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CPA Celebrates Ancon’s Innovative ‘Lockable Dowel’

Ancon Building Products has been celebrated by the Construction Products Association for the launch of its innovative ‘Lockable Dowel’, in the 2008 edition of Construction Products Innovation and Achievement (CPIA).

The Ancon Lockable Dowel has been recognised in the category of ‘Improvements in Site Efficiency’. It is one of only 24 products to be chosen for this publication which annually showcases the most innovative products and processes created for the construction industry during the previous twelve months.

Stuart Maxwell, Ancon’s Managing Director, said,
“The Lockable Dowel is the fourth Ancon product to be featured in this annual publication. We are very pleased to have been recognised once again by the CPA for our innovative thinking.”

“This product was developed for use at temporary movement joints in concrete. It is unique. No other dowel can be locked after an initial phase of movement and continues to transfer a shear load.”

Commenting on the publication, Simon Storer, Communications and External Affairs Director, for the Construction Products Association said,

“Once again the construction products industry has shown an enormous desire to introduce a variety of new and exciting products and processes. If anybody believed this industry was standing still then you only need look at the examples showcased in our publication to realise the huge input the industry is making towards change. Historically the industry has not always been good at trumpeting its own achievements. However, CPIA shows how the construction products industry is continuously developing and creating innovative products and processes which make a significant impact to all aspects of construction”.

“This year we have chosen four key areas; Energy and Carbon Saving; Health, Safety and Security; Improvements in Site Efficiency; and Resource Efficiency and examined how new products and processes in all these categories have delivered benefits and improvements to installers and users alike.”

For more information on the Lockable Dowel call Ancon’s Products for Structural Concrete team on 0114 275 5224, email concrete@ancon.co.uk or use the links below.

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