Industries, governments, military, and corporate clients the world over simply require the presence of quality infrastructure in any given area they may wish to operate in, if they wish to do business efficiently at all. This often leads them in search of soil and dust solutions, as the implementation of large-scale road building and infrastructure projects can often have negative impacts both in terms of cost and environmental impact if not managed correctly.
Global Road Technology is a well-known industry leader in soil and dust solutions, and is often able to help organizations like these save significant amounts of time and capital on construction projects while providing environmental benefits at the same time.
In general, projects will begin with an exploratory phase. Initial investment costs as well as total life cycle costs including expected maintenance will be measured. Environmental impact is assessed; this may have several separate components. Expected emissions may be scheduled or assessed, water use may be examined, soil and dust solutions may be considered, and more. Then a product and service recommendation will be made, a solution designed, equipment manufactured if necessary, and then the full project rollout begins, culminating in on-site training of the new personnel who will manage things moving forward.
Now let’s look a bit more closely at the minutiae associated with a road construction project, and examine the steps in which soil and dust solutions play their part in reducing costs:
- Site Assessment – Typically, projects begin with a site assessment and feasibility study, which sets out time requirements, budgetary concerns, regulatory compliance, and other administrative factors. Knowing that you already have soil and dust solutionsin place, such as those offered by GRT, can make the difference between a project being considered viable or not.
- Environmental Impact Analysis – This is another area where knowing that soil and dust solutions will be employed in advance is a great help. Less water usage is required, dust control is less of an issue, and less CO2 is released into the air because of the lowered level of logistical and vehicle support required on projects correctly employing soil and dust solutions.
- Soil Analysis and Testing – This step helps the company responsible for providing the soil and dust solutions to know which of their own products and services will be required in the deployment and building phase. Based upon the composition of the soil, the relative size of the particles, moisture levels and density, and a variety of other factors, different approaches may be needed
- Ongoing Maintenance – The last major phase in which soil and dust solutions has a major cost impact is the ongoing maintenance associated with the construction project. Roads and other construction treated with soil and dust solutions during building often require significantly less maintenance than roads constructed using traditional method, which can really add up over time.
As you can see, employing modern soil and dust solutions offers some rather significant benefits through the whole life cycle of a road construction project. Organizations interested in learning how to take advantage of these products, techniques, and methods should contact an industry leader such as Global Road Technology, and find out how soil and dust solutions can help save them time and money on construction and road building projects.