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Environmental Construction is the future – Topcoat Asphalt Plant

The McMahon Services Civil and Building team as well as the Ballestrin team in SA have recently been working at Meyer Road, Lonsdale, on the Topcoat Asphalt Plant project. The site is part of the ResourceCo complex, which is adjacent TyreCycle and ResourceCo’s crushing facility.

This project is of strategic importance to Topcoat as asphalt companies continue to embrace recycling technology and promote sustainable solutions. Topcoat is committed to reusing crumbed rubber, produced by shredding car tyres, blended into bitumen, as well as incorporating RAP (Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement). These environmental savings when producing asphalt are impressive, however by positioning themselves near the supply source, the environmental savings are compounded, due to removing the truck delivery emissions and fuel burn.

McMahon Services got on board early with the sustainable approach and worked with Topcoat’s designers to fully construct the site pavements from recycled rubble, with up to 500mm being used under the tower and asphalt plant to ensure the design load rating was achieved.

The construction team led by site supervisor Stefan Potaczek has comprised of teams from Civil, Building Services and Ballestrin. Various scope and design changes along the way to accommodate the new plant, have kept Sid Ameli busy working through new design outcomes directly with Topcoat. This is a different approach to normal projects who often have a third party Superintendent. Such is the trust and partnership approach to delivery, Topcoat elected to superintend their own project.

This project is an excellent example of the multi-faceted delivery offered by McMahon Services and has resulted in an excellent outcome for ResourceCo, TyreCycle and Topcoat, all of whom have proud South Australian heritage and share very important strategic relationships – now and into the future.