Scotland TranServ has embedded the principles of sustainable development to inspire economic growth, equality, social inclusion and the environment within a whole life cycle approach at each stage of our operations from investigation, design and construction to maintenance or asset management and decommission.
Working in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, Scotland TranServ promotes sustainable delivery and carbon emission reductions to reinforce the Scottish Government’s key strategic priority ‘Transition to a Low Carbon Economy’.
We minimise our environmental and social impacts throughout delivery whilst maximising on operational efficiencies.
This is achieved through our in house team and encouraging the workforce to share innovation and best practice to benefit the environment, economy and the local communities in which we live, visit and work for years to come.
Four A75 ‘Crack and Seat’ schemes were designed and constructed, providing a sustainable alternative to full road reconstruction, reducing waste materials and haulage. Cumulatively using this approach, which introduces hair-line fractures into the rigid road base for expansion and contraction, the schemes saved 2141 tonnes of material/waste and 119 wagon loads in contrast to conventional road reconstruction methods.
Scotland’s wildlife, as well as being beautiful, can also be ingenious, and none more so than water vole colonies discovered living either side of our busiest stretch of motorway.
Counterparts at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) made the discovery while assessing the environmental impact of a planned housing development. At the same time Scotland TranServ teams surveying a nearby manhole made a similar discovery.
The Water Voles have evolved to live away from standing water and instead are happy to exist in areas of marshy ground. Reinforced, laddered banking has also provided the ideal climbing surface for the voles to evolve into multi-storey dwellers.
Researchers from Glasgow University, Glasgow City Council and leading UK experts are all working alongside Scotland TranServ to study the water voles and identify their evolutionary leap forward. They want to establish how two colonies inhabited either side of Scotland’s busiest road and whether they are connected.
To view the relevant Annual Environmental Sustainability and Waste Report, please click on the images