May 2021 | Road improvement scheme.Read more
Road Construction- Menhyr Park, Carbis Bay, CornwallDownload Case Study
Road construction project.
1,500+ tonnes of SHW 600 6N
IBAA 6N was supplied from our Blue Phoenix Cornwall Plant at St Dennis.
The material has been used as both Capping and Subbase at varying depths of between 500mm to 2500mm total thickness, but not greater than 1000mm as an average across the site. The road was constructed with the material being compacted in 150mm layers.
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.