The latest news, case studies and articles featuring Concrete Canvas.
Over the Summer of 2018, CC was used to line an open drainage channel system in Yeovil, UK. The installation team were able to take advantage of the UK's fantastic weather throughout the summer, with the project completed in stages over 6 weeks. This project is the fourth carried out for Osborne, Arcadis and Network Rail Wessex this year, with more planned for the next 6 months. Click here to find out more.
CC was used to provide weed suppression between and next to railway tracks at the Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) site in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Read on to find out why weed suppression was required.
A year ago today, we launched this new-look website. Find out what changes we've made since, and what's to come over the next few months.
CC Hydro™ has been installed at the Emirates Flight Training Academy in Dubai, UAW to provide spill containment for AvGas (aviation fuel) in a fuel staging area. Click the link below to find out more.
Wales Online has named Concrete Canvas as one of its top 35 Tech companies for 2018. The online publication has recognised companies that provide a "snapshot highlighting that Wales has much to be proud of in terms of innovative firms". The list ranks the companies alphabetically. Take a look here.
Earlier this year, CC was used to provide slope protection around header tanks at a newly constructed fish hatchery in the West of Scotland. Read on to find out more.
LPG trading company Unigaz has used CC as a protection method for 10 and 6 inch sea line pipes at their facility in Lebanon. Find out how CC was used by following the link below.
Concrete Canvas has been announced as winners of a Board of Trade Award - also known as a BOFTA. The Award was presented to CC in recognition of the company's contribution to international trade. Congratulations to all here at CC and their hard works over the years.
Devon County Council specify CC to line a channel between residential properties and a jetty, alongside a canal in Tiverton, to prevent flooding.
A salt storage facility at a chemical plant had become badly damaged. The salt had corroded the concrete walls over time, and was beginning to attack the reinforcement steel. CC was used to reconstruct and protect the walls to prevent further damage. To see more of this case study, click here.
Find the official programme for ECOMOF - where our BDM for Sub-Saharan Africa, Simon Lester, will be presenting and exhibiting - here.
Water & Wastes Digest has featured a Milliken-installed CC culvert, along with a step-by-step guide for the installation process, including helpful tips on how to determine layup and ensuring successful hydration. See the article here.
Hong Kong retailer, Cuffs, used Concrete Canvas materials to create a unique, open pop-up shop in the K11 shopping mall.
This 20m² installation in the Adelaide Hills was required to line a stormwater outfall slope and protect the road alongside. The existing structure had failed and collapsed, risking the stabilisation of the slope and road above. Find out more about this installation here.
Designer Frances Richardson, based in London, has used Concrete Canvas to create a number of stunning exhibition pieces over the years. This month, she has revealed her latest works, a draped CC exhibition piece being shown in Brixton.
In January 2018, CC was used to line a drainage channel in Cowra, New South Wales following its failure caused by substantial rainfall. The channel was suffering undercutting and failure of the existing corrugated steel drain. Find out how CC was used here.
In September 2017, CC was used to provide a rapid solution for repairing an eroding inlet which leads onto an existing drainage pit in Tasmania. The solution was required by the local government authority, and CC was specified by the contractor in conjunction with CC partner, Geofabrics. To find out more,
In July 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a series of drainage channels on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The AWPR is a major infrastructure project that will significantly improve travel in north east Scotland. It involves the construction of a new dual carriageway which is projected to cost £745 million and create an alternative route from north to south Aberdeen, bypassing the city. Find how Concrete Canvas played a roll in this project here.
A section of a rail line in Kopar-Divača, Slovenia, is situated closely to a slope. In October 2017, CC was specified to provide slope protection and weed suppression to the slope, which was heavily vegetated, to prevent fires. Find out why the slope was at risk, and how CC was used to provide a solution
Back in December 2017, Queensland Rail Engineers laid 180m² of CC8™ as a crest channel lining solution alongside a rail line at Redbank Station, Queensland, Australia. Find more about the project here.
In January 2018, Concrete Canvas GCCM*(CC)was used to line a 100m long dilapidated drainage channel running adjacent to a busy rail line at the famous Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. AMCO, who have previously installed CC on many other Network Rail projects in the region, were the principle contractor for the project. The project was completed in just 3 days. Find out more here.
