Our 100Club Bronze partner Extrudakerb have been shortlisted in the best innovation category at the Construction News Awards 2022 in collaboration with GCP Applied Technologies.
The shortlisted entry focuses on the success of the VERIFI – in transit concrete management used on the M6 J21a to 26 Smart Motorway Project.
The recognition highlights the success of a two-years collaboration which has seen Extrudakerb and GCP Applied Technologies innovate the innovation.
Extrudakerb’s respective technical departments worked tirelessly to trial and develop the VERIFI system. The data required to develop the system could only been collated when the system was in operation.
This meant the trials and development had to be undertaken whilst Extrudakerb continued to deliver tight and demanding programmes on various National Highways projects up and down the UK.
Over the course of several months data was captured, analysed, and adjustments were made to the VERIFI system and as each month went by, improvements in slipform outputs was recognised.
Operations director, Danny Wake said: “We believe the introduction of Extrudakerb’s state of the art bespoke ready mix concrete trucks, the addition of their in-house concrete and materials manager, both perfectly complemented by GCP’s innovative.
“Extrudakerb received the National Highways Award for outstanding design innovation.
“This was by using research and development to create efficiencies and continuous improvement earlier in the year and securing this award has further cemented our position as the leading specialist slipform concrete contractor in the UK.”