01 October 2014

Bus boarding kerb improves passenger safety and prevents illegal parking

Kassel kerbs were found to be ‘fit for purpose’ following research conducted at University College London in 1998, especially when used with modern low-floor buses to enhance passenger safety. The Lewes Road project is the biggest single installation of Kassel kerbs and will service the route along Brighton’s academic corridor, reducing the extent of cage[…]

  • 01 October 2014

12 September 2014

Slip resistant EcoPath made from recycled rubber used at golf course

The loose gravel previously laid on the surface next to the first tee was migrating to grassy areas, making it muddy and sliperry in wet weather and a danger to the golfers using the course. Ecopath MT was specified due to its ability to provide a slip resistant, easily maintainable waiting area for sportsmen and[…]

  • 12 September 2014

10 September 2014

SuDS specification combining permeable paving made easy with PermCal

An effective method of sustainable drainage was required by consulting engineers JMLA for Carrington Place in Halisham to match greenfield run-off rates as the area offered limited soakage. PermCal software provides users with a step-by-step process based on the current British Standard guidance for designing permeable pavements, comprising a feature enabling the input and recording[…]

  • 10 September 2014

05 September 2014

Commercial project growth highlights demand for attractive landscaping

The need to create an attractive surrounding in addition to an eye catching building is becoming more widespread, with businesses realising that landscaping can have a major impact on how a potential buyer will view a property. Precast concrete paving combined with surface water management are factors now being considered by architects during the initial[…]

  • 05 September 2014

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28 November 2013

Getting on with SuDS

It is generally accepted that a sustainable approach to surface water drainage using SuDS must play a key role in responding to climate change and increasing urbanisation. The Government has acted with the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 which will effectively make SuDS mandatory, when eventually implemented, and will apply to any construction work[…]

  • 28 November 2013