In April 2013, Concrete Canvas® (CC) GCCM was specified by the United States EPA to line a drainage channel in Walker, located in the Yavapi County region of Arizona. The aim of the project was to address an acid rock drainage issue that was occuring due to surface and storm water coming into contact with mining contaminants. The specified CC material was supplied by Concrete Canvas Ltd’s sales and distribution partner for Canada, Nuna Innovation Inc. To find out more, click here.
In November 2015, Western Refi nery Services (WRS) in Washington State, USA, installed over 2000m² of Concrete Canvas (CC) GCCM. The material was used to provide a protective top-layer to a HDPE liner on a bund at a petroleum storage site. WRS have previously used CC and due to the success of their fi rst installation, did not consider any alternatives. See how this installation was carried out here.
In December 2016, Concrete Canvas® (CC) GCCM was used to provide slope protection and erosion prevention to artificial waterfalls in Oman. The slopes are made up of sand-based substrate due to the location of the site, which had suffered significant surface erosion as a result of the varying flow rates of the waterfalls. Find out more about this application first here.
In September 2015, Concrete Canvas® (CC) GCCM* was used to line a culvert for the City of Tacoma Water in Ravensdale, Washington, USA. The project was carried out as a trial to determine the suitability of CC for other projects in the area, with CC material provided by NUNA Innovations Inc., known as Concrete Cloth™ in the USA and Canada. The City of Tacoma invited several other departments along with county and state agencies to observe the installation.
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Between August - September 2015, Concrete Canvas® (CC) GCCM* was used to create a new weir for SaskPower at Tazin Lake in Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s southern Provinces which borders with Montana and North Dakota in the USA. CC's Canadian partner, Nuna Innovations Inc. pitched designs proposing the use of Concrete Canvas (known as Concrete Cloth in Canada and the USA) to the Client, who specified the material as a result of its advantages for the project. Find out more here.
In September 2014, Concrete Canvas® (CC8™ - GCCM) was specified as a channel lining solution in a trial application on Gully Road, intersecting the Takhini River road in Whitehorse, Yukon, the smallest territory in Canada, located in the north-west of the country. To see the full case study, click here.
In November 2014, Concrete Canvas® (CC) GCCM was specified to reline a steel corrugated culvert pipe in Lewis County, Washington, USA. The material was supplied by Concrete Canvas Ltd’s sales and distribution partner, Nuna Innovation Inc. who brand the material as Concrete Cloth. The existing pipe, which measured 5ft high, 7ft wide and 34ft long, had broken down as a result of flow erosion and weathering. Find out more here.
A remediation project carried out in Scotland last year specified 1250m² of CC8™. The material was installed within a dilapidated concrete spillway channel at the Loch Goin Reservoir in Eaglesham. The channel had deteriorated due to erosion and frost damage and was in desperate need of repair in order to ensure it performed as designed. Take a look at the full case study here.
Take a look at the latest article published on Geosynthetica, which looks into the use of Concrete Canvas (CC) GCCMs in the protection of steep slopes. You can read it here.
In March 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to provide protection to a steep slope in one of Russia’s largest oil pumping complexes, located in the south of the Russian Federation. The slope was 45m at its highest point, and 120m wide. The slope required protection to prevent erosion and vegetation growth due to its proximity to pipes. The works were carried out by Seti Stroy for The Sheskharis Transshipment complex operated by oil & gas company, Chernomortransneft, JSC.
See how CC was installed around some incredibly sensitive infrastructure here.
In April 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to provide erosion protection to sections of embankment at a pond in Wilster, Germany. The pond, owned by the local commune of Wilster, was losing water due to badly eroded sections of embankment. The project was carried out as a trial to establish how well CC would perform in this application. The works were carried out by Jens Maag Lohnbetriebe for Amt Wilstermarsch, with material provided by Concrete Canvas Ltd.’s new sales partner, Beco Bermueller. Click here to find out how CC was used.
In January 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was specified to line a drainage channel at Covington Road near Thankerton in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The aim of the project was to reline a 600 linear metre open drainage channel to prevent erosion and reduce cutting saturation, which could potentially cause land slippage. The works were carried out by QTS, who have installed CC on
many other projects for the client, Network Rail. Find out more about this installation here.
In June 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to provide erosion protection and weed suppression to tunnel entablatures around three tunnels in Département Lozere, Southern France.
