Construction Enquirer - Aaron Morby

Heathrow has kickstarted a ground-breaking new trial to explore the viability of lower carbon concrete for runways and taxiways.

The trial has been designed to test the concrete’s durability and longevity in a true-to-life airport setting and is one of the first of its kind at any airport in the world.

It is the first of a number being planned that will test and trial other low carbon concrete materials on the market.

It is intended that the outcomes of these trials can be used to reduce embedded carbon in a number of projects being delivered by Ferrovial Construction and Dyer & Butler at Heathrow.

The project, led by Jacobs and implemented by Cemex and Ecocem will see four different applications trialled in a pouring site located close to the control tower.

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