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Knitting bespoke reinforcement for new concrete structures

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The results of a research project which aimed to replace internal steel reinforcement with a knitted composite reinforcement cage made from carbon fibre.

A potentially transformative project for concrete construction, that could greatly simplify the reinforcing of complex shapes.


Dr John Orr is University Lecturer in Concrete Structures and EPSRC Early Career Fellow in the Department Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Dr Orr's teaching and research are closely linked to sustainable construction, and improving construction sector productivity.

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