Patrick Parsons took home an award at this years’ Institute of Highways Engineers Mercia Branch Awards; an event showcasing the collective and individual achievement of Highway Engineers and Engineering in the Midlands.
In conjunction with Kier Group and Deep Soil Mixing, Patrick Parsons were awarded Environment & Sustainability Project of the Year for our deep soil mixing works at Harrowby Road.
The site in Bilston was being redeveloped by Kier to provide affordable residential housing. The landfilled made ground below a section of road was of poor quality and the local Highways Authority and Severn Trent would not adopt the roads or sewers due to concerns over long settlement so required a significant improvement of ground conditions before construction could begin.
Patrick Parsons worked with contractor Deep Soil Mixing to provide a suitable ground improvement method as well as improving the waste classification of excess materials post treatment. The adoption of deep soil mixing to stabilise the fill material provided a significantly more sustainable solution than the previously proposed dig and dump method and had the added advantage of being quicker and more cost effective.
This year’s event was held at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Central with guest speaker for the evening being Graham Jolley who is a well-known entertainer magician/mentalist.