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Aggregate Industries adds new low carbon product to concrete range


Leading construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries has added ECOPact Prime AS to its already extensive low carbon concrete product range.

The new and unique active setting carbon-saving concrete delivers greater carbon reduction compared to ECOPact, without compromising performance as it offers the same setting time plus active development of strength.  …

Geobear offers safe and sustainable ground stabilisation


Geopolymer ground stabilisation is less carbon intensive than more traditional methods.

The climate emergency requires action from us all, especially the construction sector which contributes significantly to carbon emissions. Recent research by the World Resources Institute found that 76% of global emissions are a result of energy use, with the biggest…

Innovation Showcase | Aggregates for a new era


Waste to energy byproducts are emerging as low carbon alternatives to traditional aggregates.

In a world that is increasingly focused on low carbon and sustainable products, Fortistone IBA is a unique aggregate in that it offers both while ensuring that we preserve our natural resources and all the time at an…

Innovation Showcase | Henderson Thomas uses ground penetrating radar to detect ducts in post tensioned reinforced concrete car park


Aged post tensioned reinforced concrete structures requiring assessment are common. However, when a five year old car park displayed the deterioration that is often only seen in older assets, it was obvious something had gone seriously wrong. Inspection After initial works were carried out by a roped access company, Henderson…

Aco adds capacity to road drainage systems


Aco’s combined kerb and drainage system KerbDrain has long played an important role in road safety. Its versatility has ensured it can be used on motorways, trunk roads, urban infrastructure, and sustainable drainage system applications. One of its defining features is its ability to remove problems associated with incorrectly sited…