Leading construction and infrastructure player Aggregate Industries, working in collaboration with the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, has laid its millionth tonne of material on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.
The achievement coincides with the project’s designated, on-site asphalt plant, producing its 350,000th tonne for use on the improvement scheme.
In addition to this, 150,000 tonnes of asphalt has been provided from Aggregate’s plants at Bardon Hill, Peterborough and Purfleet, and more than 500,000 tonnes of Cement Bound Granular Mixtures (CBGM) has been manufactured and placed.
The types of asphalt Aggregate Industries utilised on the project include its 10mm SuperThin asphalt, which lowers the noise level by 7.8db(A) when compared with traditional hot rolled asphalt (HRA), satisfying stringent noise restrictions where the scheme passes through built-up areas.
The works have not been without challenges however; in particular, the summer has seen the completion of some very complicated traffic switches, with the 17th and 18th of August alone demanding 5,600 tonnes of asphalt be continually mixed, transported and placed to transform the Bar Hill Junction.
Paddy Murphy, MD of Contracting at Aggregate Industries, commented: “It is a great achievement to have laid our millionth tonne of material on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement scheme, currently the UK’s largest and most prestigious major infrastructure project.
“Reaching this milestone was made possible by working safely and in complete collaboration with the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, and the completed carriageway upgrades will be of great benefit to the local area.”
Chris Hudson, MD of Asphalt at Aggregate Industries, commented: “From the outset, our investment in the new asphalt plant emphasised our commitment to delivering this project, and these milestones put our achievements into perspective. We’re looking forward to the new, improved A14 being fully up and running.”
The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme, when completed, will feature 21 miles of new, multi-lane carriageway, laid utilising local primary and secondary aggregate supply sources.
ROCKWOOL has launched the next generation in virtual product experiences, allowing customers to explore its non-combustible insulation solutions on their terms.Posted in Articles, BIM, Infrastructure & CAD Software, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Insulation, Walls
Polymer specialist REHAU warns current sustainable design must mitigate overheating in buildings as heatwaves become more prevalent.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Insulation, news, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
‘I just cannot believe how quiet it is’ exclaimed a radio broadcaster to his wife after secondary glazing manufactured and supplied by Granada Glazing was installed throughout their period Buxton property.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Glass, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows
The GGF announces it is working with British Glass to research the impact glass and glazing has in making buildings more energy efficient and carbon reducing.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows