Environmental Responsibility

Our responsibility

Abbey Pynford Geo Structures are committed to protecting the environment and always looking to operate in a sustainable manner.

As standard we undertake the following:

  • Encourage all staff to use public transport to site.
  • Regularly re-assess the environmental impact of our operations.
  • Train employees in environmental issues.
  • Minimise office waste production.
  • Minimise material waste from site.
  • Employ efficient designs to reduce redundancy of concrete and steel.
  • Use alternatives to concrete for temporary works wherever possible.
  • Incorporate temporary works into the permanent structure.
  • Separate and recycle waste wherever possible from all our sites.
  • Minimise energy waste and unnecessary fuel usage.
  • Use recyclable and renewable materials wherever possible
  • Use welfare units with Photovoltaic solar power cells and reduced water consumption.
  • Present the client and their representatives with more environmentally friendly alternative materials and methods for consideration.
  • Advise our clients of ground source heat solutions, well pointing and water harvesting storage units.
  • Invest in instrumented foundations that provide initial and future measurement to assess substructure performance.
  • This is factored into our designs to minimise redundancy. Use Finite Element modelling and analysis to develop shoring systems (our current shoring method has been proven to reduce the installation time and improve the efficiency successfully reducing wastage by 30% and material usage by 20%).

All Operational sites within the company aim to achieve their objectives by having a Quality Management System in compliance with BS EN ISO 9001:2008.

Our Commitment to Minimal Disruption

We recognise the importance of social harmony and minimising the disruption to the surrounding community.

As a result we have sought to develop working methods and systems that minimise public nuisance.

As part of our commitment we have a 15 point management system considering items such as noise, vibration, dust, vermin, special requirements (wheelchair access etc.) and when necessary consult with neighbours to ensure that best efforts are made to preserve social harmony.