Fibrwap and the University of California at Irvine Team to Rehabilitate Infrastructure
Engineers at the University of California Irvine are working on robotic technology that promises to rehabilitate the nation’s aging water infrastructure, according to SmartPlanet.com.
Led by civil & environmental engineering professor Maria Feng, the team is working to build a prototype robot that could repair and retrofit aging water pipes by applying a tough reinforcement material around their interiors, instead of excavating the pipes to replace them.
The engineers are working with Fibrwrap Construction, which specializes in structural renovation through trenchless application of composites, and Fyfe Company, which specializes in fiber-reinforced polymers for civil infrastructure rehabilitation.
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