Insights

Filter Insights

Case Study
It’s All About the Base. No trouble.

One of the fundamentals of roadbuilding states that a good road starts with a good base. Conversely, a sub-par or eroded base can lead to a weak, rutty, road surface, prone to sinking and possible collapse.

Case Study
Segmented Success

Case Study
Anchorage Airport Gets an Upgrade

Case Study
New Vertical Construction Technology

Case Study
Improving the Green Shortcut: Norway’s biggest road...

Case Study
It Takes The Villages

Case Study
Technology is Integral to Concrete Paving

Beauty to behold for the concrete contractor is the smooth, uniform surface of freshly-paved concrete. For them, Concrete Gray is the color of choice in the 64 pack of crayons and nothing feels better than leaving a durable, quality finished concrete paved job for others to experience.

Case Study
The race to resurface Silverstone

Lead contractor Tarmac, along with its industry leading road planing business, NRP, racetrack specialist Dromo and project partner Topcon Positioning Group, combined expertise with cutting-edge technology to ensure a smooth result at the UK’s premier racetrack

The Silverstone racetrack in Northamptonshire, England, has been a cornerstone of British motor racing for many years, having first hosted the British Grand Prix in 1948 and holding the title as its sole home since 1987. It was also the venue for the very first British motorcycle Grand Prix in 1977 and has retained the annual race for almost a decade.

Such a venerable history has earned the circuit high praise among some of the industry’s most influential names. After Silverstone recently secured the British Grand Prix for a further five years, five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton called Silverstone “the ultimate race circuit”, saying that if the competition were to ever lose Silverstone, “it would lose a lot of its essence”.

A first-class circuit deserves a first-class surface, and in the lead-up to the hotly anticipated 2019 races, it was time for Silverstone to be resurfaced for the smoothest ride possible. There needed to be no bumps whatsoever and no opportunity for standing water, which can lead to dangerous aquaplaning. However, with only a couple of weeks to completely replace the track’s surface, it was clear that if the team were to get past the finish line on time, they would need to use the very latest paving technology.

Case Study
Topcon top of the pack for Finnish National Land Survey