New Industrial Units, Central Park, Avonmouth, Bristol
May 2022 | New industrial units at Central Park in Avonmouth, Bristol.Read more
Use of IBA Aggregates for piling mats.
The project was the development of industrial and commercial units along with landscaping access and parking.
The material was delivered in approx. 20 tonne loads, supplied from our Tilbury Dock facility and placed using a dozer, and then compacted using a Bomag 120 vibrating roller. More than 300 piles were then driven to a depth of up to 20 metres using a 69 tonne rig for the first 2 units.
IBAA is an extremely cost-effective material when compared to Primary Aggregates and BP UK is working towards a verified Carbon Footprint.
There are also advantages logistically when using IBAA due to the low density of the material allowing for fewer vehicle movements as this gives volumetric advantages over primary materials.
The extraction of primary aggregates for construction and transport to construction sites places enormous pressure on the environment. Mineral mining accounts for 2.8% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. The use of manufactured aggregates from IBA prevents landfilling, mining of virgin raw materials and contributes to the circular economy.