20 April 2022 | Innovation | Collaboration | Net Zero | BY: Connor Specialist Paving Ltd

Tac-Grid® by Connor Specialist Paving Ltd is shortlisted in 3 categories at the IHE Mercia Branch Awards 2022!

Tac-Grid® are delighted to announce they have been been shortlisted for 3 categories at the IHE Mercia Branch Awards 2022 which will take place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre on 28 April.

The categories are:

  • SMALL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR
  • SAFETY AND INNOVATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Tac-Grid® are showcasing their innovative Tac-Grid® tactile system with the use of the futuristic beacon technology which is application based and can be accessed by any smart device via the free to download Live Beacon app. This innovative technology is embedded within the Tac-Grid® tactile system and can be adapted to communicate any message to pedestrian Live Beacon users.

The ground breaking technology was originally designed to give assurance and confidence to the visually impaired when using our high streets.

Thanks to the LCRIG Steve Berry Think Exceptional Innovation Fund, sponsored by WJ, Connor Specialist Paving Ltd can now offer their Highways Dashboard to local authorities with complete control of the beacons within their area. This dashboard allows local authorities to view analytics, amend messages, insert advertising and offer wayfinders to services and points of interest.

The Tac-Grid® tactile uses a recycled plastic grid and high quality MMA resin to form a continuous tactile surface with no cutting or jointing, no excavation, no debris and no waste.

Tac-Grid® can be installed onto any existing surface following natural undulations whilst strengthening and becoming one with the surface. After the Tac-Grid® tactile system has been installed, a crossing will be back and fully operational within an hour of completion this allows for minimal disruption for pedestrians and traffic. After completion there is a minimum of 3 years guarantee given with a saving of 93.6% CO2 emissions when compared to traditional tactiles.