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The new radicals: why net zero means embracing risk in the Possible Magazine

David Glover explores the future of sustainable construction in the Possible Magazine

Achieving global net-zero targets by 2050 requires an overhaul of traditional construction methodologies, and a willingness to embrace new proven technologies that deliver greater environmental and economic efficiencies.

While innovation propels the pace of progress, it is often viewed with caution and suspicion until considered mainstream.

In The Possible Magazine, our CEO, David Glover, discusses the need to embrace lesser-known proven technology, the change in mindset required, and the role of the consultant in facilitating uptake.

Our structural composite material, SPS (Sandwich Plate System), is a prime example of how environmental, cost and efficiency gains can be achieved by moving away from traditional construction solutions.

What we need is less project management and more technical management. Designers are best placed to clarify where risks lie and where the boundaries can safely be pushed.

David GloverCEO, SPS Technology

Trust in the Sandwich Plate System

SPS Technology’s patent-protected Sandwich Plate System is an advanced and innovative alternative to conventional stiffened steel and pre-cast concrete. It is strong, lightweight, durable, fast to install and safe.

Highly impact resistant, SPS can withstand extreme loads and absorb impact energy efficiently without cracking, spalling, separation or rupturing. SPS panels are fundamentally lightweight and slender in design while offering blast and ballistics protection. Compression, impact, flexure and permeability issues in traditional materials can be solved by using this simple transformational product.

It was originally developed to address challenges in the offshore oil industry, and is now used in the maritime industry, bridges, stadiums and arenas, buildings and a range of special applications (covering threat protection) with prefabricated and modular solutions.

Find out more in our Projects section.

Read the full article online at WSP’s The Possible Magazine.

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