Innovation Award

The 2019 Innovation Award was sponsored by CHRYSO UK

The aim of this award scheme is to reward excellence within the British Precast membership and to publicise innovation in the industry.

With thanks to our Innovation Award sponsor:
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2019 Award Winner

Stanton Bonna Concrete, M6 Smart Motorway Construction

Stanton Bonna's Aqua Slot Drain system was developed as a precast solution to overcome issues created when using a cast in situ alternative. The trapezoidal shape allows larger pieces of detritus to be pulled into the channel and creates excellent fl ow characteristics. In a live highway environment where in situ concrete use can be delayed by the weather, the Aqua Slot Drain units can be laid out in advance and installed by a small team in most weather conditions. The rapid installation of the system can achieve in excess of 150m per day per three-person gang.

Highly Commended: Cornish Concrete Products, House In Two Days

The below projects are shortlisted in our Best Practice Innovation Award:

  • Cornish Concrete, House In Two Days
  • Marshalls CPM, Redi-Rock Flood Walls
  • ROCO Concrete Machinery, T-Beam Lifter / Demoulder
  • Stanton Bonna Concrete, M6 Smart Motorway Construction

The 2019 Innovation Award was sponsored by CHRYSO UK

For further information on the above projects, download our 2019 Annual Review


2018 Award Winner

H+H Celcon, Sig I-House Incorporating Celcon Elements

Collaboration between SIG Offsite and H+H has resulted in a housing system combining the quality, speed and safety of offsite manufacture with the performance attributes of aircrete. Storey-high aircrete panels form the inner leaf of external walls, separating walls and internal partitions. They are craned into place and installed using a fast-setting high strength mortar that forms a 3mm airtight joint. Timber floor cassettes are then lowered into place allowing the second storey of Celcon Elements to be installed immediately. The System also includes all lintels and insulation – fixed to the exterior of the Celcon Element panels and in between separating walls. The result is a watertight shell of a standard house design completed on site in one week.

The below projects were shortlisted in our Best Practice Innovation Award:

  • Creagh Concrete Products, Offsite Fastrack Build, Dunloy
  • H+H Celcon, Sig I-House Incorporating Celcon Elements
  • Marshalls, Wet Pressed Facemix
  • Stanton Bonna Concrete, Surrey County Council Flood Management at Belmont
    Roundabout A21

The 2018 Innovation Award was sponsored by CHRYSO UK

For further information on the above projects, download our 2018 Annual Review


2017 Award Winner

Marshalls, Keydrain

‘Keydrain’ is a single piece concrete drainage unit with a central core specifically designed to drain surface water away. Dual slots pressed into the surface of the unit transfer water to the core via a perpendicular slot at each end face when placed adjacent to one another. Any required length can be achieved by simply adding more units. The product enters an arena which is traditionally filled with non-concrete solutions such as linear channel systems with a plastic or steel grate. A key benefit of Keydrain is its aesthetic appeal as it is manufactured in a variety of concrete colours, which compliment the surrounding concrete or natural stone paving products. Additionally, the shape and weight of Keydrain enables simple installation.

The below projects were shortlisted in our Best Practice Innovation Award. 

  • Brilliant Ideas for Beresford's Flooring, Concrete Carriage
  • Brilliant Ideas for Beresford's Flooring, Tower Truck
  • Forterra Building Products, Accelerated Curing of Pre-Stressed Beams
  • Marshalls, Keydrain

The 2017 Innovation Award was sponsored by CHRYSO UK

For further information on the all above projects, download our 2017 Annual Review


2016 Award Winner 

Marshalls, Mono Beany

Mono Beany is a combined kerb and drainage unit that is manufactured in 1m lengths. During manufacture a complex shape polyethylene core acts as a piece of formwork to Marshalls’ latest concrete technology. Once the unit is complete the polyethylene core forms an integral drainage element within each unit giving superb inlet and flow characteristics. The one piece aspect to Mono Beany allows the user to install the combined kerb and drainage system quickly - a 42% increase in output is reported for one smart motorway scheme.

The 2016 shortlisted entries for this award were as follows:

  • Charcon, Transport for London Cycle Super Highway Bow to Aldgate
  • Marshalls, Marshalls New Pavement Design Guide
  • Marshalls, Mono Beany
  • PCE Limited, Innovating Precast Opportunities from Insitu Frame Designs
  • Tarmac Building Products, Safety Light Gate Auto Block Measuring and Fixed Guarding

The 2016 Innovation Award was sponsored by CHRYSO UK

For further information on the above projects download our 2016 Annual Review


2015 Award Winner 

Havsco, Hand/Arm Vibration Monitor

Current instrumentation for measuring Personal Exposure Levels of Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV) requires the sensor to be mounted on an adapter or directly on a vibrating tool, with the power and output signal transmitted to the data collection device via a cable. HAVSco’s HAVSense integrates a sensor and a miniature data logger into a simple device with no cables that fits under the operative’s glove. HAVSense technology directly measures the individual’s HAV dosage throughout the work period.

The 2015 shortlisted entries for this award were as follows:

  • Aggregate Industries, Work Place Organisational Improvement
  • Hanson Building Products, Dawlish Emergency Remediation, Main Breach
  • Hanson Building Products, Hanson 'Loading Safely Together' initiative
  • Havsco, Hand/Arm Vibration Monitoring

The 2015 Innovation Award was sponsored by CHRYSO UK

For further information on the above projects, download our 2015 Annual Review