PBS Ltd. is firmly holding positions as Ukraine’s leading company in road building, repairs and maintenance. Modern machinery, new technologies and innovations are the root causes of company’s success.
PBS are country’s pioneers in the field of cold recycling technology, being the first company in Ukraine to raise the warranty bar for renovated road objects, up to ten years. The company’s projects have quickly become an example of manufacturability and record-breaking completion terms.
Founded in 2004, the company has chosen “Bukovel” mountain ski resort to be a proving ground for all the innovations and experiments. Now the unique experience of building infrastructure is being expanded to the entire country.
By winning multiple road- and bridge-building tenders, yearly, PBS Ltd. has successfully proven the fact that quality and durability can be achieved at low-price budgets.
If we’re pursuing a dream of having roads of European quality in Ukraine, there are two things we should do in order to succeed: accept the European road-building experience and destroy the schemes, enforced by corrupt officials, as they try to allocate huge money amounts for their small-time, penny-a-line repairs.
Speaking of experience, our highly-qualified employees are common guests of the best worldwide exhibitions and forums, staying in touch with the industry’s progress, sharing their experience and looking for the latest novelties, as regarded to materials, tools and machinery. We’re looking for well-proven technologies to adopt them and put to good use.
Modern machinery allows to complete projects times quicker. Our philosophy is maximum automation of working processes and advanced technical means usage. None other Ukrainian road-building company is comparable to PBS in this regard.
Technologies we’ve adopted are capable of multiplying strength index of a given road surface, as we use modified bitumen and special asphalt concrete mixes which have proven to be resilient to temperature and moisture drops. Those materials make for durable and reliable road surface, free from pits, cracks and furrows.
We apply modern reinforcement materials in our construction projects. Our road maintenance routine is also carried out in accordance to latest European developments in the field.
“Bukovel” mountain ski resort has become a proving ground for all the innovations and experiments of PBS. We’ve managed to learn how to do our job in the aggressive Carpathian mountain environment, where soils are often destructively touched by underground waters and landslides are common. Chilling winter winds and rainy summer weather, - appeared to be worthy trials for our machinery, tools and equipment, but also inspired us in our search for new, unorthodox ways of building roads and bridges. We confidently state that all the newly built roads in the region, as well as those we have renovated using new technologies, - will remain in perfect shape for at least ten years.
Highly qualified and effective personnel are the people who stand behind company’s success. Our employees have the experience of working for the leading Ukrainian and foreign companies. They always strive to be on the edge of knowledge, studying new and innovative approaches to road-building.
Being the pioneering company in the field of road repairs in Ukraine, PBS were the first to raise the warranty bar for renovated road objects, up to ten years. Prior to this breakthrough, it was common for country’s building companies to provide 2-3 years of similar warranty. The innovation behind the curtain was the “cold recycling” technology, capable of minimizing the amount of needed resources and introduces some brand new quality standards into the industry. PBS uses a patented German technology of sewer hatches leveling. The improving technology is quite simple and optimized for quick installation, reducing the amount of time needed to put in new hatches – down to 10 minutes per unit, and the entire repairs last no longer than half an hour. By using special, anti-vandal hatches, not only we increase the longevity of the entire canalization system, but also prevent the hatch itself from being stolen. Other working innovations include the new generation “singing” plastic-based road marking systems with luminescent coating, the new sunbattery-powered highway illumination system, and the latest industry novelties in barrier fencing. Our company was the first in Ukraine to prove that even the inconveniences of permanent snowfalls are no match for new road-cleaning solutions with hydrated salt.
Cold in-place recycling. PBS was the first company in Ukraine to bring in the cold recycling technology, which was a progressive world tendency for the entire industry at the time. The cold recycling method utilizes the remaining resource of the existing road covering, by grinding the asphalt crust (right on the building site) while adding additional components to the mix, in order to bring back the strength index of the genuine material. This method allows us to drastically cheapen the entire process, providing more effective approach and high quality results.
Sewer hatches leveling. Walking toe-to-toe with the experience of our European colleagues, we’re dealing effectively and quickly with old sewer hatch issues. A typical sewer hatch renovation procedure lasts no longer than ten minutes, as we use a modern cutter device, combined with fast-hardening mounting materials. In around thirty minutes after the repairs, the road is ready for vehicle traffic. By using special, anti-vandal hatches, not only we increase the longevity of the entire canalization system, but also prevent the hatch itself from being stolen. Anti-vandal hatches have a usage resource of ten years and effectively reduce noise pollution from transport coming over the hatchway.
Another European technology we’ve adopted is sodium chloride road cleaning method. We’re using clean salt, no additives. We have the most recent achievements of German snow-cleaning machinery and science at our disposal, and we're controlling every gram of salt and every centimeter of solvent layer thickness. By introducing such an accurate solvent dosage, not only do we save reagents, but also care for the environment. The method is so advanced that hydrated salt solvent literally “melts” through even the toughest icy and snowy lay-ups. Hydrated salt needs no further moisturizing, staying chemically potent even if applied to a surface under the lowest temperatures.