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15/02/2017 - AGS (HK) Evening Talk on Introducing GCCMs by Will Crawford – 21 Feb 2017
Will is to speak next week at the AGS (HK) & The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in an evening session Introducing GCCMs (Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats): A new material for erosion control. For more information, please click here.
03/02/2017 - geosynthetica.net – GCCM Remediates Brick Flume in Bath
An old brick flume was taking water from a nearby canal. The water course traveled under a Network Rail line and into a river the other side in Bath. To remediate its ageing, leaking design, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was installed as a long-term lining system. To read the whole article, please click here. Or view the complete case study here.
31/01/2017 - Concrete Canvas win the Eastern Area Innovation Award!
The Eastern Area Innovation Awards ‘Dragons Den’ was held on January 30th at Cranfield University. The event was chaired by Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation at Anglian Water. View the whole article here.
11/01/2017 - Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK, Mr Nguyen Van Thao, visits CCHQ
Concrete Canvas has proudly played host once again and is pleased to have welcomed His Excellency Mr Nguyen Van Thao, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the UK on a visit to Wales and of course CC Headquarters.
09/01/2017 - Siobhán Hapaska Concrete Canvas Sculptures featured in the Sunday Times
Born in Belfast and based in London, Siobhán Hapaska is one of our most innovative and stimulating artists. Her latest show provides the kind of aesthetic jolt one encounters all too rarely in contemporary art, the work involves the creative use of concrete canvas. View the whole article here.
24/12/2016 - Concrete Canvas was pleased to receive a Christmas Card from No10.
Thank you for the Christmas Card Prime Minister, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Concrete Canvas!
12/12/2016 - Exports to 50+ Countries Drive Record Year for Concrete Canvas
Concrete Canvas Ltd latest financial results show another year of growth for the South Wales manufacturing company that makes ‘concrete on a roll’, an innovative construction material which last year sold to over 50 countries around the world. To view the Geosynthetica article, please click here.
09/11/2016 - Director – Will Crawford spoke at the Waterproof Membranes Conference 2016
The 10th anniversary of the annual AMI international conference on Waterproof Membranes, sponsored by Milliken was another success. It took place at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany from 7 – 9 November 2016. View the programme here.
09/11/2016 - MENA Manager – Romani Ibrahim meets the UK Ambassador to UAE – Philip Parham
CC exhibited at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference with the Welsh Government, we are pleased to report that Philip Parham UK Ambassador to UAE stopped by our stand for a chat. View the exhibition website here.
26/10/2016 - Rio Oil & Gas – CC Hydro™ Launch
CC exhibited at Rio Oil & Gas Expo & Conference 2016 and launched CC Hydro™ in Latin America. For more information on CC Hydro™ please click here. To read the article (in Portuguese) please click here.
19/10/2016 - CC wins INSIDER Media Made in Wales Exporter of the Year!
CC are proud to announce that we have won Insider‘s 2016 Made in Wales Exporter of the Year Award. The website quotes ‘Concrete Canvas makes an innovative building material. It drove export growth using business development managers with local knowledge. “They have developed a really good model for export growth,” said one judge.’ View the full article here.
18/10/2016 - Milliken Infrastructure Case Study: Concrete Cloth™ Slope/Stream Bank Stabilisation
Severe erosion concerns from tidally influenced coastal waters created a need for a permanent and relatively maintenance free erosion stabilization measure. Due to the location, within the confines of a restricted access Army Base, a tough durable solution was sought to perform in extreme conditions. View the full case study here.
15/10/2016 - Nuna Innovations Inc. Gig Harbor CC slope protection- WA, USA
Check out the latest case study from Nuna Innovations USA Inc. Showcasing 4,304 sq. ft. of CC5™ Concrete Cloth installed as slope protection and erosion control at a residential home in Gig Harbor, WA, USA, please click here.
14/10/2016 - CC Featured on Geosynthetica.net – Petrochemical Industry Fuels Growth for GCCMs
Concrete Canvas Ltd. continues growing. The company introduced its CC Hydro™ product to the wider international geosynthetics and geotechnical community last month at EuroGeo 6, the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. This follows a year in which the company’s unique barrier solutions were sold into 50+ countries and drew considerable attention from the petrochemical industry. View the full article here.
14/10/2016 - CC are a Flood Expo 2016 Innovation Award Finalist!
CC are proud to announce that we are a Flood Expo 2016 Innovation Award Finalist. View more information here.
11/10/2016 - Nuna Innovations Inc. Channel Lining drone footage
09/10/2016 - INSIDER Media reveals Made in Wales shortlists
The shortlists for Insider‘s 2016 Made in Wales awards can today be revealed, featuring more than 20 companies across eight categories. CC are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories, Exporter of the Year and Small Manufacturer of the Year (Up to £25m Turnover). View the full article here.
03/10/2016 - Milliken Infrastructure Case Study: Headwall Scour Protection
The NCDOT replaced a double barrel culvert with a larger single barrel culvert. The old culvert experienced scour left of the culvert inlet and NCDOT wanted to ensure that scour didn’t occur at the face of the new headwall in the same location. View the full case study here.
02/10/2016 - Team CC have completed the Cardiff Half Marathon!
25/09/2016 - CC Hydro™ officially launched at EuroGeo 6
Concrete Canvas Ltd has officially launched it’s revolutionary new containment product – CC Hydro™. It combines the company’s concrete impregnated fabric technology with a high impermeability, chemically resistant geomembrane backing. View more information here.
19/09/2016 - CC Featured on Geosynthetica.net – A Chemically Resistant Geomembrane on a GCCM
When EuroGeo 6 opens in Ljubljana, Slovenia this month, Concrete Canvas Ltd will showcase its new barrier material: CC Hydro™. The product features a chemically resistant geomembrane backing. View the article here.
15/09/2016 - CC are a NCE Future Tech Forum Finalist Runner-up
During New Civil Engineer’s Future Tech Forum, four speakers were invited to pitch their new technologies to the audience live at the event. View the full article here.
12/09/2016 - CC Featured on ITV News: Army work to improve Glenridding’s flood resilience
The military and the UK International Search and Rescue Team have been hard at work in Cumbria – repairing damage at Greenside Mine above Glenridding, making the site more resilient to future storms. To read the full article and view the video, please click here.
08/09/2016 - CC Featured in Tank Storage Magazine August/September 2016 Vol 12 Issue No.4
05/09/2016 - Milliken Infrastructure Case Study: Irrigation Collection/Distribution Structure Lining
Wellington, Co: Concrete Cloth GCCM was chosen because of its unique attributes, including the ability to custom shape the material to the configuration of each individual basin, which were all hand crafted originally. View the full case study here.
02/09/2016 - CC Publicly named as NCE FutureTech Forum Finalist
Concrete Canvas Ltd has been publicly named as a New Civil Engineer Future Tech Forum Finalist. View the website here.
01/09/2016 - CC Featured on Informed Infrastructure
Proceed with Caution: Concrete Cloth GCCM Provides Erosion Protection at Nuclear Power Plant. View the full article here.
30/08/2016 - CC Featured on ITV Wales News: Time to sell Wales to the world
First Minister Carwyn Jones says Brexit means it’s now time to sell Wales to the world. He wants Wales to remain in the single market and said Wales needs to ‘reassert our confidence…and do it now.’ Megan Boot reports. View the video here.
24/08/2016 - CC Featured on TRT World Money Talks Programme
It has been two months since UK has voted to leave the European Union. The immediate impact has been felt in the country’s currency with the value of the pound falling against the dollar and euro. Charlotte Dubenskij reports on how businesses are coping with the effects of Brexit. View the video here.
19/06/2016 - CC Featured on Geosynthetica.net – Concrete Canvas Wins Major LNG Contract in Australia
Concrete Canvas has won a major contract to supply its Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) for one of Australia’s largest resource projects: the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Western Australia. Worth more than US$1M, the contract supplies more than 32,000 m2 of Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) for a range of erosion control measures. View the whole article here.
17/06/2016 - Leading Civil Engineering firm recognise the cost effectiveness of CC
JN Bentley recognise cost, time and labour savings of Concrete Canvas in their monthly ‘Moneys Matters’ publication. You can read the article here.
15/06/2016 - Introducing CC Wide Rolls
CC Wide Rolls significantly increase the speed of installation by reducing the number of joints required on site or negating the need for joints entirely. The prefabricated rolls use a seaming process that creates a flush butt joint between layers which has the benefit of reducing the net material usage as well as providing a smoother overall surface.
In Allington, UK 130sqm of CC8 were installed in 3 days by 5 people. Read the full case study here.
09/06/2016 - Frances Richardson Sculpture
A new sculptural piece has been created by Frances Richardson for Concrete Canvas HQ. performed object: fig.090616, is one of an ongoing series of objects made on location. Responding to architecture, function and movement, the work is primarily concerned with the physicality of form and it’s effects on the viewer. Click here for more information about the sculpture at CC HQ.
