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VolkerFitzpatrick wins Sustainable Construction and Demolition Award

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VolkerFitzpatrick’s rail division has been awarded the NFDC Sustainable Construction and Demolition Award. The award is recognition for the Swansea Maliphant Intercity Express Project by the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM).  

SCDA

E-Clay®

The award was achieved by sustainably managing 16,000 tonnes of heavily-impacted hydrocarbon and heavy metal excavated material. This waste was sent to a local facility to undergo treatment using E-Clay® technology. This immobilises the source and pathway of contamination within the material so that it can be safely used once processed. Most of the material was returned to the site to be used as engineering backfill. 

Sustainability benefits included

 

  • Treatment of 16,000 tonnes of hazardous waste by innovative methods.
  • Using a local treatment facility to input the local economy.
  • Savings of 96,000 miles by prevention of waste going to landfill.
  • Significant reduction on traffic impacts on the locality.
  • Savings of 508,960 kg CO2 equivalent.
  • Considerable cost savings in processing the material rather than sending it to landfill.

Swansea Maliphant Intercity Express

VolkerFitzpatrick is responsible for the design and construction of the Swansea Maliphant Intercity Express project. This is one of four maintenance and service depots being designed and constructed for Hitachi Rail as part of the Intercity Express Programme. Work is due to be completed by June 2015.

NFDC Construction and Demolition Award

The NFDC Sustainable Construction and Demolition Award is part of the Sustainability & Resource Industry awards hosted by CIWM. These recognise and reward best practice in the sustainable management of waste and resources and reduction of environmental impact, both within this industry and across a range of other commercial sectors including retail, construction and facilities management. 

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