Temporary trackway supplier creates carbon calculator
By Lewis Tyler02 August 2023
Temporary roadway rental specialist TPA Portable Roadways has launched a carbon calculator comparison tool for contractors.
TPA, which operates in the UK and Germany and is part of UK rental firm Vp plc, said the calculator is the first of its kind and will enable contractors to compare the carbon savings of portable roadways against aggregate and stone roads.
Users can enter the area of portable roadway required and will then be given the amount of carbon reduction as well as the number of trees saved.
Contractors can request a full report into the reduction from the tool, which also factors in production and disposal of materials and delivery of materials to site.
TPA managing director David Walkden said, “Our new carbon calculator is a must-have for anyone serious, like us, about minimising our impact on the environment.
“Rental equipment is inherently sustainable due to the fact that it is re-used over and over again, however, our aluminium roadways are fully recyclable at the end of their life and are optimised to be transported efficiently, requiring less than 5% of the volume of transport movements when compared to hauling stone and aggregates to cover the equivalent area.”
Groundforce Shorco, another Vp subsidiary, has also recently launched an online calculator for temporary works designs available to the shoring industry free of charge.
So far, Vp has achieved a 55% reduction in carbon intensity since 2010 in preperation for becoming net zero by 2050.