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Europe’s first solar car park with carbon-friendly construction to open for public use

March 04, 2024


Europe’s first solar car park with carbon-friendly construction to open for public use


  • Wiltshire Council debuts the first low-carbon wooden framed Solar Car Park installation
  • Solar Car Park at Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury will contribute over 10% of the centre’s overall electricity usage and save £50,000 on annual bills
  • Carbon footprint of the installation and end of life disposal is minimised through the use of alternative frame materials, bifacial solar panels and sustainable ground anchor system, without concrete
  • Five Rivers also becomes the first leisure centre in the UK to install 3ti’s award-winning Papilio3 pop-up solar car park that can fast charge up to 12 EVs simultaneously.



Leatherhead, 4 March 2024 – 3ti®, the UK’s leading designer, installer, funder and operator of Solar Car Parks (SCPs) is installing the first large-scale SCP in Europe to be constructed from sustainable Glulam timber beams and Glass-Glass solar panels. Opening to the public in April, the new SCP at Wiltshire Council’s Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre is a significant leap in maximising the lifetime sustainability of solar installations and showcases several advanced technologies that revolutionise the construction, efficiency and visual appeal of SCPs.

The new SCP structure is made from Glulam, renewable, recyclable wood laminations bonded together to offer a natural alternative to steel or concrete. The engineered timber affords significant advantages over structural steel; it is three times stronger and a third lighter, and uses only a tenth of the energy it would take to produce an equivalent steel beam, contributing to a more sustainable building process. The material has minimal environmental impact from its production, is highly repairable, and is an excellent biofuel at the end of its life, further minimising waste.

As part of the construction, 3ti has used special Spirafix™ ground anchors to secure the SCP structure, without using conventional concrete bases or steel piles. This achieves significant carbon savings, speeds up the installation process, is more durable and can be recycled or properly disposed of once the anchors reach the end of their lifecycle.

The solar installation at Five Rivers comprises three gullwing solar canopies covering 70 car park spaces, with a combined total capacity of c.220 kWp. The leisure centre will use 100% of the solar generation on-site, which will contribute approximately 10% of overall electricity demand at the site, saving around £50,000 a year on electricity bills. In its first year, the Five Rivers SCP is expected to generate 186MWh of electricity, enough to drive 679,856 miles in a modern EV, saving 36 tonnes of carbon emissions – the equivalent of planting nearly 600 trees and powering 50 homes.

The canopies are fitted with transparent Glass-Glass solar panels from German manufacturer, Solarwatt®. The panels offer high efficiency and long-term yields thanks to their bifacial technology, which means solar energy is captured on both sides of the panel increasing total energy generation. The solar cells are embedded in a highly durable Glass-Glass composite protecting them from challenging environmental and mechanical stress, including snow and hailstorms, and are ammonia and salt mist resistant.

In addition to its large scale SCP, Five Rivers recently became the first leisure facility in the UK to install 3ti’s award-winning Papilio3®pop-up solar car park and EV charging hub. Papilio3 is built around a recycled shipping container, and can be installed in under eight hours. It can fast charge 12 EVs at 7, 11 or 22kW simultaneously, ideal for a range of destinations with longer dwell times, removing the reliance on carbon-intense and costly ultra-rapid charge points. Pre-fitted with a range of innovations and safety features, including motion lighting, CCTV, advertising screens and full accessibility for wheelchair users, Papilio3 can be rented on a monthly basis from 3ti.

Philip McMullan, Senior Technical Lead on Major Energy Projects at Wiltshire Council, said: “We have invested heavily in sustainability to achieve our 2030 carbon neutral goals. The new solar installations at Five Rivers will help reduce our carbon footprint and support the local community with the transition to zero emission motoring by strengthening the county’s EV charging infrastructure.”

