The EFFC and DFI identified the need for a standardised tool to calculate the carbon footprint of deep foundation and ground improvement works. Previously no scheme existed that focused only on ground works that could be used by any contractor or client for benchmarking purposes. The Task Group was set up to build and promote this tool.
We have three aims:
- Create a means for clients to benchmark contractors proposals against one another
- Enable contractors to assess how different ground engineering techniques impact on a project’s carbon footprint
- Develop a comprehensive database of carbon emission values relevant to foundations and geotechnical work
Today the Group has a number of national champions who are working to promote the tool within the Member Countries of the EFFC, the US and beyond.
Luca Bruni, Injectosond Italia srl, Italy
Ruben Van den Broeck