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Excellence award for Jackson’s low carbon asphalt mix

Jackson Civil Engineering has been awarded a prestigious Environment Agency Flood & Coast Excellence Award for its efforts in developing a ground-breaking low carbon asphalt mix.

Jackson picked up the award in the Towards Net Zero category after it brought together supply chain partners to build the low carbon foamed asphalt cycle path made from recycled aggregates and processed waste products.

The path, which runs along the embankment of the Bromford Flood Alleviation Scheme in Birmingham could bring CO2 savings of up to 90% compared with using a traditional hot AC20 asphalt mix.

Jackson worked with supply chain partners Toppesfield, O.C.O Technology Ltd, DB Group and Accumix Concrete on the project.

The Flood & Coast Excellence Awards, which were held online this year, celebrate work that manages flood and coastal risk, builds local flood resilience and takes action on climate change.

Tony Grayling, Director of Sustainable Business and Development at the Environment Agency, presented the award.

He said: “The judges were really impressed to see that considerations for low carbon and Net Zero were front and centre from the start. The innovative use of carbon negative aggregate on the flood defence cycle scheme is a great step forward in the right direction and could be transformational if applied to flood schemes more extensively in the future.”