Composite Innovation #2: The Waler
Following the success of the FRP thru rod and nut system, we collaborated with our client to develop a composite replacement for the timber waler. An FRP structural beam called a waler is attached to the side of the dock section and spans many concrete floats to connect them.
In the structure of a marina, walers are essential. Walers can be built of steel, aluminum, or wood, but each has drawbacks. Although it doesn’t corrode like steel, wood rots and has a shorter lifespan than composites.
Read more about the marina waler here: FRP Structural Sections are Revolutionizing Marina Construction