Paving Systems

‘Greening’ Play Space

In adding outdoor amenities, including walking tracks, San Antonio, Texas’ North East Independent School District opted away from asphalt and other non-permeable surfaces, and instead employed Porous Pave XL to install ADA-compliant tracks at 44 schools. A highly porous and durable material made, with 50% recycled rubber chips and 50% aggregate mixed on site, the material delivers a more sustainable surface for outdoor recreation resource. Additionally, the project required a surface with superior flexibility so that serviceability cracks, caused by horizontal or vertical movements of the underlying soils due to expansion and contraction, would not create problems.

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Beautify Your Space

The CityScape Pentagon 80 MM Pavers offer a way to beautify a surface area with the look of natural stone without the high cost of materials and installation. Pavers can be a subtle design component or a high impact component, depending on the color and texture selected and the pattern installed, which makes them highly versatile and customizable for specific tastes or applications. The paver is ideal for pedestrian pavement applications. It is made of durable concrete with iron oxide pigments that won’t fade with extended UV exposure. The product meets or exceeds applicable requirements of ASTM C1782. The paver’s surfaces and classical chamfers define each stone, creating textur

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Walk-On Pavers

Anti-slip, weather resistant and capable of withstanding heavy loads without compromising aesthetics, Hanover Porcelain Pavers are quick and easy to install. They are resistant to acid, chemicals, mold and salt. With five distinct collections the choose from—Mountain, Woodland, Mediterranean, Island and Urban—they are ideal for both on and above ground installations.

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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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