Miami, Florida, June 10, 2019 – Global PoleTrusion Group Corp.’s (OTC PINK: GPGC) Director of Research and Development, Dr. Omar Abdelkarim, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE, M.CSCE, will present at the upcoming Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Conference on June 15, 2019.
Dr. Abdelkarim’s presentation will discuss a paper titled “Behaviour of Pultruded Glass Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Utility Poles Under Lateral Loads” which was prepared in collaboration with the University of Sherbrooke. Utility poles must be able to withstand strong lateral winds, and this research analyzed the effects of pole diameter, length and wall thickness on their capacity to handle these forces.
GPGC’s pultruded FRP composite poles are extremely lightweight yet have a high strength-to-weight ratio, and their load capacity can be customized to meet the varying needs of utility companies around the world. These composite poles are a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to wood, steel and concrete poles. They are not susceptible to damage from termites, woodpeckers, rot and corrosion. Their light weight makes them more economical to transport and easier to install, especially in remote locations that require transportation by helicopter.
The CSCE 2019 Conference will be held from June 12 to 15, 2019 at the Sheraton Laval and Convention Centre in the Greater Montreal Area of Quebec, Canada. Visit www.csce2019.ca for more information.
About Global PoleTrusion Group Corp.
GPGC is an engineering firm that caters to the needs of telecommunications and utility companies, providing composite poles, towers and renewable energy solutions. Their composite structures outperform their steel, wood and concrete counterparts as they are stronger, lighter, easier to install and environmentally safe. With its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities, GPGC is at the forefront of providing creative and effective solutions to address the needs of utility companies.
PoleTrusion Canada provides engineering services for GPGC. They create the latest state-of-the-art composite structures, custom-designed based on the needs of their clients. The company is part of the Advanced Composite Materials for Civil Structures Chair at the University of Sherbrooke. Dr. Benmokrane, a director of the Chair, is on the technical board at GPGC.
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