CIVIL ENGINEERING

SUPPORTING THE PROJECTS RESHAPING OUR WORLD

FOR BIGGER IDEAS

Bringing sustainability, durability and accelerated construction to major infrastructure projects

Guaranteed performance

The exceptional performance our solutions provide supports the long lifespans infrastructure projects demand.

Cost efficient

By replacing bulky traditional materials with lighter alternatives, construction becomes faster and cheaper.

Sustainability

Our environmentally-friendly solutions improve the sustainability of civil engineering projects, and make them easier to maintain.

Safety

Lighter weight modular components and less need for steel mesh reinforcement mean construction is faster and working environments safer.

CIVIL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

Just some of the ways Low & Bonar products support the Civil Engineering industry

Coastal and water infrastructure

Coastal and water infrastructure

Enka Solutions geotextiles offer a more economical and environmental way of preventing sand being washed away. Our materials contribute in many different ways to protect coasts, beaches and inland areas that are prone to flooding.

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Environmental infrastructure

Environmental infrastructure

Used in Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems our geosynthetics improve water control and protect construction. They are also flexible yet durable enough to maintain their integrity under heavy rock armour. Adfil fibres are an environmentally friendly alternative to steel reinforcement for the concrete in recycling plants.

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Flooring

Flooring

Concrete hardstanding at airports, internal floors, barriers, train sleepers and more all benefit from Adfil fibres. They inhibit shrinkage and settlement cracking, and improve impact resistance and lifespan.

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Green Roof Systems

Green Roof Systems

The Xeroflor System for extensive green roofs is engineered for installation on virtually any roof construction, including those with a low load-bearing capacity.

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Groundwork construction

Groundwork construction

Enka Solutions products stabilise slopes and retaining walls around embankments and bridge abutments, reinforce weak soils beneath foundations, and dampen vibrations from construction, road traffic, trams and trains.

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Landfills

Landfills

Landfills are essential in waste management but can release liquids and gas that harm the environment. Enka Solutions products deliver versatile and durable solutions to prevent pollutants leaking into soil and to drain off gas.

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Precast Concrete

Precast Concrete

When pre-cast concrete panels are reinforced with our synthetic Adfil fibres, shrinkage and cracks are reduced, fire resistance improves and manufacture is faster and safer.

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Transportation infrastructure

Transportation infrastructure

By strengthening the resilience of soil, asphalt and embankments and improving the performance of drainage, our Enka Solutions geosynthetic products contribute to the durability and reliability of key transport infrastructure - and cut the cost of maintenance.

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Tunnelling and Mining

Tunnelling and Mining

Adfil fibres improve the permeability of concrete, allowing steam to escape more easily in the event of a tunnel fire. This prevents the explosive spalling that makes over-heated concrete dangerous in tunnels and mines. Enka Solutions geosynthetics provide all necessary drainage and protection layers in tunnel constructions.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING SUCCESS STORIES

Helping our customers deliver amazing results on projects that improve our quality of life…while driving business growth.

How to repair flood levees in weak soil, in record time

How to repair flood levees in weak soil, in record time

Our pre-fabricated vertical drain helped New Orleans repair broken flood levees after Hurricane Katrina, and before the next storm season.

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How to avoid corrosion in concrete pavements

Our polypropylene macro and micro fibres helped food waste recycling leader Biogen avoid corrosion in concrete pavements at its biogas plants.

8000KG

Of durus S400

1000KG

Of fibrin XT

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How to avoid corrosion in concrete pavements
How to protect mines from erosion and flooding

How to protect mines from erosion and flooding

Our flexible, UV-resistant concrete mats help protect a Western Australian iron ore mine against erosion during floods.

94,000 M2

Of Enka-flex

40%

Less CO2 exhaust

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How to make historic structures safer – and stand the test of time

Our macro synthetic fibres were used to replace the spillway at the Grade II-listed Butterley Reservoir in Marsden, West Yorkshire.

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How to make historic structures safer – and stand the test of time