CUPOLEX® provides an optimal solution against humidity and vapor intrusion as well as gas Radon mitigation.
Soil gas mitigation is, in fact, increasingly considered as a pre-emptive strategy at sites impacted with volatile contaminants, radon or naturally-occurring biogenic gases (e.g., methane). CUPOLEX® Aerated sub-floors provide a sustainable approach for soil gas mitigation and are more permeable than gravel layers, and thus are more efficient in term of venting characteristics. There are three critical factors that make the CUPOLEX® system the superior system for your project, as well as the better choice for the sustainability and economics of the project, and these factors are: more effective venting, constructability and long-term maintenance costs.
CUPOLEX technology, as well as CUPOLEX RIALTO, offers quick and economical solutions for poor soil condition and expansive soil or expansion due to frost and tough climate conditions, creating a raised floor or substituting expensive filling material. Over the past 3 decades, the idea of placing concrete over CUPOLEX® permanent void forms has become an increasingly popular foundation method, not only for site conditions involving challenging soils, but replacing conventional slabs that are not very well known to provide healthy interior environments.
Frost heave is a term commonly used to describe the displacement of structures caused by water turning into ice underneath all or portions of structures operating constantly at low temperatures. Most refrigerated facilities are constructed with a slab-on-grade. In cases where the slab persistently operates below freezing temperature (0°C/32°F), frost from moisture in the soil will form underneath the slab unless some form of heat within or below the slab is provided. If the sub-slab is not heated, frost heave will not only eventually destroy the slab but also create other significant structural problems within the facility. If the slab-on-grade is wet, the ice forming inside the reinforced concrete slab will crack due to appearance and structural damages.
CUPOLEX provides cost-effective water tanks and Stormwater Management solutions to engineers, developers and municipalities that are customized for their site-specific needs.
Applications include slowing or reducing volume from your project site, protecting waterways and maintaining stormwater quality, or storing water in tanks for harvesting or reuse. CUPOLEX® stormwater management systems can address all these needs with simple and cost-effective concrete forming solutions.
The CUPOLEX SOIL CELLS system involves advanced concrete design geometry to produce the latest generation of under pavement soil cells for urban trees that can be adequately provided for in their urban setting.
The elevated CUPOLEX SOIL CELL pavement supported by the matrix of columns formed by the Rialto tubes allows the system to support high loads. The elevated CUPOLEX RIALTO structure and the void created below the slab can be used to contain quality and unlimited soil-volumes, creating structurally beneficent and strong structure systems that are conducive to root growth while supporting any pavement design.
The concrete pavement industry is actively seeking new and innovative solutions to build more economical, more sustainable and more durable roads. CUPOLEX® is an innovative concrete pavement technology that is evolving the Road and Highway construction industry where roads are not made of asphalt. CUPOLEX® consists of interlocking, modular, dome-shaped, high density plastic units that serve as a permanent formwork within the concrete pavement structure.
The resulting product is a concrete pavement slab with a system of interconnected vault-like voids below the surface that can be used to host utilities, pipes that can be easily monitored and maintained, moreover the void can be used to harvest and manage stormwater especially during a large storm event.
In recent years, cities across the globe have been actively developing more green roofs, which essentially means the top of a house or building that features vegetation planted over a waterproof barrier. The benefits of green roofs go well beyond esthetic beauty today. Urban roofs can decrease the effects of runoff, purify the air by filtering out pollutants and help moderate the energy needed to maintain the temperature of a building by keeping the roof warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Pontarolo Engineering supplies Green Roof products that contribute to the design of sustainable and durable garden roofs that perform in any roof type site condition.
ISOLCUPOLEX, a new patented system from Pontarolo Engineering, permits the creation of insulated aerated floors in only one layer; thus avoiding the expensive and bulky multi-layered packages. In fact, raised slabs and ventilated cavities in contact with the ground often require a layer of insulation to improve the thermal performance of the building.
The ISOLCUPOLEX system is perfectly applied in renovations, new residential, public or private buildings with high energy performance. It is also suitable to replace the bulky multi-layered slabs in industrial buildings characterized by high loads. With ISOLCUPOLEX, in fact, the loads are transmitted to the ground by the particular geometry of the concrete cast on site and do not stress the EPS layer which is deformable. Moreover the insulation is placed on the outside part of the slab, thus avoiding problems of condensation.
Pontarolo CLIMABLOCK system allows for the construction of Passive, NZEB or Class A residential buildings with high levels of insulation. The system uses EPS blocks and panels acting as a forming system, which stays in place as insulation. The CLIMABLOCK system is versatile; being used for insulated, aerated, raised floors, walls and ceilings ranging from small houses to multistory buildings. It provides more accurate costs and construction times.
By constructing the structure and the insulation simultaneously, it saves on the cost of labor. The reduced overall thickness of the wall also increases the useable floor area of the building.
Pontarolo’s construction system is the perfect solution for any public building requirement. Aerated floors, walls and ceilings by Pontarolo are suitable for Schools, banks, hospitals, museums, libraries and municipalities.
The main qualities of our system are: comfort, environmental sustainability, seismic resistance and thermal insulation. Construction is quick and can be made to any shape without extra costs.
Building renovations is fundamental for the improvement of energy efficiency both for residential and for public, for a better quality of life and for the environmental sustainability of the cities. With Pontarolo’s solutions, reduce the thermal dispersion of a building becomes easy and ensures the best values in terms of comfort and money saving:
CLIMABLOCK is the ideal solution for constructing an insulated swimming pool. Both for private and public pools, we can design and create any shape of pool. Our system creates the insulated concrete walls of the pool in order to maintain the water temperature and lower maintenance costs and energy usage. CLIMABLOCK acts as a concrete forming system to be cast in place. Curved elements are preassembled in our factory, while linear and angular elements are directly assembled on site.
Responding to emergencies such as natural disasters requires fast and cost effective solutions, both of which are present in Pontarolo’s construction system.
Our technologies are tailored to each project and together with detailed planning and management, we are able to optimize the construction process to reduce the time and cost of construction.
Moreover, the use of our products Isolcupolex Rialto, Climablock and Kaldo, provides a high level of insulation and quality of the structure, with the best anti seismic resistance. The result is a permanent or temporary high quality building with the same speed of construction and cost of temporary shelters.