A 200m stretch of an irrigation canal in Tiszafüred, connected to the river Tisza in Eastern Hungary was remediated using Concrete Canvas®.

The canal was around 80 years old, and was showing evidence of damage in the form of cracks which were causing water loss, affecting the farms, fisheries and so on that the canal services.

The installation was carried out as a trial to establish whether CC would be a suitable solution for further concrete repair works across the 80+km canal network.

 

Two spillways at the Eagle Gold Mine in Yukon, Canada were lined using Concrete Canvas® (CC) as an erosion control measure.

The spillways were designed to convey any overtopped heap leachate in the case of an extreme 200-year storm event.

The first of the two spillways connects the heap leach pad to an events pond, while the second provides an emergency spillway for the events pond itself.

Poured concrete with an applied coating was considered as an alternative, but was discounted due to logistical requirements and the time that would be required for the installation process.

 

 

The Ahafo Mill Expansion (AME) Project at a Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) site in Ahafo, Ghana will increase mill capacity to ten-million tonnes.

As part of the expansion, a slope protection solution was required for slopes adjacent to a new reinforced soil wall, as well as protection of earth wall footings and lining of slope toe drains to manage runoff.

CC was specified as it could provide the client with a rapid and easy-to-install solution as well as meeting their requirements for limited exposure, safe working conditions and technical competency.

The slope varied in length between 5m and 30m, with gradients between 1:1.5 and 1:1. The toe drain measured approximately 2m wide.

 

 

 

 

 

Following the installation of a new 350mm diameter rising main at the Knostrop Sludge Treatment Works (STW) in Leeds, the client required a weed suppression layer below the pipes to prevent the need for future maintenance. These measures would also eliminate risks of damage to the pipes during maintenance.

The client specified Concrete Canvas® (CC) without the need to consider alternatives. The contractor, JN Bentley also backed the material’s specification following their experience of using CC on multiple successful projects in the past.

CC was installed with considerable time and cost savings and without the risk of rebound or damage to the pipeline associated with sprayed or poured concrete methods.

 

 

A combination of CC8™ and CC13™ were used to line a channel at a West London Football Club’s training ground.

The original, unlined channel had suffered significant erosion and silt build up which was reducing its functionality.

CC was specified to provide a channel lining solution to prevent further erosion and silt generation, which would in turn prevent blockages in the channel and allow efficient pitch and land drainage.

The location of the channel on the site meant a lot of the preparatory works had to be carried out by hand as plant access was impossible in some areas.

Despite that, a total of 3,705m² of CC material were installed in 9 weeks by no more than 2-4 people on any given day.

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In July 2018, CC was specified for use on a second installation for West Sussex County Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places, carried out by Suttle Projects.

The project required the lining of three culverts, which sit under the A272 and direct the river Rother below the highway at Halfway Bridge.

The culverts had degraded due to sediment flow, with one culvert in particular suffering reduced capacity as a result of the silt build up.

Each of the three 32m long culverts was cleaned and lined over 8 days. Despite the 8 day working time for each culvert, the project was completed ahead of schedule.

CC will prolong the culverts’ life and mitigated the need to completed replace the assets, saving time and costs for the client.

See the full case study here.

In July 2018, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a series of drainage channels on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The AWPR is a major infrastructure project that will significantly improve travel in north east Scotland. It involves the construction of a new dual carriageway which is projected to cost £745 million and create an alternative route from north to south Aberdeen, bypassing the city. Find how Concrete Canvas played a roll in this project here.

In November 2015, Western Refi nery Services (WRS) in Washington State, USA, installed over 2000m² of Concrete Canvas (CC) GCCM. The material was used to provide a protective top-layer to a HDPE liner on a bund at a petroleum storage site. WRS have previously used CC and due to the success of their fi rst installation, did not consider any alternatives. See how this installation was carried out here.

In April 2017, design studio Zeller & Moye began working with Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) as the material of choice for ‘stiff’, which would be exhibited at the Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Vadianstrasse, Switzerland.

Designers Christoph Zeller and Ingrid Moye used a total of 440m2 of CC13TM to produce their design pieces. It took a total of 15 months to produce the furniture, from concept to completion, which were used as tables, plinths and displays, and the backdrop for exhibition pieces in the ‘Neue Stoffe-New Stuff’ exhibition, a survey on technical textiles at the museum.

Click here to find out more about the project, and to find about more about the designers, visit their website here.

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