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Perfect solution for Birmingham bus terminal


29 January 2013
One of the first contracts for the latest CEMEX surfacing product, Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC), was supplied to Amey, on behalf of Birmingham City Council, for the resurfacing of the bus terminus in Druids Lane, Druids Heath, Birmingham.

The terminus is at the end of a popular city bus route and the area involved was a bus turning circle with a traditional concrete surface.  With buses constantly turning on the concrete surface, as well as standing idling with their engines running, the vibrations, braking, corrosive fumes and spillages had caused the surface to crack.  It had also spalled and depressed in areas.

The alternative solution to bitumen was RCC which Amey decided to pilot at this location.

“The increasing cost of bitumen made RCC a viable alternative. It can be laid with a traditional paver, so is less labour intensive with the associated savings.

“The design mix of RCC negates the curing time found with normal concrete mixes so the site was opened to traffic the next day minimizing disruption for local bus passengers,” comments   Steve Crompton, CEMEX Technical Director

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For further information contact Elizabeth Young; email: Elizabeth.young@cemex.com  - telephone: 01932 583214 or Kara Bradley email: kara.bradley@amey.co.uk  - telephone:  0121 200 5002 or 07801 9871

Note to editors:

  • CEMEX Paving Solutions Ltd.  is the new name for CEMEX Surfacing Limited and it offers customers a range of pavement solutions on a supply and laid basis ranging from bituminous to cementitious products, including a combination of the two.

  • CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the concrete- paving and block sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 360 locations, to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk, www.CEMEX.com

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