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Smartr Presentation Jan 19


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SMARTR is a process that recycles 95% of utility arisings from reinstatement works and produces our product (PV1) which can be re-used in the carrageway under appendix 9 of the NRSWA and to BS14227-1

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Smartr Presentation Jan 19

  1. 1. Patrick O’Keefe<br />Managing Director<br />
  2. 2. O’Keefe Group Overview<br />Company established in 1970 by Patrick O’Keefe (Senior)<br />Started out as civil ground works contractor for the major construction companies in London and Home Counties<br />Specialised in drainage and enabling works<br />Established Soil Remediation business in 1997 with fleet of specifically designed Wirtgens<br />Introduced O’Keefe Laboratory in 2002 to support stabilisation and remediation business<br />2007 O’Keefe Utilities <br />
  3. 3. Soil Remediation Technologies<br />Why did we get into Soil treatment?<br />Poor techniques in the market place<br />Low level of competition<br />Only being used on simple schemes<br />Excellent interface with traditional groundwork’s<br />The ability to introduce innovation for the better<br />
  4. 4. Soil Remediation Technologies<br />O’Keefe / Wirtgen WR 2500sk<br />Control of binder : quantity, precision and directly placed in the candidate soil <br /> Quality Control : Guarantee of engineered properties<br />Safety: binder transferred directly into machine via compressed air driven sealed silo<br /> Environmental concerns: no spread of binder due to wind/rain exposure<br /> Innovated design: First in the World<br />To date we have processed in excess of 8 million tonnes<br />
  5. 5. Soil Remediation Technologies<br />Wirtgen WR2500sk soil processor<br />
  6. 6. Lagan/Warings<br />Bournemouth International Airport<br />Sub-base replacement to apron areas<br />
  7. 7. Westfield<br />Stratford City<br />Engineered piling mat <br />Our solution prevented 125,000 m3 of material going to landfill and the importation of 80,000 m3 of stone<br />Stratford City Development<br />
  8. 8. EDF Energy<br />LudgateCellars <br />Sub-Station <br />Blackfriars EC1<br />Engineered raft removing the requirement for deep piling<br />
  9. 9. Evolution of O’Keefe Utilities Limited<br />2006 approached by EDF Energy Networks and their term contractor on the London Groundwork’s Contract to research and investigate methods to recycle trench arisings.<br />Commenced screening arisings to understand properties, volumes and potential re-use of material.<br />Trial mixes (SMR & SMF as per NRSWA 1991) developed, laid and tested for strength, frost susceptibility and general performance – on private ground.<br />2006 found leading European Mixing Plant Manufacturer and began developing and designing machines.<br />April – May 2007 live trials carried out in the following London Boroughs: Camden, City of London, Hackney, Islington & Westminster<br />September 2009 commenced five year contract with Laing O’Rourke on EDF Energy Contract. Two Sites: Silvertown E16 & Atlas Road NW10<br />
  10. 10. The O’Keefe Utilities Limited Process<br />Stabilising Materials from Arisings: Re-grading &<br />Treating for Re-use<br />
  11. 11. Reasons for introducing process<br />
  12. 12. Alternative Reinstatement Material (ARM)<br />There are different types of ARMs – we have developed a Hydraulically Bound Mixture (HBM) that isprocessed and tested in accordance with BS EN 14227 -1.<br />The material we produce is classified a Structural Material for Reinstatement (SMR) due to its compressive strength and performance capabilities and is suitable for use in the carriageways and footways.<br />The name of our recycled material is Pavimentum (PV1) which originates from the name given to the material that was used by the Romans for the construction of their roads over 2,000 years ago.<br />
  13. 13. North West London Site<br />Acton Plant<br />
  14. 14. The Process<br />
  15. 15. Production and Process Control<br />HUAC Advice Note 2007/1 recommends the following audit trail when producing HBMs:<br /><ul><li>Control of Raw Materials
  16. 16. Inspection of incoming arisings
  17. 17. Re-inspection of incoming arisings
  18. 18. Sample testing on accepted and unaccepted material
  19. 19. Process Control
  20. 20. Material screening and grading
  21. 21. Inspection of feed material
  22. 22. Binder feed rate
  23. 23. Processing the binder
  24. 24. Finished material stockpile control
  25. 25. Stock control
  26. 26. Daily production record and batch numbers</li></li></ul><li>Acceptable Material<br />What Constitutes Acceptable Material for SMF and SMR Processing? <br /> (In accordance with WRAP Quality Protocol (September 2005) for the production of aggregates from inert waste)<br /> Acceptable material from the above source includes :<br /> ·         Clay <br /> ·         Ballast<br /> ·         Sand<br /> ·         Mixtures of the above<br /> ·         Concrete<br /> ·         Coated Macadam <br /> ·         Primary Aggregate<br /> ·         Crushed rock <br /> ·         Pre treatment Non Hazardous inactive material<br /> <br />
