A combination of CC8™ and CC13™ were used to line a channel at a West London Football Club’s training ground.
The original, unlined channel had suffered significant erosion and silt build up which was reducing its functionality.
CC was specified to provide a channel lining solution to prevent further erosion and silt generation, which would in turn prevent blockages in the channel and allow efficient pitch and land drainage.
The location of the channel on the site meant a lot of the preparatory works had to be carried out by hand as plant access was impossible in some areas.
Despite that, a total of 3,705m² of CC material were installed in 9 weeks by no more than 2-4 people on any given day.
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In July 2018, CC was specified for use on a second installation for West Sussex County Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places, carried out by Suttle Projects.
The project required the lining of three culverts, which sit under the A272 and direct the river Rother below the highway at Halfway Bridge.
The culverts had degraded due to sediment flow, with one culvert in particular suffering reduced capacity as a result of the silt build up.
Each of the three 32m long culverts was cleaned and lined over 8 days. Despite the 8 day working time for each culvert, the project was completed ahead of schedule.
CC will prolong the culverts’ life and mitigated the need to completed replace the assets, saving time and costs for the client.
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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.
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 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.
Designers Christoph Zeller and Ingrid Moye used a total of 440m2 of CC13TM to produce their design pieces. It took a total of 15 months to produce the furniture, from concept to completion, which were used as tables, plinths and displays, and the backdrop for exhibition pieces in the ‘Neue Stoffe-New Stuff’ exhibition, a survey on technical textiles at the museum.
In June 2017, CC Hydro™ (CCH) GCCB* was used to provide a waterproof layer to bridge decking on the Old Elvet Bridge in Durham, UK. The Old Elvet Bridge is a Grade I listed mediaeval masonry arch bridge across the River Wear, linking the peninsula in central Durham and the Elvet area of the city. Building of the bridge began in AD 1160, and construction of the arches is believed to have continued into the 13th century, although exactly how many there are is still debated to this day.
An inspection identified that the arch barrels were saturated in localised areas with water staining to most of the arches indicating any waterproofing was not adequate and probably not present at all. If this issue was not addressed the deterioration of the masonry would continue. As a result Durham County Council (DCC) who maintain the bridge required a solution for repairing the bridge deck and preventing water ingress.
Read on to find out just how CC Hydro became the solution here.
In November 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line an irrigation channel in Accra, Ghana. The installation was carried out as part of the Ashaiman Irrigation Scheme for the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority.
The client specifically chose CC as the solution for this project in order to determine the material’s advantages over conventional channel lining methods. The client was particularly keen to witness CC’s ability to save time both during installation and post-installation (due to its 24-hour setting time), durability, reduction in labour, and ease of installation.
The works were carried out by De-Montag Company Limited for the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority.
Copper mining is reported to have begun in the Avoca River valley in around 1720 and continued, with interruptions, until 1982. Among the minerals produced in the last two centuries, copper has been primarily mined along with silver and gold, although the latter was mined to a lesser extent. The Avoca river, which flows southwards through the Avoca mine site, is overlooked by upland areas known as the East and West Avoca mine areas.
Mineral extraction has left an environmental legacy that comprises open pits, over 70 shafts and adits, numerous spoil piles and former mine buildings and structures. Water discharges from the abandoned copper and sulphur mines are acidic and metal laden which impacts water quality in the Avoca River.
In June 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a series of drainage channels to divert surface water around a remediated contaminated spoil site at the Avoca Mines in Wicklow, Ireland.
Find out more about this case study, and how CC will help the communities surrounding the Avoca Mining sites, here.
On 7th January 2016, the steep slope overlooking part of the Newcastle to Carlisle rail line between Corbridge and Riding Mill, on the south side of the line, suffered a significant failure, resulting in a landslide which covered the tracks in soil, debris and fallen trees, closing the line. The event occurred following a prolonged period of heavy rainfall, which was reported to be the most exceptional period of rainfall on record for the area, with significant overland flows breaching the existing drainage network at the crest of the cutting slope, triggering the landslide.
The channel installed using CC helped to direct and control drainage on the site, and was specified to be deeper than the original drainage system, in order to ensure it was able to manage the volume of water flowing through it. CC was specified to reduce the risk of any future water ingress into the cutting. The works were carried out by Construction Marine Limited for Network Rail.
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