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IsoTruss Receives Funding for R&D in Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Foundations

Eco-friendly concept increases resiliency and energy absorption, decreases installation time and costs for use in telecommunication tower infrastructure.

IsoTruss Inc. (Springville, Utah, U.S.), an engineering, design and manufacturing services provider, has earned a $100,000 funding award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The Phase 1 award will be applied towards research and development (R&D) of a fiber-reinforced concrete foundation for the company’s carbon fiber lattice cell telecommunication towers— 12 times stronger than steel and offering 70% reduction in carbon emissions — to increase resiliency to natural disasters. Future entry into other applications such as roads, bridges and buildings is expected.

 

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