  27. 27. Segregated utility trench arisings<br />Others<br />Screened soil<br />Oversized hard material<br />Blacktop<br />
  28. 28. Unacceptable Material<br />What Constitutes Unacceptable Material for SMR Processing? <br />(In accordance with WRAP Quality Protocol (September 2005) for production of aggregates from inert waste)<br />·        Plastics<br />·         Metals<br />·         Rubber<br />·         Brick (maximum 5% by mass acceptable within the HBM as defined by SHW)<br />·         High Organic content soil<br />·         High Sulphate SO4 content Materials <br />·         Wood (maximum 2% by mass acceptable within the HBM as defined by SHW)<br />·         Asbestos<br />·         Chalk<br />·         Ceramics (maximum 5% by mass acceptable within the HBM as defined by SHW)<br />·         Topsoil<br />·         Peat<br />·         Glass (maximum 40% by mass acceptable within the HBM as defined by SHW)<br />·         Liquids<br />·         Municipal waste <br />·         Cold Applied Macadam, any recently reinstated material, and tarred products.<br />
  29. 29. Quality Protocol<br />
  30. 30. Quality Control<br /><ul><li>Inspection, Testing and Frequency
  31. 31. In-process Inspection
  32. 32. Grading
  33. 33. CBR Testing
  34. 34. Compressive Strength Testing
  35. 35. Frost Heave Testing
  36. 36. Additional Testing (see Testing Criteria)
  37. 37. Compliance Limits
  38. 38. Frequency of Above Testing
  39. 39. Transport and Delivery
  40. 40. Training and Tool box talks on-going
  41. 41. Material produced and used on same day
  42. 42. Laying Operation
  43. 43. Advice and training on-going
  44. 44. Clegg Hammer test results recorded
  45. 45. Batch reference numbers recorded on opening notice and submitted to Local Highway Authority</li></li></ul><li>Testing Criteria<br /> is produced to BSEN 14227 - 1<br /> The following tests are required to ensure material meets specification:<br />
  46. 46. Testing at production and on site<br />
  47. 47. Site Testing<br />
  48. 48. Test Results<br />Test samples are taken from both facilities and returned to the O’Keefe Laboratory based at our Head Office.<br />All testing is overseen by our Lab Manager who has over 30 years experience in the treatment and testing of construction materials and geotechnical soils testing.<br />Verification and independent testing is also carried out by the following companies:<br /><ul><li> Cobham Technical Services
  49. 49. Applied Environmental Research Centre Ltd
  50. 50. Surrey Labs
  51. 51. Jacobs Laboratory
  52. 52. Alcontrol Laboratories
  53. 53. Chemtest Laboratories</li></li></ul><li>Test Summary Report <br />
  54. 54. Change in Legislation<br />In 2009 there was a major change in legislation as the <br />Highway Authorities & Utilities Committee (HAUC) <br />identified the demand for recycled materials was <br />increasing due to the European Waste Directive, <br />increasing Landfill and Aggregate Taxes and Utility <br />Companies environmental policies.<br />(EDF Energy introduced a Zero Waste policy in January 2008)<br />
  55. 55. HAUC Advice Note<br />HAUC Advice Note 2009/01 was provided specifically for the use <br />of Alternative Reinstatement Materials within reinstatements <br />for utility excavations.<br />The above document was issued with the following recommendations:<br />Hydraulically Bound Mixtures:<br />HBMs manufactured and used in accordance with detailed requirements given <br />in the Specification for Highways Work 800 Series may be considered for <br />national use. HBM’s may be used without the need for a trial with individual <br />highway authorities in accordance with Appendix A9 of the Specification.<br />
  56. 56. Local Highway Authority Open Day<br />To ensure good working relationships in conjunction with our Partners, we <br />met each of the London Highway Authorities to explain the process, PV1 <br />performance criteria, the quality management and testing regime.<br />Additionally we held an open <br />day at our Silvertown<br />SMARTR deport in October <br />2009 to give the Authority<br />Representatives first hand <br />experience of the process and <br />material. <br />We continue to share <br />Information and send the<br />monthly test summary <br />reports.<br />
  57. 57. Introducing to your Business<br /><ul><li> Initial consultation to understand your business processes and requirements
  58. 58. Analysis of trench arisings: material characteristics and volumes
  59. 59. Design specification: PV Mix(s) to meet your requirements
  60. 60. Full breakdown of useable material (PV, sand, shingle, etc)
  61. 61. Pre-contract lab and field testing
  62. 62. Environmental permits
  63. 63. Processing Facility set up (in your existing depot or identify new)
  64. 64. Management of entire process : trained and experienced personnel
  65. 65. Automated weighbridge systems
  66. 66. Factory Production Control
  67. 67. Training of your operatives: transportation and placement of material
  68. 68. Site and laboratory testing
  69. 69. Quality Management Systems
  70. 70. Local Highway Authority consultation</li></li></ul><li>Thank You<br /><br />+44 (0)20 8858 9125<br />St Andrews House<br />1 Dreadnought Street<br />Greenwich<br />London<br />SE10 0PU<br />