The team at C-Probe Systems are very pleased to announce their success at winning TWO of the of the four nominated categories in the Leeds Sustainability Institute’s RISE Awards 2021, hosted by The Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett’s University. C-Probe were overall winners in the following categories:
The purpose of the RISE Awards is to recognise and celebrate exemplar case studies from the Built Environment, which share emerging best practice in Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise for new and innovative products, technologies, processes and projects. This year’s awards have been more significant as ever, as we move closer towards the COP26 Summit and priorities spike for the climate change emergency. C-Probe’s low carbon corrosion protection and monitoring solutions fall directly in line with the RISE Awards, as the ultimate aim of our installed systems is to provide sustainable whole life performance and resilience for the built environment, helping to preserve what we already have.
Design, Innovation and Creativity
Our winning submission for the Design, Innovation and Creativity category focused on our corrosion monitoring technology. Clients of C-Probe will have installed corrosion protection systems, such as impressed current cathodic protection, to protect their structure and these digital technologies (AiMS) prove performance or alert to control requirements.
The digital innovation of AiMS helps makes infrastructure sustainable, improving functionality and futureproofing assets by alerting owners to corrosion data, which would ultimately impact the quality and safety of a structure. This falls in line with Environmental Social Governance (ESG) policies, as monitoring a structure’s health reduces construction work and emissions.
Heritage Award for Restoration
Our submission for the RISE Heritage Award revolved around our involvement in the restoration of the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory in York, UK. The near 100 year old building was facing severe structural corrosion due to the ingress of moisture and water that had gotten worse over time.
C-Probe’s solution was the installation of an ICCP system alongside LoCem ® and +point ® anode mortar meant this building was repaired and protected through cathodic protection, meaning the internal steel could not corrode ever again. The service life of the building was significantly enhanced and resulted in high value residential apartments. To this day, the structure is controlled, and service life tracking is provided through AchillesICP open network system and AiMS online server.