Aggregate Industries has invested £15 million into a manufacturing facility dedicated to the production of Lytag, a lightweight aggregate that uses Pulverised Fly Ash (PFA), a by-product of coal-fired power generation.
Lytag is a lightweight aggregate that is manufactured by transforming fly ash into small pellets which are heated to 1,100°C. The rounded pellets range in size to a maximum 14mm and are up to 50 percent lighter than natural aggregate.
Lytag has been used across a variety of high profile projects including The Shard, The Leadenhall Building and the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building. It is also regularly supplied as a drainage material as well as being used in specialist fill and precast applications.
According to Aggregate Industries’ general manager Steve Curley, the Lytag facility has brought down time and costs for project teams, contractors and concrete product manufacturers, as well as a host of sustainability benefits.
Keyline Civils Specialist has joined the Government’s Kickstart Scheme – a placement programme designed to support young people into the workforce.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Civil Engineering, Facility Management & Building Services, news, Posts, Recruitment, Training
Hush ActiV, C-TEC’s innovative new BS 5839-6 domestic fire alarm system, is providing first-class fire protection at a luxury apartment block in Bolton.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Case Studies, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Security and Fire Protection
Over the past year, Uzin Utz UK has been fundraising for the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) Charity, to show its appreciation to our NHS heroes.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Charity work, Floors, news
Sales to builders and contractors by Britain’s builders’ merchants in December 2020 were 8.8% higher than in the same month the year previous, according to BMBI Stats.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Civil Engineering, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, news, Posts, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Walls