Tim Evans, Founder & CEO at 3ti, adds: “Our job is to champion workplace and destination EV charging to promote a ‘charge where you stop’ mentality across the UK, while supporting customers to achieve their sustainability goals. Better EV charging infrastructure at destinations with long dwell times – offices, hospitals and leisure facilities like Five Rivers – will encourage greater EV adoption rates; it’s refreshing to see Wiltshire Council adopting such a forward-thinking approach, and we are honoured to play a part in their sustainability vision.

“We are constantly evolving our SCP products and are proud to feature these innovative new designs, construction materials and techniques at Five Rivers. Introducing these features means we can offer better durability and versatility than conventional materials and significantly reduce carbon emissions generated across the entire product lifecycle. This installation marks a major milestone on our journey to supporting customers and society as a whole; we will continue to work with facilities around the UK to roll out installations to support future generations and ‘leave something better behind®’.”

For more information on 3ti’s SCPs and Papilio3, please visit: 3ti.co.uk


About 3ti

3ti is the UK’s leading designer, funder, installer and operator of Solar Car Parks (SCPs). 3ti has a unique three technology (“3t”) approach to generating renewable energy from car parks, rooftops and under-utilised land.

By integrating local mains electricity with solar power, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and EV charge points, 3ti provides secure, consistent, clean solar energy for businesses whilst simultaneously providing low carbon, fast EV charging infrastructure for employees, suppliers, customers and the general public.

3ti is passionate about renewable energy and believes that providing low carbon EV charging infrastructure is the key to decarbonising the transport sector. Their mission is to get businesses and vehicles’ Driving on Sunshine®‘ by deploying large-scale solar arrays in car parks, on waste land and rooftops whilst also growing an extensive, reliable EV charging network with our easy to install, multi-award winning pop-up, mini solar car park, Papilio3®.

Solar energy from car parks is a low cost, low carbon and innovative way to power buildings and EV chargers, enabling customers to generate their own renewable energy and work towards achieving net zero emissions. 3ti helps organisations to transform busy car parks into renewable energy power stations and ‘Leave Something Better Behind®‘ for future generations.

The 3ti team is responsible for the two largest SCPs in the UK, at Bentley Motors, Crewe and JP Morgan Chase, Bournemouth, is working on multi-site projects for the Ministry of Defence and has already installed around 15MWp of solar PV and covered almost 3,000 parking spaces around the country. In addition, 3ti’s multi-award winning Papilio3, the pop-up mini solar car park and EV charging hub is now operational across the UK at Bentley Motors, Silverstone Circuits, Wiltshire Council and the NHS, among others.


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Alchemco Proudly Aligns with USGBC as Member Supporting Green Building

August 23, 2022





Alchemco Proudly Aligns with USGBC as Member Supporting Green Building



– Non-Toxic Waterproofing Systems Helping Buildings Achieve LEED Certification –



HENRICO, Va., (August 17, 2022) – An industry leader in concrete waterproofing systems, Alchemco is not only known for its cutting-edge products, but also adhering to the highest green standards for the industry. As a company that prioritizes creating non-toxic products without volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Alchemco is a proud member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The USGBC is an organization committed to growing the number of buildings and structures operated through LEED – the world’s predominant green building rating system. Short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED-certified buildings meet critical climate change goals, proving they are constructed with improved efficiency, lower carbon emissions, and public health in mind. New construction projects seeking LEED certification must meet prerequisites related to carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality. A verification process leads to the awarding of points that determine the building’s level of LEED certification, which can be Silver, Gold, or Platinum.

Due to the USGBC’s mission to transform how buildings in the U.S. are designed, constructed and operated, more than 10,000 buildings are LEED-certified today. This designation has played a critical role in the success of companies nationwide, as 61% of corporate leaders believe verified sustainability efforts serve as a market differentiator leading to improved financial performance over the competition. LEED-certified buildings often command higher rental rates, with lease-up rates at 20% above market average. In addition, green building vacancy rates are 4% lower than their non-green counterparts.

