Construction firm commits to earth friendly concrete in the UK

Keltbray has partnered with Wagners and Capital Concrete to supply and place Earth Friendly Concrete® in the UK.

As part of its ongoing sustainability commitment, Keltbray has made a financial guarantee to ensure 11000m³ of Earth Friendly Concrete is placed by the end of June 2021.

The commitment comes on the back of increased stakeholder interest and demand for a significant reduction in embodied carbon within building and civil engineering projects. Keltbray is already a certified provider, having installed the first ever pile using Wagners Earth Friendly Concrete in London earlier in the year.

The use of low carbon mixes and geopolymer concrete alternatives is widely accepted as a key opportunity in line with the UK government's decarbonisation commitments.

Keltbray has been working with forensics engineer, Royal Academy of Engineering Professor, Peter Robery, from Birmingham University who has undertaken a thorough independent review of the testing data for the company.

Earth Friendly Concrete is a product manufactured by Australian firm Wagners and is a zero cement, geopolymer concrete supplied by Capital Concrete in London. The innovative product typically offers a 50% saving in embodied carbon over and above standard piling mixes. Significant performance advantages include improved durability, lower shrinkage, earlier strength gain, higher flexural tensile strength and increased fire resistance.

Darren James, chief executive officer at Keltbray, said: "We're proud to be partnering with Wagners and Capital Concrete on this industry-leading initiative to provide low carbon concrete solutions. 

"Keltbray is serious about our obligations to society to reduce the carbon footprint of construction and look forward to engaging with clients and customers to deliver the UK government's decarbonisation commitments."

This article originally appeared on PBC Today

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