Jackson partners in Innovate UK
ultra-low carbon concrete project
Jackson is taking part in a pioneering project to boost the take-up of Ultra-Low Carbon Concrete in the civil engineering and construction sectors.
The venture is being joint-funded by Innovate UK, the United Kingdom's innovation agency, which provides money and support to organisations to make new products and services.
The 18-month DULCET (Durable low carbon reinforced concrete for challenging environments) project aims to develop and prove the performance of a new reinforced Cemfree concrete range for use in aggressive environments such as salt water and highways.
Key to achieving this is the use of basalt fibre, instead of steel to reinforce the concrete, as it is less corrosive and has a much lower carbon footprint.
Jackson partners in Innovate UK ultra-low carbon concrete project
Partners
Our partners on the project are the makers of Cemfree, DB Group; BasTech UK (BTUK), which manufactures the basalt rebar; and Building Research Establishment (BRE). A letter of support has been received from the Environment Agency and the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership i3P.
Jackson's Supply Chain Manager, Andy Lusher said: "We have come a long way with the development of low carbon reinforced concrete – the challenge now is to give designers the confidence to specify the products in schemes on the ground. "
Jackson partners in Innovate UK ultra-low carbon concrete project

'We hope this project will accelerate adoption of Ultra-Low Carbon Concrete both in aggressive environments, such as marine and highways, and in wider markets for reinforced concrete.'

Andy Lusher, Supply Chain Manager, Jackson Civil Engineering