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opinion on upcoming developments as they happen. Here you will also find stories relating to recent jobs, wider construction stories, and the
important work we are doing in spearheading the UK's Batched on Site Association.
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Mixamate this week announced the launch of its very own Waterproof Concrete product.
The new waterproof offering, named Mixamate Waterblock, allows grains of cement to slide past each other using a lower concentration of water in the concrete mix. This allows the concrete crystals to lock together more closely, removing the porosity from the mix, and creating a stronger form of concrete that is suitably reinforced to lock out water. It is a formula for waterproofed concrete recommended by the UK Concrete Society, providing a completely waterproof mix operating on a ‘Triple Proof’ principal arming the mix against water, vapour, and gas.
Award Winning Additive
The additive mix being used to make the mix is UKAS accredited and won a BCR Product Innovation Award as recently as July 2014. Following rigorous cube testing it has now been added to the Company’s growing portfolio of services, available to order immediately.
“Waterproof concrete is ideal for basements, underground car parks, and lift pits,” said Chris Smith, Managing Director for Mixamate. “While all concrete is water resistant to an extent, structures where a particularly high pressure of water is likely to exist are more susceptible, and for peace of mind it helps to know that the concrete is reinforced. Our new waterproof concrete product is not porous but actually blocks out water from entering in the first place. This makes it robust and of course with Mixamate you can always rely on a quality strength of mix.”
Mixamate operates on a unique mobile weigh-batched technology, making it superior to standard volumetric mixers. Its unique Conqueror Mixing Truck weighs every ingredient that goes into the mix, providing a computerised breakdown of all materials via a printed ticket. This allows one single truck to deliver, mix, and pump materials into a site, providing batching plant standard concrete in the form of a Volumetric service.
Mixamate is this month featured in Concrete Magazine, the Global magazine of the Concrete Society.
As the industry debate surrounding the regulation of Batched on Site vehicles continues, Mixamate Managing Director and Chairman of the Batched on Site Association, Chris Smith, gives his view on the Association's new Industry Charter:
"The mobile batching plant sector has come together to promote high standards of operation and safety in our area of the industry, laying down a clear marker."
The Batched on Site Association has received wide media attention in recent months, as the self-regulating body acts to bring the industry together to promote high levels of safety and accountability. Earlier this year Chris met with Andy Love, Labour Co-op Member of Parliament for Edmonton since 1997, to discuss the promotion of sensible regulation and safety in the building industry.
The new charter, which was originally handed out to BSA Members earlier this year, represents an evolution of the Association's original Code of Practice, which has been maintained and updated since the BSA's formation in 2007. For further information on the Batched on Site Association click here.
The Batched on Site Association (BSA), of which Mixamate Managing Director, Chris Smith, is the Chairman, is this month featured in Quarry Management magazine, as the Association launches its first Industry Charter.
The BSA is the self-regulating body representing the UK's mobile batching plant operators, a sector that contributes approximately £170m to the UK economy.
The new Charter represents an evolution of the Association's original Code of Practice, which has been maintained and updated since the BSA's formation in 2007. It provides, amongst other things, specific guidelines on the introduction of under-run bars to increase cycle safety.
For more on this story and to find out more about the BSA in general click here.
The Batched on Site Association today announced the launch of its first ever Industry Charter, including a Declaration of Adherence to be signed by all members.
Mixamate has launched a brand new Concrete Calculator App. The FREE app is available on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and facilitates calculations for screed as well as concrete.
Mixamate was recently featured in Professional Builder Magazine, who were reporting on the launch of our brand new Concrete Calculator App.
The app has been developed exclusively by Mixamate as a tool for on-site use both on and offline. This allows it to be used in areas of low connectivity, such as when calculating the materials required for a basement job. It also allows users to call Mixamate from directly within the app, immediately placing an order with a member of their dedicated team based on the calculations they have just made.
“Reassurance in your measurements is very important when you’re running around on site overseeing a thousand things at once,” said Chris Smith, Managing Director for Mixamate. “Because of our heritage and brand reputation, our customers trust us on a daily basis to help them with their concrete and screed calculations. We therefore wanted to develop that concept further and give them a real working tool that they could take with them onto a site, supported by the Mixamate name and with a direct line into our dedicated team. The Mixamate branded concrete and screed calculator app does just that.”
You can view the full Professional Builder Magazine article online here.
Mixamate – the UKs leading provider of mix on-site concrete and screed – today announced an innovation to its straight-pour delivery method, adding an enclosed auger to its traditional Conqueror Mixing Truck.
Mixamate was on Friday paid a special visit by Andy Love, Labour Co-op Member of Parliament for Edmonton since 1997.
The two met to discuss the promotion of sensible regulation and safety in the building industry. High on the agenda was a series of new legislative changes being proposed for the owners and operators of batched on site vehicles. Mixamate Managing Director, Chris smith, is also the Chairman of the Batched on Site Association, who's mission is to ensure high standards of self-regulation and operation through the batched on site industry.
The meeting proved to be a huge success and stay tuned to our blog for information to follow.
Mixamate – the UK’s leading provider of mix on site concrete and screed – this week began work on-site at the official LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.