ACO TECHNOLOGIES PLC - WATER MANAGEMENT
Suppliers of: Surface water drainage, drainage channels, slot drainage channels, channel drainage systems, storm water management systems, SUDS drainage systems, Threshold drainage channels, Linear drainage channels, Road drainage systems, Kerb drainage systems
ACO Water Management
Throughout the world ACO is recognised as a world leader in the design, development and implementation of sustainable surface water management systems.
Through client-based research and constant innovation, ACO Water Management has evolved from its origins in line drainage to an award-winning supplier of an unrivalled range of products and support services that provide the complete and effective management of surface water: from system design through collection, cleaning, storing and on-site source control allowing the safe release of run-off back to natural watercourses.
Covering applications as diverse as retail and commercial developments to major national transport and infrastructure projects, the ACO Water Management range assures industry leading sustainable drainage performance and environmental protection.
The range includes high performance surface water drainage systems, award-winning attenuation and infiltration solutions, as well as hydrocarbon separators and vortex flow control systems. For more information visit www.aco.co.uk
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ACO Water Management Main Product ranges:
The Civils + Infrastructure range has pioneered the management of surface water and today provides architects, specifiers and engineers with a complete package of integrated systems suitable for use across the entire spectrum of civil engineering projects.
The Building + Landscape range is tailored to the demands of residential developments. Easy to use and install, products have finish options that both complement and enhance the aesthetic qualities of any domestic property.
Tailored to the demands of domestic applications, the market leading range provides customers with the most complete and stylish surface water management offering for driveways, patios, level doorway thresholds, landscaped areas, roofs and wetrooms.
The Building + Landscape range is certified and tested to the highest performance standards for the domestic environment.
ACO Sport provides specific drainage solutions and stadia products for sporting facilities, stadiums and arenas. These systems are designed to maximise the functionality of the athletic facility without disrupting the performance of athletes and players.
ACO Wildlife includes toad tunnels and amphibian fencing systems, focuses on the protection of vulnerable species whose habitats are increasingly under threat.
ACO Building Drainage specialises in the development of drainage products and corrosion resistant drainage systems for application across the internal and external built environments. See the ACO Building Drainage page for more information.
To help architects, designers and contractors meet the legal requirements that now tightly control the way surface water is managed, ACO has created its unique ‘Surface Water Management Cycle’ – Collect, Clean, Hold, Release - the four core processes now required for the complete and sustainable management of surface water drainage.
ACO is proud to be at the forefront of SUDS innovation. Our unrivalled experience and industry leading approach to sustainable surface water management makes us the ideal partner to help realise SUDS objectives. With world-class, integrated solutions, such as our new StormBrixx attenuation system, already aligned to the new legislation and policy agenda, we create lasting, measurable change.
The unique ACO Hydraulic Design software built to enable the efficient and accurate hydraulic design of surface water management schemes using channels as the means of conveyance.
Further technical information is available to download from the ACO Website or via the BPi Download Library
ACO offers support for project biodiversity
ACO offers support for project biodiversity
Developers must be supported if they are to protect biodiversity, according to ACO Water Management, following growing calls for construction projects to prioritise the protection of mainland species in the UK.
A number of MPs, led by former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, have made the case for hedgehogs to be added to Britain’s list of protected animals. This follows a sharp decline in the UK population, with a report from 2018 suggesting numbers had halved since 2000 and fallen by roughly 97% on 1950s levels. Developers are being urged to search for the animals and take action to protect them, which is particularly important when it comes to roads given the acute threat they pose to hedgehogs.
To support the many challenges facing the construction industry, ACO has developed a wildlife range to aid the protection of these mainland species. Enabling the protection of animals and future viability of genetic diversity, the range provides simple integration of environmentally-friendly solutions into a wide range of infrastructure projects.
The range includes guidance systems, tunnels, conveyance channels, escape ladders, wildlife kerbs, nesting boxes, and wildlife refuges, helping to mitigate the impact construction can have on surrounding habitats.
Adam Cane, Knowledge Manager at ACO Water Management, comments: “A crucial factor of construction is to minimise its environmental impact. Legislative changes such as the Environment Bill are creating a lot of buzz, and the onus is on developers to understand that the prosperity of natural systems will increase revenue.
“In addition to tunnels and refuges, developers must also consider ponding and fresh water environments, all while under press to deliver projects on time and to a high standard. That’s why, alongside the ACO wildlife product portfolio, we’re also running a free online webinar specifically tailored to cover the emerging biodiversity challenges.”
The webinar entitled Super Amphibian Highways will take place on Wednesday 10th March. Looking at the various factors affecting biodiversity, the webinar outlines some of the technical solutions available to assist movement, increase genetic diversity, and achieve biodiversity net gains. It will also illustrate some best practice case studies, in a bid to support those tasked with meeting sustainability demands.
ACO Water Management’s free Super Amphibian Highway webinar is being held on Wednesday 10th March. For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://app.livestorm.co/aco-technologies/super-amphibian-highways-2021, and for more webinars available in this series visit: https://www.aco.co.uk/2021-webinar-series
NEW ACO GRAVELGUARD LAUNCHED
ACOs GravelGuard stabilises gravel for pedestrian and vehicle access making the system ideal for driveways, paths, public areas such as parks and roof surfaces.
The incorporated geo-textile helps to reduce weed growth and speed up installation. Correctly installed, ACO GravelGuard is suitable for loads up to
300 t/m2, more than enough for its applications.
• Manufactured by ACO in Germany
• Ideal for pedestrians and vehicle access
• Unimpeded drainage of surface water
• Robust system, yet lightweight product design
• Suitable for domestic vehicles, foot traffic and easy movement of prams and wheelchairs
• Large tiles with attached membrane for quick installations
• Garden paths and terraces
• shed bases
• Caravan parks)
• Courtyard areas
• Parking spaces
• Access roads
• One tile per 1.8m², 5.6 tiles per 10m²
• Each white tile is manufactured from 100% polypropylene
• Integrated filter fleece can be easily cut for irregular edging
• Robust/strong honeycomb structure with in-corporated water permeable fleece
• Extra-large mats (1200 x 1600 mm) for quick and easy installation
• Using the ground stabilising points incorporated within the tile, they can be pinned down, making it suitable for gradients up to 10% (24 pins needed per tile) 12 pins needed per tile for up to 5% gradient.
For more information visit https://www.aco.co.uk/products/gravelguard