Truly sustainable developments January 23 2019

What does sustainability mean? For a development to be truly sustainable it must be environmentally, socially and financially sustainable.

 

PHYSICALLY SUSTAINABLE:

No on-going damage

Instead of throwing more and more money at repairing footpaths and traffic islands, you can now preserve the foundations creating virtually maintenance-free developments that remain in pristine condition impact after impact, year after year for the entire lifespan of a development

Good quality concrete can last 100 years but no road-side item will last that long. Smart Sustainable Foundations create a self-healing protective shield between the item and the concrete, protecting the foundations from damage and making items removable for events, maintenance and future upgrades.

By securing infrastructure using Smart Sustainable Foundations you ensure the valuable concrete foundations remain protected from damage for the entire lifespan of a development.  No damage to footpaths or traffic islands impact after impact, year after year, and all items remain safely secured and upright, keeping our roads and streetscapes safer and substantially improving the lifespan of a development

 

 

FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE:

No on-going costs or risk of cost overruns

By eradicating capital intensive maintenance practices you substantially improve the financial sustainability of a development. This makes it far easier to budget for future maintenance by removing variables that can mean the difference between success and failure of any job. Every job is on-time and on-budget and you continue saving for decades

Save on new works and upgrades

By simply positioning the ground sockets upright when pouring the concrete foundations the infrastructure for an entire development can be installed in a single day.

Save on maintenance:

No on-going concrete or paving supplies, No carbon intensive landfill or tipping fees, No travel to the tip, No heavy equipment such as grinders or jackhammers; No trip factors or costly litigation as foundations remain in good condition for decades. No cost of dial before you dig; damage to underground services and so many other variables that are costing road authorities millions every year. 

Response to infrastructure failures become fast and efficient

Substantially reducing the risk of costly workplace injury from working in traffic, digging and heavy labour or damage to underground services. No expensive traffic management required. No costly delays or penalties.

Substantially reduced risk of cost overruns
No late penalties as you can install the infrastructure for an entire development in a single day. No disturbance to foundations or trip factors. No risk of damaging underground services. Rising cost of carbon supplies and tipping fees no longer pose a problem for you. Rising cost of traffic management no longer a problem. Quick turn around times reduces risk of litigation. Items remain secure and safe, reducing the risk of litigation.

Greatly improving accountability

This makes it far easier to budget for future maintenance as the only cost is labour and as hundreds of variables are removed every job is on-time and on-budget and you continue saving for decades

 

 

SOCIALLY SUSTAINABLE:

Response to infrastructure failures become fast and efficient

Items are quickly replaced keeping our roads and streetscapes safer and substantially reducing time spent working in dangerous traffic. No disturbance to public (no expensive traffic management required), No disturbance to foundations so no dangerous trip factors or damage to underground services. Roads and streetscapes remain in pristine condition and infrastructure can be quickly and efficiently upgraded, relocated or new items installed as required.Bollards become re-usable, relocatable and safer.


ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE:

Eradicating resource intensive maintenance practices. No concrete or highly carbon intensive supplies required for maintenance. No carbon waste.

Relocatable foundations enable mine sites to leave behind no carbon footprint when relocating the infrastructure for a mine site. All other Smart components are low cost and reusable. Smart Sustainable Foundations are made from 100% recycled waste.

 

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