Co-Directors of Concrete Canvas Ltd, Will and Pete, welcomed local MP Owen Smith to our site in Pontypridd today. Owen is the MP for Pontypridd. We hope to welcome him back soon.
In October 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a channel at the side of the Three Arch Bridge which runs over the rail line in Sherborne, Somerset.
Our 2nd Phase installation at Fosse Way, Sherston, UK has been featured in Rail Technology Magazine. The article looks at the benefits of using CC8 for Phase 2 of the project, which was part of the Great Western electrification project. To see the article, click here.
A CC installation carried out in Sherborne, Somerset was awarded a Gold Award by Network Rail for the contractors' commitment to Health and Safety, innovation and efficient working. Read on to find out more about this award-winning project.
Concrete Canvas' Avoca Mines case study has been featured in the Ireland Engineers Journal. The project is one of the biggest, and possibly the best known of our projects to come out of Ireland. To see the Ireland Engineers Journal's article about the project, click here.
The latest update on Concrete Canvas' Preliminary Injunction against Eurobent/TiltexTM is available here.
In April 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect two sections of slope, four drainage headwalls and a drainage channel near a residential area in Panama. The slopes are situated next to a river which, during the rainy season, can see water levels rising to the point of affecting the base of the slope, causing instability. As a result, it was decided that the slope should be protected. Find out more about this installation here.
In June 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a channel in La Serena, situated in the IV Region in Chile. The aim of the project was to eliminate water losses from the irrigation channel, known as the Bellavista Channel, which was relied upon by the Bellavista Channel water community. The channel was 2.4km in length in total. Take a look at the full case study, and see the video again here.
In October 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to provide a robust layer to a channel linking the outfall of a dam to a lagoon in Threlkeld, Lake District.
In April 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to provide slope protection in La Foa, South Province, New Caledonia. Known as the ‘Agrisolar project’, the installation was carried out to provide asbestos containment on an agricultural/ solar farm site. Find out more about this unusual CC application here.
Every summer, Concrete Canvas takes on a number of undergraduate interns from the University of Cambridge. Last year, CC gave the exciting opportunity to five students, who took on a variety of projects, and influenced a variety of the company's processes. Two of last year's interns, Tom and Stewart have been featured in a Q&A article in the University's latest online newsletter. Take a look here.
In October 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a slope along a mountain road in New Caledonia. Surface runoff had caused erosion on a section of the slope which leads down to a drainage pipe outfall area. The erosion had caused large areas of the slope to subside, affecting drainage, putting the slope at risk of slip and in turn, endangering road users. Find out more about this project and how CC was used here.
Concrete Canvas last week welcomed Wales' First Minister, Carwyn Jones to the company's Pontypridd site.
In April 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect the wall, or slope, of a settling basin at a mining site in Thio, New Caledonia.
Read on to find out more about our first installation in New Caledonia!
Secretary for State, Alun Cairns, has singled out Concrete Canvas in a speech about the importance of Welsh manufacturing ahead of Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones' visit to CC's Pontypridd site on Thursday.
In March 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC), branded Concrete ClothTM in the US, was used to line a series of newly constructed drainage channels in Laguna Niguel, California, USA.
In January 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC), branded Concrete ClothTM in the US, was used to provide slope protection in Rossville in Tennessee, USA.
In late 2014, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC), branded Concrete ClothTM in the US, was used to line a drainage channel used to divert rainfall and runoff water from coming into contact with a new gas line in Seattle, WA. Find out how CC was used to prevent further erosion and protect the gas line here
In March 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line the sloping walls of two lagoons in Bella Vista, Norte, Paraguay. The lagoons required lining in order to be used as decanting tanks for a biproduct of bioethanol, which would be removed in order for the remaining product to be processed for animal feed. Click here to find out more.
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Our team here at Concrete Canvas often receive enquiries from clients, contractors and prospective customers about how to maintain and clean CC material after an installation has been completed. Today, we have launched two new resources based on best practices for CC Cleaning and Maintenance. View our short Guidelines e-book here, and our new video here.
Earlier this year, co-Directors Will Crawford and Peter Brewin were interviewed for a segment about Concrete Canvas which would be featured on American programme The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, shown weekly on Saturday mornings on CBS. The segment was shown on an episode of the programme aired in April, and has recently been released on YouTube for a wider audience. To watch the segment in full, click here.
