At BBS, we are committed to an ongoing effort to reduce our impact on the environment. This matters to our customers who increasingly consider environmental performance in their purchasing decisions. Our concrete barriers can be constructed using a wide range of secondary and recycled materials. They are non-polluting in service and fully recyclable at the end of their 50 year design life.
BBS concrete Highway and Security barriers represent a sustainable solution using slipform processes and continuous steel strand. We employ lean construction techniques which ensure that the minimum amount of material is used creating the minimum amount of waste possible.
Concrete is one of the most versatile and durable construction materials known to man, making it the most widely used construction material in the world. Concrete is also one of the more sustainable building materials when taking into account energy consumed during its manufacture and inherent performance properties.
The cement and concrete sector is committed to an ongoing, concerted and co-ordinated effort to reduce its impact on the environment. Worldwide, the cement industry is dramatically reducing its carbon footprint.
Key issues include:
- Reductions in polluting and greenhouse gasses during production;
- Efficient use of resources such as reused materials and by products from other industrial processes, such as water, aggregate, fuel or alternative cementious materials.
- Recycling and reduced reliance on quarried material;
- Environmental restoration after industrial activity has ceased
- Development of low-energy, durable and maintenance-free buildings and structures.
Climate Change & Energy
BBS barriers outperform competing solutions in terms of both embodied levels of CO2 in the materials used. The average embodied quantity of CO2 in a metre of concrete barrier can be as low as 19% of a similarly performing H2 containment steel solution over a 50 year period.
Further long term benefits are due to the minimal maintenance for its serviceable life that reduces CO2 emissions and energy impacts related with routine repairs and traffic management, and the virtual elimination of potential delays and traffic congestion associated with these operations.
Shared Environmental Values
The company values are actively promoted to all individuals within the company and all the directors and staff are committed to ensuring that negative environmental impacts are minimised and sustainability is promoted. Working with our partners and licensed installers, BBS seeks to influence the environmental impact of the products used within barrier projects through the enhancement of the specification and designs.