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Finalists in Category Specialist or Specialist Services Contract €1m – €3m

Powerbetter Developments Limited Archers Wood, Farrakelly, Greystones

Client: Cairn Homes
Design Team: MW Architects; Kavanagh Burke Consulting Engineers / Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers

In conjunction with Cairn Homes, Powerbetter Rapid Impact Compaction (RIC-9T, up to 5m deep) was adopted from the site formation surfaces, replacing up to 60-70% of the client’s original brief on 426-unit mixed-house plots. Cairn Homes was the first homebuilder in Ireland to utilise the Powerbetter engineering solution of Rapid Impact Compaction (RIC-9T), a telemetry-controlled dynamic/impact compaction process of surface Insitu-densification of granular materials up to 5m deep, which significantly reduced (up to 60-70%) the scale of excavation/turnover/soil-stabilisation 3-4m deep on site. RIC-9T consisted of providing repeated high-energy impacts at the ground surface by dropping a nine-tonne hammer repeatedly from a drop height of 900mm onto a 1.5m diameter footplate. Sustainably, RIC-9T almost fully eliminated the export off-site of excavated soils and the import of quarried aggregates.

Welcome to Powerbetter

Powerbetter provides soil improvement / stabilisation / modification and deep dynamic / impact / rolling compaction ground improvement services from bases in UK and Ireland

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Established 1988

United Kingdom / Ireland

Europe / Australia / South America / New Zealand / North America / Africa

We are the UK’s & Ireland’s oldest and most experienced independent soil improvement / modification specialist, renowned for providing technically advanced and cost-effective ground engineering solutions, and recently from 2016 incorporating specialty deep ground improvement techniques up to 3m to 5m deep as part of our application designs and validation processes for combined / packaged soil solutions. Our reputation is built on engineering excellence and a commitment to continual innovation.

Our services, including many global experiences, are used across many construction sectors in infrastructure, industrial, commercial, residential, port, and environmental projects.

At Powerbetter Soil Solutions we provide the client with a tailor-made design and build experience, technical strength, and capabilities from over 35 years’ experience in this niche evolving market. A family-owned business, allowing effective company management, synergies and cost savings, continual performance improvement measures providing economies of scale. Our brand recognition is unrivalled by national players and competitors, creating an entrepreneurial culture and digital enterprise.

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Our reputation is built on engineering excellence and
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Powerbetter Developments Limited

The Nookin, 48 Leeds Road, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8JY

T: +44 (0) 1132 822 488
E: enquiries@powerbetter.biz

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