Project - De-Carbonising Precast Concrete (DPC)
Sector - Commercial
Technology - Precast Concrete
Company - Akerlof, Forterra, PCE supported by Accelar Curtins
Building upon the foundation of existing research the DPC team has tackled the challenge of embedded cardon; to expedite the development of an optimised design solution & technical specification that produces a decarbonised precast concrete product. To do this, a collaborative project team, spanning the full value chain has come together to look at carbon holistically, crossing organisational, process and project boundaries. The team have used the MOJ’s £4bn prison programme as both a benchmark for measurement but also as an opportunity for implementation. The project has developed ways of working and solutions that will reduce the carbon impact of the precast elements of future prisons by 40% when measured against the ICE database. When applied across the next 4 prisons this represents a carbon saving of 22,461,752.10 CO2e.