“We’re incredibly proud to be a member of the USGBC, and fully-support the mission and message of this respected organization that is leading efforts towards a more sustainable future and creating healthier spaces for people ,” said Alchemco CEO Mario Baggio. “Thanks to their efforts, combined with their members’ commitment to environmentally-friendly products, green building has grown into a trillion-dollar industry. Alchemco is committed to innovating green products that support the construction of LEED-certified buildings, and honored to be a member.”

In addition to its LEED certification efforts, the USGBC’s advocacy goals include making sure taxpayer dollars are allocated to cost-efficient buildings that are healthier for people, providing elected officials with access to critical information on green building and resilient cities so they can make informed decisions for constituents, ensuring that building policies incentivize and encourage the use of LEED and other resources that create economic and environmental value, and leveraging external engagements to promote equity, climate and quality of life.

For more than four decades, Alchemco has been focused on its eco-friendly proprietary formula that has positioned the company as the world leader in concrete waterproofing systems. Through its unique technology and professional implementation, Alchemco products are responsible for avoiding structural problems typical of concrete, such as corrosion, spalling and carbonation—leading to longevity of buildings and structures. Compared to similar products, Alchemco’s solutions significantly reduce manpower and transportation, requiring just six pallets of materials and a 2-man crew over five days for 100,000 square feet of concrete, compared to the more typical two semi-trailers of materials and 7-man crew over 10 days.

Learn more about Alchemco online, at https://www.alchemco.com. To learn more about the USGBC, visit https://www.usgbc.org.

About Alchemco

Alchemco is a global manufacturer of high-quality concrete waterproofing systems, as well as a variety of cleaning and repair products. Its TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System was voted ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the 2020 World of Concrete Convention held in Las Vegas, NV.  Over the years, Alchemco’s portfolio has grown to include the following brands: TechCrete, BridgeDeck, CretePro, DuraTite and Alchemco Clean & Repair (ACR). The company’s biochemically-modified waterproofing technology has been adopted globally, leading to the company’s current position as one of the world’s most innovative providers of concrete waterproofing systems.

V2 Composites Introduces The Next Generation T-Biscuit®,  The Revolutionary Solution For Shear Connection Failures  in Parking Structures

August 17, 2022

V2 Composites Introduces The Next Generation T-Biscuit®, 

The Revolutionary Solution For Shear Connection Failures 

in Parking Structures


The Custom-Engineered Product for Existing and New Concrete Parking Garages



AUBURN, AL — August 17, 2022 — V2 Composites, the industry leader in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) repair solutions in precast concrete, introduces the new and improved T-Biscuit, a premier product and go-to solution for the repair of failed shear connections in concrete parking structures.

V2’s proprietary carbon fiber T-Biscuit has proven to be the simplest and most economical solution on the market today to repair failed flange-to-flange shear connectors of pre-cast double tee beams, which often fail as a result of fatigue and/or corrosion.

Im excited and proud to introduce the next generation of this revolutionary product,” said Kevin Horne, CEO of V2 Composites. Over the last four years, our engineers and composite experts have been in constant contact with our customers, listening to their recommendations and their needs. The result is a new and improved product that will not only remedy shear connection failures in existing structures but the new T-Biscuit can be utilized in new construction projects as well.”

The next generation product, fabricated from custom-engineered CFRP laminate, meets or exceeds all the demanding capacities of the original T-Biscuit, and it accommodates the loads and fatigue increasingly associated with shear connection failure.

Understanding the additional specifications dictated by the newer, thinner, and wider double tee beam designs, company engineers consulted with V2 customers to ensure the redesigned T-Biscuit met the new requirements and was more user-friendly for installers.

The New and Improved T-Biscuit

•           Meets or exceeds precast concrete code requirements published by ACI and PCI.

•           Increases in-plane bending capacity by 330% over the previous product.

•           Closely mirrors the joint deflection characteristics of a standard welded connection.

