Web based AggRegain has had its range of information and support enhanced with the addition of the Opportunities to use section. This will help to raise awareness across the construction supply chain of the opportunities and potential to use recycled and secondary aggregates (RSA).
While it will assist designers, specifiers, contractors and local authorities in identifying where RSA can be used in construction projects, it will also help those who have limited knowledge of RSA or have previously been cautious to use RSA due to perceived barriers and limitations.
AggRegain project officer Dave Marsh said: Since the major development and re-launch of AggRegain last year, the use of the resource has more than trebled, demonstrating its value to the industry as the complete guide to sustainable aggregates.
The new Opportunities to use module will open up the information to an even wider audience, which will lead to greater specification and use of recycled and secondary aggregates in construction projects.
In all, 14 construction application areas are now represented by interactive diagrams, including road construction, sub-structures and superstructures, earthworks, ground engineering and foundations, and utilities works.
The user can drill down through increasing levels of information and is able to search either by project element or material type. The material groupings are concrete, bituminous materials, hydraulically bound materials and unbound materials.