- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 16 Jan 2018
 Stylite EPS Geofill Applications - Rail Embankments
 The high strength-to-weight ratio of EPS Geofill provides a cost-effective solution to withstand the cyclic loads encountered in railway embankments. It also speeds up construction times which are often vital on railway lines, to avoid disrupting commuters.
Rail embankments designed with EPS Geofill can prevent settlement on soft ground conditions whereas heavy traditional fill materials would cause settlement problems on site. In addition, conventional techniques used to strengthen the foundation soils and reduce settlements will add time and cost to projects.
 Example of rail embankment construction
 Key Benefits of EPS Geofill
• Lightweight compared to other fills
• High compressive strength
• Easy to install and cut on-site
• Lower overall cost of construction
• Reduced loads on underlying ground
• Reduced construction programmes
• Available in standard or bespoke blocks
• Minimal water absorption & permeability
• Resistant to rot & durable
• 100% recyclable
• No HFC’s, CFC’s or HCFC’s
--Styrene Packaging and Insulation Ltd 12:47, 16 Jan 2018 (BST)
Featured articles and news
The quality of Cambridge owes as much to its open spaces as to its architectural uniqueness.
If events occur that cause the completion of the works to be delayed then these may be compensation events.
BSRIA's new Building MOTs Scheme is designed to provide guidance on the next steps after compliance.
At an ICE discussion, the focus was on delivering a Northern Infrastructure Strategy based on opportunity for all.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme officially launch the new Ultra Site status for contractors and supply chains.
The risk of specification errors in the cladding sector is "worryingly high" after Grenfell, according to major distributor.
Here is our outline work plan for a private sector design and build project.
BRE are to publish new guidance aimed at assuring buyers as to the merits of off-site construction methods.
Who are the various different stakeholders in development projects? Find out in our introductory article.
How a BRE office became the centre-piece for major biophilic design research.