•           Significantly reduces stress in the tee flange during reverse bending and in-plane movements resulting from thermal volume change.

•           Sports a new geometry that allows for the installation in all currently produced double tee beam thicknesses, and accommodates a deeper depression for the backer rod and joint sealant.

V2 Composites, Inc.®, established in 1999, designs and fabricates some of the industrys strongest and most versatile composite reinforcement solutions. For more than 20 years, it has served small and large general construction, design, and precast concrete companies in North America. V2 offers custom-stitched products for use in high-rise development, bridge-building, parking garage construction, cooling towers, and wind turbines. Through innovative technology and improved manufacturing processes, V2 produces cost-effective, time-saving composite solutions tailored to achieve the unique performance requirements of every project. V2 Composites, headquartered in Auburn, Alabama, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.

For more information on T-Biscuit and V2 Composites Structural Systems line, visit https://www.v2composites.com.

World of Concrete 2022 Wrapped a Highly Productive and Well-Attended Event, Fueling Industry Connection and Advancement

January 23, 2022



World of Concrete 2022 Wrapped a Highly Productive and Well-Attended Event, Fueling Industry Connection and Advancement



Nearly 37,000 construction and masonry professionals convened in Las Vegas this week for peer-to-peer connection, deal-making, education, and competition.




Las Vegas, NV – World of Concrete, Informa Markets’ premiere exhibition serving the thriving construction and masonry industries, concluded the event’s 47th annual event held this past week – Expo, January 18-20; Education, January 17-20 – at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Convening close to 37,000 registered professionals, the consistent foot traffic in the expo halls, high engagement with the comprehensive educational offerings, and overall vibrance exuded from participants underscores the industry’s critical need for in-person connection.


World of Concrete took over 632,000 NSF of the expansive and newly expanded LVCC, hosting over 1,100 industry-leading suppliers in the expo hall, just over 150 of which were first-time exhibitors, offering attendees a wide range of brands to explore from the most sought-after global enterprises to niche SMBs spanning a variety of applications.


“The level of engagement from companies of all sizes and corners of the industry was very encouraging, especially following the past couple challenging years, and points to the revival of the trade show industry and continued growth of the construction and masonry sectors,” remarked Jackie James, Group Director, World of Concrete. “We are thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received from our community, buyers and suppliers alike, and look forward to seeing a wealth of new business partnerships and industry innovation resulting from this week’s event.”


In addition to a robust expo floor, registered participants had the rare opportunity to engage with world-class education made available at the must-attend event. World of Concrete’s coveted educational programs serves as an incubator for knowledge sharing and technical know-how, helping the industry overcome challenges and tap into new opportunities for growth. With more than 11,000 expert-led sessions, this year’s highly curated education explored a balance of technical and forward-looking topics, ranging from 3D printing in concrete construction, women in construction, waterproofing: the next generation of solutions, and much more.


James continued: “Year after year, industry professionals flock to World of Concrete for its highly regarded education and the unique opportunity to garner technical certifications to help professionals navigate this complex industry. This year was no different; we were pleased to see meeting rooms packed with engaged attendees bouncing ideas off peers – it is admirable to witness this industry’s continued ambition to grow and share ideas.”


Not only does the industry gather at World of Concrete’s annual event for deal-making and education, but to see and demo the most cutting-edge products available on the market and see the latest industry developments that lay the groundwork for the coming year. Trends from the 2022 event include, but are not limited to:

  • Greater job site productivity, with new battery systems that deliver more power to the hand tools used to perform demanding concrete tasks, such as drilling, cutting, and demolition;
  • Introduction of equipment that is automating concrete construction activities, including 3D printing, rebar tying, and drilling overhead holes;
  • Entrance of new materials that increase contractor productivity while still ensuring durable repairs;
  • Streamlined management data management systems that enable contractors to tighten a project’s critical path;
  • And product and equipment updates that reduce a project’s carbon footprint and increase contractor productivity.

