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The importance of maintaining your drains

It’s important to note that a drain that isn’t maintained serves no purpose and will inevitably undermine safety and walkability.…

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building architecture surface water management

Draining external pavements in commercial properties

Along Australia’s east coast, recent storms have made us acutely aware of the importance of surface water management directly outside…

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access and mobility

Designing for Access and Mobility

COMPLIANCE FOR WHEELCHAIR AND WALKING CANE SAFETY New building works must be designed to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act…

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DIY Software: Size up your trench drain

ACO have just launched HYDROlite™ – a DIY software program to assist designers and contractors select the correct size trench…

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Discreet drainage and service enclosures

Beneath our feet, there are thousands of visible pavement elements overlying essential utilities and services. The most common are grates…

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sizing a trench drain

Everything you need to know to size a trench drain

The science behind the hydraulics of trench drainage is complex, as each system must be adapted to the unique catchment…

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Designing walkable cities

Improving the walkability of our cities makes us fitter, happier and more connected citizens. Planning and designing user friendly and…

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Draining Large Flat Pavements

All designers know that draining large flat pavements can be a challenge, but a good design, along with a hydraulically…

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ACO scheduling software service

ACO’s new drain scheduling software service

In the last decade, there has been an increase in the number of precast trench drains used in car parks,…

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new tech handbook

ACO’s new trench drain technical handbook

ACO has just released the industry’s most comprehensive technical handbook and product catalogue. When selecting trench drains for a public…

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technical support

ACO’s Industry-leading technical support

When dealing with an industry-leading manufacturer of some of Australia’s greatest drainage solutions, you expect world-class customer support. ACO goes…

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geological and cultural significance

Two Australian projects of geological and cultural significance – From Art to Part

In 2018, ACO’s Freestyle grates were installed in two high profile Australian projects - the Market to Riverbank Link in…

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locally manufactured

Australian manufacturing alive and well with ACO innovation

Local manufacturing is critical to Australian business to stimulate ideas, diversity and innovation and when it thrives, the country’s long…

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drainage for floods and storms

External drainage solutions that protect building infrastructure from floods and storms

According to the Melbourne Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, significant changes in water systems are expected to result from climate change.…

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harmonious urban streetscapes

Creating harmonious urban streetscapes and shared spaces for functionality, sustainability and originality

Whether its existing urban areas in need of an upgrade or urban architects eager to get their designer lens atop…

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