Introducing AnyWay’s PathWay

Introducing AnyWay’s PathWay – A Low Carbon Emission Concrete Solution

Concrete, the second most widely used material on Earth after water, has a significant environmental impact. The production of Portland cement, a key component of concrete, is responsible for about 8% of global carbon emissions. In the face of the urgent challenge, achieving carbon neutrality, or net-zero carbon emissions, has become a crucial goal in the global fight against climate change.

With a global commitment to reducing GHGs and the pressure on the cement and traditional concrete industry to reduce carbon emissions, a roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 has been established. To achieve this goal, the industry looks at the complete value chain of concrete production. This includes the need to produce low-carbon concrete mixes, optimize designs for the lowest life cycle emissions, increase the use of alternative fuels, use renewable energy in cement production, and introduce new cement mixes.

AnyWay Solutions is thrilled to announce a new patent for our product PathWay, a low-carbon emission mix optimization approach concrete designed for rigid walkways and paths with a cumulative impact on embodied carbon that is significant.

Unlike previous approaches to reducing concrete’s carbon emissions, primarily focused on reducing Portland cement within the mix, our patented invention takes an entirely different route. We’ve not only changed the ingredients in the mix, aggregates, and binder but also reduced elements of its application process, further contributing to the overall reduction of its carbon footprint. This unique approach sets PathWay apart, offering a substantially reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional concrete, making it a sustainable choice for construction projects.

“As a company, we continuously look at ways to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a comprehensive approach to enhancing climate resiliency for transport infrastructure, including developing unique patented technologies and solutions. PathWay is our way of reducing carbon emissions globally and significantly contributing to the climate action goal (SDG 13). We’ve developed a solution for rigid walkways that significantly reduces carbon emissions and minimizes the environmental impact of construction. By utilizing recycled materials and eliminating the need for certain traditional construction components, we’re making a positive difference for the environment.” Zeevik Halber, AnyWay CEO.

Greenhouse gas emissions will continue to increase without critical steps to shift economies towards carbon neutrality. Anyway Solutions is expanding its climate action in the transport infrastructure industry to positively impact our world through our unique approach and materials.

CARIBBEAN CLIMATE RESILIENCY COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – Roundtable 2

CARIBBEAN CLIMATE RESILIENCY COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE - Roundtable 2

Real Problems, Real Solutions for Climate Resilient Transport Infrastructure

the Caribbean Climate Resiliency Roundtable webinar, where like-minded professionals and transport officials involved in the Caribbean communities collaborate on climate resiliency issues and solutions and share and learn with a robust group with diverse knowledge for the region’s benefit.

Building off what we heard at the 2023 Caribbean Congress in the Bahamas and continuing our initial discussions in November to advance implementing solutions and policies for the greater region. In our second roundtable, representatives from various island countries will provide insights into current solutions for others to learn from. Participants can appreciate that there are similarities across the Caribbean and that there is room for greater collaboration across the region.

Key discussion goals:
Each speaker presented their island/project’s key issues regarding vulnerability, risks and resiliency needs.

  • What gaps do they have in approaching climate resiliency (e.g. data, buy-in, funding, capacity, etc.)
  • What are some of the solutions they are considering or have applied?
  • Where is there room for improvement or areas for regional collaboration?

There is no replacement for knowledge share and experience, and that was well demonstrated by the panellists: Keeshan Ramkissoon, Associate Director – Civil Engineer, Beston (Trinidad & Tobago)Shinella Johnson, Manager, Engineering Design, Ministry of Public Works (Guyana), Gordon Keller, Geotechnical Engineer, moderated by Alex Campbell, Director of Engineering Solutions at AnyWay Solutions and hosted by Magid Elabyad, IRF Senior Vice President.

The Caribbean Climate Resiliency Community of Practice Round Table Series was created to engage with the Caribbean Region as a platform to help prosper knowledge sharing and create resilient pavement infrastructure. 

Join us quarterly! The next event will be June 2024

For more than two decades, AnyWay has been a global expert in providing climate-resilient solutions to the global transport infrastructure industry. AnyWay is a member of the Canadian Metrontario Group of Companies, with over 75 years of business experience. Its total commitment to quality is what has fueled AnyWay’s success.

Workshop on Climate Resiliency for Road Transport

Workshop on Climate Resiliency for Road Transport

In an effort to support developing nations with knowledge sharing on the importance of climate resiliency on transport infrastructure, we are pleased to offer a three-hour workshop for transport infrastructure engineers.

This workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the risks of climate change and how they impact transport infrastructure. Participants will be introduced to the principles of climate change, the vulnerability and risks associated wit a transport infrastructure network, and best-practice approaches to integrate into transport infrastructure projects to enhance their resiliency to climate change effects. The workshop will introduce drainage and water management approaches that are aimed at increasing he resiliency to an uncertain climate future. Tehniques that will be addressed include infrastructure technology (InfraTech) that can be used to capture pertinent data, proper drainage and catchment area analysis, pavement design principles, and approaches to produce more robust pavement assets. Ask extensive set of resources will be reviewed where participants can turn to access more information and learn about how best to manage transport infrastructure assets as we navigate an uncertain climate future. 

