Radix Screw Piles Innovation Recognised With Leading Sustainability Awards Win

Scottish firm RADIX won the edie Award for Product/Packaging Innovation of the Year 2024, for their Screw Piles and Ground Screws with judges hailing its potential to limit the impacts of construction on climate and nature.

The edie Awards are the largest UK award scheme for sustainable businesses now in their 17th year. They aim to reward and recognise individuals, projects and partnerships under the banner of ‘celebrating sustainability leadership’.

What is the purpose of Screw Piles?

Building on the RADIX ground screw product range, these extendable screw piles allow the benefits of these foundations to be used on a whole additional category of build, installed to greater depths to maximise load bearing capacity.

Applications include a low impact foundation solution for the new Scottish Crannog Visitors Centre at Dalerb on the banks of Loch Tay, foundations for Battery Energy Storage Systems and Ground Mount Solar Farms to name a few where sustainability is of significant value.

RADIX Screw Piles have been used at the Lock Tay Scottish Crannog Visitors Center

Screw Piles Vs Concrete Foundations

Besides their eco-friendly credentials, and like their ground screw siblings, these screw piles additionally offer a faster, cleaner, and easier installation process year-round than concrete. Without the need for heavy excavation screw piles can be installed and ready to be built on immediately, saving time and accelerating project programme.

Validating the edie Award win, the screw piles have less than 50% embodied carbon (CO2e) than the equivalent in concrete, which is the second biggest contributor to global carbon emissions. Unlike concrete they are also easy to reuse and recycle adding another dimension to their versatility and eco-credentials.