Sector Property Group faced a significant obstacle in one of their projects. A massive 16,500 tonnes of Category D soils (Cat D soils) were identified on site. These soils are characterised by contamination and are expensive to remove. The estimated cost for handling this issue was a staggering $2 million, presenting a major setback for the project.
Understanding the severity of the challenge, we were called to help devise a strategy that would address this problem efficiently without crippling the budget. After a detailed analysis, we proposed a tailored solution:
• Screening the Material: The affected soil was screened at 40mm, effectively removing heavy waste such as bricks, concrete, and other debris. This process transformed the Category D soils into manageable components.
• Utilising Clean Rock: The screened material was reclassified as clean rock and was removed from the site without incurring the standard expenses associated with contaminated soil.
• Repurposing the 40mm Minus Material: The 40mm minus material left after screening was used as clean fill onsite. Not only did this solve the disposal problem, but it also provided valuable material for the project itself.
By adopting this strategic approach, we were able to turn a $2 million problem into a solution that cost only 20% of the original estimate. The financial impact was tremendous, saving Sector Property Group a significant amount of money.
But the benefits extended beyond mere cost savings:
• Environmental Responsibility: By repurposing the material onsite, we minimized waste and reduced the need for additional resources.
• Project Efficiency: The creative use of existing materials ensured that the project stayed on track without any unnecessary delays.
• Strengthened Partnership: Working closely with the client to overcome this challenge fostered trust and collaboration, setting a positive tone for future endeavours.
The Sector Property Group case study serves as a prime example of how innovative thinking and strategic execution can turn a daunting challenge into a triumphant success. This story is not just about solving a problem; it's about embracing challenges as opportunities to innovate, collaborate, and grow.
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