"It has been exciting to be a part of another major build within the capital that will redefine the city skyline for generations to come."
Steve Hyde, Business Manager, Tarmac
We recognise that customers that take a long-term view of the benefits of sustainable solutions for value creation will achieve the greatest success. Our role is to provide the construction and building materials and technical support, such as our involvement in One Blackfriars tower that will help our customers deliver a more sustainable built environment.
From healthy, energy-efficient buildings to greener infrastructure, such as our work on the Blyth offshore project, our products can make a real difference in addressing the sustainability challenges that increased urbanisation brings.
As a contractor we are well placed to offer asset management services. Tarmac implement and manage the approach and as experts in asphalt technology, we are uniquely placed to recommend solutions to drive cost efficiency and durable performance. Most importantly as the first end to end, and integrated asset management solution, we offer a true collaborative approach to managing the UK’s highways network develop optimised works programmes and maintenance strategies that help to promote innovation, deliver better performance and improve customer satisfaction.
For more information about our highways asset management offering visit tarmacassetmanagement.co.uk
Tarmac is continuing to develop innovative new ways to help reduce carbon. Our in-house planing company, National Road Planing (NRP), is the UK’s premier road planing contractor. Combining 30 years experience in the industry with the largest technologically advanced fleet, we have the flexibility and resources to provide specialist solutions to meet construction needs. The NRP business have been using European technology to introduce dual planing and dual paving technology. Research was completed in 2017 and the first ever trial in the UK is taking place 2018, laying over 15,000 tonnes of asphalt in one night shift. The advantages are clear, productivity is increased whilst the reduction in vehicle reversing is safer for our people. Durability of the new paving is increased due to the removal of seams between lanes of asphalt.
To deliver a resurfacing project on the M5, junctions 4a-6, Tarmac worked closely with the main contractor and Highways England to maximise night time working windows, improve efficiency and reduce overall costs which resulted in saving approximately 50,000 tonnes of virgin aggregates. This approach reduced planing costs by around 50 per cent and lowered carbon emissions substantially. It also improved site safety as fewer vehicle movements were involved over the course of the project.