G2030−Pedestrian Plazas and Walkways

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What does a “greener” manufacturer in the construction industry look like?

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The terms “environmentally friendly,” “sustainable,” and “green” are thrown out a lot, but what do they really mean? Sustainability should include not only the products a manufacturer produces, but also the manner in which they do so. What does a sustainable manufacturer do to attain the “green” label and why should specifiers care?

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Designing Plaza Hardscapes: Considerations from insulation and waterproofing to structural support

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Plaza construction typically incorporates various products from different manufacturers intended to provide the thermal resistance, water management, structural capacity, and wearing surface needed to meet a particular project’s requirements. This article discusses the importance of evaluating the strength and stiffness characteristics of a plaza system, particularly when heavy loading is anticipated. Designs that do not properly account for overall system strength and stiffness are vulnerable to damage, potentially resulting in cracking and displacement of the hardscape materials, reduction of drainage capacity, and reduced service life of the plaza.

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