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There are eight Royal Parks in London, covering

some 4,900 acres each attracting millions of visitors

every year. The heavy volume of pedestrian traffic

takes its toll on the park’s thoroughfares and regular

maintenance is required.

Responsibility is contracted to Taylor Woodrow

who provide the careful management to ensure

that potholes and other deformations are quickly

fixed. One of the methods being used are solutions

provided by Ultracrete.

Ultracrete’s Area Sales Manager for the South

East, David Youell, met with the parks’ contractor

Taylor Woodrow, and recommended Ultracrete’s

Permanent Pothole Repair to help maintain the

sites.

This solution, for up to 6 mm fine grade, is now

Taylor Woodrow’s material of choice for ongoing

maintenance work to repair the defects in the paths

and roads within the parks.

It is being used in conjunction with Ultracrete’s

SCJ, which helps to increase the bond of the repair

material to the substrate, as well as preventing wa-

ter ingress and

the

freeze/

thaw

effect.

This helps to

prolong

the

life of the re-

pair and re-

duce ongoing

maintenance

costs.

Ul tracrete

is suitable for

use in low risk

roads, paths,

car parks and driveways and has a high skid resist-

ance value of >88 for improved road safety.

It is instantly trafficable, so minimal disruption

to visitors as the site can be opened immediately

after installation.

Ultracrete

Potholes in the Royal

Parks are a ‘No No’!

Historic

Lighthouse Gets

Technology

Upgrade

Inch Cape Offshore Limited has successfully

deployed a ZephIR 300 lidar on the historic Bell

Rock lighthouse, 17 km off the Angus coast.

TheZephIR300, mountedonaplatformon thenorth

east of the lighthouse, measures wind direction and

velocity and will augment windmeasurements from

onshore sources and from a dedicated offshore met

mast that is expected to be installed in October

2014.

The installation of the unit was carried out by

SgurrEnergy who designed and fabricated a sup-

port structure.

With no need for annual calibration and an ex-

tended service period, solutions such as ZephIR

make sense where lidars need to be left installed

for long periods of time in extreme situations.

Zephir Ltd