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ECOBuilder-Specifiers Journal spring2018

Go ‘Green’ with

Go ‘Green’ with Gyvlon Excelio Consideration of health and safety during all phases of a project is vitally important. Reducing or eliminating the risk of harm to those who have to build, use and maintain structures is influenced by the method of construction and choice of materials. To control and regulate these issues the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) were introduced in 1994 and revised in 2007. A further revision came into force in April 2015. One of the key changes introduced by CDM 2015 replaces of the role of CDM Coordinator (CDMC) with that of a Principal Designer (PD). The Principal Designer has responsibility for the co-ordination of health and safety during the preconstruction phase. The Principle Designers Responsibility Includes: • Preparing the health and safety file and then reviewing, updating and revising it as the project progresses, managing and monitoring health and safety in the pre-construction phase, including; identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks. One important element of risk in the construction process that can be eliminated is the use of bags on site, particularly when levelling concrete slabs. Currently, most high performance, thin levelling compounds are delivered to site in bags. CDM Friendly Solution Excelio is a new and innovative product developed by Anhydritec, which eliminates and controls health and safety concerns on site. • Innovation - Excelio is the first UK pumpable flowing substrate leveller, which can achieve SR1 surface regularity. It is mixed off site, in an approved ready mix plant and delivered in a standard truck mixer. • Cost – This ready mix solution offers huge material cost savings, as a sub base leveller that can be applied as thinly as 12mm. • Time – Pumping from a single ready mix truck, 500m 2 can be delivered in less than 1 hour, compared with several days for bagged products. • Quality – By achieving SR1 surface regularity time and money can be saved by not having to use additional levelling compounds. • Handling – There is no manual handling required: 1 truck mixer eliminates the storage, movement and handling of 400 bags (or 10pallets) of 25kg bags on site. • Dust Emissions – No dust is generated breaking bags. Properly installed Excelio achieves SR1 surface regularity. This can also eliminate the need for grinding - which may be required with other pump applied products. • Waste – No waste is generated during Excelio installation. 1 ready mix truck delivery eliminates the disposal to landfill of 400 used bags. If Amount of waste generated per 100m 2 (gross internal floor area)waste generated per 100m 2 . In a nutshell, Excelio significantly contributes toward achieving efficiencies on site. Importantly, Excelio allows the Principal Designer to be confident that as much risk is eliminated and controlled at design stage - resulting in a cleaner, safer, working environment. 32 ECOBUILDER - THE SPECIFIER SPRING 2018 Unit 221, Europa Boulevard, Warrington, WA5 7TN T. +44 (0)1925 428 780 Mail :


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