SMR – The Smart Alternative

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CASE STUDIES

Culvert renewal project delivered at MOD/Crown owned Longmoor site

SMR Batch-Mix was added to the soil at a ratio of 4% would guarantee the stability and performance of the material - reducing the retained water percentage below the required target, thus removing the need to import a sub base product, send the spoil to landfill while at the same time delivering real financial savings.
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Holford Gas Storage Project

This project involved the construction of a temporary haul road capable of withstanding the weight of HGV vehicles and heavy plant at the Holford Gas Storage Project near Middlewich for E.ON UK and Jacobs Engineering. The existing ground area within the brine fields was thick clay and slurry with no adequate drainage. The ground underneath was also mostly salt and minerals left from oceans that had evaporated millions of years ago...
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Daniel Contractors, working with Bristol Water, delivers its spoil to be converted into reusable material

Across the UK, the importance of recycling is increasingly being recognised, particularly as many landfill sites will be full by 2020 and access to new ones is limited.

Problem

Having increasingly found it difficult to dispose of spoil in the Lockleaze, Bristol area and with rising costs, in 2011 Daniel Contractors, working with Bristol Water, started to take all its groundwork surplus material to a unique recycling centre...
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SMR used to repair Devon’s footpaths and highways (Hand-Mix case study)

Devon boasts the UK’s largest road network (some 12900 km) and is reputed to have one of the strictest Street Works regimes in England.

Problem

Utility companies and the County Council across Devon need to reinstate hundreds of major and minor repairs (each typically just one or two metres square) to footpaths, carriageways and other areas on a weekly basis...
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Dean and Dyball Case Study (in-situ batch mix)

The Gunwharf Quays area of Portsmouth has been in constant use for many hundreds of years. In this instance, Dean and Dyball, contracting for Berkley Homes was retained to construct a Piling Mat over a 550m2 area to a depth of 900mm as part of a new development – giving a total excavated area of 4950m3...
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Asda – Abbey Wood, Bristol – (civils – in-situ case study)

With the construction of a new Asda store and associated retail units on a new site in Abbey Wood, Filton near Bristol, SMR products were used to create the load bearing vehicle areas for all the associated retail units....
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Simons Yard, Lindum, Lincoln

The general hardcore area of Simons Yard, Lindum, off Allenby Estate near Lincoln, is typical of many right across the construction and equipment sectors. It was being used for the storage of site cabins and other machinery but had become a hazard and an economic liability. The ground within the yard had become particularly unstable...
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SMR Hand-Mix Vs traditional repair method

Across the UK Contractors on a daily basis undertake a high number of small excavations and utility reinstatements - so by using SMR they can save considerable time and money
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Exeter City Council: Cycle Track Construction (civils)

Exeter City Council was responsible for the upkeep of a 950m long by 3.3m wide cycle track located off Sannerville Way, Exminster; primarily used as a cycling and walking route for a local school and occasionally used by cars and tractors. However, due to traffic use and inclement weather, subsidence and rutting had occurred...
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Balfour Beatty Utility Services – Exeter (civils)

Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUSL) were the principal contractor for South West Water, tasked with delivering up-to-date sewer infrastructure installation for the new Cranbrook development close to Exeter, which was conceived to be the first new stand alone, self sufficient, low-carbon development in Devon since the Middle Ages...
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