We are committed to providing sustainable solutions.
Big R Bridge has identified environmental stewardship and commitment to sustainability as part of our company’s strategic plan and our vision for the future.
As we have in the past, we will continue to actively examine strategies to advance that vision and our commitment to leadership for our industry.
Our engineered solutions deliver environmental benefits in many different ways:
- LEED-certifiable products
Big R Bridge provides LEED-certifiable solutions. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in key areas.
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- Recycled and recyclable steel
Many of our products use a high degree of steel, the world’s most-recycled and most-recyclable material. Steel products also use less energy to manufacture, ship and install than their concrete counterparts.
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- Naturally-weathering steel
Our Prefabricated Bridges are made from recycled steel and are available in a naturally-weathering steel that provides a number of environmental benefits.
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- Minimal site impact
Efficient bridge and culvert designs install quickly and easily with minimal site impact.
- Open-flow designs
Wide-span capability prevents blockages and flooding associated with concrete box designs.
Virtually no maintenance compared to concrete, reduces future costs, negative site impact.
- Fish passages
Fish baffle inserts and open-bottomed culverts with integrated footings facilitate fish movement.
- Wildlife crossings
Custom-designed underpass and overpass crossings help protect species, preserve habitat, and increase safety.
- Culvert relines
Help salvage older structures and avoid the cost, safety and environmental issues of full replacement.