Wellington’s Kapiti district suburb Paraparaumu being the first site showing the result of the cooperation work between ACO Limited and Z Energy.
By the end of the 2019 ACO specifiers and Z Energy engineers developed a standardised drainage solution for their petrol station driveways, as the existing drainage systems were deteriorated and needed replacing. Driveways are load-sensitive areas where anything from light vehicles to heavy fuel trucks would be crossing over the drainage channel. Meeting these special requirements, ACO put forward the PowerDrain S100K together with Heelsafe® Ductile Iron Anti-slip grates to provide an effective drainage solution, perfectly suited to the environment.
In February 2020, as a part of a SH1 Motorway maintenance program the first ACO Monoblock trench channel drain was successfully installed. In collaboration with Auckland System Management (ASM) and the local contractor Troy Wheeler Contracting (TWC), ACO supplied a heavy duty drainage solution that fulfilled the requirements of the highly trafficked highway. With its high capacity, ACO’s Monoblock RD200V 20.0 minimised the risk of standing water on the road without getting blocked and due to the monolithic characteristic, there was no risk of loose components being a hazard for drivers and maintenance workers that need to enter the frequently trafficked area to maintain the channel. Overall the product was chosen for its durability and ease of maintenance access.
Referring to Mr. Mitchell from ASM, he said: “The Monoblock system looks to be the way of the future for helping to manage surface flooding risks, improve customer and operator safety and increase the efficiency and resilience of our Auckland motorway system.”
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ACO. creating the future of drainage
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ACO is sponsoring the 2017 Talk Environment night in Wellington for a second year. The event brings together Engineers, Architects, Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Scientists, Surveyors and more. In a relaxed atmosphere with drinks and nibbles, professionals from many disciplines can network and celebrate the environment they create every day.
Held at the Wharewaka in Wellington on the 29th September 2017, the event promises to be fun for everyone. Wellington City Council’s chief city planner, David Chick, is the keynotes speaker.
The Living house is hoping to become the first Living Building Challenge certified house in New Zealand. Joel and Rochelle Payne, who will be living there when the project is complete, are using one of the world’s most rigorous performance standards for building and construction – Living Building Challenge.
To meet this standard, certain materials with a negative impact to the environment are prohibited, and are included on the Red List. These cannot be used on the project.
Council required a drainage channel along a new concrete driveway, KlassikDrain KS100 with Ductile Iron Wave grates was chosen for its hydraulic performance, aesthetics and compliance with the Red List.