Elevating Outdoor Spaces: The Influence of Concrete Pavers

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Unilock
Presented by Brad Swanson, ASLA, CSI, CDT, LEED® AP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine projects that have successfully implemented decorative concrete paving as the foundation for attracting users.
  2. Describe recent trends and uses in outdoor amenity spaces and the opportunities for insuring their longevity over the next several decades.
  3. Discuss the symbiotic relationship between aesthetics and application including structural performance and quality to understand the importance of selecting appropriate materials.
  4. Explain how concrete pavers can help achieve sustainability goals – from permeability to solar reflectance.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
LACES_HSW
1 PDH, LA CES/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

The demand and appreciation for outdoor amenity spaces to be included or expanded in the urban living and multi-family realm has increased. Designing the paving for outdoor amenity spaces to attract users requires a balance of aesthetics, function and comfort. Reflecting on projects featuring traditional and permeable concrete paving and providing an overview into recent trends, this presentation provides Architects, Landscape Architects and other design professionals insight for attracting users. The paving surface – an underused blank canvas for communicating the desired project tone.

This course is part of the Landscape Architecture Webinar Symposium. Exteriors have become more important to the overall site designs as our lives become more engaged with the outdoors and public spaces have become so important. Landscape Architecture is an important aspect of the design process and we are gathering experts to share their knowledge and best practices as it relates to this design area.

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 Brad Swanson, ASLA, CSI, CDT, LEED® AP, is the Director of Commercial Sales for Unilock Midwest. Prior to Unilock, Brad spent 12 years as a landscape architect in Chicago and is registered to practice in the states of Illinois, Indiana, California and South Carolina. His project experience and interests were primarily in campus design, parks and recreation, with several of his projects using segmental paving systems for plazas, streetscapes and other pedestrian spaces

 

Unilock Designers and architects trust Unilock pavers and retaining walls to achieve their vision without having to compromise either creative design or long-term performance. We introduced pavers to North America and we continue to deliver on style with the latest technologies.

 

Originally published in May 2022

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