07/06/2016 - CC Featured on Geosynthetica.net – Concrete Composite Mat Excels in Railway Project
In October 2015, a Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) was used to line a series of ditches along a railway in Liberdade, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The site was characterized by severe access issues. Several of the ditches were cut into steep slopes on either side of the railway. Poured concrete was considered for the installation; however, this would have required lengthy line closures and complex, costly logistics. View the whole article here.
02/06/2016 - It can’t be…a concrete canoe?!
A group of Dutch Students have successfully built, tested and raced a canoe made out of CC Hydro. You can see pictures of the canoe here, the team at the race here, and find out more information about the race here.
17/05/2016 - Concrete Canvas cement ties with FOQSCO during recent visit
The leading ARAMCO supplier/installer of geomembranes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and one of the latest additions to the distribution family, Freih Bin Owaidha Al Qahtani Sons Co (FOQSCO), hosted Concrete Canvas at their head office in Al Khobar on 14th -15th May 2016. The two day activities included a facilities visit and further trade discussions to cement the young collaboration between the two companies. The two companies marked the end of successful first year of trade with FOQSCO’s first order of CC Hydro along with a memorable reception during the visit.
04/05/2016 - CC Featured on Geosynthetica
A Brazilian CC lagoon lining case study was recently featured by Geosynthetica.net, on both their international and Brazilian sites. To see the article in English, click here. To view it in Portuguese, click here.
21/04/2016 - New Video: How to install Concrete Canvas for Ditch Lining
Watch our new instructional ‘how to’ video for lining a ditch with Concrete Canvas here.
12/04/2016 - New CC Case study – Lagoon Lining, Brazil
In October 2015, CC was used to line a newly constructed drainage lagoon at Votorantim Metais Zinco mine, Vazante, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Alkaline mine water would be transported to the lagoon via a series of drainage ditches, also lined with CC, to be decanted and treated. 7000sqm of CC13 were installed in 2 months, instead of the 4+ months it would have taken for a shotcrete installation. CC was able to easily accommodate pipe protrusions and be installed during rain and high temperatures of up to 42 degrees C. You can read the full case study here.
05/04/2016 - CC Featured in Rail Professional
Concrete Canvas has been featured in rail professional magazine; you can read the article here.
21/03/2016 - New Case Study – Remediation, South Africa
In May 2015, Concrete Canvas GCCM (CC) was used to remediate the Mooi River irrigation canal, Muden, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The canal was badly cracked leading to large amounts of water loss. In total, 10,600sqm of CC5 were installed by 12 people at rates of up to 240sqm a day, in temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius on a site with some access issues. Read the full case study here.
08/03/2016 - New CC Case Study – Ditch Lining, Brazil
In October 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line a series of ditches located along a railway in Liberdade, Minas Gerais, Brazil. There were severe access issues as several of the ditches were cut into steep slopes on either side of the railway. Poured concrete was considered for the installation, however this would have required lengthy line closures and complex, costly logistics.In total, 4000sqm of CC8 were installed at speeds of up to 300sqm a day by 7 people, during the rainy season and temperatures of up to 35 degrees celsius, with no line possession required. Read the full case study here.
08/03/2016 - Seeing blue? New batched roll packaging!
Concrete Canvas Ltd are pleased to announce that all batched rolls of CC will now be supplied in bright blue sleeving. This is to bring the packaging in line with the rest of the brand – the material inside remains the same, high quality product.
02/03/2016 - CC Shortlisted for for Ground Engineering International Project of the Year Award.
Concrete Canvas Ltd are pleased to announce our project in Sakhalin (see case studies here and here) has been shortlisted by Ground Engineering for International Project of the Year Award 2016. You can read more about the awards here.
24/02/2016 - New Case Study – Ditch Lining, Yakutia, Russia
In October 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line a newly excavated drainage ditch at Mirny Airport, Yakutia, Russia. The airport serves Mirna Diamond Mine and is the main means of transport in and out of the mine due to the remote location. Yukutia’s severe weather conditions mean that there are only 3 months of the year during which construction is possible, making speed of installation vital. Read the full case study here.
23/02/2016 - Concrete Canvas featured on Channel 1 in Bangladesh
New Bangladeshi Concrete Canvas sales partner Aziz and Co. Ltd. exhibited at Building Materials Expo in Bangladesh earlier this month, where CC was such a hit that it gained national news coverage on Channel 1. You can watch the coverage here.
17/02/2016 - New Concrete Canvas Case Study – Slope Protection, Japan
In March 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used as a slope protection method in Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan, for Central Nippon Expressway. The slope was at risk of slip due to weathering erosion. In total, 160sqm of CC5 were installed in 6 days by 5 people. Read the full case study here.
01/02/2016 - New Case Study – Ditch Lining, Russia
In June 2015, Concrete Canvas GCCM (CC) was used to line a series of drainage ditch at the Onshore Processing Facility (OPF) in Chayvo, Sakhalin, Russia. The camp is built on a class C sand substrate and is exposed to harsh weather conditions and temperatures of down to -40 degrees Celsius. 9250sqm of CC8 and 5520sqm of CC13 were installed in 3 weeks by 6 people. Read the full case study here.
26/01/2016 - Using Concrete Fabric for Exterior Design: A Thesis
Carlos Ruben Ordonez Galindo is the author of a thesis using Concrete Canvas for exterior design. He has since graduated and obtained the title of ‘Designer of Objects’ from the University of Azuay, Ecuador. You can download the full thesis here.
26/01/2016 - New Remediation Case study – Ecuador
In March 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to remediate a right angled concrete irrigation channel in Campana Malacato, provincia de Loja, Ecuador. The channel is a vital part of agricultural infrastructure for the area and it was losing 60% of its water volume through cracks and other failings. In total, 261sqm of CC5 were installed in 4 days by 5 people with some inclement weather. The use of CC meant the works had minimal affect on the surrounding agricultural businesses and the channel was in use without water loss after 24 hours. Read the full case study here.
22/12/2015 - New CC Case study – Almina, Portugal
In June 2015, Concrete Canvas GCCM (CC) was used to line a lagoon that was constructed to collect contaminated water from a nearby mine. In total, 660sqm of CC5 were installed in under 2 days by a team of 5, in high temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius, despite the contractor having no prior experience of installing CC. You can read the full case study here.
20/11/2015 - New Case Study – Ditch Lining, SNCF, France
In April 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a ditch located next to a railway line in 64th Arrondissement, Buzy, France, at the southern end of the Belair Tunnel. The installation was conducted as a trial for SNCF, the French National Rail Authority, to see if it would be suitable as a standard product to use for ditch lining and other erosion control applications within their network. In total, 250sqm of CC8TM were installed in 3.5 hours by 5 people. SNCF were pleased with the speed and ease of installation and will continue to monitor the ditch to assess its performance as a standard erosion control product across their extensive rail network. Read the full case study here.
13/11/2015 - Concrete Canvas Shelters in the Guardian
The Guardian have referenced Concrete Canvas Shelters in an article discussing the link between innovation and humanitarian aid. Read the full article here.
22/10/2015 - Concrete Canvas Launches CC Hydro – A Revolutionary New Containment Product!
Concrete Canvas Ltd are proud to announce the launch of our latest product, CC Hydro. The new product combines the company’s concrete impregnated fabric technology with a high impermeability, chemically resistant geomembrane backing. The geomembrane provides a high performance liner with a testable joint for quality assured containment applications. The liner incorporates a hi-visibility welding strip allowing joints to be thermally bonded with a twintrack air channel for on-site testing.
You can read the literature here.
28/09/2015 - CC takes part in Insider Media round table
Director Peter Brewin took part in the Insider Media Round Table, discussing what it is like to start a business. Read the full article here.
23/09/2015 - CC in Wallpaper* magazine
Wallpaper* magazine have covered the London Design Festival and our PCH London Design award. Read the full article here.
22/09/2015 - CC featured in The Times
Concrete Canvas has been featured in The Times, discussing how the business got off the ground. You can read the article here.
21/09/2015 - CC Wins PCH London Design Medal
Concrete Canvas Ltd is proud to announce we have been awarded the PCH London Design Medal. You can read more about the design festival and our award here.
11/09/2015 - CC featured on World Cement
World Cement has joined us in celebrating our 10th birthday by publishing an article covering the technology itself, the various awards we’ve won and director Will Crawford’s trip to South East Asia with Prime Minister David Cameron. You can read the full article here.
03/08/2015 - New CC Case Study – Acid Barrier – BHP Billiton, 2nd Region, Chile
In June 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used as an acid barrier to direct water contaminated with sulphuric acid to holding pits. Train carriages that have been used to transport sulphuric acid are required to be washed down after every use, and the runoff from this process is contaminated with sulphuric acid and is therefore a risk to the environment. In total, 250sqm of CC were installed in less than 20 hours, with only 3 days needed for the entire installation including polyuria lining, instead of the 3 weeks allowed. Read the full case study here.
