Possibilities in Paving: Materials, Machines & Masonry
Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 10:30 to 15:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Hardscape, the award-winning suppliers of hard paving materials, to discover the range of natural and man-made material types that can be manipulated to create visionary public realm and regeneration projects and the processes used to create the finished effect.
Want to create stunning, bespoke landscape artwork? Hardscape will also introduce you to Artscape, which combines refined fabrication techniques and technical expertise to enable designers and clients to bring their vision to life, regardless of design detail or material type.
You will learn about the advanced production techniques that Artscape covers and how they can be employed to embellish and personalise your hard landscaping projects:
5 AXIS CNC MACHINING - featuring inbuilt automatic blade and carving tool changer this machine can customise high-quality hard landscaping materials for a range of standard and bespoke applications, cut to exact design specifications, with unrivalled precision and in the shortest possible time frames.
WATERJET CUTTING - through an advanced high-pressure waterjet fabrication process, it is possible to create 2D flat designs that are not achievable using traditional machining or masonry tooling methods.
ETCHING - Hardscape has developed an intelligent process for the customised etching and engraving of text, logos and graphics onto all hard landscaping materials, using highly pressurised air mixed with an abrasive to slowly erode the material to produce a refined detail.
SCULPTURING & MASONRY - Updating the ancient art of sculpturing and masonry for the modern day, Hardscape is able to create completely bespoke pieces of artwork precisely, flexibly and cost effectively.
You will also have the chance to:
Speak to Hardscape’s specialist stonemasons and design technicians about the capabilities of the state-of-the-art machinery and latest CAD techniques
Learn how to enhance your hard landscaping projects in a commercially viable manner
Discover the quality tested, ethically sourced materials available from Hardscape and the unique benefits they can offer for your projects
Hear how other projects have benefited from the use of Artscape
Network with industry peers in a relaxed setting
Outline for the day:
10.30 - 11:00 am Registration & coffee
11:00 - 11:10 am Welcome address & brief overview of Hardscape
11.10 am - 12 noon Presentation on process and possibilities + Q&A
12noon - 12:10 pm Coffee break
12:10 - 1:00 pm Case study presentation + Q&A
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 2:45pm Tour of facilities & Artscape in action
2:45 - 3:00 pm - Q&A and closing remarks
Please note the hashtag for this event is #PavingPossibilities
Hardscape will provide transport from Stratford-upon-Avon train station to Long Marston site, where the event will be held.
o Birmingham to Stratford – approx. 1hr by train (1 change)
o London to Stratford – approx. 1hr by train (1 change or direct from Marylebone)
Please note that the last coach will leave the station at 10:30 am. If you arrive after this time, you are asked to make your own way to the venue.
If you are travelling by car, parking is available at the venue and you are not required to book in advance.
When & Where
Organised by Hardscape, corporate supporters of the Landscape Institute
Hardscape works with landscape architects to create visionary urban spaces with high quality hard landscaping materials. Completely independent and with a rich heritage, the team work closely with specifiers to select the most suitable products for each project sourced from an extensive network of global suppliers.
Hardscape work extensively across the UK and Ireland on a variety of projects; from transport interchanges and leisure and educational facilities to mixed-use urban spaces.