Smart building products for low carbon construction


We look for ways to transform construction products & processes - to achieve Britain's sustainability goals.

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We combine low carbon materials, smart thinking and technology to form sustainable and environmentally friendly ways of building in the UK.

Our business focuses on two areas, Sustainability & Digital – read on to find out more.

Sustainable Construction

Sustainability in construction is quite a broad term. Everyone wants to build responsibly and in a sustainable way, but not everyone manages it. 

We work with businesses to identify areas where they can improve construction products and systems to reduce their environmental impact – and carbon output.

Within the concrete and precast industry, this involves looking at ways to reduce the amount of carbon that’s produced by the raw materials, manufacturing & transport.

 

Digital Construction

Technology is helping the construction industry in so many ways – making it more productive and effective.

Building Information Modelling is reduces errors in design and creates a more collaborative way of working.

Augmented Reality gives us the ability to be able to maintain assets quickly and remotely.

And smart sensors help us to manage the performance of structures and warn of problems before they escalate.

Sustainable Construction

Concrete is the most widely used construction material on the planet. We are determined to reduce its impact on the environment.

Bio-Concrete

Imagine a self-healing concrete bridge or concrete wall that absorbs more pollution than manufacturing has produced. We're working with Universities to explore the use of incredibly strong and natural minerals like graphene and types of bacteria to encourage micro-ecosystems on the concrete surface.

Low-Carbon Materials

Cement production is responsible for around 8% of Co2 emissions in the world. We reduce the use of cement in concrete by using alternative binders like - blast furnace slag & fly ash.

Steel Replacement

Steel is the primary material used to strengthen concrete, but it's production also produces a lot of emissions. Where possible, we use basalt fibres and recycled plastic as reinforcement in precast manufacturing.

Circular Economy

We look for ways to reduce waste by incorporating materials into concrete mixes that would typically end up in landfill. By-products like bottom ash, slag and old tyres can all be used in non-structural concrete.

Digital Construction

Smart construction increases productivity & lowers environmental impact.

Augmented Reality

Work in a real-time collaborative environment with your customers to provide them with the best products and solutions, saving them time and money, and increase sales.

Remote Monitoring

Sensors are used to monitor the mechanical and physical condition of a structure. Warnings are sent to asset managers if a significant change occurs, which is followed up by physical checks for issues.

Concrete Sensors

Enable data-driven understanding of the “fresh” and “hardened” properties of concrete by embedding sensors into your structures.

Smart Sensors for Concrete

New Projects

Knowledge Innovation Voucher Winner

We’ve recently won a Knowledge Innovation Voucher with a Civil Engineering team from the University of Liverpool.

The project is called Motionwall™. It will use sensors to monitor the movement of structures, like bridges and retaining walls on motorways.

The sensors will help public organisations like Highways England, to respond to structural issues quickly. This will reduce the need to close roads and avoid high maintenance costs.

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