ACO StormBrixx Wins Design Innovation Award

We are still pinching ourselves. StormBrixx, our sustainable storm water management solution, has won the Product Design Innovation award at the British Construction Industry Awards 2012!

StormBrixx, which can be applied in every construction environment, was described as “future focused” by ACO’s Managing Director Richard Hill. The recognition received at this event highlights the superb work that all the ACO team has put towards the development of this ingenious SuDS solution.

ACO StormBrixx

ACO StormBrixx is an advanced, market-leading SuDS system designed to store water more effectively. As part of our new stormwater attenuation and infiltration solution, ACO StormBrixx breaks new ground. An intelligent, stackable design simplifies delivery and installation, while minimising carbon footprint. What’s more, inspection and maintenance is made quick and easy thanks to a host of smart design features, which reduce running costs and prolong system life.

The judges highlighted the innovative nature of the product, which is made from recycled materials, saying that it has “truly reinvented an existing product type. StormBrixx meets clients’ needs and provides a solution that otherwise might have been overlooked.”

The event, which takes place every year, pulled in 900 people from across the country to celebrate the elite minds in the British construction industry.

Even RT Hon Michael Fallon, Minister of State for business, was in attendance to watch our skilled product development team collect their prize at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, on Wednesday 10th October.

Celebrations were also in order for the BCIAs, who marked 25 years of awarding the best minds in the UK construction sector, making them the longest standing accolade in the industry.

Design power to you

Designing a large drainage system can be a challenging task especially when considering the multiple calculations that are required to ensure the correct flow rates and capacity levels across the system. ACO has simplified this task by launching a new cloud based secure development tool called ACO Hydraulic Design Software. Targeted at engineers the software will speed up the design stage and will auto amend a design to take into account revised flow rates and capacity levels.

ACO Hydraulic Design Software on a tablet

ACO Hydraulic Design Software on a tablet

Surface water management system design can often be a complex task. Success in combining products and processes requires a thorough understanding of how these different elements interact. The powerful project based software from ACO empowers engineers to undertake hydraulic design employing ACO components to satisfy those requirements and offers a number of benefits, such as:

  • Easily change design criteria (rainfall intensities, product type, additional runs)
  • Quickly and confidently assess any alterations and/or alternative products
  • Own allocated space to store designs
  • Designs are kept confidential on the server
  • Create/provide PDF summary document

The ACO Hydraulic Design software is exceptionally accurate and uses proven algorithms to calculate the correct flow rates for surface water conveyance across multiple channel profiles. Because the system is cloud based the engineers can be confident that their designs are available wherever they are working. Security of access is closely controlled and all data is backed up on a regular basis.

The ACO Design Services Team is able to work closely with you through the entire design process to ensure accurate and cost effective product selection. Some of the services offered by the ACO design team, include: whole system design, from collection to the attenuation of surface water; specification, design and installation advice; hydraulic calculations & AutoCAD detailing; parts schedules. To see how our new free design software allows engineers to create more effective plans, visit out design homepage.