03/08/2015 - 35 under 35 – Peter Brewin identified by Wales online
Co-owner and director of Concrete Canvas Peter Brewin has been identified by Wales Online as one of the highest flying young business professionals in their 35 under 35 list. Director Will Crawford narrowly missed out on joining him by turning 36 a few weeks before the list was published. Read the full article here.
27/07/2015 - Director Will Crawford tours Asean countries with Prime Minister
Will Crawford, co-founder and co-inventor of Concrete Canvas Ltd and it’s technologies was invited to visit South East Asia with Prime Minister David Cameron to improve trade links with the area. The trip could be worth up to £750 million, and Concrete Canvas Ltd hopes this will add to the 85% export sales it already achieves. You can read more about the visit here.
09/07/2015 - New CC Case Study – Ditch Lining, Great Saredon, UK
In February 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a ditch located next to the M6 in Great Saredon, Wolverhampton, UK. The 130m x 4m ditch posed a flooding risk to the nearby motorway due to vegetation growth and erosion interfering with flow rates and causing blockages. Install speeds reached over 60sqm an hour, on a difficult to access site with poor ground conditions and heavy rainfall. Read the full case study here.
09/07/2015 - New Ditch Lining Case Study – Gunnerkeld, UK
In November 2014, Concrete Canvas GCCM* (CC) was used to line a ditch located next to the M6 motorway in Shap, UK. Heavy rainfall had caused the drainage channel to erode and lose integrity, posing a risk to the nearby motorway. 2400sqm of CC8 were installed in 4 weeks by 4 people during heavy rainfall and storms. You can read the full case study here.
08/07/2015 - New Case Study – Ditch Lining, South Korea
In April 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was trialled as a ditch lining method next to a highway in Yangyang Gun, South Korea. The trial was conducted to ascertain whether CC would be faster to install compared to the traditional poured concrete solution. In total, 36sqm of CC5 were installed in just 40 minutes by a team of 4, compared to the 5 days it would have taken to complete the same installation with a poured concrete solution. Read the full case study here.
07/07/2015 - New Case Study – Bund Lining, Ungani, Australia
In May 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a series of bunds at the Ungani oil field, located in the onshore Canning Superbasin, approximately 150 kilometres east of Broome, Western Australia. The existing bund was subject to weathering erosion causing it to lose integrity and fail to maintain the minimum height required. In total, 1000sqm of CC5 was installed in just 2 days by 3 people, instead of the 5 allowed for the install. Additionally the client estimated that using CC provided a cost saving of over 30%. Read the full case study here.
07/07/2015 - New Case Study – Bund Lining, Cook, Australia
In May 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to remediate a bund at a remote tank storage facility in Cook, Cooper Basin, South West Queensland, Australia, owned and run by Santos. The existing bund had been affected by erosion which compromised the integrity of the bund. In total, 1600sqm of CC5 was installed in just 5 days by 3 people. The use of CC allowed for concrete installation where it would not have otherwise been possible due to the limitations of conventional concreting methods. You can read the full case study here.
30/06/2015 - New Case study – Slope Protection, Collado, Spain
In July 2013, Concrete Canvas GCCM* (CC) was used to line a slope in Collado, Madrid, Spain. Rainwater runoff was infiltrating the slope and risking slip, posing a threat to the nearby trackway. 1000sqm of CC5 were installed in 4 days by 5 people, in high temperatures and on a difficult to access site. You can read the full case study here.
30/06/2015 - New Case Study – Slope Protection, Tarragona, Spain
In March 2013, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a slope located near Camp Tarragona station, Tarragona, Spain. The slope had previously been lined with Trinter, a synthetic geomat, however this had been unsuccessful in preventing erosion and an alternative was sought. In total, 1000sqm of CC5 were installed by 5 people in 3 days on a difficult to access slope. Read the full case study here.
30/06/2015 - Concrete Canvas Ltd signs Freih Bin Owaidha Al Qahtani Sons as a distributor
Concrete Canvas Ltd is pleased to announce signing a distribution agreement with Freih Bin Owaidha Al Qahtani Sons; they will have exclusive distribution rights for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. See the Concrete Canvas section of their website here.
22/06/2015 - New Case Study – Bund Lining, Oman
In January 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a water lagoon bund at an oil field site in Oman. The bund was subject to periodic severe erosion, when the water lagoon would flood and send water cascading down the sides of the bund. A total of 12,000 sqm of CC were installed at rates of up to 1500sqm/day, over 14 days by a team of 14, in high temperatures and difficult environmental conditions. The client has estimated CC provided a cost saving of $250,000 – $500,000 over shotcrete. Read the full case study here.
19/06/2015 - New CC Case Study – Slope Protection, Mota Engil, Porto, Portugal
In May 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a slope and remediate a concrete wall located in Porto, Highway A41/IC24, Lanço Freixieiro/Alfena, Portugal. The original sprayed concrete installation had suffered from severe erosion which caused debris to fall onto the road, posing a risk to the highway traffic. The works were carried out by Mota-Engil and the subcontractor Newinfra, the client was Ascendi. In total 130sqm of CC5TM were installed in just 6 hours by a team of 4, despite rain and a difficult to access site. Additionally CC allowed for a faster, cleaner, more cost effective install whilst simultaneously reducing the number of lane closures needed from 2 to 1 and providing a more natural looking finish. You can read the full case study here.
18/06/2015 - CC directors meet with James Dyson at RCA Innovation Event
In May, InnovationRCA marked its tenth anniversary with 1nn0vate, an event celebrating a decade as the Royal College of Art’s centre for enterprise and entrepreneurship: 10 years of helping students and graduates create outstanding companies; 10 years of transforming designers into agents of change; 10 years of investing in talent and unlocking potential. InnovationRCA helps students and graduates transform compelling ideas into successful businesses. In the words of Dr Nadia Danhash, Director, InnovationRCA: ‘It’s about taking great ideas and making them really happen – turning them into products or services.’ It operates in the belief that British universities have a huge role to play in supporting the UK’s commercial community, from ground-breaking research in technology to providing a basis for new start-ups that provide employment and deliver innovation.” Read more about the project here.
14/05/2015 - New Rail Case Study – Spain
In June 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was used to protect a slope located in Pozuelo Oeste Station, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain. The client was Metro Ligero Oeste. Rainwater runoff was infiltrating the slope and risking slip, posing a severe threat to the railway line at the slope’s base. After two years the client approved CC for further use and immediately specified CC to line the slope on the opposite side of the track. Read about both installations here.
13/05/2015 - Concrete Canvas Featured in Tank Storage Magazine
Tank Storage magazine have published a two page article about the properties of Concrete Canvas and some of the applications where CC has been used in the petrochemical industry. Read the full article here.
06/05/2015 - Concrete Canvas Ltd wins Fast Track 100 Effective Use of Capital award
Concrete Canvas Ltd is ranked as the fastest growing company in Wales, the 2nd fastest growing manufacturing company in the UK and the 16th overall fastest growing company in the UK by the Fast Track 100 league table. The company has been further recognised by the Fast Track 100 association with the presentation of the Effective Use of Capital award. Read more here.
06/05/2015 - Concrete Canvas wins Wales Quality Centre Innovation Award
The Wales Quality Centre has a mission is to celebrate Innovation in Wales and promote and encourage innovation in every sector of the Welsh economy. The Centre has been campaigning through the Wales Innovation Award to raise the profile of innovation in Wales. The Award recognises the achievements of innovative Welsh businesses and their continuing efforts. For more information, click here.
06/05/2015 - CC covered by Business Wales
Concrete Canvas was case studied by Business Wales. Read the full case study here.
21/04/2015 - Amplified Concrete Solutions Aim to develop CC Shelters
Colorado School of Mines Graduates have launched a veteran friendly start up with the aim of taking the Concrete Canvas Shelters technology and developing it for various markets in the USA. Read the full article from Colorado School of Mines here.
20/04/2015 - Concrete Canvas signs Shin Seung as exclusive distributor in South Korea
Concrete Canvas Ltd is please to announce that we have signed Shin Seung as our exclusive distributor in South Korea, with their first install completed last week.
15/04/2015 - Concrete Canvas at the World Water Forum
Concrete Canvas Ltd has attended and presented at the World Water Forum, the worlds largest conference on water. The conference is a unique multistakeholder platform where the water community and the policy and decision makers from all regions of the world can work together to find joint solutions. See the event website here.
07/04/2015 - New Case Study – Lagoon Lining, Oil Terminal Facility, UK
In April 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was installed as a fire resistant and impermeable protective layer to a 0.75mm butyl rubber lined tertiary containment / firewater run off lagoon at an oil distribution terminal site in the UK. The project was completed over a 9 week period. CC was installed at an average rate of between 250-300sqm per day using a 6 man gang. The client was impressed with the speed and ease of install and are looking to specify CC on future projects within their extensive oil and gas network. You can read the full case study here.