A Polish court has issued a preliminary injunction against Eurobent Sp.zo.o the manufacturer of TiltexTM (a cement/sand filled GCL product marketed as a GCCM) to refrain from infringement of Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd.’s patent PL/EP 2027319.
A suit has also been filed against a distributor of Tiltex in Germany.
To read the press release in full click here.
In October 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to provide crest drainage to a new retaining wall constructed to create a new bus lane as part of the North Fringe to Hengrove MetroBus Scheme in Bristol. A smaller channel was also lined as part of the works to extend an existing poured concrete channel. The works were carried out by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd. for West of England Travel. Read and download the full case study here.
Back in January (2018), Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to provide protection to a shallow cover utility pipeline at Oak Mollington Golf Club in Cheshire. The contractors, Northern Divers (Eng) Ltd, typically used Concrete Mattresses in the past, but CC was used in this instance to provide easier transport and cost savings into the tens of thousands. To read the case study in full, click here.
In September 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to remediate a number of slopes, guard rails and footpaths surrounding a recreational lake in Pasir Gudang in Johor, Malaysia. The slope around sections of the lake were deteriorating, resulting in water loss. The concrete walls were also damaged, creating voids and endangering visitors. To read the case study in full, click here.
Our final Japanese case study is here! Find out how CC was used to provide protection against weeds, vegetation and erosion, and download the full case study here.
Our third Japanese case study of the week features the use of CC for weed suppression alongside a railway track in Okayama. Find out more via the link below.
Our second Japanese weed suppression case study has landed!
Take a look at a preview of the case study and download it in full via the link below.
Following our 'triple-crown' win at the South Wales Chamber of Commerce Business Awards earlier in the month, Concrete Canvas has been featured in the Chamber Chat publication. To read the various articles about CC in the magazine, click here.
This week we're releasing four new weed suppression case studies from Japan! To find out more about the first, and for a direct link to our downloadble e-book for the case study, follow the link below.
Concrete Canvas has been featured in an article posted to UK bank NatWest's blog. The article discusses the role of R&D for SMEs, with focus on CC. The article also features an interview with our Co-Director, Will Crawford. Take a look here.
Concrete Canvas has been featured in the Western Mail's Business in Wales section. The publication, which describes itself as "the national newspaper of Wales", has shared our latest Awards news with its readers. Past editions of the publication can be downloaded from their app on Android and Apple tablet devices, however, you can read the article in full here.
Business News Wales, an online publication which aims to provide Welsh businesses with a voice, has featured Concrete Canvas' big win at the Welsh Business Awards. To read the article in full, click here.
The winners of The South Wales Chamber of Commerce Welsh Business Awards 2017 have been announced at a glittering awards ceremony held at City Hall in Cardiff, with Concrete Canvas Ltd taking home three awards. To find out more, read our press release here.
In March 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to remediate a channel which runs alongside the A4060 in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. The original channel had been remediated using several methods over the years, but was in a state of disrepair. Read on for more information and a video of the installation.
In September 2016, CC HydroTM (CCH) GCCB was used to provide secondary containment to a berm face at an oil storage facility in west Wales operated by SemLogistics Ltd.
Back in November, 7,800m² of CCH5™ was used to line and protect two bunds and adjoining channels on a rig site owned by Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
The newly constructed bunds were 320m and 172m in length and required protection ahead of the approaching rainy season to prevent damage.
The Portland-based designer Neal Aronowitz has been featured on the Dezeen website for his incredible Concrete Canvas designs.
The artist-designer has received incredible feedback and acclaim for the piece, which has even won an award.
In October 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line a channel at the Silkstone Mine Water Treatment Works (MWTW) in Silkstone, Barnsley.
The channel had previously been lined with HDPE which had been damaged in recent flood events, risking untreated water entering the nearby stream before reaching the reed bed treatment system. CC was specified to reline the channel.
Concrete Canvas has been featured on geosynthetica.net with our remediation installation at the Muck Burn flume in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. To see the publication's feature in full, click here.
In March 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to provide an erosion protection layer for dilapidated sections of drainage channel as part of remedial drainage measures at the Bedwas Colliery site in South Wales.
