A good time to go warm?

A good time to go warm?

In the last two weeks, both Tarmac and Aggregate Industries announced that they are switching to warm mix production as standard across all their asphalt plants. Warm mix is good news because it allows the temperature of the plant to be lowered by 20 to 40 degrees C,...
How to…decarbonise transport

How to…decarbonise transport

A series of 40 new case studies, compiled by Friends of the Earth and climate change charity Ashden, shines a light on interventions that local authorities have made to tackle climate changes. Of these, 10 cover the area of transport with cases on waste, energy,...
Data opens door for better maintenance regimes

Data opens door for better maintenance regimes

On the 7th June 2022 came the news that construction technology company Causeway had acquired asset management software firm Yotta from Oxford Metrics for £52m. Phil Brown, the chief executive of Causeway, said in a press release: “Process and data integration is...
Cutting reinstatement failures

Cutting reinstatement failures

With broadband installation ramping up around the country, the Government is trying to tackle the problem of poor trench reinstatements after utilities have been installed. Last month (MAY), the Department of Transport (DoT) announced that it was going to change the...
Roads as carbon sinks

Roads as carbon sinks

This week (6 June) saw Shell Bitumen officially launch a new type of bitumen called Shell Bitumen CarbonSink. In essence, it is a mixture of traditional bitumen and a similar substance derived from a plant. Other companies are doing the same. If you are reading about...
New ports tracker: connectivity counts

New ports tracker: connectivity counts

Two weeks ago, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) announced the launch of a new tracker which will combine port data and survey results to provide a regular picture of challenges and trends at ports around the world. The aim of the tracker is to...