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Adoptable Road – Zones 2 & 3, Priors Hall, CorbyDownload Case Study
Road and footpaths construction project.
2,600t tonnes of SHW Clause 803 Type 1 IBAA / Granite Blend
Urban & Civic PLC
The contract was to construct a new road and footpaths to support the new housing development. The Type 1 IBAA / Granite blend was used as an alternative to a primary material. The first phase was a road construction of 240 metres long with an average depth of 200mm, this will be overlayed by 300mm asphalt.
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.