Reduction of material use, increased production efficiency, improved quality, safety and waste reduction, noise reduction, aquifer protection and the minimisation of spoil volumes are all areas that the industry has been exploring to improve sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of ground engineering.

Now Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering (BBGE) has launched what it claims is the UK’s first driven precast pile cutting system which has the potential to reduce piling waste to zero. The solution, which is awaiting a patent, uses diamond tipped blades which cut precast concrete piles above the ground and…