Ohio Parking Lot
Ohio Parking Lot
Tenmile Creek Excavation
February 2, 2018
The MBC project came in $782,000 under budget and on schedule.
The team took the variability out of the construction process by assessing the site beforehand and maintained a well-tuned machine between the contractor, the testing firm and the pavers.
The Mason Business Center Rehabilitation Project was recognized as a demonstrator site by the U.S. Green Building Council, due to the sustainability achievements made during construction.
The Parksmart program through Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) recently recognized a new green surface parking lot at The Mason Business Center (MBC) in Cincinnati as a demonstrator site for sustainable design and operation. The MBC lot, which incorporated Surface Tech’s ACE XP Polymer Fiber into the asphalt, is one of only six in the world to achieve the Parksmart program designation.
The U.S. has an estimated 500 million surface parking spaces which cover more than one third of some cities’ land mass. Parking lots can add to water pollution through runoff, raise urban temperatures, and contribute litter to the landscape. Parksmart and other forward-thinking companies like Surface Tech are exploring ways to reimagine paving materials to be environmentally-friendly, socially responsible, and long-lasting.
“When designed with sustainability in mind, surface parking can help reduce energy consumption, improve air and water quality, and safely connect neighborhoods and people,” said Paul Wessel, director of market transformation and development for Parksmart.
Atlas10, a Pendleton-based pavement management company, managed The Mason Business Center (MBC) parking lot project and procured resources, including Surface Tech’s innovative asphalt additive, ACE XP. These high performance engineered fibers were chosen for their ability to produce a stronger pavement, which extends its lifespan and saves money by reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacement. ACE XP additive produces a surface of higher strength and superior resistance against cracking and rutting delaying costly maintenance and reducing the CO2 footprint of the pavement over it design life.
“Sustainable surface parking benefits the community, environment and property owners,” said Mark Schmidt, CEO of Atlas10 during his interview with BizJournals.com. “It’s an honor to work with The Mason Business Center (MBC) and the other construction partners to make sustainable parking a reality, and we are pleased that the project we orchestrated is now a demonstrator site.”
The Cincinnati parking project was recognized by Parksmart during a presentation at Mason campus on February 2, 2018, which included facility manager, Atlas 10 and partners SurfaceTech, and 10 Mile Creek.
To learn more about ACE XP, Surface Tech’s innovated dry polymer asphalt additive, please visit ACE XP OVERVIEW
Subgrade soil stabilization made advantage of the material already on-site to give the portland cement binder a substance it could adhere to readily.