Cork County Council
The quality of the product supplied by ECPS Ltd. was evident from the model testing work carried out in UCC MaREI. The development/validation of a new concrete armour unit requires examining the influence that a number of different factors have on the performance of the structure. The model tests sought to examine the effects of stability, unit size, slope, run up, overtopping and reflection on the revetment when subjected to differing wave sizes and wave periods, at 1/30th scale.
The testing by UCC MaREI has shown that the ECAB revetment with a properly designed filter layer on an appropriate slope is an extremely robust armouring system for revetments and breakwaters.
Construction on site had to be programmed to coincide with low tides, which resulted in a programme of 4 weeks on site.
The contract for the ECAB revetment works was within budget and within programme. The attention to detail by all the project team to the construction quality of the revetment, notable in such elements as precast concrete and in-situ concrete has produced a product of an extremely high standard.
Excerpt from Cork County Council's submission to the Engineers Ireland Excellence Award
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The advantages of the ECAB system: