MR-ROADS and the Future of Green Building Materials in Road Construction

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on May 13, 2024

Society faces a choice between sustainability and urban development. This has always been a tough decision, as construction often harms the environment to some extent. To address this dilemma, MR-ROADS has found the balance — a space wherein eco-friendliness and robust construction processes meet. 

Thriving in Queensland’s bustling construction industry, MR-ROADS is on a mission to excel without releasing excessive harmful chemicals into the environment. Led by its founders, Daniel Mikus and James Rolph, MR-ROADS redefines the present and future of road construction with its groundbreaking approach to utilizing green building materials.

“We have a responsibility towards Mother Nature,” shares Rolph. “When we set out to establish a business that strongly relied on practices that would harm the environment, our goal was to find the middle ground. We want to provide exceptional construction services to our clients while gradually—yet surely—reducing the size of our carbon footprint.” 

Embracing Sustainability: A Green Flag in Asphalt Construction

According to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2023, the construction sector has become the most significant contributor of greenhouse gasses (GHGs). Responsible for an astounding 37% of global emissions, the production processes within this indispensable industry are a source of both modern development and environmental hazards.  

As an answer to this predicament, MR-ROADS has taken it upon itself to be the green change the construction industry needs. 

For Mikus and Rolph, sustainability is a guiding principle that shapes every aspect of their business. Mikus says, “We weren’t going to wait for the established players in the industry to bring better solutions. We wanted to create the solutions ourselves, lead by example, and take the initiative, so to speak.”

This notion drives MR-ROADS to incorporate recycled materials and bio-based innovations into their asphalt production, actively reducing CO2 emissions. This conscious choice to use less harmful materials is a step in the right direction for healthier air and water. 

In 2023, Australian Road Research Board statistics revealed that using recycled materials in roads and rail infrastructure can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 98%. 

This data shows how MR-ROADS’ approach is leading a shift toward greener road construction for various projects, such as driveways, carparks, and infrastructure.

The Road Ahead: The Promise of a Sustainable Future

Looking back on their journey, Daniel Mikus shares, “Our growth within the first 12 months was astronomical, and we are on track to double our revenue in 2024, which is exciting.”

As MR-ROADS pitches in to build a more sustainable future, its vision extends beyond the comfort zones in Queensland. With a five-year plan to expand nationally and establish itself as a household name in road infrastructure, MR-Roads is ready to revolutionize traditional methods with fresh ideas. In sum, all roads of green asphalt production lead to MR-ROADS.

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Spencer Hulse is the Editorial Director at Grit Daily. He is responsible for overseeing other editors and writers, day-to-day operations, and covering breaking news.

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