Not all concrete paving materials are created equal. To withstand harsh environments and heavy use with minimal color and surface wear, paving products should employ the latest technologies and manufacturing processes available. This will ensure that the architect, landscape architect, or engineer is specifying highly durable concrete pavers. Today, the range of color and finish options are greater than ever before, allowing the designer to explore creative options with a supportive manufacturer. This course explores how to recognize, design, and build with the highest quality concrete pavers available in the industry.
Sustainable, permeable, concrete unit paving is a long-respected solution for stormwater management in large parking areas. However, a new era in permeable paver systems creates design potential that is much wider in application and more aesthetically diverse than parking lot applications. Moving well beyond parking lots, the potential for permeable paver systems has expanded to include promenades, plazas, park hardscapes, walkways, entry courtyards, and other important outdoor spaces. Thanks to modern and ever expanding finishes, colors, shapes, sizes and technologies, designers no longer need to compromise their design intent to provide sustainable permeability for these applications.
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