02/04/2015 - Ecuadorian Press
01/04/2015 - New CC Case Study – blow Down Pit Lining, Middle East
In January 2014, a trial was conducted to demonstrate the speed and ease of using CC8 to line a berm against traditional concreting. The primary function of the CC was to improve the berm impermeability and protect against weathering erosion. Despite installing in a remote location in difficult conditions, the pit was successfully lined, sealed and hydrated in less than 5 days. Conventional concrete pouring methods can take 9-12 weeks. You can read the full case study here, and watch the video here.
27/03/2015 - Concrete Canvas Featured in Management Today
“The company makes and sells a clever building material that combines the flexibility and portability of fabric with the toughness of rock. Today its main use is in civil engineering projects, but it was created to solve a completely different problem.” You can read the full article here.
23/03/2015 - CC wins Inovation award in Uruguay
Concrete Canvas Ltd are proud to announce we have been awarded the Expoactvia Innovation Award at the 20th edition of Expoactivia. You can read about the award here.
17/03/2015 - New CC Case Study – Ditch Lining, South Africa
In November 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a ditch created to manage rainwater and prevent erosion. 1150sqm of CC5 were installed by 10 people in 3 days, during thunderstorms and in temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius. The client was impressed with the speed of and ease of installation; the speed of installation resulted in large labour cost savings. Read the full case study here.
16/03/2015 - Concrete Canvas Ltd Wins the St David’s award for Innovation and Technology
Concrete canvas are proud to announce that we have won the St David’s award for Innovation and Technology, 2015. “This award is intended for an individual, group or research team in Wales which has developed techniques or solutions that meet new requirements and provided more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are available to society at large.” You can read more about the awards here.
16/03/2015 - Concrete Canvas featured in Hazardous Cargo Bulletin
We were featured in HCBs most recent edition, just in time for Stoc Expo in Rotterdam. To find out why we’re used by the majority of the top 10 oil and gas companies in the world, read the full article here.
09/03/2015 - New CC Slope Protection – Brazil
In February 2015, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a residential slope in Recife, Brazil. The slope was facing severe erosion problems that had already led to a house at the crest of the slope collapsing. 125sqm of CC8TM were installed in just 9 hours by a team of 6 supervised by SPI Brasil, in high temperatures of up to 35o C, for Defesa Civil Recife (Civil Defense Recife Municipality). The project was a huge success with the client calling it an ‘innovative solution’ that was faster and cleaner to install than shotcrete with less weight burden being placed on the slope. You can read the full case study here.
26/02/2015 - CC Featured in The Times Best of British Manufacturing
26/02/2015 - New CC case Study – Outfall Lining, Mt Asama, Japan
In June 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line an outfall at the base of Mt Asama in Naganohara-town, Gunma-Prefecture, Japan. The outfall was causing large amounts of soil erosion and the water was penetrating the slope, risking slip. 45sqm of CC5TM were installed by 4 people in 3 hours in wet weather conditions. The client was impressed with the speed of and ease of installation and deemed the project a huge success. You can read the full case study here.
19/02/2015 - New CC Case Study – Ditch Lining – Sakhalin, Russia
In July 2014 Concrete Canvas GCCM (CC) was used to line a drainage ditch at the Chayvo OPF Onshore Processing Facility, Sakhalin, Russia. The ditch was located in front of a PLF (Production Living Facility), and there was a risk of erosion undermining the PLF and the nearby road. The extreme climate in Chayvo, where the camp can be under 4m of snow for 8 Months of the Year, experiencing temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celcius meant that CC would be an enabling technology for ENL, allowing complete infrastructure projects to be completed in a single season. You can read the full case study here.
13/02/2015 - New Case Study – Remediation – PCK, Germany
In August 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line an extinguishing lake to improve impermeability. The original poured concrete structure had cracked and spalled, resulting in excessive water loss. 900sqm of CC5 were installed by 5 people in 4 days with some inclement weather. The client was very impressed with the result and subsequently instigated a bund lining trial as well as planning to line a 6000sqm extinguishing basin with CC. Read the full case study here.
12/02/2015 - New Case Study – CC Slope Protection, Oman
In December 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a roadside slope that was suffering from weathering erosion, leading to rockfall onto the road. CC was installed as a trial, with shotcrete being installed simultaneously on a different part of the slope, to see which was the better method for this application and the environmental conditions. You can read the full case study here.
11/02/2015 - New CC Case Study – Bund Lining, Washington, USA
In October 2014, Concrete Canvas GCCM (CC) was used as a hard armour capping and erosion prevention method at a refinery site in Washington, USA. Asphalt had been used previously, however had proved ineffective and costly. You can read the full case study here.
03/02/2015 - New Case Study – Culvert Lining, Earlston, Scotland
In September 2014, Concrete Canvas GCCM* (CC) was used to line a culvert in Earlston, Scotland. The culvert was failing and previous lining/remediation attempts had been unsuccessful. 450sqm of CC5 were installed by 4 people in 4 days in a live water course. The client was very impressed with the installation and CC is likely to be used on further culvert projects. You can read the full case study here.
21/01/2015 - CC is featured in the South China Morning Post
19/01/2015 - Concrete Canvas featured in The Guardian
“The sofa in the offices of Concrete Canvas might look comfortable, but you wouldn’t want to spend the night on it. Made from fabric embedded with a specially formulated concrete that hardens when exposed to water, it serves as an artistic example of the core product of the Pontypridd-based company.” You can read the full article here.
19/01/2015 - Concrete Canvas featured in The Telegraph
The Telegraph has covered more than 1,000 different entrepreneurs this year. We were included in their list of the “27 most disruptive entrepreneurs of 2014″. You can read the full article here.
16/01/2015 - New Ditch Lining Case Study – Sherston, UK
In June 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a drainage ditch located at the top of a railway embankment in Sherston, Wiltshire, UK. The CC8 was installed over a 6 week period at a rate of up to 60 linear meters per day by a team of 7 from BAM Nuttall, in high temperatures, without requirement to take possession of the line. You can read the full case study here.
02/01/2015 - New petrochemical slope protection case study
In May 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM was used to provide erosion control to a supporting embankment of a bridge at a water injection oil and gas site, south Iraq. The erosion was the result of environmental weathering, predominantly rainfall, causing surface slip which threatened to destabilise the bank. 2000sqm of CC8TM were installed by 8 people (including supervisors) in just 2 days, instead of the 7 it would have taken with conventional methods. You can read the full case study here.
30/12/2014 - New Ditch Lining Case Study – Villeta Dissipator Drain, Colombia
In November 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a dissipater ditch to prevent rainwater infiltrating a slope and causing slip. 600sqm of CC8TM were installed by 8 people in 10 days (working 8 hours a day) and temperatures of 20 – 30 degrees Celsius. The client was so impressed with the installation they repeated the order for a similar project of 200sqm. Read the full case study here.
30/12/2014 - New Ditch Lining Case Study – Colombia
In December 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a dissipater ditch to prevent undermining of the nearby road. 125sqm of CC8TM were installed by 6 people in 2 days (working 8 hours a day), with some precipitation and temperatures of 20 – 30 degrees Celsius. You can read the case study in full here.
22/12/2014 - New Slope Protection case study for National Resources Wales
In August 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was specified by Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru (Natural Resource Wales, NRW) as a protective liner to a clay and top soil flood defence berm on an estuary bank in Crindau, Newport, in South Wales. In total, over 550sqm of CC8™ were installed over a 2 day period by an NRW team of 3 men and a single plant operator. Read the full case study here.
08/12/2014 - Concrete Canvas Ltd featured in Wales Online
Concrete Canvas Ltd’s success in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 has been covered by Wales Online. You can read the full article here.
07/12/2014 - Concrete Canvas Achieves 16th in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100
Concrete Canvas has earned a coveted place in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table; one of only 2 welsh businesses to do so. Fast Track 100 ranks the fastest growing businesses in the UK based on their turnover for the last three years. You see the full league table here.
21/11/2014 - Concrete Canvas Ltd features on BBC Wales Today
On a piece discussing Research and Development funding that was aired on the radio, on TV and online, Business Correspondent for BBC Wales Brian Meechan talked to director Will Crawford about everything Concrete Canvas. The online article can be found here.
19/11/2014 - New Petrochemical Case study – Curtis Island LNG
In October 2013, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was specified as the surfacing material for 60m high cuttings surrounding Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG), Australia, which will be the world’s first project to turn gas from coal seams into liquefied natural gas, or LNG. You can read the full case study here.
28/10/2014 - Concrete Canvas Featured in Builder and Engineer Magazine
Builder and Engineer have highlighted some eco-friendly alternatives to conventional concreting. Click here to see why we’re a much greener solution.
21/10/2014 - New Ditch Lining Case Study – Pogo Mine, Alaska
In September 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to remediate a drainage ditch at the base of a slope at Pogo Mine, Vancouver, Canada. 2 miles of shotcrete lined ditches had been installed in the previous two years, but had failed. You can read the full case study here.
21/10/2014 - New case study – Ditch lining in Italy
In June 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line 800 linear meters of ditch at a landfill site in Colleferro, Rome, Italy. If the contractor did not complete the works in 2 days or less they would face financial penalty. It was not possible to install the alternative precast concrete channel that was considered in the limited time frame available. See how they got on by reading the full case study here.
