Paving Systems

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 prevents ov

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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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Minneapolis’ Commons Paves Permeable

Looking toward the environmental benefits for the entire city, downtown Minneapolis was looking toward permeable paving to reduce its stormwater runoff and potential pollution problems. Completed in Aug. 2016, the Downtown Commons, Minneapolis, Minn., is a 4.2-acre public park and green space adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. “The Commons is the centerpiece of the revitalization and redevelopment of the Downtown East neighborhood,” said Jacob Frey, Minneapolis City Council member whose Ward 3 includes the Commons. “The reduction in harmful stormwater runoff and water pollution is one of its many environmental benefits for the entire city.”

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Medical Center Picks Lane

The seven-story Kaiser Permanente in Anaheim, Calif. was challenged with siting a fire lane that could support the weight of emergency vehicles—without looking like a fire lane. Kaiser Permanente is all about promoting healthy living on and off campus from every one of its medical facilities across the country. The Anaheim, Calif. medical center built in 2012 is no different. “Since this was a medical facility, we wanted to create a healing garden for patients and guests to enjoy,” says Michael Wilkes a project manager and construction administrator at WHITIN DESIGN WORKS, landscape architect. “But in the 125 ft. × 600 ft. space we had to work with, we now had to also incorporate a fire lane

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The limestone crushed aggregate used for the parking area and the contrasting colored buckshot crushed aggregate for the walkways were both obtained locally.

Sustainable Stormwater Relief

Porous pavement system helps protect watershed at Wisconsin’s first land trust, which was founded in 1937 to protect one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the state. The Ridges Sanctuary, Wisconsin’s first land trust, was founded in 1937 to conserve the original 40-acre parcel and today protects 1600 acres of one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the state. It conserves critical wildlife habitat and diverse ecosystems, protects natural landmarks and scenic landscapes, and facilitates important research initiatives essential to the future of the Sanctuary and Door County. Design choices that encourage land preservation and conservation were of utmost importance to Do

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