Hanson Formpave Sponsors Geotechnical Trail at Civils 2007

Dr Stephen Coupe talks SUDS & Floods at conference

1st October 2007 - Hanson Formpave, a leading manufacturer of standard and specialist concrete block pavers and permeable paving solutions, is the exclusive sponsor of the Geotechnical trail at Civils 2007. The Geotechnical trail provides a fast-track route around the show for anyone wanting to meet specialists in geotechnics and ground engineering. Hanson Formpave Research Manager Dr Stephen Coupe, a world renowned expert in the field of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and pollution control, will also be at the show presenting on SUDS and the BRE Hanson Eco-House.

In light of recent flooding, interest in Hanson Formpave’s Aquaflow™ and SUDS system has never been greater and this market leading product as well as the Chartres and EcoGranite ranges will be showcased at the event.

Dr Stephen Coupe, Hanson Formpave’s SUDS consultant and permeable paving specialist will be presenting on the geothermal and recycling technologies implemented at the Hanson Eco-House at BRE. This talk is taking place at 11.30am on Thursday 22nd in the red seminar theatre.

Commenting on Hanson Formpave’s activities at the show this year, Steve Spikes, development director, said “Sponsoring the Geotechnical trail at Civils presented a perfect opportunity for us to promote the geotechnical and ground engineering aspect of our paving systems. With our involvement in the conference and our latest product ranges also being exhibited, it demonstrates how Hanson Formpave is at the forefront of new technology, research and design in this field.”

On stand B100, Hanson Formpave will be showcasing its unique Aquaflow permeable paving and SUDS system which, they believe, had it been used in parts of the UK prior to the flash flooding earlier this year, could have prevented and minimised the devastating affects to houses and businesses. The Aquaflow Sustainable Urban Drainage System, designed and made by Hanson Formpave, is the best selling permeable paving system in the UK with over 900 completed water management contracts.

One of the most popular Hanson Formpave ranges, the Chartres range will also be on show, as well as the EcoGranite range. The Chartres combined modular paving range, is designed to provide a distinguished and mature look to driveways and patios and is available in five beautiful colours. A paving alternative to slabs and small element is available as well as setts, cobbles, starter circles and edgings to compliment the range.

The EcoGranite range provides architects and specifiers with a product that has the appearance, performance and benefits of 100% granite products, but with the sustainable advantage that it has not drained reserves of the world’s natural resources, providing a more environmentally friendly granite offering for the construction industry without compromising on quality. Significant cost savings can also be realised as it is less expensive to purchase than natural granite, and as it does not need to be laid on mortar, ease of laying is a key advantage.

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