In June 2018, Concrete Canvas® (CC) GCCM was specified to provide erosion control and reduce the permeability of a series of open drainage channels as part of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, situated at Section 1 along the southbound side of the A1.
The purpose of the project was to collect highway runoff water from adjacent slipform drainage, providing additional storage capacity if required during storm events.
Poured concrete was considered for the project but the A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) proposed CC in order to reduce groundworks, as well as to increase the speed of installation.
The works were carried out during the Summer of 2018 by the A14 IDT for Highways England, with consultancy provided by Atkins CH2M.
See the full case study for this installation here.