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Belgard Partners with the City of Atlanta for the Largest Permeable Pavement Project

In 2015-16, the Atlanta, Georgia, Department of Watershed Management partnered with Belgard Hardscapes to install over four miles of permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP).

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Eco Dublin Plays Role in Cleaning Up Lake Tahoe

Research has found that fine sediments entering Lake Tahoe are a major contributing factor to the reduction of lake clarity over the years. One of the identified sources of those fine sediments is the streets, highways and parking areas of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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Chuck Taylor Receives ICPI Lifetime Achievement Award

Chuck Taylor, widely recognized as one of the top experts in segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States, received the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at ICPI’s Summer Meeting in Nashville.

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Belgard Sponsors 2016 Texas ASLA Conference

The Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently held their annual conference at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, where Belgard participated in the three-day event as the title sponsor.

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Oldcastle® Architectural Granted North American Hydro-Flo™ Technology License

Oldcastle® Architectural has been granted a North American license from Pacific Interlock Pavingstone Inc. of Hollister, Calif., for the Hydro-Flo™ Technology, an advanced formula for the manufacture of permeable pavers.

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PICP Rainwater Harvesting

Amidst flooding, droughts, water conservation and pollution concerns, stormwater management has become a prominent topic across the nation in recent years, with regulations and incentives trickling down from the federal level and making their way into local municipalities.

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Westile Attends International Roofing Expo

February 17-19, Westile educated thousands of eventgoers on how to improve the performance of commercial roofs or convert rooftops to usable plaza space at the International Roofing Expo in Orlando, Florida, a showcase of the latest trends and technology in the commercial and residential roofing industry.

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Permeable Pavement System On Tap to Protect Purity of Brewery Water Supply

In planning the hardscapes area for a Sierra Nevada Brewing Company brewery near Asheville, NC, Drake Fowler knew the only solution to meet the environmental and aesthetic needs of this conscientious, high-standards company was Belgard Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers (PICP). The chosen blend of Aqua Roc II pavers satisfied all of the construction goals with the ability to withstand heavy vehicular traffic, reduce stormwater runoff, meet ADA requirements for foot traffic, and offer long-lasting durability and a favorable solid reflexivity index (SRI).

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Mega-Tandem™ Flood Wall Performance

A 10 foot Belgard® Mega-Tandem™ gravity wall installed on the bank of the river was recently put to the test when it successfully withstood a 20-year flood event.

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Over 2 Million SF of Permeable Pavers Installed in Tennessee

In recent years, the state of Tennessee has aggressively pursued ways to mitigate stormwater runoff quality and quantity. As part of that initiative, Belgard Commercial has now installed over two million square feet of permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) systems on various projects across the state.

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Repairing Slopes with Segmental Retaining Walls

When slopes have failed due to flooding, heavy rain events and overly saturated soils, SRWs can provide a cost-effective solution to site or land construction costs. Learn the advantages of SRW over cast-in-place or traditional masonry walls.

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EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

EPA will award individual grants ranging from $40,000 to $60,000 for qualifying green infrastructure projects in 18 designated Urban Waters Federal Partnership Locations.

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SRW Bridges Gap between Budget and Functionality

As the need for new bridges increases, segmental retaining walls provide an economical solution as part of a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) Integrated Bridge System (IBS).

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Pan Am Plaza Project Profiled by LASN Magazine

The September 2014 issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News profiled the transformation of the historic Indianapolis plaza originally built to the host the 1987 Pan American games.

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Custom Color Blend Coordinates With Limestone Veneer

Mega-Tandem™ Mass Segmental Retaining Wall™ was able to provide both site and aesthetic solutions to meet the project’s construction needs.

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Keystone® Compac III Provides Economical Design Solution

The random-score pattern of Keystone® Compac III gave the wall the look of multiple sized pieces without the added installation cost.

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Special Aggregate Mix Adds Classic Touch To Miami’s Bayfront Park

Belgard imbed natural stone, shell, and white marble aggregates into the mix when manufacturing the Moduline pavers that would create this plaza for Bayfront Park and the newly renovated Pérez Art Museum

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Urbana Creates Harmonious Look For Luxury Apartment Complex

The overall design goal of this multifamily construction project was to create a high-end luxury apartment complex with natural design elements that would complement the Arizona landscape.

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Mega-Tandem™ Flood Wall Performs During 20-Year Flood Event

David Landwehr, owner of Constance Marina on the Ohio River, wanted to create a more attractive riverside entrance to his facility that would be able to withstand the riverbank’s harsh environment. The 10 foot Belgard® Mega-Tandem™ gravity wall installed on the bank of the river was recently put to the test when it successfully withstood a 20-year flood event, with waters cresting less than 6 inches below the top of the wall and no resulting signs of distress or degradation of the wall system.

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Belgard Aides Milwaukee in Urban Stormwater Management Program

Organized and operated by volunteers, the Garden District Farmers’ Market is located on Milwaukee’s south side at the northern entrance of the Milwaukee Green Corridor project. The Green Corridor area is designated by the district to showcase a wide variety of sustainable projects that ultimately seek to improve environmental performance, attract business development, raise public awareness and support regional growth.

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