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Concrete In Australia : December 2014
NEWS 14 Concrete in Australia Vol 40 No 4 CCAA award winners set new national benchmarks An innovative water treatment system and a specially designed stand that makes the task of removing the ripper boot on a bulldozer much safer have been named as the heavy construction materials industry’s top environmental health and safety initiatives for 2014. The winners of the 2014 CCAA Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Awards were announced at a glittering industry dinner held as part of this year’s Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC) in Brisbane in September. Boral Construction Materials and Cement took out the Environmental Innovation Award for its development of an inexpensive, safe and reliable water treatment system at its Eagle Farm concrete plant in Brisbane. The system effectively neutralises alkaline contaminated run-off water by ‘dosing’ it with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in (L-R) Boral’s Omar El Komy and Jessica van Soest receive the Environmental Innovation Award from CCAA Council Chair Kevin Gluskie. Boral Construction Materials and Cement’s award-winning concrete plant water treatment system. 14-16 - News.indd 14 14-16 - News.indd 14 21/10/14 12:15 PM 21/10/14 12:15 PM