Returning for the 17th consecutive year, The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program held its Silent & Live Auctions, generating an all-time record of more than $1,740,000. Donations originated from the live auction and online contributions, marking a historic moment in the program’s rich history at World of Concrete that is designed to give students entering the concrete workforce industry experience early in their careers. World of Concrete is proud to partner with the CIM program, a business program developed specifically for the concrete industry to provide students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management.


Published on the front page of the Las Vegas Review-Journal for its exciting and action-packed competition, the 2022 edition of the ever-exciting SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship crowned Mason Cole Stamper as the “World’s Best Bricklayer,” along with his mason tender, Jeff Becker. The two took home top honors and bragging rights, in addition to a new Ford F250 4×4 truck and more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Scott Tuttle and mason tender Brian Tuttle locked in the second most coveted award at the event, the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, laying 730 brick in one hour. Their remarkable effort won the Tuttles a new Kubota RTV-X1140, plus more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. For complete results of the 2022 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® competition and images from the event, visit here.


New this year and central to World of Concrete’s core values, the exhibition organizers formalized the event’s commitment to sustainability in collaboration with renewable energy partner/sponsor HILTI. The program was intentionally executed with three objectives: Inspiring Sustainable Development, Environmental Responsibility, and Social Responsibility – each pledge supporting the event’s commitment to shaping the concrete industry for a sustainable future. Thanks to HILTI’s Renewable Electricity sponsorship, World of Concrete’s electricity use is powered by sustainable and renewable energy sources, saving an estimated 204 tons of CO2e.


Learn more about what sustainable events mean to Informa Markets here.


Follow World of Concrete on social for event news #WorldOfConcrete #WOC2022

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Leading Concrete Waterproofing Company Alchemco Launches Concentrated Version of Accelerating Agent with Environmental Impact in Mind New Concentrated Version Will Help Reduce Use of Plastic and Transportation Emissions

September 15, 2021



Leading Concrete Waterproofing Company Alchemco Launches Concentrated Version of Accelerating Agent with Environmental Impact in Mind New Concentrated Version Will Help Reduce Use of Plastic and Transportation Emissions





HENRICO, VA  – Alchemco, a world leader in innovative concrete waterproofing systems, is pleased to announce the availability of a more concentrated version of its ACR® Accelerating Agent. This newlydeveloped offering was motivated by the company’s desire to become even more environmentally friendly as it grows and expands into markets across the globe; with the new concentrate reducing its use of plastic pails by thousands annually, as well as reducing emissions because of a smaller transportation footprint.

Alchemco’s ACR® Accelerating Agent is an acetic-based solution designed to be used as part of the award winning TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System, as well as the with its CretePro and BridgeDECK Waterproofing Systems. It decreases the time needed for the innovative waterproofing gel to form below the surface of the concrete. It also expedites the sealing and waterproofing of both existing and future cracks in the concrete slab, providing ‘decades long’ protection for exposed concrete structures.

“The development of this highly-concentrated version of our Accelerating Agent represents the next step inAlchemco’s quest to not only provide exceptional products, but to deliver them in a manner that is environmentally-responsible without compromising quality or performance,” said Alchemco CEO Mario Baggio. “This is a natural progression in our product development, and we’re proud to deliver on a concept that achieves the same effective results in a way that is friendlier to the environment.”

Alchemco continues to focus on its proprietary waterproofing formulas, originally developed over 45 years ago, to help position the company as a world leader in concrete waterproofing systems. By using its unique technology, promoting the use of ‘factory trained’ Certified Applicators, and providing industry-wide education, Alchemco products are able to help owners avoid many of the ongoing maintenance, and structural problems that t ypically affect reinforced concrete structures, such as corrosion, spalling and carbonation.

