Rising to the challenge with a shared green vision for RIS 2

ABG wholeheartedly supports the recent RIS 2 Shared Green Vision Report from the Campaign for Better Transport which gives emphasis on environmental leadership and improving air quality.

As a leading manufacturer of sustainable geosynthetics, ABG has always focused on providing value engineered methods which offer environmental, cost and installation benefits over traditional methods of Civil Engineering. Our design philosophy takes into account a wide range of factors, so it is great to see guidance that complements our long held principles.

ABG supplied the first Highways England green bridge on the recently opened A556 Knutsford to Bowden link road. Key to establishing substantial planting on a concrete deck is a geocomposite water attenuation and drainage layer ‘Roofdrain’ on top of the bridge deck waterproofing and below the growing media to create the optimum growing conditions for the plants. Both sides of the bridge are fenced to protect passing traffic from vegetation movement during inclement weather . Once established, the vegetation provides an aesthetically pleasing final finish, assists with air quality improvement and helps local wildlife.

The Campaign for Better Transport RIS2 Shared Green Vision provides focus on best practice and mitigating the effect of road building on the environment. This begins at road design and the need to reduce use of finite materials in the construction and opening of new roads. 

ABG manufacture BBA approved drainage systems off-site which can reduce or in some situations eliminate the use of finite natural stone. ABG ‘Fildrain’ is a geocomposite drainage system which is used in many applications of road construction, the main application being embankment starter layers where otherwise significant quantities of stone are required that involve multiple vehicle movements which impact on local residents in terms of noise, exhaust emissions and damage to roads.

ABG Fildrain drainage geocomposite starter layer

ABG Fildrain drainage geocomposite being used as a starter layer on the M8 motorway improvement scheme

Highway Works with a Greener Vision

Intensive Green Bridge Structural Drainage, A556 Cheshire
Roofdrain

Highway SuDS Balancing Pond, A1 Nottinghamshire
Erosaweb Geocell 

Embankment Drainage,  Doncaster UK
Fildrain

Embankment Drainage & Rapid Consolidation 
Ashton Moss, Manchester, UK

Fildrain 7DD

Vegetated Roadside Cutting, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire
Webwall Geocell

Road embankment drainage solution using ABG Fildrain geocompositesRoad embankment drainage solution using ABG Fildrain geocomposites
ABG Roofdrain and Deckdrain drainage geocomposites were used on the first green bridge for Highways England on the A556 Knutsford to Bowdon, CheshireABG Roofdrain and Deckdrain drainage geocomposites were used on the first green bridge for Highways England on the A556 Knutsford to Bowdon, Cheshire

We hope that the techniques outlined in RIS2 are recognised as best practice for Highway improvements to ensure that projects prove sustainable and enhance the local environment, while at the same time providing the necessary infrastructure improvements to aid local economies.

Rising to the Challenge
 

Deckdrain Drainage Geocomposite

ABG Deckdrain is a high performance geocomposite drainage system. Designed to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional structural drainage techniques, it provides high flow capacity and added protection to waterproofing.

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Deckdrain drainage geocomposite from ABG Geosynthetics

Fildrain - Fin Drains

Fildrain findrain drainage geocomposite is a cost effective alternative to traditional stone drainage. It collects and channels liquids and gases to a carrier pipe for transportation to a suitable discharge point. Fildrain fin drain has many applications in surface and sub-surface drainage.

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ABG Fildrain - Findrain geocomposite from ABG Geosynthetics (Fin Drain)

Roofdrain

Roofdrain is designed for use in extensive green roof systems. It provides both drainage and attenuation in a convenient, lightweight and cost effective system.

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Roofdrain drainage geocomposite for green roofs, blueroofs and roof SuDS attenuation
 

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Rising to the Challenge
 

Products

Deckdrain Drainage Geocomposite

ABG Deckdrain is a high performance geocomposite drainage system. Designed to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional structural drainage techniques, it provides high flow capacity and added protection to waterproofing.

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Deckdrain drainage geocomposite from ABG Geosynthetics

Fildrain - Fin Drains

Fildrain findrain drainage geocomposite is a cost effective alternative to traditional stone drainage. It collects and channels liquids and gases to a carrier pipe for transportation to a suitable discharge point. Fildrain fin drain has many applications in surface and sub-surface drainage.

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ABG Fildrain - Findrain geocomposite from ABG Geosynthetics (Fin Drain)

Roofdrain

Roofdrain is designed for use in extensive green roof systems. It provides both drainage and attenuation in a convenient, lightweight and cost effective system.

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Roofdrain drainage geocomposite for green roofs, blueroofs and roof SuDS attenuation
 
 

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