Envisia, a ground-breaking product from Boral has won the prestigious NSW Environmental Innovation award from Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA).

The executive general manager for Boral Construction Materials, NSW and ACT, Greg Price said that the award recognises the company’s significant commitment to innovation, and also confirms Boral’s position as an innovation leader in construction materials, developing products that are market leading, easy to use, and environmentally sustainable.

Created by Boral in Australia using Australian technology and expertise, Envisia was launched into the NSW market last year. Envisia is made using the state-of-the-art ZEP technology developed by Boral in Australia as part of an innovative process that uses less cement in the concrete manufacturing process without impacting on performance.

Envisia’s characteristics are similar to conventional concrete, allowing its installation using standard OH&S and placement methods; however, the concrete delivers superior shrinkage and creep performance as well as lower levels of embedded carbon with no compromise on early strength and cycle times when compared to conventional concrete. Envisia meets AS-1379 concrete standards, making it suitable for commercial, industrial and multi-residential markets.

Boral Cement’s executive general manager Ross Harper describes the concrete product as a true game-changer and the most significant change to Australian cement technology in four decades.

Redmond Lloyd, the co-inventor of the cement technology used to make Envisia, said he was excited about the recognition of the product as a world-class innovation for Boral.

Best Health and Safety Performance – Peppertree Quarry

Boral also won a CCAA award for Best Health and Safety Performance in the NSW industry for its Safety Management Plan at the Peppertree Quarry.

Representing Boral’s commitment to best practice health and safety systems, the Peppertree Quarry Safety Management Plan has resulted in the induction of over 5,000 workers, who have collectively clocked more than 690,000 hours over two and a half years.

The executive general manager for Boral Construction Materials, NSW and ACT, Greg Price said that Boral is committed to achieving zero harm for its employees and contractors on all their operating sites. The award for the Peppertree Safety Management Plan is a testament to this commitment.

Additionally, Boral’s water management system implemented at the Peppertree Quarry was highly commended in the Environmental Best Performance category, along with Boral Cement’s LEAN Environmental Management System at the Kooragang site in the Hunter region of NSW.