Compared to the use of competing product offerings by other manufacturers, Alchemco’s waterproofing systems help owners save on the amount of labor required to apply them (less expensive, and shorter down time) … save on the volume of materials needed to waterproof a structure (far fewer empty pails or drums to take to the landfill) … while protecting the concrete structure a significantly longer period of time (several decades).

Additional information about Alchemco and its wide array of high-quality products can be found online at https://www.alchemco.com.


About Alchemco

Alchemco is a global manufacturer of high-quality concrete waterproofing systems, as well as a variety of cleaning and repair products. Its TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System was voted ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the 2020 World of Concrete Convention held in Las Vegas, NV.

Over the years, Alchemco’s portfolio has grown to include the following brands: TechCrete, BridgeDeck, CretePro, DuraTite, GraffitiBlok and Alchemco Clean & Repair (ACR). The company’s biochemically modified waterproofing technology has been adopted globally, leading to the company’s current position as one of the world’s most innovative providers of concrete waterproofing systems.

Media Contact:
Annie Florence B. Lopez Alchemco Public Relations +1 804.330.6438 pressreleases@alchemco.com


American PERMALIGHT® Welcomes Alexis Hinckley to the Team

August 09, 2021




American PERMALIGHT® Welcomes Alexis Hinckley to the Team



[American PERMALIGHT® – Guide and Protect – Since 1988]



Torrance, CA – American PERMALIGHT® Inc. is pleased to announce its recent hire of Alexis Hinckley, who officially joined the organization in June 2021. She will serve as Sales and Project Specialist, with a focus on growing relationships within the life safety industries that the company supports.

Alexis is a subject matter expert who provides tremendous value through American PERMALIGHT® Inc.’s Educate & Inspire approach that establishes a sustainable competitive advantage and is mutually beneficial for both organizations. She will facilitate professional and organizational growth within your business while acting as your accountability partner to ensure that you stay committed to achieving your goals and objectives.


Alexis Hinckley, Sales and Project Specialist at American PERMALIGHT®



Alexis says, “Since joining American PERMALIGHT® I have learned so much about the life safety industry. American PERMALIGHT®, directly and indirectly, saves people’s lives every day by improving the safety standards in buildings and homes across the nation, and this is the main reason why I wanted to join this organization. I’m excited for my journey with American PERMALIGHT® and look forward to Educating and Inspiring our customers about life safety.”


About American PERMALIGHT® Inc.:

American PERMALIGHT® Inc. is considered a trailblazer for its role in helping Photoluminescent Codes and Standards become implemented into jurisdictions across the United States. PERMALIGHT® is American PERMALIGHT® Inc. ’s premium brand of photoluminescent life safety products that have been installed in the New York City World Trade Center, the International Space Station (ISS), and in hundreds of high-rise locations across the United States.


Through an Educate and Inspire philosophy, American PERMALIGHT® Inc. has helped Guide and Protecthundreds of thousands of people nationwide.  American PERMALIGHT®, Inc. has always been at the forefront of the industry and continues to provide value for professionals and companies within the numerous sectors it serves.  This approach is unique and allows its team of subject matter experts to provide meaningful solutions to critical pain points experienced by American PERMALIGHT® Inc.’s partners across multiple sectors.


The company started as a California incorporation in March of 1988 and is a fully owned subsidiary of Kroschke sign-international GmbH in Braunschweig, Germany. Kroschke is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturer.


American PERMALIGHT® Inc.’s organizational model centers around strategic partnerships that create mutually beneficial relationships that extend beyond its premium products. Its cutting-edge Professional Offerings and Services have proven to enhance organizations like yours.

LAZ Wins Contract to Operate City Trolley Service in Laguna Beach, CA 

August 05, 2021





LAZ Wins Contract to Operate City Trolley Service in Laguna Beach, CA 



Reputation and strength in CA market cited in decision. Agreement is fifth Orange Co. trolley contract for LAZ





Hartford, CT,  August 5, 2021 – LAZ Parking announced today that it has been selected to operate the municipal trolley service of the City of Laguna Beach, CA. Under the agreement unanimously approved by the Laguna Beach City Council earlier this year, LAZ will operate 25 City-owned trolleys on a year-round basis, work that will require up to 100 drivers during the peak summer season. The contract runs for five years and comes with two three-year renewal options.

