Paving Systems

Salute to Neighborhood Roots

A gold winner in BIA’s paving and landscape category, Urby Harrison in Harrison, N.J., by landscape architects Mellilo + Bauer, is a multi-family housing complex which delivers a playful and organic experience in the transit-oriented micro-neighborhood. Its grounds feature outdoor cooking and dining spaces, table and lawn games, a firepit lounge and a pool terrace. The full-range pavers pick up the colors found in plants within the natural environment and in the nearby buildings, thus providing a pleasing foreground. In a nod to red-brick factories that were part of Harrison’s industrial beginnings, the design called for clay pavers that are reminiscent of recycled brick, bu

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World’s First Precast Products Manufactured with CO2-Cured Solidia Concrete

EP Henry, in collaboration with Solidia Technologies, a cement and concrete technology start-up, has introduced the world’s first products made with low-carbon Solidia Concrete. Using LafargeHolcim’s Solidia Cement as its base, which requires lower temperatures during production and thereby emits less carbon, Solidia Concrete products are cured with CO2 instead of water, reducing their overall carbon footprint up to 70% compared to traditional concrete.Through their combined research and development efforts, the firms demonstrated the many benefits of Solidia Concrete over traditional ordinary Portland cement-based products, including enhanced color vibrancy, the near elimination

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Award Winning Streetscapes

Three Keystone Hardscapes projects recently earned 2019 Hardscapes North America (HNA) award recognition. The annual awards are given by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. Pictured is Confluence Park in San Antonio, designed by Cribley Enterprises, which won in the commercial paver category greater than 15,000 sq. ft. Keystone’s Holland, and CityScape Pentagon pavers, in a custom Caststone, were used on the project. The company also won honors for its products in Confluence Park in Denver, as well as Travis at the Lake, apartments in Austin, Texas.

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Parvis du parc Frederic-Back, Montreal, Town Hall

Permeable Without Compromise

Offering one of the largest selections of permeable pavers in the market, designers can choose from assorted sizes, colors, finishes and textures from Unilock. Pictured here at the Parvis du parc Frederic-Back, Montreal, Town Hall, pavers are modeled after historic clay street pavers with a unique color blending.

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University of the District of Columbia Student Center Entrance

A Sense of Place

The new student center at the University of the District of Columbia was designed to create a sense of welcome to an urban campus that has long been seen as something of an afterthought. The four-year college has undertaken a major redesign to reposition itself in the dense, Van Ness neighborhood, and the student center’s entrance plaza certainly sets a stage for the upgrades that have taken place.Landscape architects with D.C.-based Lee and Assocs. took the lead on the plaza design—the student center was the work of CannonDesign, in collaboration with Marshall Moya Design. The entire project is one of only two student unions in the U.S. to earn leed Platinum.The university has t

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Grasspave2, Gravelpave2 and Beachrings 2

Rolling Along

Grasspave2, Gravelpave2 and Beachrings 2 from Invisible Structures allow ADA-compliant access for areas typically difficult to access for wheelchair-bound or disabled individuals. Simple but highly effective components buried just below the surface, plastic cylinders allow the normally uneven surface to provide uniform resistance to walkers, bikers or wheel chairs, meeting ADA standards for public park and recreational facilities.

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A Water Celebration

A new scalable climate adoption system, Climate Tile, equips side-walks with capabilities that not only treat water, but celebrate water as a valuable resource. Climate Tile is a new scalable climate adoption system for future cities. It couples traditionally separate functions. It transforms future sidewalks to collect and manage water, while contributing to the growth of urban nature and improved microclimates. It equips sidewalks with a set of additional capabilities that treat water in a technical manner, and conserve water as a valuable resource.The system can catch and redirect the additional projected 30% rainwater due to increased precipitation from climate change. It preve

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Bricks Beckon Precipitation

If you’re thinking about adding an outdoor component to your next project there’s more than meets the eye to brick hardscapes. It takes an experienced contractor, coupled with expert craftsmanship and highly resilient materials to eloquently construct a brick-centric landscape design with both ecological sensitivity and longevity. Recently, the Hardscape North America competition lauded the merits of three clay brick projects: all three incorporate Pine Hall Brick.One of which, The Flats East Bank, won an HNA award for Clay Brick—Permeable. The project is an expansive warehouse district on the waterfront of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. It is now the site

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Keystone Hardscapes

The new Verona Series II is a plank paver unit that combines two linear shapes with a higher level of detail and finish in the jointed surface to create distinctive linear design patterns. The smaller chamfers and joints of its urban styling complement these shapes with clean and crisp edge details. 

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Pavers Add Distinction to Boston Project

Boston’s 101 Seaport is a project unique in concept and installation. Functionality, performance and aesthetics were all taken into consideration when selecting paving materials. Creating projects of true distinction takes the collaboration of an entire team. 101 Seaport is a project unique in concept and installation. The designers at Copley-Wolff Design Group were challenged with a project that would ultimately become a mixed-use facility to accommodate both commercial and residential concerns, in on-grade and elevated areas. Functionality, performance and aesthetics were all taken into consideration when selecting paving materials.

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