Mapei has been announced as the deserving winner of the Innovation in Tunnel Lining Award at the NCE Tunnelling Festival Awards 2019.
In an impressive ceremony held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge on December 5, UTT Manager for Mapei UK, Steve Price was joined by a team from the project’s main contractor Dragados SA UK to collect the award.
"We are delighted at Mapei UTT to be recognised as the winner in the Innovation class for Tunnel Linings. There are many people who have worked towards the development and application in this class and it’s the ultimate reward to win the category,” Steve said. “Dust free sprayed waterproofing is one step closer to totally safe tunnel construction.”
Mapei’s Mapelastic TU System was specified as part of a capacity upgrade at Bank Underground Station; the one-component, ready to use membrane offered a clean and neat application with no overspray. Due to its pre-mixed formula, the system eliminated dust from the application whilst providing consistency between each layer. This approach has resulted in the most successful application of underground waterproofing seen in the UK.
Winning among a strong category, Mapei was praised by the judges who said, “Our winner’s innovation in tunnel lining has significant health and safety benefits that were realised through collaboration in the supply chain. It could be seen how this provides increased productivity and benefits to the industry as a whole.”