Construction only award
Project Jära Gård, close to Jönköping in Sweden, comprises of the construction of a new in-situ concrete bridge that will create a grade separated junction. This will ease traffic flow and improve road safety. The client for the project is the Swedish Transport Administration. Construction started in May 2011 and was completed during December 2011. The project was assessed as a Construction-Only Award by Skanska Sweden with the intent to evaluate the environmental aspects and performance of the construction works and also to evaluate the applicability of CEEQUAL International in Sweden.
In addition to the road and the bridge, the project involves improved noise barriers, and construction of new pedestrian and cycle routes to improve the accessibility in the area. A temporary road was constructed to direct the traffic around the site, and to reduce the impact of the construction-related traffic.
All excavated material has been beneficially reused within the project area, either as fill for noise barriers to reduce noise levels at surrounding residential areas, or to improve landscape integration of the scheme. Material was excavated to maintain the geological characteristics of the soil for reinstatement. New grassland areas, hills and slopes were created to replace paved surfacing.
The project team implemented actions to reduce the need for transport of materials, particularly for earthworks. Such actions, including the use of high precision machinery, reduced the need for unnecessary movement of the material.
The site office was placed in a previous developed area in the outer part of the site with access to existing infrastructure and access roads.
The project was successful in diverting 100% of waste from landfill, waste was segregated into a number of different waste streams, and those that could not be recycled were incinerated in a local district heating plant.
Examples of measures taken;
- 100% reuse of excavated soil masses within the project
- 100% diversion from landfill.