Two-fold success as Eiffage scoops prizes in French road and street innovation committee contest and TP 2015 awards
At a contest held by the French road and street innovation committee, Eiffage Route and Eiffage Génie Civil won prizes which were presented by Ségolène Royal - France’s Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Alain Vidalies - Secretary of State for Transport, Sea and Fisheries.
This committee which aims to promote innovative projects developed by the French road-building industry spotlighted two Eiffage projects among nine winning submissions: Recyclean® (in-situ treatment of contaminated road surfaces with a wet protection system) and R6Pont® (seismic reinforcement of bridges by encasing piers with ultra-high-performance fibre-reinforced concrete).
The Recyclean® process also won an award on October 12 at the 2015 TP public works trophy competition jointly organised by Le Moniteur newspaper and the French national public works federation (FNTP) which rewards best practices and innovations from players in the public works industry.
Design by Eiffage Route, Recyclean® is a wet-protection encapsulation process used for the in-situ treatment of road surfaces containing significant amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This is achieved using special machines – the ARC® road surface treatment unit and the ARM® mobile treatment unit – developed by Eiffage. These machines are specifically designed to protect personnel and nearby residents while the work is in progress.
R6Pont® was developed by Eiffage Génie Civil. It offers a new technique for the reinforcement of bridge piers by encasing them with BSI®, an ultra-high-performance fibre reinforced concrete developed by Eiffage, to cover critical plastic hinge zones.