Nomination for Street Works UK awards

We have been shortlisted for this years Street Works UK awards for both the Innovation Excellence and Sustainable Method categories.

SQS are working with UK Power Networks and Surrey County Council trialling a revolutionary self-healing concrete for the first time in the Street Works industry.

The mix consists of limestone producing microbes that repair cracks autonomously.

The bacteria are added to a concrete mix and lay dormant until needed. When the concrete cracks water and air seep into the reinstatement, the microbes wake up and start reacting. The microbes multiply within the crack and produce strong calcium carbonate crystals until the crack is completely sealed with limestone.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 19th October at a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament.

For more information, see the Street Works UK announcement on their LinkedIn page.