Atlanta, GA (August 2, 2023)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Announces Smart Water Technology Leak Detection Partnership with FIDO Tech

Oldcastle Infrastructure Announces Smart Water Technology Leak Detection Partnership with FIDO Tech

(Atlanta, GA) – Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, and a leader in innovative infrastructure solutions, today announced its entry into the smart water market through a strategic partnership with FIDO Tech, a UK-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology solutions provider, to deliver unparalleled leak detection and broader water management and conservation solutions in the United States.

The United States loses roughly two trillion gallons of treated drinking water annually, costing municipalities, government agencies and water districts an estimated $7.5 billion1. Oldcastle Infrastructure’s comprehensive suite of smart water solutions, powered by FIDO Tech’s advanced technologies with actionable AI at the core, will provide municipalities, water utilities and industrial clients with real-time monitoring, leak detection and predictive analytics to address treated drinking water losses.

Leveraging its national footprint, Oldcastle Infrastructure will facilitate and accelerate the rollout of FIDO Tech’s AI-led non-revenue water (NRW)2 detection service across the US market. This will allow more US utilities to benefit from FIDO Tech’s current leakage reduction levels of more than 50%.

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“Solving non-revenue water losses is a quantifiable and guaranteed way to improve water availability and security,” said Victoria Edwards, Co-Founder & CEO, FIDO Tech.

“Leading the AI revolution in water, FIDO Tech is delighted to partner with Oldcastle Infrastructure for their proven expertise and breadth of water infrastructure solutions to deliver smart water services across the North American market.”

Leveraging real-time data, municipalities, water utilities and industrial customers will be able to optimize operations and prioritize leaks ahead of a catastrophic system failure, reducing repair costs and downtime. The partnership between Oldcastle Infrastructure and FIDO Tech reinforces the shared commitment of both companies to sustainability, resilience, and technological innovation. By harnessing the power of their combined expertise, Oldcastle Infrastructure and FIDO Tech aim to transform water management practices and contribute to building a more sustainable future.

About Oldcastle Infrastructure

Oldcastle Infrastructure, A CRH Company, is the leading provider of infrastructure solutions to several North American market sectors, including Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation. For more information, visit www.oldcastleinfrastructure.com.

About CRH

CRH (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH) is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 operating locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe. As the essential partner for road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. A Fortune Global 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 Index, the EURO STOXX 50 Index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE. For more information visit www.crh.com.

About FIDO Tech

FIDO is a global technology company using deep learning to find the water leaks that matter. Its AI is the only technology that uploads any files from any sensor device, analyses them instantly, and ranks by size, to more than 92% accuracy. FIDO AI is the only data-as-a-service (DaaS) end-to-end leak detection solution which identifies leaks and the size of leaks to hit water losses hard. Now we can locate them exactly too. Our cutting-edge AI was trained on verified leak data to deliver instant super-accurate results on any water network. Nothing beats FIDO at finding the biggest leaks the first time.

 

1 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card – Drinking Water: https://infrastructurereportcard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Drinking-Water-2021.pdf

2 Non-Revenue Water – water that has been produced and is “lost” before it reaches the customer.

Atlanta, GA (July 25, 2023)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Expands Water Market Solutions Offering with Hydro International Acquisition

Oldcastle Infrastructure Expands Water Market Solutions Offering with  Hydro International Acquisition

Oldcastle infrastructure™, A CRH Company has today announced that it has acquired Hydro International® (“Hydro”) from funds advised by Agilitas Private Equity LLP. Hydro is a leading provider of stormwater products, wastewater treatment products, wastewater services, and data solutions in North America and Europe. The company works directly with municipal, commercial and industrial customers to improve the way that water is processed, treated and managed. Headquartered in Clevedon, UK, and with a sales presence in 19 countries, it has over 40 years of experience and a reputation for engineering excellence and industry-leading product performance.

The strategic addition of Hydro International to Oldcastle Infrastructure’s water management offering further enables the company to fulfill its vision to be a leading provider of solutions in the circular water economy. Factors including increased water regulation, aging infrastructure and increased government funding are paving the way for Oldcastle Infrastructure, to address the critical water treatment and management needs of global communities. Acquiring Hydro further enhances its water treatment solutions offering, bringing product breadth, market expertise, and well-developed R&D capabilities.

“We are continually looking for ways to create value for our customers through innovation and advanced technology. Bringing Hydro into our infrastructure solutions business directly aligns with that approach and further advances our water market strategy,” stated Jason Jackson, President, CRH Infrastructure Products. “As one of the most respected players in the North American and UK stormwater and wastewater markets, Hydro brings extensive market knowledge and strong specification positions that will drive growth for us both in Europe and North America.”

“The opportunities for synergy between Oldcastle Infrastructure and Hydro are tremendous,” said Paul Cleaver, CEO, Hydro International. “Hydro has a legacy of driving innovation and accelerating growth through new products and services development. Combining Hydro’s product expertise with Oldcastle Infrastructure’s commercial platform enables our teams to uniquely solve ever-expanding problems for our customers in the water market.”

Visit Hydro International at https://www.hydro-int.com/en

About Oldcastle Infrastructure

Oldcastle Infrastructure, A CRH Company, is the leading provider of infrastructure solutions to several North American market sectors, including Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation. For more information, visit www.oldcastleinfrastructure.com.

About CRH

CRH (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH) is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 operating locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe. As the essential partner for road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 Index, the EURO STOXX 50 Index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE. For more information visit: www.crh.com.

November 7, 2018

BioPod™ Biofilter System Approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

BioPod™ Biofilter System Approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

ATLANTA, Ga. (November 7, 2018) – Oldcastle Infrastructure is pleased to report that the BioPod Biofilter System with StormMix™ Media has been reviewed and approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The BioPod is approved and listed on the Virginia BMP Clearinghouse with a 50% total phosphorus removal efficiency, the highest available rating. The approval was secured based on our field data set from the state of Washington, and the General Use Level Designation (GULD) received there.

BioPod systems utilize an advanced biofiltration design for filtration, sorption and biological uptake to remove Total Suspended Solids (TSS), dissolved metals, nutrients, gross solids, trash and debris as well as petroleum hydrocarbons from stormwater runoff. BioPod systems use StormMix media, an engineered high-flow rate media to remove stormwater pollutants.

The BioPod system offers an optional integrated high-flow bypass that eliminates the need for a separate bypass structure, reducing costs and simplifying the design.

Offering flexibility of design and construction for your storm drain system, the BioPod system comes as an all in-one, single-piece unit composed of durable precast concrete for ease of installation and a long service life.

The BioPod will soon be included on the Virginia Best Management Practices (BMP) Clearinghouse website: https://www.swbmp.vwrrc.vt.edu/.

“Now that the BioPod has received approval, designers in Virginia will have a state of the art, engineered, high flow rate bioretention option for stormwater treatment and green infrastructure solutions,” said Joanna Ogintz, Oldcastle Infrastructure Regulatory Engineer.

About Oldcastle Infrastructure
Oldcastle Infrastructure, A CRH Company, is the leading provider of building materials, products and services for infrastructure projects to several market sectors nationwide, including: Building Structures, Communications, Energy, Transportation and Water.

For more information, visit www.oldcastleinfrastructure.com.

About CRH in North America
CRH is the leading supplier of building materials and products for residential, non-residential and infrastructure construction projects across the United States and Canada. CRH’s Americas Materials Division supplies aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, cement, and paving and construction services. CRH’s Americas Products Division supplies a broad range of value-added building products through its three primary businesses: Oldcastle Architectural, Oldcastle Infrastructure and Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®.

For more information visit www.crhamericas.com.

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