The judges recognised that King Sheet Piling was ‘exceptional’ and ‘more than just innovative’ and that it ‘could revolutionise a practice largely unchanged for 120 years.’ They concluded that it ‘could truly make an impact on a global scale.’
The judges said KSP was a ‘genuine Innovation, challenging the status quo and delivering a faster, safer more sustainable solution’
The judges were impressed by benefits brought by this simple but radical solution and the considerable savings for the taxpayer
The judges enthused over this innovative yet simple idea. Following value engineering, this design modification resulted in large cost savings and greatly increased productivity for this fast-track project. In addition, the reduction in materials used of 30 to 40% has resulted in economic, sustainable and environmental benefits. This novel construction technique significantly reduced the construction time and minimised disruption on a long section of the M25. Judges were also impressed by the communication and consultation between all parties involved which resulted in the use of an untried system on such a major project.
King Sheet Piling (KSP) was Highly Commended at the 21st Anniversary BCI Awards for its proven success on the M25 and A421 projects
According to the judges, the use of King Sheet Pile (KSP) retaining walls on the M25”was a fantastically simple solution to a common problem, which will inevitably roll out across the industry.”
KSP was one of three finalists in Transport for London’s 2010 Supplier Innovation Competition (presented at TfL Innovation Seminar, 20 May 10)
12 April 2019: The Indian IPO issued Patent 311168 covering the intellectual property rights behind KSP.
19 December 2018: The European Patent Office today issued Patent No 2326773 covering the intellectual property behind King Sheet Piling (KSP). The patent is effective in Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK.
18 April 2018: February saw the start of KSP installation on the A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton highway project. Planned other UK Smart Motorway work this year using KSP walls includes the M1 Jnct 23A-25, M6 Jnct 2-4, M4, Jnct 3-12, M1, J13-16 and M23 Jnct 8-10. Last summer saw completion of KSP walls on M1 Jnct 19-16, M25 Jnct 30 Improvement and M5 Jnct 4A-6.
31st January 2018: The Canadian IPO granted patent 2 732 905 covering the intellectual property rights behind KSP.