composite arch meaning
An arch whose curves are struck from four centers, as in English Perpendicular Gothic; a mixed arch.
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- On October 13, 2015, Dr . Habib Dagher, founding Director of the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center, was recognized as a " 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change . " Dr . Dagher is the primary inventor of the composite arch bridge system.
- Dr . Dagher holds 25 U . S . and international patents with 8 additional patents pending, and has received numerous awards including the 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change, awarded for the development of composite arch bridge system technology; the Carnegie Foundation Maine Professor of the Year; the Distinguished Maine Professor Award, the highest award given to a faculty member at UMaine; and the American Society of Civil Engineers Charles Pankow Innovation Award.