In September 2016, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to provide a temporary erosion protection layer for an open channel, replacing a collapsed section of flood overflow for pipework at a former paint factory site in Machen, South Wales.
In December 2016, CC HydroTM (CCH, branded Cimtex Hydro in France) was used to line newly constructed bird and mammal ponds in St Quentin Zoo, France, as part of a regeneration project.
In March 2016, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line a road-side drainage channel. The channel was over 1500m long, and in need of erosion protection to reduce the risk of flooding on the road. The works were carried out as part of a £22m Welsh Government project to improve safety and flood risks on a 2.2km stretch of the A55.
Congratulations to Milliken and Nuna for being recognised by Storm Water Solutions.
The storm water pollution prevention plan management company has recognised the Myra Falls ditch lining project as a Top Project. A fantastic achievement! To find out more click here. Or read Storm Water's case study for Myra Falls here.
In September 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line an overspill channel on the site of the former Parc Slip opencast mine. The installation was part of the Margam Restoration, and was required to control water levels in the void and prevent flooding of nearby communities.
Lee Church of Concrete Canvas will be presenting “EROSION AND LAND LOSS: A GEOTECHNICAL CHALLENGE” at the Haworth Lecture Theatre in Birmingham University as part of the UK IGS evening seminar.
Find out more about the event here.
In November 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a slope in Guarantingeta, São Paulo, Brazil. The slope, located on the site of a Gas Distribution Plant owned by Comgas, Brazil’s largest gas distribution company, co-owned by Cosan and Shell, was heavily vegetated prior to installation. The client also required a channel lining solution for a newly dug drainage channel created at the toe of the slope.
In November 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to cover ballast fill materials in a steel tank cofferdam in Hong Kong. The cofferdam had been temporarily constructed in the sea off the site of a new highway which was being constructed along the coast of Junk Bay. As an environmental protection requirement, a cofferdam was erected in the sea to enclose the entire construction site.
Concrete Canvas has been announced as a Finalist for TWO South Wales Chamber of Commerce Welsh Business Awards!
It has been announced that we have been shortlisted for the Success Through Innovation award and Success Through Overseas Trade award.
Artist and friend of Concrete Canvas, Frances Richardson, has wowed once again, gaining critical acclaim for her latest designs which were featured at the London Art Fair.
In April 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to remediate a 45-year-old concrete irrigation channel in Adloun, South Lebanon. The project was carried out as a trial for the client, Litani River Authority, to establish whether CC was a suitable solution for remediation of the full length of the channel.
In August 2016, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line a series of channels in Colonia, Uruguay. The channels were located on an industrial estate owned by forestry company, Montes del Plata, owned by Arauco and Storaenso. The works were carried out by Pronto Cemento for Montes del Plata.
Find out more about this installation here.
Our recent case study from Lephalale, South Africa's Grootegeluk mine, where CCH was used to line a gravity thickening tank, has been featured on Geosynthetica's website. To take a look at Chris Kelsey's write-up of the installation,
In May 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line and protect the interior of a damaged diverting pipe in a remote area in the town of İkizdere, Turkey.
The pipe functions as a water diversion pipeline from the İkizdere hydroelectric plant, owned by Zorlu Energy Group. The pipeline, originally constructed using concrete, had badly deteriorated and were in need of remediation.
In October 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line a Pit Cut Back Drain at the Damang Gold Mine in the south-west of Ghana.
The lining of the Pit Cut Back Drain was selected for trial purposes to determine the advantages of CC over HDPE lining methods. The client also wanted to witness CC's unique properties first-hand.
In February 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to remediate a concrete canal in Tonnoy, North-East France. The canal, owned by Voies Navigables de France (VNF), was expanded several decades ago. However, the installation was not carried out correctly and has resulted in leakages and water loss.
In April 2017, design studio Zeller & Moye began working with Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) as the material of choice for ‘stiff’, which would be exhibited at the Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Vadianstrasse, Switzerland.
In September 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a culvert in Cooks Bridge, Midhurst, West Sussex. The culvert had suffered erosion over time.
Concrete Canvas has launched its brand new Instructional Animations! The animation videos illustrate best practice installations for Channel Lining, Slope Protection and Bund Lining. We have also released a fantastic Introduction to Concrete Canvas and CC Hydro animation, as well as an introductory video to our Four Principles. Take a look via our Youtube Page here.