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Learning in lockdown
7 July 2020
“When all events and customer meetings were cancelled, digital events helped LKAB Minerals to continue to educate and update the industry”, explains Adele Redhead, Marketing & Communications Manager.
Managing hydrostatic pressure with heavy ballast
25 June 2020
You can solve the need to deal with pressure caused by hydrostatic uplift using heavy ballast. This is a proven concept for tunnels, underground railways and train stations, as well as underwater ramps and other constructions below groundwater level.
Myths about heavy ballast
24 June 2020
As high density ballast is not a commonly used solution, not everyone is experienced with this way of working. And we all know that the unknown might seem intimidating. However, we believe that with the right support, you will embrace this solution. In this article, we discuss the myths or challenges that surround dense ballast.
Infilling shafts with MagnaDense Concrete
10 June 2020
In 2019, work was completed on the infill of four shafts in Essex with high density concrete. The concrete was designed to act as a plug to resist hydrostatic pressure uplift caused by the close proximity of the River Thames.
MagnaDense concrete from a construction perspective
8 June 2020
Concrete containing the High Density aggregate MagnaDense is widely used in projects where space is limited or there is a requirement for additional weight to overcome civil engineering challenges.
Heavy concrete vs standard concrete
3 June 2020
Standard concrete continues to be the most utilised concrete, even when dense concrete might be considered a better, more cost-effective and time-reducing alternative. Why is this?