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Piling platforms are essential for carrying heavy-tracked plant, such as piling rigs and cranes. These vital, temporary measures must deliver safety while being as time and cost-effective as possible.

Piling mat

One of our value engineering solutions to solve these problems is geogrids – an under-utilised solution, which can reduce the thickness of a working platform, typically by 50 per cent, resulting in substantially reduced construction cost and time.

Along with significant cost reductions, geogrids improve site health and safety, accelerate construction timescales and reduce the project’s overall environmental impact.

This is because when granular particles are compacted over these grids, they partially penetrate and project through the apertures to create a stiff and positive interlock. The load dispersal effect from the interlocking mechanism increases shearing resistance within the aggregates, improving compaction and allowing the granular thickness to be decreased – ultimately reducing construction time and cost.

The intelligent adoption of geogrids offers two key benefits:

  • Significant upfront savings during construction works
  • Further cost reductions when at the end of the programme

The positive effects are then felt across the supply chain. House builders, for example, are facing huge demands to construct additional housing but also need to tackle challenges such as improving build times while minimising overheads. This is where we can prove invaluable, helping house builders to find additional time in the build programme – and before the first on-site construction even begins. Recycled aggregates can be used to further reduce costs and site CO2 emissions.

Working platforms in numbers

Our geosynthetic solutions have been used on thousands of projects to provide significant cost savings as well as promote sustainability and reduce emissions.

reduction available on the thickness of a working platform.

50%

cost reductions available when using our Geogrid

40%

MultiTrack supplied in the last 5 years.

>50million m²

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Supporting tender bids

We’re an advocate of early engagement because if a Geoworks engineering manager is engaged at the tender stage, the impact on the savings to reduce time and money can also assist contractors in winning tenders.

Another benefit of early engagement is that geogrids can be manufactured to the exact width that the contractor needs, suiting the site-specific requirements and creating an even more cost-effective grid. Simply removing a longitudinal overlap in the geogrid layout can save a further 10 per cent in product costs alone. Small changes but big savings are available.

However, all isn’t lost if engagement comes afterwards as savings can still be introduced.

Tender bids
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A supportive team

We have developed a strong reputation in the civil engineering sector thanks to our wealth of experience and ease of use. We offer the best technical expertise with exceptional customer support. Our team works with asset owners, developers, main contractors, ground workers and local authorities throughout a construction scheme’s lifecycle.

Design support

By utilising our design support services, you can maximise your savings and save yourself time. Our handy design support forms will speed up the specification process.

Design support forms

Product specification

We provide fully open and transparent product data to all, simply browse our product specification data online.

Product specification data

Savings calculators

Cost savings and materials calculators to help you form informed choices when designing and specifying Geoworks solutions.

Savings calculators

Training, advice and site meetings

Book yourself on to a CPD course to gain valuable insight into Geoworks product solutions. We're also always on hand to provide advice and willing to attend site meetings.

CPDs

Related case studies

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