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Decarbonising road works: new net zero study

Decarbonising road works: new net zero study

Last month (19 July) Transport for London (TfL) and the Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC) announced an eight-month research programme which aims to provide pointers for local authorities on how to decarbonise roadworks. Looking at elements including...

Low Carbon emissions

Low Carbon emissions

Need to reduce Carbon emissions? Looking at ways to go greener? Thermal Road Repairs' patented process can help reduce your emissions by at least 85% within your asphalt repair process. Our process is suitable for all asphalt repair processes covering highways and...

What is PAS 2080?

What is PAS 2080?

Cutting carbon can be complicated. There are so many interlinking elements to consider. Should we be thinking about the embodied carbon in the materials used? The carbon emitted over a road’s whole life? Or both? And how are decisions about the two linked? Then...

Bitumen…it’s more exciting than you think!

Bitumen…it’s more exciting than you think!

At the end of June, East Riding Council in Yorkshire reported that it was postponing its annual surface dressing programme due to soaring bitumen prices. It’s not alone. In the Mediterranean and other parts of Europe, the start of the summer road-building season has...

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...

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