CFRP has many benefits for construction.
Carbon fibre is light, strong, flexible and corrosion-resistant and is used to make a wide range of building materials, from beams and pillars to bridges and dams.
CFRP is also perfect for use in fireproofing applications where high heat would otherwise cause steel or other metal structures to expand too much over time. The fibres can resist temperatures up to 1200 °C (2200 °F).
In addition, the strength of this material means that buildings using composites may not need as rigid support columns, which saves space on-site while still giving good structural stability during earthquakes.