“The use of Concrete Canvas to create the elver and lamprey pass at Naburn Weir allows us to carry very low flows across complex ground conditions, without the concerns of differential settlement and without the requirement for constructing a traditional (expensive) reinforced concrete structure... The fibrous material can be latched onto by the lamprey when they are resting on their ascent of the channel and its innate flexibility provides an organic and naturalistic visual appearance, enhanced by how quickly the material has allowed mosses and in-channel plants to become established. The use of this material and this methodology at this site was a trial undertaken by our Fisheries and Project teams, but one which quickly realised positive results... and we are looking for opportunities to replicate this approach at other suitable sites.”

Paul Knight
Hull & Humber Environment Agency

“The end result is that there would have been an extra zero on the end of the price quote, if we had elected to use Shotcrete”

Bud Fassnacht
Ledcor Superintendent

“Greenside Mine is a former lead mine within the Lake District National Park. It is surrounded by sensitive habitats including Ullswater. With an annual rainfall of over 2500mm per year, we needed to improve surface drainage to prevent the erosion of mining waste and safeguard the environment. With no access to our site by any tracked or wheeled vehicle, we needed something that could be laid by hand but would provide a long term drainage solution. Concrete Canvas proved to be the ideal product.”

Martin Lord
Project Manager, Lake District National Park Authority

“Concrete Canvas has been a real eye opener for us in terms of technology. Our main priority is to ensure the safe and consistent transport of gas through our assets and adequately protect them from third party interference. Concrete Canvas provides three layers of protective measures: It prevents the need for maintenance over the Pipelines, it provides good visual detail for the Aerial surveillance teams and third parties and it physically protects the pipeline. We are extremely pleased with the results and speed of installation and following further trials will look to utilise this material still further for other functions and applications across the Gas Distribution Networks.”

Chris Thomas
Network Supervisor, East Midlands Operate & Maintain, National Grid

“This product was the perfect solution for this problem as it allowed us stabilise the flood bank and give added protection against future high tides, with the added bonus of being quick and easy to install.”

Phil Poole
Operations Delivery Technical Support Team Member, National Resources Wales

“The installations at Fosse Way set the benchmark for all future Concrete Canvas channel lining works.”

Mark Howells
Senior Drainage Engineer Western Route, Network Rail

“As an engineer, I liked the fact that CC was adaptable to changes in channel shape as we had segments of trapezoidal shape that had to transition to a rectangular shape. The drape characteristic allowed the CC to be placed on a pretty rough surface. Finally, it seems that any future damages to the CC will be easily fixed by patching. This should result in very low maintenance costs.”

Michael Graham
Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Norwest Corporation

“We were impressed with how easy it was to install the Concrete Canvas. The product is ideal for restricted access projects such as this as we could transport the material by hand. It would have been extremely difficult to repair this flume using other methods.”

Phil Kennerley
Senior Contracts Manager, Gardiners

 

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