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uniclass l534:l217 december 2008 paving for sustainability a guide to sustainable paving with precast

precast concrete sustainable paving a widely used and accepted definition of sustainable development is “…meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs” the brundtland report 1987 the uk government scottish executive welsh assembly government and the northern ireland administration have agreed upon a set of principles that should be respected nnnnn living within environmental limits ensuring a strong healthy and just society achieving a sustainable economy promoting good governance using sound science responsibly all these principles are centred around the three known pillars of sustainable development these pillars are environmental protection social progress and economic growth in order to focus efforts to improve the uk has identified these four priority areas for immediate action n sustainable consumption and production n climate change and energy n natural resource protection and environmental

interpave and its members interpave is the precast concrete paving and kerb association promoting and providing the central information resource for concrete block paving paving flags and kerbs – ranging from domestic uses to the most taxing heavy industrial applications interpave represents the uk’s leading manufacturers and is a product association of the british precast concrete federation ltd bpcf it works closely with the concrete centre – the central development organisation for the uk cement and concrete industry interpave’s primary role is to communicate with the building industry providing definitive guidance – in the case of sustainability issues working closely with bpcf’s own inhouse sustainability team as well as the concrete centre interpave also contributes to the development of british standards and industry guidance via organisations such as ciria training and improving health and safety in liaison with the health and safety

a locally based industry a key principle of sustainability is that a product should be manufactured as close as possible to where it will be used to n m  inimise the need for transport and the associated environmental economic and social impacts of transportation n support the local economy and create local employment n prevent the export of the associated environmental impacts of production to another location with less stringent environmental and social protection legislation interpave manufacturers use the latest automated plants which are clean and quiet making them good neighbours they employ an ethos of responsible materials sourcing taking particular account of the impact of extraction on the environment as substantial employers they play an essential role in the economic and social well-being of local communities throughout the uk interpave manufacturers have production plants located around the uk offering effective national coverage minimising product transportation

a sustainable material precast concrete offers a range of important inherent material characteristics being n durable  – being inorganic it will not rot or burn or need treating with chemicals to maintain it n inert  – it can maximise industrial ecology and does not release harmful substances such as volatile organic compounds vocs agencies to ensure continuous improvement all quarries have rehabilitation plans and the aggregates industry operates within tightly regulated environmental planning constraints around 25 of aggregates used in the uk are from recycled and secondary sources – the highest aggregates recycling rate in europe n flexible  – it can be engineered to give different properties and can replicate natural materials so that their finite reserves are protected n long-lasting and durable n r  ecyclable – it can be made of recycled materials and the concrete itself can also be recycled n local  – produced in the uk with

sustainable paving products a precast concrete block or flag pavement comprises a relatively thin layer of concrete supported on a sub-base compared with the equivalent in-situ concrete pavement requiring a greater thickness of concrete also precast concrete paving and kerbs from interpave manufacturers use less cement than site-poured concrete pavements and kerbs this is because products are manufactured on modern automated plant under factory conditions using concrete with low cement/water ratios that is pressed and vibrated to ensure full compaction of the concrete mix and then cured in controlled conditions maximising strength and durability characteristics with minimal waste harvesting and recycling of water for manufacture is a growing trend – in fact some interpave manufacturers’ plants use no mains water interpave manufacturers are also reducing cement in their processes and maximising cement replacement products – involving extensive research and testing

environmental impact the bre ‘green guide to specification’ provides independent endorsement of the low environmental impact of precast concrete paving particularly in comparison with imported materials it rates and compares a range of specifications within various construction elements with summary ratings ranging from ‘a+’ for best environmental performance to ‘e’ for the worst three different paving scenarios together with ‘boundary protection’ constitute the landscaping category of the green guide and cover pedestrian areas including communal spaces walkways and garden paving lightly trafficked areas such as car parking heavily trafficked areas for heavier vehicles or repetitive traffic the same three scenarios – with identical results – are applied across the six different building types considered by the green guide but the ratings also provide essential guidance for local authorities to exercise their

sustainable paving in use there are a number of – perhaps surprising – environmental implications of using precast concrete paving precast concrete paving products are inherently thin with a large relative surface area enabling them to re-absorb significant amounts of co2 from the atmosphere during their lifetime in our towns and cities using materials with a high albedo such as concrete block or flag paving in place of asphalt can reduce the impact of development and reduce the urban heat island effect urban heat island occurs where an urbanised area is significantly warmer than its rural surroundings precast concrete paving also differs substantially from asphalt in terms of luminance or the amount of light reflected off the paving for asphalt luminance is only about 7 whereas block paving achieves between 15 and 30 this oftenoverlooked area has implications for street lighting design and safety in terms of contrasting pedestrians against paving at night for

paving for sustainable communities an essential characteristic of precast concrete products is that they are fully engineered manufactured and tested to british standards under modern controlled conditions this means that they all exhibit the same slip resistance and many other characteristics ensuring consistency safety and accessibility for all users across the whole surface whichever combinations of products is used precast concrete paving and kerbs from interpave manufacturers comply with all aspects of test procedures stipulated in the latest british standards designed to replicate performance in use over time thus ensuring long-term performance and minimal replacement this reassurance may not be available with imported natural stone or other materials such as plastic interpave manufacturers have completely transformed precast concrete paving and kerb products with a palette of designs colours and textures offering a visual richness and huge design choice atypical of mass

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