20/10/2014 - New Case Study – Thames Curb and Channel Remediation, New Zealand
In February 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to remediate a damaged curb and channel in Thames, New Zealand. The original poured concrete ditch was cracking due to age and environmental weathering.
You can read the full case study here.
20/10/2014 - New Case Study – Culvert Lining, New Zealand
In March 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was specified to remediate a culvert in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand. The client was Porirua City Council and the installation was completed by Rasmax. Concrete Canvas® GCCM was selected due to the culvert being difficult to access, the installation speed and the cost effectiveness of CC. Sprayed concrete was considered, but the damp and cold conditions combined with the bed being lined with sediment would have made it exceptionally difficult to use this method. Click here to read the full case study.
08/10/2014 - New Road Ditch Lining Case Study – Para, Brazil
In July 2014, CC was used line a 56m long section of ditch located on a steep embankment next to a road in Canaa Dos Carajas, Para, Brazil. Rainwater was infiltrating and eroding the embankment, risking slip. The installation was conducted as a trial with CC being installed alongside poured concrete. You can read the full case study here.
08/10/2014 - New Road Case Study – Karapiro Gully New Zealand
In August 2014, CC was used to protect and stabilise a batter underneath the Karapiro Gully Viaduct, Waikato Expressway, Cambridge, New Zealand. The bridge at 200 metres long and 40 metres high required vegetation to be cleared during construction resulting in the batter needing stabilising. You can read the full case study here.
06/10/2014 - Concrete Canvas Ltd goes even greener!
Concrete Canvas Ltd. has installed 90kWp of solar cells on the roof of its factory in Wales. When the sun is shining this substantial installation can supply the majority of the energy for all three factory units and the offices. This means less carbon dioxide in the production of the Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC). CC already substitutes for poured and sprayed concrete using up to 95% less material by mass; minimising environmental damage from production, installation and transport. The installation of this state of the art photovoltaic system is another step forward for Concrete Canvas Ltd’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment.
06/10/2014 - New Road Ditch Lining Case Study – Brignoles, France
In March 2014, CC was used to line a ditch and basin at the top of a road embankment in Brignoles, France, to prevent rainwater infiltrating the slope and causing slip. The close proximity of the crest of the steep embankment ruled out conventional concreting methods. You can read the full case study here.
03/10/2014 - New Ditch Lining Case Study – A66, UK
In May 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a drainage ditch to prevent erosion underneath the nearby A66 highway. It was not possible to stop or divert the water due to weather conditions so a solution that could be installed in a live water course was paramount. You can read the full case study here.
02/10/2014 - New Case Study – Slope Protection in Saudi Arabia
We have released a new case study about a project in Saudi Arabia. Slope protection and stabilisation was needed as vertical walls were cut for a new tunnel to be built at a hospital. You can read the full case study here.
01/10/2014 - Italian Ditch Lining Case Study
We’ve released a new Italian case study, where two different grades of CC were used to line a difficult to access ditch at the top of a slope in close proximity to a main road. You can read the full case study here.
01/10/2014 - Concrete Canvas features in Ingenia Magazine
Directors Will Crawford and Peter Brewin’s silver medals have been covered by Ingenia: “The founders of Concrete Canvas are two of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the UK today.” You can read the full article here.
05/09/2014 - Coleman Engineering wins award with Concrete Canvas® GCCM
Congratulations to Coleman Engineering for winning the prestigious award for “The Most Innovative Engineering Solution” with a Concrete Canvas® GCCM slope protection application at La Sieva Villas, Maraval, as part of the Contractors Awards Function of the Min. Of Works and Infrastructure – Programme for the Upgrading of Road Efficiency (PURE) division.
28/08/2014 - Dr Vince Cable and Baroness Jenny Randerson Visit Concrete Canvas Ltd
Concrete Canvas Ltd. was honoured to receive a visit from Dr Vince Cable and Baroness Jenny Randerson on Wednesday 27h August. The visit was part of the Secretary of States’ visit to South Wales to announce Wales hosting an international investment conference. Our press release about the visit can be found here and photographs from the visit can be found here.
31/07/2014 - New Ditch Lining Case Study – A465, Brynmawr, South Wales
In December 2013, Concrete Canvas GCCM was specified for use in lining drainage ditches along a 7.8km stretch of the A465, between Brynmawr and Tredegar in South Wales. The ditches form part of the A465 Dualling Project, which is part of the National Transport Plan, and will contribute to upgrading links to businesses and communities whilst improving safety. You can read the full case study here.
29/07/2014 - New Vent Wall Case Study – Goldfields, Western Australia
In May 2014, Concrete Canvas GCCM* was used to create a vent wall at The Super Pit mine in Kalgoorlie, Goldfields W.A., Australia. The client was KCGM (Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines) and was a joint venture between Barrick and Newmont. As the area was difficult to access the use of conventional wall construction methods such as shotcrete were not an option. Investigation was carried out to find the best alternative method to construct walls in remote areas of the mine and it was decided to trial the use of Concrete Canvas GCCM. The full case study can be found here.
29/07/2014 - Geosynthetica
Our Queen’s award for enterprise in innovation has been covered by geosynthetica. You can read the full article here.
24/07/2014 - New Ditch Lining Case Study – Cynrig Hatchery, UK
In January 2014, Concrete Canvas GCCM* was specified as an erosion protection liner for a leat at Cynrig Hatchery, near Brecon, UK. The leat was used to direct overflow from the river Cynrig, a tributary of the River Usk. The overflow posed a risk to the hatchery’s stocks of juvenile salmon. A total of 270sqm of CC5 was used in the project, which was completed by 3 NRW operatives in less than five hours. The full case study can be found here.
15/07/2014 - New Landfill Lagoon Lining Case Study
“In October 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was used to protect two sections of bank that are part of a Dredging Waste Temporary Storage Area (DWTSA) at a landfill site in Northampton with design consultation with the Environment Agency (EA) Concrete Canvas was specified because it will be easier to de-construct and provide a lower mass of material to recover at the end of the lagoon’s life compared to in-situ concrete.” The case study can be found here.
14/07/2014 - New Case Studies – ROCK Australia Slope protection and Main Roads Western Australia Ditch Lining
“In December 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was used to line a slope at a Run of Mine (ROM)* situated in the Brockman 4 mine site, Western Australia, for Rio Tinto. The customer’s requirement was to prevent surface water from penetrating the slope, causing instability, as well as providing erosion control and weed suppresion. CC was selected due to the speed and ease of installation as well as the most cost effective solution compared to shotcrete.” The case study can be found here.
“In January 2014, Concrete Canvas (CC) was specified to line a drainage ditch that runs alongside the Collie-Williams Highway in Collie, Western Australia. CC was selected due to the speed and ease of installation and to prevent scouring. Furthermore the narrow ditch profile made the use of traditional stone pitching (which has been installed in other parts of the channel) difficult or impossible.” The case Study can be found here.
08/07/2014 - CC Remediation Case Study – Iquique, Chile
“On the 1st of April 2014, a 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile, 95km northwest of Iquique. The force of the earthquake broke apart the farm’s existing poured concrete irrigation ditch, cracking it in several places and making it unusable. This posed an immediate threat to the lemon trees and therefore the livelihood of the farmers. The INDAP (a government agency dedicated to help small farmers) and Pacifictek funded the project as a joint venture, both parties donating time, money and materials.” You can read the entire case study here.
03/07/2014 - Mining Case Studies – Albania, Colombia
In December 2013, Concrete Canvas GCCL was used to line twelve drainage ditches, a diesel containment put and a water pool at a mine in Albania, Colombia. The National Authority for Environmental Permits (ANLA) required the urgent installation of protective linings to prevent any further damage to the surrounding environment, or the mine would face financial penalty. To read more, please see theditch lining case study, the water pool lining case study, and the diesel containment ditch case study.
26/06/2014 - Concrete Canvas wins MaterialPREIS 2014
“All materials have different faces and stories to tell. We have found the best of the best of 2014! materialPREIS 2014 1st prize for outstanding and trendsetting materials, innovative methods and concepts was awarded to Concrete Canvas as submitted by Bostelmann Trading & Services Ltd.” Find out more here.
09/06/2014 - Slope Protection Case Study, Queensland, Australia
In June 2013 Queensland Rail installed Concrete Canvas on a slope adjacent to a railway line in Wooloowin, Australia. CC was being trialled as a protective covering for the slope, allowing Queensland Rail to assess its suitability for permanently eliminating vegetation from high-risk locations within the rail corridor. The case study can be found here.
21/05/2014 - Ditch Lining, Japan case study now available
In April 2014, Concrete Canvas (CC) was specified to line a network of small drainage ditches at Aibano training field in Takashima-shi, Shiga-Perfecture, Japan. The client was the Japanese Ground-Self Defence Force (Camp Imazu) and the installation was completed by the 105th Engineer Company. In total 65sqm of CC8 were installed to an very high standard on a complex project in 6 hours, by a team of 7 military engineers, without the use of heavy plant. Download the case study here.
