Rod is dead – Long live Rod!

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Since there is not a great deal going on in the nautical rigging word (at least nothing we can write about just yet…), let’s look at a different type of rigging. We hear a lot of people and composite rigging suppliers banging on about rod or wire rigging being dead. Done. Dusted.

While that might be slowly becoming the case in the marine sector, it is still the product of choice when it comes to architectural rigging and that market is on a steep growth curve. According to a quick search on the net, it seems that every major (and not so major) rigging company now advertises their ‘Architectural Rigging Division’ featuring some nice pictures of their work ashore.

I guess this begs the question, when will composite rigging start breaking into this market too? What are the limiting factors? Do you know of any projects that have already gone ‘the composite route’? Let us know! In the meantime, check out the work of ‘Ronstan Architectural’, supplying the hardware and know-how for the glass ceiling support at the USAA Corporate Headquarters. Stunning.

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  1. I think Carbo-Link built a bridge with carbon rods a while back.

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