LAZ was deemed the most qualified of the three firms competing for the contract. LAZ already has a significant presence in Orange County, operating similar trolley services in Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano, CA.


“LAZ’s reputation and impact in the California market were key factors in the decision by the City to award us the contract,” said Alan Lazowski, founder and CEO of LAZ Parking. “This contract is an acknowledgment of our operations and management excellence in transportation services.  We are humbled by the trust the City has placed in us.”


The initial five-year contract calls for LAZ to provide drivers and dispatchers to staff the city trolley service. In partnership with the City, LAZ agreed to retain staff used by the City for trolley services and pay wages comparable to what City employees are currently earning. The City suspended trolley service at the outset of the pandemic but resumed service on June 25.


“The Transportation Division at LAZ has grown at a rapid pace in 2021, adding over 100 new shuttles and busses to its fleet of 540 vehicles since the beginning of the year, including the 25 trolleys we are operating for the City of Laguna Beach,” said Ralph Caldin, Vice President for Transportation Services at LAZ. “The Laguna Beach operation will also include a Micro Transit Program where residents will be able to request On Demand service for certain neighborhoods within the City.”



July 21, 2021








Richmond, VA – On May 13, 2021 Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent was granted a Notice of Approval from Miami-Dade County Building Department.

The Miami-Dade County’s Product Control Approval System is a renowned high standard testing that establishes an excellent protocol to assess building products. Further, the products are approved and designed to comply with the building code including the High Velocity Hurricane Zone which means that rigorous tests were carried out to determine the quality of the products before it can earn Notice of Approval.

As per Mario Baggio, CEO of Alchemco, “Receiving an NOA from Miami-Dade County Building Department is an achievement. They are known internationally for giving high standard processes and thorough assessments. It’s difficult to receive approval, that’s why we are very glad to be in partnership with Miami- Dade in providing prime services to our valued customers.” Alchemco is committed to provide a solution with a unique technology that has proven its waterproofing capabilities for over 40 years.

What makes Alchemco TechCrete 2500® Unique?

In early February of 2020, Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® was voted as “Most Innovative Product during the World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. It marked one of the company’s achievements over the past 40 years of providing world-class service. What makes TechCrete 2500® different from other waterproofing products is its one-of-a-kind formula that penetrates below the surface of the concrete to create a continuous barrier against long-term water entry and enhances concrete durability. Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® allows calcium silicate gel to form within the pores, cracks, and capillaries to continually reactivate barriers and seal future cracks for sustainable protection.

Moreover, TechCrete 2500® is easier and faster to apply than any traditional waterproofing products you can find in the market. It is designed to seal existing 2mm non-structural cracks watertight and seals future 0.4mm non-structural cracks. Thus, it is a cost-effective solution that protects the concrete through the highest level of performance.

TechCrete 2500® High-Class Performance Over 40 Years

Concretes have an impression to be the most durable and widely used construction material. Apparently, because of weather and traffic, concrete can deteriorate over time. However, Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® is well-proven in delivering high-class performance around the globe throughout the years. It has been protecting a wide range of exposed concrete structures since 1975. Over the past 40 years, this product has been a great choice for clients who wants an affordable long-term solution to preserve, protect, and waterproof concrete.

About Alchemco

Alchemco is a full-line global manufacturer of products used to clean, repair, protect, and waterproof concrete & masonry structures. It became a world leader in concrete waterproofing systems through innovation, education, and professional implementation of its propriety waterproofing formula. With TechCrete products sold in 75 countries over the past 40+ years, Alchemco is relentless in improving its technology and manufacturing capabilities for the convenience of its clients. As the company’s slogan states: Today’s solution, for tomorrow’s problems.


