We are proud to announce that Aaron Lucid from Cemfree, Part of the DB Group, has been awarded the title of ICE Carbon Champion by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE). One of 27 individuals, working across 9 projects, to have their efforts recognised.

The ICE Carbon Champions programme recognises decarbonisation efforts from across the civil engineering community and provides recognition for project owners as well as best practice insights and expertise for the wider industry.

Lara Young, Chair of the ICE Carbon Champions Review Panel, said: “Civil engineering is all about transforming lives and improving the way we live. Finding sustainable ways to design, deliver and optimise infrastructure is crucial for our generation.

It’s been inspiring seeing such impressive carbon reduction efforts in practice, making tangible difference to the way we live today. These individuals, and their teams, are building sustainable resilient infrastructure that is fit for our futures, and to celebrate that is important.”

Aaron Lucid has been working on Chatham Station with Network Rail and BAM Nuttall Ltd. It was the largest ever continuous Cemfree pour, ranging over 300 cubic-metre, which supports the foundation for a new step-free access at the Station. The project saved around 62 tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere compared to if they had used traditional concrete.

Aaron Lucid said, “I’m so pleased to be named as one of the ICE Carbon Champions. Cemfree is a fantastic cement-free alternative and being able to use it on a scale of this size for the first time, knowing the impact it would have on carbon reduction, is excellent. It’s exciting to be recognised by ICE for the efforts to on this project.”

Tony Sheridan, Commercial Manager at DB Group (Holdings) Ltd., said, “To see Aaron recognised for his efforts on the Chatham Station project with Network Rail and BAM Nuttall Ltd is fantastic. Aaron puts in a lot of time and dedication to Cemfree and is one of the main reasons for its success. We are really proud of the work Aaron has done and continues to do the for the Group and the construction industry as a whole.”

Read more about the award on the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) website.