22/04/2014 - Concrete Canvas Directors Receive Silver medal from the RAEng
Directors Will Crawford and Peter Brewin have been awarded with prestigious Silver Medals from the Royal Academy of Engineering. You can read more about it here.
22/04/2014 - Concrete Canvas Ltd. Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation
Concrete Canvas Ltd. has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation – the highest accolade achievable by any UK business. You can read more about the award here, and read an article about us on the Wales Online website here.
19/04/2014 - Concrete Canvas Features in the Independant
Concrete Canvas Ltd’s directors Will Crawford and Peter Brewin recently were awarded RAEng silver medals. See what the Independent said about it here.
02/04/2014 - Concrete Canvas win two prizes at the RCT Business Club awards!
Concrete Canvas Ltd. have been presented with two awards by RCT Business Club at their annual awards event. Having been nominated for then winning an Excellence in Marketing Award, we went on to scoop the Company of the Year award too! You can read about the event here.
05/03/2014 - Concrete Remediation, Scotland case study now available.
A new Concrete Canvas case study is available – In October 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was used to remediate a 1.5km concrete flume, forming part of a hydroelectric scheme operated by Scottish Power, in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The flume had fallen into disrepair over the last 10 years and was in need of remediation work. CC was installed over a 6 week period at a rate of up to 600sqm per day in inclement weather and in a remote location. Download the case study here.
04/03/2014 - CC features in Technische Sicherheit magazine
Concrete Canvas has featured in an article in Technische Sicherheit magazine, where it is described as an innovative new solution in lining secondary containment bunds around storage tanks. You can read the article (in German) here.
26/02/2014 - CC Bund Lining – Marine Terminal Facility – UK case study and video now available
In 2012, Concrete Canvas (CC) was specified to line refurbished secondary containment bunds at a Marine Terminal Facility in the UK. The bunds surrounded a series of tank farms storing hydrocarbons as part of the larger onshore facility. 25,000sqm of CC was installed in total. You can download the case study here and view the installation video here.
21/02/2014 - Concrete Canvas win at the UK Rail Industry Awards!
Concrete Canvas have won the award for Cost Base Reduction at this year’s UK Rail Industry Awards! The inaugural awards celebrated the best of the rail industry, with Concrete Canvas winning against such competition as TATA Steel and Transport for London. For a full list of winners, click here.
17/02/2014 - Culvert Remediation, Scotland Case Study now available.
A new Concrete Canvas case study is now available. In August 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was used to reline a an ARMCO steel corrugated pipe which formed part of a culvert in the Scottish borders. The existing 1-2mm bitumen coating inside the pipe had broken down through flow erosion and weathering, resulting in an increase in silt, debris and vegetation growth within the culvert which had started to compromise the culvert and cause the ARMCO to degrade. Download the case study here.
12/02/2014 - Cunninghams Gap, Australia Case Studies now available.
Two new Concrete Canvas case studies have been released – Ditch Lining and Slope Protection projects in Cunninghams Gap, Queensland, Australia. Concrete Canvas was used to reline and cap surfaces which had erosion and damage, affecting surface drainage adjacent to a main highway. You can download the case studies using the links above.
07/02/2014 - Pontarddulais, UK Ditch Lining Video now available.
A new Concrete Canvas video is now available – a Ditch Lining project in Pontarddulais, South Wales. CC was specified by the UK Environment Agency for the project, which would help redirect water run-off from a nearby slope. You can view the video on our YouTube channel here.
29/01/2014 - Sam Jennings’ Folded Concrete Stool
Designer/Maker Sam Jennings has created a series of stools and benches from Concrete Canvas. These ‘Folded Concrete’ stools have been exhibited at London Design week and featured by the London Evening Standard. You can download a case study showcasing the stools here and view Sam’s website here.
27/01/2014 - Material Ageing Case Study now available.
A case study depicting how age affects the aesthetics of Concrete Canvas has been published. The document shows how CC develops aesthetically on several projects between 4 and 45 months old. You can download the case study here.
16/01/2014 - Concrete Canvas featured on Wales Online
Concrete Canvas’ recently shortlisting for two UK Rail Industry Awards has been featured in an article by Wales Online. You can view the article here.
07/01/2014 - Concrete Canvas Ltd. shortlisted for two UK Rail Industry Awards.
Concrete Canvas Ltd have been shortlisted for two UK Rail Industry Awards, in “Cost Base Reduction” and “Environmental and Sustainability”. The awards take place on February 20th 2014 at The Brewery, London. For more information click here.
17/12/2013 - Chinchilla, Colombia Slope Protection Case Study now available.
In July 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was used as an erosion control measure on a slope adjacent to a section of the Zipaquira-Bogotá Highway in Chinchilla, Colombia. Download the case study here.
17/12/2013 - Barrio El Codito Slope Protection Case Study now available
In August 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was installed by M2M as a slope protection and stabilisation measure in Barrio El Codito, Colombia. The slope had previously suffered from surface erosion and slip caused by weathering and vibration from the adjacent road. Download the case study here.
12/12/2013 - Concrete Canvas featured in Ingenia Magazine
Concrete Canvas has been featured in Ingenia Magazine, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s flagship publication. The article discusses the company’s history as well as our biggest projects to date. You can view an online version of the article here.
10/12/2013 - Concrete Canvas Image Galleries on Flickr
We have created a collection of Concrete Canvas image galleries on Flickr, demonstrating product and case study photos. You can view the galleries here.
26/11/2013 - CC featured as Innovative Company by Welsh Government
The Welsh Government have produced a series of videos depicting innovative Welsh companies, one of which focuses on Concrete Canvas Ltd. You can view the video here.
25/10/2013 - Cloudhill Quarry Slope Protection Case Study now available
In May 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was trialled as an alternative to shotcrete to provide surface erosion protection to sections of sandstone overburden at a limestone quarry site in Derby, UK. Download the complete case study here.
18/10/2013 - Skewen Ditch Lining Case Study now available
In April 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was specified on behalf of Network Rail (NR) to reline a 220m length dilapidated drainage ditch running adjacent to a busy rail line in Skewen, South Wales. You can download the full case study here and view a video of the project on our YouTube channel.
06/09/2013 - Concrete Canvas features in ADA Gazette
Concrete Canvas (CC) has featured in an article in the ADA Gazette, the quarterly magazine released by the Association of Drainage Authorities. The article featured a case study of a recent drainage project which utilised CC in Pontardullais, South Wales. You can view the article here.
26/07/2013 - Concrete Canvas at the MacRobert Award
17/06/2013 - Dutch CCS25 Deployment
The Dutch Military recently deployed a CCS25 at a camoflage school in Reek in the Netherlands. A photo of the deployment can be seen here.
14/06/2013 - Derby Gabion Reinforcement Case Study video now available
Concrete Canvas was recently used to reinforce a flood defence gabion system in Derby, UK. CC helps prevent UV and animal damage, as well as preventing vandalism and weather erosion on gabion systems. You can view a video of the project here.
13/06/2013 - Japanese Amphibious Training Pool Case Study now available
In March 2013 CC was used to line an amphibious vehicle training pool in the Fire Department Training Academy in Shibuya, Tokyo. The facility was built to improve training in amphibious rescue following the tsunami of 2011. A case study of the project is available here.
13/06/2013 - El Baril Slope Protection Case Study now available
In April 2013, Concrete Canvas (CC) was specified in an erosion control project in the Cundinamarca region of Colombia. Heavy rainfall in the area had contributed to severe erosion of a 40m long slope adjacent to a main road, and the resulting debris and potential for land slip had began to pose a risk to the integrity of the road’s surface. A case study of the project is available here.
13/06/2013 - Australian Ditch Lining Case Study now available
Following severe erosion and debris distribution caused by rainwater on a busy road in Australia, Concrete Canvas was used to line a water channel to redirect run-off and prevent further damage. A case study of the project is available here.
10/06/2013 - CC featured on BBC News Website
Concrete Canvas has been featured as a company thriving in the export market by the BBC Wales News Website. The article looks at the varying successes different companies based in Wales have had in exporting their products internationally during a time of recession. You can read the article here.
05/06/2013 - CC announced as finalist for MacRobert Award 2013
Concrete Canvas has today been announced as one of the three finalists for the 2013 MacRobert Award. The Award, the UK’s longest running and most prestigious national prize for engineering, celebrates products and services displaying outstanding innovation, commercial success and societal benefit. For more info click here.
04/06/2013 - CC exhibiting at UGOL ROSSII & MINING ’13
Concrete Canvas are exhibiting at UGOL ROSSII & MINING 2013, the most important trade fair for Mining Technology, Exploration, Underground Mining and Open-Cast Mining, Mineral Processing and Coal Preparation in Russia. 190 internationally renowned exhibitors from 21 countries will showcase their products and technologies until 7th of June. For more info click here.
02/05/2013 - CC win Innovation award at Railtex ’13
Concrete Canvas have won the Railtex 2013 Innovation award! The prize was presented to Director Will Crawford by England cricket legend Phill Tuffnel in an awards ceremony in London on May 1st 2013, which formed part of the Railtex trade show taking place in Earl’s Court. Find out more about the event here.
08/04/2013 - CC to exhibit at Railtex 2013
Concrete Canvas will be exhibiting at Railtex 2013, the UK’s definitive rail event, between April 30th and May 2nd, 2013. You can visit us at stand E120. Find out more about the event here.
20/03/2013 - CC features in National Geographic article
National Geographic have published an article about Concrete Canvas, our products and company history, following on from the huge success of their video feature last week. You read the article here.
11/03/2013 - CC National Geographic video goes viral!
A National Geographic ‘I Didn’t Know That’ video featuring Concrete Canvas has gone viral, topping 4,000,000 hits in just four days. The video was recorded at Concrete Canvas HQ and features founder Peter Brewin demonstrating the quick deployment capabilities of Concrete Canvas Shelters. You can view the video here.
04/03/2013 - CC to present at Geotex Edinburgh 2013
Concrete Canvas will be giving a seminar at Geotex Edinburgh 2013. The event is being held in Murrayfield Stadium on March 20th. For more information and to book a place, click here.
20/02/2013 - CC to attend UK Concrete Show 2013
Concrete Canvas will have a stand at the UK Concrete Show 2013. Visit us in the NEC Birmingham on the 27th and 28th of February at stand B78. Read more about the UK Concrete Show here.
14/02/2013 - CC helps restore weather-hit train services in Devon
CC was utilised successfully in repairs when the recent bad weather disrupted train services in Devon. Severe flooding in the area had caused a wash out to part of the track near Axminster and Concrete Canvas was supplied as part of the repair and remediation process. Read more about the project here.
31/01/2013 - Cundinamarca Slope Protection Case Study
In October 2012, Concrete Canvas (CC) was specified as a hard armour surface coating to prevent further weathering erosion of a roadside embankment in Cundinamarca, Colombia. The slope had degraded to the point that traffic on the nearby road was at risk from falling rock and debris. Download the case study here.
31/01/2013 - CC Spanish Power Station Slope Protection Case Study
In September 2012 Concrete Canvas was specified for slope protection works bordering an electrical substation in La Espluga de Francolí, Spain. The slope profile had been degraded over a number of years by surface run off from heavy rainfall and general weathering and was in danger of undermining nearby walkways. Download the case study here.
17/01/2013 - CC now on Twitter
Concrete Canvas is now active on Twitter, and will be using the platform to announce any company news, featured articles and new case studies. You can follow us here.
10/01/2013 - CC LinkedIn company page updated
The Concrete Canvas LinkedIn page has been updated with new content, links and company information. You can view and follow our company page here.
10/01/2013 - CC attending Carrefour des Gestions locales de l’eau 2013
Concrete Canvas will be exhibited at the Carrefour des Gestions locales de l’eau 2013 Trade Show in Rennes, France, on January 23rd and 24th. Come and visit us in Hall 5, Stand 113. For more information about the show, click here.
03/01/2013 - CC featured in Popular Mechanics article
Concrete Canvas Shelters have been featured by Popular Mechanics magazine in an article on 9 Innovative Disaster Relief inventions. You can read the article here.
07/11/2012 - CC exhibit at EIC Connect Oil & Gas 2012
Concrete Canvas will exhibit at EIC Connect Oil and Gas 2012 in Manchester, UK, on the 27th and the 28th of November 2012. Visit us at Stand A12. For further information click here.
16/10/2012 - CC Creighton Mine Vent Wall Case Study
A case study is available showing CC being used to erect a vent wall closure at Creighton nickel mine in Ontario, Canada. The portability of CC batch rolls and the ease with which they are able to be installed by a small work team in a remote location allowed the mine’s owners to save a considerable amount of time and money on the project. Download the case study here.
09/10/2012 - CC business success praised by Welsh Government
The Welsh Government has issued a press release congratulating Concrete Canvas on its export success, following the completion of a new contract in Chile. Business Minister Edwina Hart said: “It’s great news to hear how a Welsh company is benefiting from our support programmes to identify and target new markets that have great potential”. Download the press release here.
09/10/2012 - CC Costain & Carillion Ditch Lining Case Study
A case study is available showing CC being used in a joint Costain/Carillion ditch lining project on Junction 2 of the M1 in Bedfordshire. The ease and speed with which bulk rolls of CC are able to be installed helped reduce the expected project duration by a fortnight. Download the case study here.
05/10/2012 - CC officially launched in USA by Milliken & Co.
On September 27th Milliken & Company announced the official U.S. launch of Concrete Canvas, (selling as Concrete Cloth in the U.S.) having become the exclusive distributor of the product in the United States and Canada last September. This launch will allow CC to be used extensively by contractors across a number of different applications on both sides of the Atlantic. Read the official press release here.
05/10/2012 - CC Colombian Ditch Lining Case Study
A case study is available of CC being used to line a ditch at an oil drilling site in Meta, Colombia. The ditch was installed temporarily to help to prevent flooding and substrate contamination during drilling, and allowed the contractor to conform with Colombian government environmental legislation. Download the case study here.
04/10/2012 - CC Willow Creek Mining Case Study
A case study is available of CC being used to line a large carrier ditch at Willow Creek Mine in British Columbia, Canada. CC was used to ensure minimal water loss, as ditch water was contaminated from tailings and could not come into contact with any other water sources. Download the case study here.
01/10/2012 - CC Features in The Observer
CC has featured in an article in The Observer’s Business section, where Director Will Crawford discusses the need for innovation and the importance of research and development in small and medium-sized businesses. Read the article here.
28/09/2012 - CC Colombian Slope Protection Case Study Video
A case study and short video is available of a Colombian Slope Protection project, completed in July of this year. CC5 was used to stabilise and protect a slope suffering from severe surface erosion, which threatened to destabilise a road at the crest of the slope and damage housing at the foot of the slope from to falling debris. Download the article here. Watch the video on our YouTube channel here.
28/09/2012 - CC Monegros Channel Thermal Welding Video
A case study and short video is available of a Spanish Canal Repair project, completed in July of this year. CC5 was used to repair and protect the Monegros Channel, which was suffering from severe surface erosion. Thermal welding was used to seal joints between overlapping sections of CC5. Download the article here. Watch the video on our YouTube channel here.
28/09/2012 - CC Features in Euromaxx – Lifestyle Europe Episode
CC has appeared in an episode of acclaimed European arts and culture programme Euromaxx: Lifestyle Europe, showcasing how Swedish designer Maria Gustavsson uses Concrete Canvas to produce designer furniture. Watch the video here. You can also view it on our YouTube channel here.
26/09/2012 - CC exhibit at FEXPOCRUZ 2012
Concrete Canvas will exhibit at FEXPO, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, from the 21st to the 30th of September. Visit us at the International Pavillon III Stand 2. For further information click here.
01/08/2012 - CC featured in Dutch Military Engineers Magazine
Concrete Canvas featured in an extensive article in the latest Promotor Magazine, a monthly publication for the Engineers of the Royal Netherlands Army. Download the article here.
09/07/2012 - CCS featured in Polish Newsweek
Concrete Canvas Shelters were featured in the recent Polish edition of “Newsweek”. Download the article here.
07/07/2012 - CCS featured in Material Matters
Concrete Canvas and Concrete Canvas Shelters were featured in “Material Matters”, a book focusing on material innovations. For further information, visit here
01/07/2012 - CC Brazil Website
Our distributor in Brazil, SPI Engenharia & Representaçoes has launched a Portuguese language website. Visit the site here.
28/06/2012 - Concrete Show 2012
Concrete Canvas will be exhibiting at the Concrete Show 2012, this year held in São Paulo, Brazil. For further information or to register, please visit here.
24/06/2012 - CC Slope Protection Case Study
We have produced a new CC Slope Protection rail case study for a project completed in Parla, Spain. CC was used for remediation work on a suburban rail embankment undermined by rabbit burrows and weathering erosion. The 600sqm section was lined in a single day and without need for disrupting train traffic. Download the case study here.
22/06/2012 - CC Fish Reservoir Repair
CC has been used to reline a dilapidated concrete reservoir used for salmon farming in Coyhaique, Chile. Download the case study here.
20/06/2012 - CC R&D Award
Concrete Canvas has been announced as one of the winners of the 50th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the US marketplace over the past year. For further information, please visit www.rdmag.com.
15/06/2012 - CC Sand Trap Lining
CC was used to line a sand bag constructed trap in Nocaima, Colombia. The trap was designed to reduce water velocity and turbulence to allow solid material transported in suspension to settle to the bottom of the trap before removal. CC was used to protect the sandbags from weathering, erosion and UV damage to increase the life span of the trap. Download the case study here.
