Read about the practical design features behind this School courtyard. StoneSet installed a natural Tan-brown Australian stone. The thoroughfare had to be hard wearing, anti-slip, no loose stone, puddle free outdoor paving. The whole naturalised design is a cost effective, modern, practical and aesthetically pleasing recreational space.
Landscape Architects should be aware of the Sydney new Aerotropolis development. What’s not so well known is the amazing ‘green corridors’ planned, as part of the urban greening drive by the NSW Governments “5 Million trees” project. Here’s a summary of how water smart urban planning and development will use technologies like porous paving in the future.
Water Sensitive Urban Design technology like Porous Paving is all around us! This week the Australian Government body CRC for Water Sensitive Cities released an important document advising how best to achieve planning collaboration and better use of natural resources.
Innovative subsurface drainage solution using porous paving! We take a look at this library foyer, with porous paving as effectively one large draining surface. Rain channeled to larger drainage gravel pits, to stormwater services below.
Rooftop stones and ballast are used to reflect the harsh UV from underlying waterproofing and reflect light. So why would you use black stone that absorb heat? Continue reading “StoneSet CBD roof tops to absorb heat”
One of the most valuable natural resources in Australia is rainwater. Collecting rainwater has been a primary interest in roof construction for several decades. Fortunately, the StoneSet system for permeable paved surfaces supports the harvesting and re-use of rainwater.
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 as the country’s authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities. The organisation’s vision is to “create healthy, resilient and positive places for people and the natural environment.” In 2003, the GBCA launched the Green Star – a national, voluntary system for rating sustainable solutions in design and construction.
Commercial clients are way more concerned with the future than private individuals. They often have shareholders and supervisors to answer to, and they may have to report to governing bodies months after the project is complete. They are more concerned about what they will have to do down the road than with the initial investment. Fortunately, StoneSet can help your commercial clients meet their long-term goals.
The traditional response to stormwater management has been to convey it by pipes or channels directly by a discharge point such as a nearby river, lake, creek or ocean. The goal has been to move as much water as possible from an urban area as quickly as possible. The biggest challenge happens when dealing with large, impervious paved spaces.
Shopping centers are always highly concentrated areas of activity and heavy foot traffic. With all the hustle and bustle, commercial centers are too often places for slips and falls. Porous pavement can prevent these accidents, protect the environment, and create visually stunning paths that shoppers will appreciate.