DRY PAVING SYSTEM, NAN Architecture and Construction Award 2021

Last Thursday 18/11/2021, the innovative system for sustainable drainage DRY PAVING SYSTEM (DPS) was awarded within the framework of the 15th anniversary of the NAN Awards for the Best Architecture and Construction Materials Projects, under the watchful eye of more than 150 professionals from the architectural and construction field.

The NAN Architecture and Construction magazine announces annually these awards to designate companies that have excelled in R&D, innovation, quality, and design of the materials that they manufacture, market, distribute or install in works and reforms.

The Dry Paving System (DPS), jointly developed by AH Asociados, HIDROSTANK and Pavimentos de Tudela, was awarded as the best pavement and cladding.

The Jury for the “NAN – Best Construction Materials 2021” Awards was composed by Ricardo Cortés, Juan Elizaga (Ferrovial), Jordi Garrigó (FCC Construcción), María Moreno López de Ayala (SEOPAN), Guillermo Muñoz Cabañas (Dragados SA) and Antonio Muñoz Pino (OHL Construction).

“Dry Paving System” (DPS) is a constructive paving system endowed with a high infiltration capacity (more than 100 l/m2/min) and with a retention of rainwater under its surface. DPS consists of precast permeable and decontaminating concrete slabs (ecoDraining) with an underground structure made up of polymer geocells (HIDROCELL) manufactured entirely with recycled plastic. The set, which manages to reduce contamination while partially purifying the received water, offers magnificent mechanical properties thanks to its click-up fixing system, and guarantees its non-clogging thanks to the two-layer design of the draining slabs. From an architectural point of view, it can be manufactured in a wide range of formats and colors.

This system makes it possible in a quite simple way to place permeable surfaces that allow a more sustainable management of rainwater. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) are stormwater management techniques that aim to mimic hydrological processes, controlling runoffs in the urban landscape. Its main aim is to reduce the amount of water in the final discharge and improve the quality of the water discharged into the natural environment, achieving integrated water cycle management solutions linked to the environmental protection of receiving waters.

In 2015, the UN approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as an opportunity for countries and their societies to embark on a new path to improve the lives of all, leaving no one behind. The agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, ranging from the elimination of poverty and equality for women to the fight against climate change, the defense of the environment or the design of our cities. Goal 6 aims to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. With the DRY PAVING SYSTEM, we hope to play our part in achieving this goal.

Find attached a video of a recent Dry Paving System DPS installation:

For more information about the DPS: https://dps-system.com/?lang=enhttps://dps-system.com/