National BIM competition opens
'Build Newcastle Live' is part of the Build Earth Live competition and starts on 16th March. Sponsored by BIM4SME in association with ASITE, the virtual design competition is for BIM novice SMEs looking to take their first step into this area with the support of BIM champions. For this, ACO Water Management is showing its support by providing the BIM Commandos champion team the use of the company’s models.
'How to prevent flooding film ideas' competition seeking innovative and inspirational initiatives
As part of its work in helping to raise awareness of the importance of flood prevention, the Landscape Institute is currently running the ‘How to Prevent Flooding Film Ideas’ competition and ACO is one if its sponsors.
A flying start for ACO's Airport Zone
ACO Water Management has now introduced a new resource for engineers and contractors working on airport projects. The easy to navigate airport zone on the company’s website offers a wealth of information on specialist water management solutions for this sector.
Musto Performance Skiff - 5th year running for ACO
The ACO Group was the main sponsor of this year’s Musto Performance Skiff Worlds, which took place at Mounts Bay Sailing Club in Perth, Australia. The five-day event of exhilarating kite rides and tactical racing finished on 9th January and 1st place was awarded to Jon Newman.
The landscape first approach
ACO Technologies is involved in a new exhibition - ‘Rethinking the Urban Landscape’, curated by the Landscape Institute and The Building Centre. The exhibition, which focuses on the importance of landscape in shaping our cities, is illustrating how sustainable landscape architecture can provide solutions to the many challenges faced by today’s contemporary urban societies including flooding.
ACO on AIR - Helping to establish The Green Agenda
As part of ACO’s knowledge share initiative, this year’s EIC Conference will see ACO on Air film key speakers from the day along with gaining their opinions and reactions to the main discussion points through interviews. This video content will then be freely available over the next few weeks.
BBA certifies ACO StormBrixx meets industry standards
ACO’s market leading StormBrixx stormwater management system has been awarded BBA certification, a product approval widely recognised across the construction industry. The certification will provide reassurance to industry that the product is 'fit for purpose’, and that Stormbrixx is a credible choice for surface water infiltration and storage.
ACO Team helps exceed expectations for cancer charity
ACO has taken part in this year’s Keyline Charity Rally, and helped raise a staggering £107,000 for the event’s charity - Prostate Cancer UK. Thanks to everyone’s hard work and determination, the original target of £100,000 was surpassed.
ACO Team ‘Ain't getting on no plane' for charity rally
For a fourth consecutive year, ACO Water Management are proud to announce their involvement with the K-TEAM Rally – Mission Hamburg, in support of the ‘The Prostate Cancer UK Charity’.
ACO on Air featuring at Base London and Runways UK
ACO on Air will be attending this year's Base London and Runways UK events, gaining access to all the key speakers and contributors to film their opinions and reactions to the main discussion points of the day. The video content created will be freely available over the next few weeks, as part of ACO's knowledge share initiative.
ACO on AIR to capture views of ACE delegates
At this year’s ACE Annual Conference and Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Dinner, ACO’s recording studio – ACO on Air - will be interviewing key speakers fresh from their talks to gather realistic views to create videos to distribute to a wider audience, truly extending the reach of what promises to be a fascinating day.
ACO is first in with BIM
ACO Technologies is the first surface water management manufacturer to launch a BIM offering targeting civils and infrastructure projects. Recognising a growing desire within the sector to gain the same advantages BIM offers construction projects, the BIM offering will cover products manufactured by both ACO Technologies’ brands – ACO Water Management and ACO Building Drainage.
ACO taking part in this year's Water Industry Game Fishing Championships
This year’s 35th annual Water Industry Game Fishing Championships (WIGFiC) will see, for the first time, anglers from ACO Water Management, a sponsor of the championships, take part in the section competition.
ACO launches simple yet versatile channel drainage system
ACO has launched a highly effective alternative to the traditional two-part channel and grating system – the MultiDrain Monoblock PD100D. Part of the MultiDrain family, the one-piece system removes any risks associated with dislodged or stolen gratings, thanks to its anti-theft design, as well as being extremely robust, easy to maintain and low cost.
Aesthetically pleasing drainage outfall from ACO
ACO Water Management has launched a natural look SuDS Swale Inlet for drainage outfall connections discharging into shallow vegetated channels or SuDS features. Offering a non-intrusive aesthetic, it is also easy to maintain, due to its exceptional durability.
ACO sponsors Future Cities at Ecobuild 2014
As a major supporter of Ecobuild, ACO had a significant presence at this year's show, playing host to visitors at its main stand and a separate stand within the Building Information & BIM Zone. But it was ACO’s involvement at the heart of the Future Cities Zone that really created a buzz.
Flood resilience – are we making a difference?
Recent headlines have documented the effects of the latest UK flooding. While it is vital to keep a focus on the causes and possible cures for flooding it is also important to remember the impact it has on people and their communities.
Carbon Trust Certification awarded to ACO
ACO Technologies has been awarded ‘The Carbon Trust Certification’, a mark of excellence in recognition of measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions on a company-wide scale.
Evening meeting on National Standards for SuDS
On the 24th April, the CIWEM Central South Branch is holding its AGM. The evening, to be held at the HR Wallingford from 5.30pm, includes presentations on what to expect from the upcoming National Standards for SuDS and the new SABs (SuDS Approving Body) from key thought leaders in this field including our Research Director, Martin Fairley.
ACO Q-Brake Vortex and Q-Plate: High Performing Flow Control Solutions Designed to Lower Project Costs
ACO can now regulate any surface water flow before discharge into water course or sewer networks with its extended range of easy to install Q-Brake Vortex Flow control and Q-Plate orifice plate systems.
ACO shortlisted as a finalist for 2013 Sustainability Leaders Awards
ACO is delighted to announce that ACO StormBrixx has been shortlisted for a Sustainability Leaders Award in the Sustainability Innovation: Systems & Software category.
Better Corrosion Protection from ACO ATec Coating
The new ACO ATec grating coating gives up to 10 times longer protection against corrosion than standard water based surface coatings. Ideal for demanding environments which require sustained, enhanced aesthetics, the coating gives a high performance finish to the Heelguard range of ductile iron gratings which are available for ACO MultiDrain MD and MultiDrain PPD drainage channels.