Course themes:

  1. Introduction to climate change and climate resiliency of transport infrastructure. 
  2. Climate vulnerability and risk assessments. 
  3. InfraTech and data acquisition and interpretation
  4. Best-practices for climate resiliency of transport infrastructure. 
  5. How to get more information. 
  6. Conclusions and questions. 

Course outcomes:

  • Define the vulnerability and risks of transport infrastructure assets, including bridges, culverts, drainage elements, and pavements. 
  • Understand pavement design parameters and their relevance to creating climate resilient designs. 
  •  Develop an understanding of how InfraTech can assist with the decision making process. 
  • Develop a set of road transport interventions that can be used to safeguard critical infrastructure from an uncertain climate future. 
  • Understand the need for forward-looking designs. 
  • Understand how to get more information related to the subject and what is needed to better estimate the resiliency of transport infrastructure networks/projects. 

Schedule a workshop

Reach out if you would like to schedule an online workshop for your department hosted by AnyWay’s Alex Campbell. 

Download the workshop brochure. 


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AnyWay and De La Salle University Enter Partnership to Enhance Climate-Resilient Transportation

AnyWay and De La Salle University Partner to Enhance Climate Resilient Transportation

Memorandum of agreement signed between De La Salle University and AnyWay Solutions

We have partnered with De La Salle University (DLSU) – Gokongwei College of Engineering to exchange knowledge, and collaborate on climate-adaptive transportation infrastructure over the next five years. 

By signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), we have officially partnered with De La Salle University (DLSU). The partnership aims to establish knowledge exchange and collaboration programs on climate-resilient transportation infrastructure that benefit both parties over the next five years. The MOA provides a framework for us to collectively understand, collaborate, and discuss specific programs to:  

– Identify opportunities for the exchange of faculty and research staff 

– Identify other areas of possible research interest and collaboration 

– Make faculty and students aware of the educational resources offered

 

For the first few years, we will work together with DLSU to educate the students on various aspects of climate resiliency for transport infrastructure, including pavement design, pavement rehabilitation, low-volume roads engineering and rehabilitation and upgrading of road pavement structures through implementing techniques and technologies of soil stabilization to develop graduate research projects. A mentorship program will also be established to continue research into these topics.  

At COP28, the Philippines was highlighted as one of the nations most susceptible to the impacts of climate change. Recognizing the urgency to bolster the country’s infrastructure against these effects, DLSU sought a partnership with AnyWay Solutions, based on our 20-year track record of delivering climate-resilient transportation solutions to developing countries.

This collaboration will leverage our expertise to engage with academia and global experts in a concerted effort to fortify the nation’s resilience. By building local capabilities and introducing cutting-edge technologies to the next wave of engineers, this partnership is poised to play a pivotal role in crafting a sustainable transportation network for the Philippines that will serve future generations well. Such partnerships are instrumental in transferring knowledge and expertise to those who will continue to develop and maintain the nation’s transportation infrastructure, while also fostering research and the adoption of innovative technologies to climate resilience. 

Following the signed MOA, Zeevik Halber, AnyWay CEO was invited to appear on Business Outlook on ABS-CBN News in the Philippines. In the interview, he shares more details on the partnership and the projects and solutions that will help the Philippines strengthen their transportation infrastructure and enable it to become more resilient in the wake of climate change.

See the full interview below beginning at 10:00.

As we look to the future of our industry workforce, programs like the ones we are embarking on with the DLSU will prepare the next generation of engineers for the challenges ahead of them, specifically to benefit the Philippines and build local capacity.”  –Zeevik HalberAnyWay CEO.

CARIBBEAN CLIMATE RESILIENCY COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

CARIBBEAN CLIMATE RESILIENCY COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

Roundtable #1:

Roadmap to Climate Resilient Transport Infrastructure – Introducing the Community of Practice

AnyWay Solutions kicked off the inaugural Caribbean Climate Resiliency Roundtable with the International Road Federation (IRF). A group of professionals and transport officials from Caribbean communities came together for the first discussion on climate resiliency. The participants collaborated on identifying potential solutions and shared their knowledge and insights for the benefit of the region. This is the first of a series of discussions aimed at addressing the challenges posed by climate change in the Caribbean.

 

The Caribbean is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and has recognized that the time for action is upon them. Roads are critical to economic prosperity, but also for social and health services and access to education. Roads are also crucial in the region for disaster relief and response, which further emphasizes the criticality of having a well-functioning pavement network. Implementing climate resiliency into pavement networks to accommodate for an uncertain climate future is complex, but there is a unified consensus amongst stakeholders that it is necessary to ensure that pavement assets are preserved as the Caribbean continues to develop. With so many moving pieces, including stakeholders, issues, problems and solutions, a need presented itself to create a forum whereby collaboration amongst like-minded professionals and stakeholders involved in ensuring the sustainability and resiliency of Caribbean transportation systems could share and learn from each other to create a unified Caribbean Road community. 

