With heavy rainfall expected to hit the UK in coming months and around one in six properties at risk of flooding, Aggregate Industries talks planning defence measures.
Aggregate is highlighting the need for early intervention when planning defence measures, reminding contractors and local authorities that ‘prevention is better than cure’.
Richard Naylor, Commercial Manager at Aggregate Industries, comments: “It really is vital that authorities take a pre-emptive approach by acting now and reviewing their flood defence strategies early on, making any adjustments or improvements necessary. Not only is this vital to potentially saving lives and reducing the impact as much as possible, but it can work out more economical in the long run – after all, it’s far cheaper to prevent flood damages than rectify them.”
Leveraging the latest construction materials solutions available to aid coastal and flood defence measures – such as the use of aggregates – is a crucial part of flood prevention.
Rock armour, rip-rap and gabion natural rocks are widely specified by the Environment Agency and consulting engineers for river revetment and diversion contracts. Unlike other manmade materials, natural rock is more harmonious and longer lasting as it forms an effective interlock between blocks and can be achieved on either a coursed or random joint pattern.
Richard adds: “At Aggregate Industries, we work with specialist design consultants to help tailor rock armour specifically to meet the challenges of different regions and floodplains. We also ensure that this material is available at a moment’s notice from several quarries across the country so that effective flood defences can be installed when necessary.”
In an article by Contour Heating, they discuss how best to Select its LST Radiators for mental health projectsPosted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Building Systems, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts
Bull Products is improving its customer experience through its asset management service, which allows housebuilders and construction companies to make the most use of their fire protection equipment.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection
REHAU will be exhibiting at Plumbex 2018 this month, where it will present its new RAUTITAN offer to Irish customers at the Dublin show.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Insulation, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Posts
Vent-Axia is supporting Noise Action Week, taking place right now (21 – 26 May) for the sixth year in succession.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts