- Contaminating lakes and other swimming areas with high amounts of zinc and iron, which have proven to cause diabetes, cancer, skin irritation and other adverse side effects
- Exposing fresh waterway to corrosive, caustic concrete washout water and materials that may result in all kinds of damage to ecosystems
- Allowing calcium, magnesium oxide, and calcium – conventional ingredients in ready-mix concrete – to infiltrate our soil systems
- Supporting the creation of buildings and other infrastructure that are environmentally responsible and result in sustainable, efficient, profitable and healthy places for communities to live and work in.
- Fostering a strong bind amongst peers and associates in the building, design, construction, and sustainable operations industries;
- Encouraging the development and promotion of sustainable communities and environmentally responsible building practices;
- Leading market transformation in sustainability and campaigning for the wider recognition of environmentally responsible buildings and practices;
- Supporting and encouraging educational and research programs aimed at raising the knowledge and skill base of green building practitioners;
- Actively aligning with relevant publicly funded research to the practice/market requirements for innovation and development in green building implementation;
- Participating in public debate on environmental issues within the building industry;
- Supporting the campaigning and soliciting of funds to be applied towards the GBCA’s objectives;
- Acting with integrity, due care, and in a manner that upholds the reputation of the works and objectives of the GBCA and Green Star rating tools, its officers and employees.
With the roaring success of the 2m3 (2 Cubic Meter) blowback bin which launched more than 10 years ago, it was not difficult to notice the gap in the market for something a little bigger. After months of planning and trialling, we are proud to introduce the new 5m3 (5 Cubic Meter) blowback bin to the streets of Sydney.
Our latest innovation would not be possible without the collaboration of some important players in the industry.
We would like to thank Bincorp for the manufacturing of the bin, De Martin & Gasparini for assisting during the construction and for trialling the bin, and WATPAC for permitting this bin to be trialled on their site. We would also like to give thanks to Azzurri Concrete for their input during the construction.
This video shows the second blowback in the same bin without being emptied. PumperDump believes a modest improvement as such could save concrete pumping companies, builders and concrete suppliers money over the duration of a project.
How you ask?
While the delivery line is short and the bin is set in place, you will be able to get a couple of blowbacks into the same bin before it needs to be emptied. Depending on who is paying for the current blowback truck, this could reduce the blowback bill considerably. The bin is also ready at your disposal if there are any problems to occur during the pour – so no waiting for a blowback truck to arrive when time is crucial.
For builders, concreters or concrete suppliers who care about sustainability, there is far less truck movement, reducing the carbon usage associated with a blowout as well completely eliminating the use of plastic, strongly keeping to our policy of no plastic in any of the equipment or waste stream.
Lastly, for the concrete suppliers. There is no need to immediately cart concrete to your yard – reducing fuel consumption, turnaround time for the next load is much quicker, as well as reduced tipping or carting fees for the removal of waste concrete brought back to your yard.
So, depending on who you are in the industry there is a saving for you!
As this is a new system, we have a very limited number of 5m3 (5 Cubic Meter) bins. Nonetheless, we are more than happy to talk to any party interested in using a 5m3 on their current or new projects.
If you have arrived here after reading, and hopefully enjoying the previous posts, I would like to say thank you.
The story began many, many years ago, while walking in concrete slurry and mud, I thought there had to be a safer, cleaner way to deal with the concrete washout waste after washing a concrete pump.
So, I took to paper and came up with my concept.
Just like the concreters have moved on from pushing wheelbarrows, PumperDump has grown to offer more than just a bin service.
When using PumperDump we assist you to:
- Avoid using plastic for washout trays
- Avoid the use of your onsite plant equipment
- Save your manual labour time and cost to clean up messes
- Eliminate extra tip fees
- Better manage any water runoff and possible pollution infringements
- Give recyclers an uncontaminated product to recycle
- Reduce unnecessary carbon emissions
- Introduce sustainable practices while dealing with concrete waste
- Improve onsite safety
- One price no hidden costs
Just like the sustainability Venn diagram shows, sustainability covers many areas and we have grown and innovated through constant dialog with builders, assisting them to solve their problems, and in doing that, we have also been able to assist them with their sustainability goals.
It looks simple and is simple, but what this bin can offer is a lot more.
This following chart compares the process and time builders take to deal with the washout tray onsite compared to using PumperDump. It shows the extra plant machinery handling and truck movements taken when done the traditional way.
PumperDump’s Concrete Waste Separation Unit, (CWSU) as we call it, has a 1m3 volume, with an inner tray to capture the concrete and an outer tray to store the wash water to be processed and recycled. PumperDump trays have a larger volume than the standard tray and yes, they can also be overfilled, but the outer tray gives room for the water and a better indication of when the limit will be reached.
We give builders back their skip bin volume for real rubbish, keeping any overweight charges to a minimum and help them mitigate the risk of fines with no more water running out of transported skips.
We don’t tie up onsite plant leaving them to be better utilised for onsite operations.
PumperDump’s no plastic policy delivers the recycler an uncontaminated concrete waste. Instead of plastic, we use our specially formulated water-based concrete release agent on all our bins.
We offer certificates on the concrete and water collected and recycled and the volume of plastic diverted from landfill.
Even when construction has commenced, some builders and concreters are reluctant to use PumperDump, believing it’s an extra cost without seeing the many hidden costs already associated with the cleaning and disposal of concrete waste.
My story goes, from walking through concrete slurry and mud after washing a concrete pump, to starting and growing PumperDump, to now offering a range of services that will help you to a safer more sustainable concrete pumping 21th century.
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In summary, the problem associated to the residential builder, is the same as the builder who uses the washout bags, washout trays and piles the concrete in a heap. They all have a degree of hidden costs associated with the handling of the concrete washout waste.
These range in degree of costs in the areas:
- Use of plastic
- Use of onsite plant
- Time for manual labour to clean up messes
- Extra tip fees
- Uncontained water runoff and possible pollution infringements
- Giving the recycler a plastic contaminated product to recycle
- Unnecessary carbon emitted
- Unsustainable practices while dealing with concrete waste
- Onsite safety
I ask you, is this because the builders view the concrete industry like it was in the 1930’s, or because they believe there is no other option on how to deal with this waste, or is it because builders just don’t notice all the hidden costs associated with this process?
I have on many occasions taken people through our cost comparison chart and they have agreed with the cost savings in using PumperDump, then continue to go back to the same old ways. Change is hard, I know because I also need to do it, but change is what drives improvement.
Even though the word “Sustainability” hasn’t been shouted until recently, the practices have always been there when improving site safety, the environment and the bottom line. Sustainability is now expanding the core areas and the responsibility along the chain is becoming more accountable.
The belief that the waste in the bin is someone else’s problem, is now coming back to the creator of the waste. Builders need to and are becoming more aware of their responsibility on running a building site.
Concrete pumping has never been scrutinised under a microscope, but if viewed through a sustainable lens, builders can reap large benefits over large projects when these practices are implemented.
If you are facing the same problems as theses other builders and are willing to look for a solution and a better way, give me the time to show you what we can offer.
My next post, what you have told us you need, to solve this problem.
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