13/06/2012 - CC Ditch Lining Night Installation
12/06/2012 - Chilean Case Study
Concrete Canvas (CC) was specified to line melt water channels at an open pit mine in southern Chile. Located at over 5000m above sea level and subject to subzero conditions, traditional concrete solutions are cost prohibitive, time intensive and difficult to install. Using plant, spreader beam equipment and bulk rolls of CC, the contractors were able to line the channels at a rate of over 200m/hr. Download the case study here. A short video of the project can be viewed on our YouTube channel here.
10/06/2012 - Abercarn Ditch Lining Video
A short video is available of a small scale South Wales ditch lining project, completed in October of last year. Watch the video on our YouTube channel here.
06/06/2012 - CC Cobre Article
01/06/2012 - CC Groyne Repair Case Study
Concrete Canvas was trialed as a remediation method for repairing a damaged steel pile groyne at a beach in Lowestoft. CC was used to block voids, prevent accident and reduce beach loss. Download the case study here.
29/05/2012 - CC WRAP Case Study
As part of the UK governments’ Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), Concrete Canvas was featured as an exemplar construction product in resource efficiency. The report which focussed on CC ditch lining, highlighted that CC reduced the amount of material required, material wastage, embodied carbon and water required for lining drainage ditches compared to in-situ or precast concrete solutions. Download the report here. For further information about WRAP, visit their website www.wrap.org.uk.
28/05/2012 - CCS Repositioning
As part of a training exercise, the Engineers of the Royal Netherlands Army successfully repositioned a deployed Concrete Canvas Shelter (CCS25). Using a lifting crane, support straps and steel beam, the engineers were able to relocate the shelter without damaging the structure. CCS are not designed for repositioning, however the engineers have proved that it is possible if required. A photo of the relocation can be downloaded here.
23/05/2012 - Innotrans 2012
Concrete Canvas will be exhibiting at Innotrans 2012. Innotrans is the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology and will be held in Berlin, 18th to 21st September. For further information, visit www.innotrans.de.
22/05/2012 - ICFF2012
Concrete Canvas will be exhibiting at ICFF 2012, the second international conference on flexible formwork. For further information or to register, visit the conference website here.
21/05/2012 - Concrete Canvas House Cladding
05/05/2012 - BiT Construction Magazine
13/04/2012 - Infrarail 2012
Concrete Canvas Ltd. will be exhibiting at Infrarail 2012 on the Burdens stand at A18. The exhibition will be held at the NEC Birmingham and runs from 1st-3rd May. For further information, visit here.
05/04/2012 - Expomin 2012
Concrete Canvas Ltd. will be exhibiting at Expomin 2012 in Santiago, Chile, running from April 9th – 13th.
04/04/2012 - Material Café 2012
03/04/2012 - CC featured in Building Products Magazine
Concrete Canvas and it’s applications in civil construction, featured in the April edition of Building Products Magazine. To download the article, click here.
02/04/2012 - Inspiring Matter
Concrete Canvas will feature at the inaugural Inspiring Matter conference taking place at the Royal College of Art in London on April 2nd & 3rd 2012. The two-day conference, documentation and materials design exhibition seeks to provide a unique insider’s view of how some of the world’s leading designers, scientists, artists and anthropologists think and work within materials research and innovation. For further information, click here.
20/03/2012 - Ecobuild 2012
Concrete Canvas Ltd. will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2012, London, UK, running from March 20th – 22nd. For further information, click here.
14/03/2012 - CC Slope Protection Case Study, NZ
CC8 was used to cover concrete filled geo-textile containers at a storm water outflow onto a beach in Kaitaia, New Zealand. This was to prevent erosion of the outflow and to direct water flow. The CC was bolted to the existing concrete structure and the front edge was buried. Download the case study here.
12/03/2012 - CC Installation at BRE Innovation Park
After being voted top innovation by INSITE11 delegates as part of the show’s Innovation Zone, Concrete Canvas won the oppertunity to demonstrate Concrete Canvas ditch lining at the BRE Innovation Park. The BRE Innovation Park is a world leading and ground breaking demonstration development designed to give a glimpse of how the future delivery of sustainable buildings and communities can be achieved not only in the UK but around the world. Download the install case study here.
10/03/2012 - CC featured in New Civil Engineer magazine
Concrete Canvas featured in the March edition of New Civil Engineer. To download the article, click here.
05/03/2012 - Wiiddesign / Rock Girl public bench
Public park bench designed by Laurie Wiid van Heerden, of Wiiddesign in association with Rock Girl. The aim of the Rock Girl Campaign is to raise awareness for abused women and children in South Africa through public art and education works. For further information, click here.
02/02/2012 - CCS featured in Taiwanese-English teaching manual
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24/01/2012 - World of Concrete 2012
Concrete Canvas will be exhibiting Concrete Canvas products at World of Concrete, January 24-27, 2012 (Booth # S13024). World of Concrete is an annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Nevada, USA. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com for further information.
20/01/2012 - CC Protective Cable Covering
ATP CablePlough (www.cableplough.co.uk) trialled CC13 Concrete Canvas as a protective cable covering for high voltage cables. Using CC in conjunction with conventional trench-less cable laying, allows for both the HV cable and the protective covering to be laid concurrently at a rate of 1000m/day. Download the case study here.
16/01/2012 - UK Concrete Show
Concrete Canvas Ltd. will be exhibiting CC at the second UK Concrete Show, held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK. The specialist concrete trade show will be held 22nd to 23rd February, so come and visit us at stand M18. To register, click here.
12/01/2012 - CC Slope Stabilisation Trial, RAK, UAE
Concrete Canvas was trialled for slope stabilisation works on sections of a new road project in Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates. Download the case study here.
10/01/2012 - CC Boat Ramp Extension
07/12/2011 - Concrete Canvas featured in ADA Gazette article
Concrete Canvas featured in the winter edition of the ADA Gazette. ADA (Association of Drainage Authorities) publishes the gazette four times a year and reaches the entire UK flood protection and land drainage market together with nationwide users of engineering and related products. Download the article here.
24/11/2011 - Concrete Canvas wins national Chambers Award
Concrete Canvas Ltd were awarded the coveted British Chambers of Commerce National Award for Innovation through Technology at this years Chambers Awards. After winning the regional round, Concrete Canvas went on to win the national category and were also delighted to be named as a runner up for the ‘Winner of Winners’ award for Outstanding Business Achievement, which earned the company a £15,000 cash prize. Visit www.chamberawards.co.uk for further information.
21/11/2011 - Concrete Pots
Concrete Pots are a series of planters designed and produced by Alhambretto design studio based in Italy. Just as plants need to be watered to grow, CC needs water to assume its functional and aesthetic qualities. A video of this project is available at our YouTube channel here. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
01/11/2011 - CC Colombian Drainage Case Study
Concrete Canvas channel lining project in Villeta, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Download the case study here.
26/10/2011 - Stornoway CC Ditch Lining Case Study
Landfill drainage project where a carrier drain was reinforced with Concrete Canvas as part of a cut off drainage system to prevent ground water seeping into a landfill site. Download the case study here.
25/10/2011 - Abercarn CC Ditch Lining Case Study
Rural ditch channel where the sides of the tranverse were lined with CC13 with a poured concrete bed. Download the case study here.
25/10/2011 - Concrete Canvas wins regional Chambers Award
Concrete Canvas are delighted to have been announced as a Chambers of Commerce Regional Award Winner for ‘Innovation through Technology”. The Chamber Awards were launched by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in 2004 to recognise and celebrate business excellence through the successes and achievements of its Accredited Chambers of Commerce and their members. Winning the regional award qualifies Concrete Canvas for the national award, the winners of which will be announced on 24th November at the Chamber Awards Gala Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London. Visit www.chamberawards.co.uk for further information.
10/10/2011 - CC wins BRE Innovation Award
Concrete Canvas (CC) was voted top innovation by INSITE11 delegates as part of the show’s Innovation Zone, sponsored by Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network (MBEKTN). CC was chosen from 32 innovations on display, as an exemplary technology suitable for a diverse range of infrastructure applications. The award, announced by CEO of BRE Dr Peter Bonfield, includes a year’s complimentary product placement on the BRE Innovation Park. Visit here for further information.
06/10/2011 - Vote for Concrete Canvas!
Vote for Concrete Canvas as one of Britain’s “Greats”! The Great Exhibition 2012 is asking people to vote for their own personal Greats as part of a consensus of what is the best of British. View The Great Exhibition’s Tumblr feed here.
15/09/2011 - Animated Unobtainiums
Tsukumogami are a type of Japanese spirit, living inanimate objects which have inspired Michael Wolfson to produce a series of experimental studies using Concrete Canvas. As a concrete, the material possesses an inherent strength, and as a fabric, it has an innate organic quality and movement. In it’s raw state it can be seen as a finished product, not requiring polishing, sanding, painting, which is required of any other material or process. The intrinsic life of the material stimulates a conscious awareness of the senses for an immediate response – modelling and moulding the raw flesh-ness of the material from an idea, a thought or feeling, rather than developing the works through sketch phases, analysis and then development stages. Visit Wolfsondesign.com for further information.