Media Contact:
Tanya Herrera
Alchemco Public Relations
+1 804.330.6438 Tanya.herrera@alchemco.com

Watry Design: Mineta San Jose International Airport Opens New Parking Structure

July 15, 2021




Watry Design: Mineta San Jose International Airport Opens New Parking Structure



Much-anticipated new parking has come to Mineta San Jose International Airport with the opening of the new Economy Lot Parking Structure on July 1.

This marks completion of the first phase of a three-phase transformation of the long-term economy lot that will ultimately provide up to 6,000 additional parking stalls.

The five-story garage sited on the southwest corner of the economy lot was delivered by the Hensel Phelps | Watry Design team.

The 1,150 stall garage provides convenient parking for air travelers with a direct shuttle connection to the airport.


Wooster Products’ NITEGLOW® Emergency Egress System Which Allows Safe Travel Through Darkened Stairwells Featured in WOC Booth #N2964

May 27, 2021





Wooster Products’ NITEGLOW® Emergency Egress System Which Allows Safe Travel Through Darkened Stairwells Featured in WOC Booth #N2964




(Wooster, OH) – Wooster Products’ NITEGLOW® Emergency Egress System, which includes high quality photoluminescent (glow in the dark) products to illuminate stair treads, handrails, door handles and door frames, and obstructions, so that occupants can evacuate safely in a darkened environment, will be featured in WOC Booth #N2964.  NITEGLOW® two-stage anti-slip stair nosing meets NYC Local Law 26, 2015 IBC, and 2015 IFC code compliance.  Photoluminescent abrasive provides a higher coefficient of friction (and more secure footing) than competitive products that include a photoluminescent strip without abrasive (which is the industry norm).  NITEGLOW® is well suited for either new construction or retrofit code compliance upgrades.  Heat treated corrosion resistant aluminum substrate and a nearly diamond-hard aluminum oxide filler assures long tread life under heavy pedestrian traffic.  Bright, long lasting photoluminescent epoxy filler is free of hazardous and radioactive substances, extends uniformly throughout the filler.  A high content of aluminum oxide abrasive provides traction and long service life and is replaceable.  NITEGLOW® is easily cleaned with common commercial cleaners such as Simple Green and Fantastik.  Clean architectural lines ensure aesthetic appeal.


Available in lengths to order, to a maximum of 8’0”.   NITEGLOW® two-stage safety nosing includes a replaceable anti-slip abrasive-filled top insert, and a mill finish extruded aluminum base, with sure-hold anchor.  Optional wood insert keeps aluminum base clean during initial construction.   Protective tape also available.


Anti-slip filler includes approximately 60% virgin grain aluminum oxide abrasive which is available in contrasting colors.  Photoluminescent epoxy binder is a fully cured resilient epoxy with a filler ratio of 16% minimum for enhanced cleanability.


Photoluminescent technology is also available with other Wooster Products offerings, including Flex-Tred® anti-slip tape products, for use on handrails, door handles and frames, and around obstructions to comply with the code.  Visitwww.WoosterProducts.com for more information.


Wooster Products is the industry leader in anti-slip stair treads and walkway products.  They have been manufacturing anti-slip products for new construction, renovation, marine and OEM applications since 1921 from their Wooster, OH facility.   Long respected for quality and innovation, their products include cast aluminum (Alumogrit®) cast iron (Ferrogrit®), extruded aluminum (Spectra, Supergrit®, Stairmaster®, and Flexmaster®), pressure sensitive adhesive tape/deck covering (Flex-Tred®), and coatings (WP-70, Walk-A-Sured®, and Safe-Stride®), as well as photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) nosings and treads (NITEGLOW®).  For additional information visit www.WoosterProducts.com, e-mail sales@wooster-products.com, call (800) 321- 4936, or write Wooster Products, 1000 Spruce Street, PO Box 6005, Wooster, OH, 44691.

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