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Charcon Hard Landscaping wins innovation award

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Charcon Hard Landscaping, a division of Aggregate Industries, has won an award at the inaugural Highways UK 2018 Materials Innovation Hub Awards. The company won the ‘on the pavement’ category.

The awards are run by Highways UK, in association with the Mineral Products Association. Charcon’s submission was its cycleway segregation units, which have already been named ‘Material Innovation of the Year’ at the 2016 London Construction Awards.

Charcon was required to showcase the project to a panel of judges in 12 minutes. The team demonstrated that the cycleway segregation range offers a new approach, delivering demonstrable benefits for a clearly identified current need. The company also demonstrated the range’s pragmatic and achievable solutions to real-world highways client challenges.

“Charcon’s Cycle Segregation systems safely segregates and protects cyclists from passing traffic, even when on the blind side of a lorry or bus,” said Mark Barter, Sales Director for Charcon. “It replaces traditional methods of laying two kerb lines followed by paving infill and reinstatement. Our customers have been very impressed by the multiple benefits that the solution offers, namely: less construction time onsite, less traffic disruption while works are carried out, a lowering of the project’s carbon footprint, and ultimately, the safeguarding of cyclists and other road users.
“Highways UK’s vision with these awards is to unlock innovation across all areas of UK highway construction and maintenance. We are very proud to be counted amongst the select few that Highways UK and the Mineral Products Association deem to be at the forefront of innovative highways solutions at this time.”

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