We pride ourselves on being environmentally conscious, taking every possible opportunity to incorporate and promote sustainable practices as we strive to achieve our “Zero to Landfill” policy using all design and treatment techniques available.
A few examples of how we achieve this are:
3D terrain modelling
Pinnacle Engineers use the latest 3D terrain modelling software on projects to manipulate finished levels in order to minimise import or export from site and create a balanced cut and fill solution. Combined with the environmental mapping of the sub soils, this allows the most efficient defined earthwork packages to ensure clarity in tendering and deliver cost certainty and significant savings to the overall build costs and programme for our Clients.
Soil stabilisation utilises soil mixing techniques to recycle and strengthen poor quality and contaminated soils and reduce the need for removal to landfill. This value engineering solution not only provides a suitable, solid platform on which to found the building slabs and hardstanding, but also provides significant cost savings on a project by minimising expensive importation of granular materials quarried from natural sources.
Many elements of existing buildings on brownfield developments can be retained on site, sorted and reused in their current state following demolition, e.g. manhole covers and gully gratings.
Materials can also be modified for an alternative use, e.g. concrete and masonry being crushed and graded, then reused for engineering fill material. Consideration throughout the design stage is also given to the reuse of the existing drainage, in particular the outfalls from the development. Existing hard standings are considered during the level strategy design stage and can be left in situ to form a foundation for new surfacing.
Pinnacle is fully focused on sustainability and continues to obtain recommendations for new business based on our ability to put sustainability at the heart of our design.
Pictures 2 & 3 courtesy of Geofirma.