Grasscrete Emergency Access Road Recommended by Local Fire Department

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Grasscrete – Clovis Community HospitalGrasscrete Emergency Vehicle Access

 

The Clovis Community Hospital received a much needed emergency vehicle access road. The access road was recommended by the local fire department due to the need to get fire trucks close to an area that is difficult to reach in case of an emergency. The Grasscrete System was selected for the project due to its strength, durability and aesthetically pleasing design and the ability for driveable grass. Grasscrete Molded Pulp Formers were utilized for this project providing sustainability with their 100% recycled content and ability to degrade over time into the sub-soils. The project was completed within one day due to the Molded Pulp Formers ease of use. The day was spent on preparing the area to receive the Grasscrete pervious concrete system, laying the formers with reinforcement and then pouring the concrete. The former tops were removed and the concrete washed down the second day.

Grasscrete constructed with one time use formers is time proven. Because of its structural integrity and continuous reinforcing, Grasscrete is not subject to the differential settlement that can occur with precast blocks and thin plastic products. The Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former System has been engineered and field proven to bear the continuous weight of up to 114,000 pound vehicles along with such customized applications as military tank use or light speed rail track access– even when the sub-base becomes saturated making this ideal for the Hospital Emergency Access road.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Structural Cast-In-Place System
• Sustainable By Design
• Very “Green” Product
• Endless Potential Applications
• Exceptional Durability and Strength
• Many Void Fill Options

Grasscrete Chosen as One of the Best Sustainable Building Products of GreenBuild

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Grasscrete was chosen as one of the Best Sustainable Building Products of GreenBuild featured in the following article from Inhabitat written by Andrew Michler, 11/16/12

The USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo held in San Francisco November 2012 had over 30,000 attendees, speakers and exhibitors crowded into the three wings of the downtown Moscone Convention Center. Over 1,000 booths filled with sustainable products and companies made up the expo portion of the conference, while a fascinating—and at times surprisingly political—group of speakers led conversations among the attendees. Read on to see our favorite picks from this year’s Greenbuild!

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A surprisingly political lineup of speakers (including Jerry Brown, Cory Booker, George Pataki, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski) bookended the 2012 Greenbuild conference in San Francisco. They spoke about all aspects of environmental policy, green building and infrastructure. USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi rallied the troops with an aggressive talk taunting detractors and framing the conversation as “we are right” when it comes to the debate on the future of society. We hit the show and caught some of the most innovative products that can make that rhetoric a reality.

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Grasscrete offers another clever way to make large areas green but still traffic-friendly. It’s a bit like a big egg carton made from paperboard which is filled with concrete. Rebar is placed crisscross inside, and after the concrete cures the voids can be filled with soil or gravel to reduce the dreaded heat island effect.

Read more: The Best Sustainable Building Products from Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building