 

There is no replacement for knowledge share and experience, and that was well demonstrated by the panellists: William Ashby of the Caribbean Development Bank, Frederico Pedroso of The World Bank, Pablo Guerrero of IADB Bank and Mr. Mark Cummins, Senior Planning Consultant, moderated by Alex Campbell, Director of Engineering Solutions at AnyWay Solutions and hosted by Magid Elabyad, IRF Senior Vice President.

 

Highlights:

  • How much resiliency can we afford
  • The time to invest is now and funding is available
  • Capacity restraints and building in the region

The Caribbean Climate Resiliency Community of Practice Round Table Series was created to engage with the Caribbean Region as a platform to help prosper knowledge sharing and create resilient pavement infrastructure. 

Join us quarterly! The next event will be January/February 2024

AnyWay becomes member of International Road Federation

AnyWay becomes member of International Road Federation

We are pleased to announce that AnyWay is now a member of the International Road Federation (IRF.) As members, we will participate in networking events with others in the transportation sector and partake in their upcoming 3rd IRF Africa Regional Congress Exhibition in April. Also, the membership enables access to resources within IRF, from educational content to market intelligence.

“We are excited to use this membership to expand AnyWays’ global presence as engineering consultants specializing in climate resiliency to transport infrastructure. This important industry association will connect us with policy, researchers, and road professionals where we can collectively make a difference in the development of resilient road networks for communities around the world,” says Zeevik Halber, CEO of AnyWay Solutions.

We look forward to sponsoring the 3rd IRF Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition in Accra, Ghana, on April 25-28.

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Next generation of climate-resilient technology developed by AnyWay

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In keeping with our mission to provide climate-resilient solutions for transport infrastructure, AnyWay has been developing a low carbon emission concrete. The initial applications for this new technology will be for walkways and paths, but we have plans to expand its use to other areas in the transport sector. The new concrete has significantly lower carbon emissions than traditional concrete, making it a more sustainable option for infrastructure projects. In addition, the low carbon concrete’s durability is expected to be as good or better than traditional concrete. AnyWay has submitted a patent application for this new technology which we believe to have the potential to greatly reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector, and contribute to the fight against climate change. AnyWay is no stranger to finding innovative solutions to environmental challenges. We have a track record of developing and implementing climate-resilient solutions in the transport sector, such as novel technologies for stabilization, surveying and engineering design. The development of its low carbon emission concrete is just the latest example of AnyWay’s commitment to sustainability and technological innovation.

AnyWay has completed rehabilitation and upgrading work in Ghana

AnyWay has completed rehabilitation and upgrading work in Ghana

AnyWay has completed rehabilitation and upgrading work on roads within South La and Communities 18 and 20 for the Ministry of Roads and Highways. Approximately 11 Km were upgraded to sealed roads, including the rehabilitation of drainage elements and pavement materials. The use of AnyWay’s climate resilient solutions for transport infrastructure has proven to be successful both in terms of the quality and durability of the roads constructed and in environmental terms, by reducing the amount of material required to be imported to the work sites. Following the success of this project, the Ministry, through its Urban Roads Authority, is now preparing to tender additional projects totaling approximately 76 Km in the Accra and Kumasi regions for rehabilitation and upgrading applying AnyWay’s techniques. In addition to these projects, sections of one of Accra’s main routes, Spintex Road, have already been allocated to a local contractor for rehabilitation and upgrading. Work is expected to begin shortly. An additional 32 Km project in Cape Coast is also being prepared for tender through the Ghana Highway Authority, utilizing AnyWay’s climate resilient engineering solutions.  

 

Rehabilitation of roads in Papua New Guinea continues at full steam

AnyWay has completed rehabilitation and upgrading work in Ghana

Work continues to progress rapidly on the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Highlands Highway (SHHIP) in Papua New Guinea. AnyWay’s Project Coordinator, Eng. Derege Tesfu, and China Wu Yi’s Site Engineer, Eng. Chu (both pictured), are on site daily, working closely to implement AnyWay’s climate resilient stabilization technology. Through this successful collaboration between AnyWay and China Wu Yi, many kilometers of vastly improved highway will benefit the communities in the Goroka area for decades to come.

Farewell friend – Dirk Van Rooyen 1953-2022

Farewell friend – Dirk Van Rooyen 1953-2022

With great sadness, we note the passing of Dirk Van Rooyen – a senior member of AnyWay’s global team, a friend and a mentor. For almost two decades, we were fortunate to be among those who enjoyed the warmth of his friendship and benefitted from his vast experience and wealth of knowledge in the field of geotechnical engineering. Dirk was always happy to share his deep understanding of soils, vegetation and the vital connections between them. Time and again we came to appreciate his fresh and unique way of approaching, analyzing and solving engineering problems. He truly enjoyed his work and was ever eager to help others and to share his expertise – particularly with young engineers. There are many who owe a debt of gratitude to him for his role in their professional and personal development. Dirk was a man of many varied skills, but his unmatched gift for connecting with people will be his greatest legacy. Dirk will be deeply missed by all of us at AnyWay.