led by Dustin Troutman, a subject matter expert, and learn about the safety, resilience, and sustainability advantages

December 13, 2023

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

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Compared to utility infrastructure applications made from traditional materials like utility poles and light poles, structures designed with Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite materials provide numerous advantages for professionals in the utilities industry.

These include enhanced safety, lightweight properties, availability in various designs, adherence to industry standards, low maintenance, and efficient production and installation processes. There are many valuable reasons why end users should strongly consider composites when selecting poles for utility projects.

Join this webinar for exclusive insights into the growing trend of utilities adopting Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite solutions, with a special focus on pultruded FRP structures. Dustin Troutman, a senior leader and subject matter expert from Creative Composites Group, the nation’s largest vertically integrated manufacturer of structural FRP composites, will lead this webinar.

Dustin will address fundamental questions, such as the unique manufacturing process of FRP composite poles and their diverse user network. Using case studies and success stories, he will also explore their distinct flame-retardant properties, showcasing how they enhance electric grid resilience, improve sustainability, and contribute to decarbonization efforts. Additionally, as a call to action, Dustin will present essential best practices for installing FRP composite poles and cover relevant codes and compliance guidelines.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the latest advancements in FRP composite technology and discover how they can meet your unique utility project requirements!

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Dustin Troutman received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1993. Currently, he serves as Corporate Director of Marketing, Product Development and Sales for the Creative Composites Group (CPI) located in Alum Bank, PA.

During his 28 years with CCG, Mr. Troutman has been instrumental in the market investigation and development of major pultrusion products and product lines associated with infrastructure applications. Examples include: SUPERPILE™ pipe piles, SuperLoc® sheet piles, and StormStrong® FRP transmission and distribution poles and cross arms. He continues to be a key player in the development of codes and standards in support of the fiberglass reinforced polymer pultrusion industry.

Mr. Troutman is a co-inventor, holding six patents related to pultruded systems. Mr. Troutman is a member of professional associations, including ASCE, ANSI and ASTM. He is a past president of the Pultrusion Industry Council and is currently the chair of the Utility and Communication Structures Committee. He is a member of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC), charged with developing the ASCE/LRFD standard for pultruded structural profiles.

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