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2014 Vol 4 No 4
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Potholes in the Royal Parks are a ‘No No’!

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.

The heavy volume of pedestrian traffic takes its toll on the park’s thoroughfares and regular maintenance is required.      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 water ingress and the freeze/thaw effect. This helps to prolong the life of the repair and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

Ultracrete is suitable for use in low risk roads, paths, car parks and driveways and has a high skid resistance 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.


Historic Lighthouse Gets Technology UpgradeHistoric 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.

The ZephIR 300, mounted on a platform on the north east of the lighthouse, measures wind direction and velocity and will augment wind measurements 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 support structure.

With no need for annual calibration and an extended 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


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