Material selection is one of the most important choices you will make to the overall outcome of your construction projects. Understanding how different material options impact your bottom line leads to better informed decision-making. This course highlights the advantages that durable, non-combustible, low-maintenance materials and finishes bring to your projects, why architectural and decorative concrete is the smart choice for buildings and floors, and why concrete is a sustainable option.
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.
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.
Proper detailing of brick masonry goes along with proper construction, appropriate material selection and maintenance to provide the longevity that masonry is typically known for. This course provides information on the basic details to allow for brick masonry to resist moisture penetration and cracking. It also provides details to create interesting designs in brick without costing a lot of money.
Custom Steel Inlet/Catch Basin Risers: The Better Way to Raise Inlet/Catch Basins to Grade on Roadway Repaving Projects
This paper explains why custom steel risers are the best way to raise inlet/catch basin grates to final grade after repaving projects. They save money and time compared to excavation and manual raising of utility frames. Steel risers are lighter, stronger, and better fitting than cast iron risers, and they leave grates precisely at final grade, eliminating potential damage and liability due to the creation of new potholes and exposed asphalt edges.
Reusable Manhole Safety Ramps: The Overlooked Detail That Saves Time & Money on Roadway Milling Projects
Reusable manhole safety ramps significantly reduce liability for vehicle damage, while paying for themselves in labor saved and reduced environmental impacts.
Reduce cost and streamline your paving operation with American Highway Products manhole risers. Most efficient and powerful expanding manhole riser available today with a powerful expanding pivoted turnbuckle for positive gripping power.
Now you can safely and smoothly ramp over those raised manholes or manhole risers during road construction projects in a matter of seconds using the Manhole Safety Ramp. Made of tough, durable rubber, these Safety Ramp Rings fit securely around raised utilities or manhole risers. They won't shift or slip. Just drop them in place, and remove then simply by picking them up. You'll increase safety and save money by reusing them again and again, year after year.
Cut manhole raising costs by 81% and extend new pavement lifespan with adjustable manhole risers.
Adjustable manhole risers are the safest, most efficient, and most cost-effective way to raise manholes to grade after streets are repaved with a lift of new asphalt.
Porcelain pavers are increasingly replacing stone for outdoor applications in Europe, and that trend continues in the United States. This course examines the long history of porcelain products and explains how the raw materials and manufacturing process create porcelain’s legendary strength and durability. We review the testing procedures that scientifically verify porcelain’s qualities, and discuss how technology helps create pavers that are superior in performance to stone or wood, stronger and with a more reliable aesthetic. Finally, we explain the simple installation strategies for pavers used outdoors, particularly on gravel or grass, which do not require a concrete slab.
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