New CarbonCAP products offer from 30 to 60% reduction in overall embodied carbon
WITH sustainability now being a primary consideration on any major construction project, Capital Concrete have developed a range of low-carbon concrete mixes called CarbonCAP which can reduce the overall embodied carbon in a project by between 30 and 60%.
The mix range comprises three options, each containing different quantities of a supplementary material which takes the place of Portland cement:
CarbonCAP (30% reduction in embodied carbon)
CarbonCAP ultra (50% reduction in embodied carbon)
CarbonCAP prime (60% reduction in embodied carbon).
The products can be used in all commercial and major infrastructure applications where traditional concrete would ordinarily be used, such as slabs, walls, columns, footings, and traditional slip-form paving, including machine paving, deck units and tunnel segments.
Luke Smith, managing director of Capital Concrete, said: ‘We have seen an increased demand for low-carbon concretes, particularly in London, and we are pleased to be able to offer this sustainable solution to our customers.
‘It’s clear that the overall sustainability of a project is at the top of the list on projects and is becoming a key criterion for all suppliers.’
Jack Sindhu, technical manager at Capital Concrete, added: ‘The beauty of these mixes is that there isn’t any compromise on performance. At Capital Concrete, we work hard alongside our customers to understand their requirements and to develop leading-edge, sustainable solutions.’
The CarbonCAP range has already been used successfully in numerous projects such as a deep raft pour at Modebest’s Wood Wharf and HS2’s central section.