The idea that carbon resources are disposable is so ingrained in our culture that few people question it. With rising global temperatures and fast depleting carbon resources, we desperately need to address this global concern.
The road construction industry has one of the largest levers to inhibit climate change through the reduction of carbon waste and ongoing consumption of concrete (one of the world’s greatest polluters, second only to vehicles)
We all know we need to reduce waste and the consumption of carbon resources, and you will find a commitment to doing so in almost every Annual report, with our Road Authorities going one step further and setting Zero Waste targets that until now were, quite simply, impossible to achieve.
The good news is.. we can help you to achieve the impossible.
Awards and Accolades
Innovator of the Year for developing Smart Sustainable FoundationsDept Commerce
Worksafe Award for eradicating the need for digging & heavy labourDept Occupational Health & Safety
Only securing device approved for use by in all states of AustraliaAustralian Road authorities
What people are saying
“ Our selection is not based on price alone, we also took into consideration the safety & saving aspects. The Smart Sustainable Foundations allow quick replacement of roadside items with no further effort required to the base, (providing a significant cost benefit by re-using the existing footing ) and reduces risk of injury to employees by reducing time spent on traffic islands exposed to traffic.”
MAIN ROADS WA
How we are different
Have you ever wondered why road-side items and bollards aren’t impact resistant? We think it is because most businesses are focused on lining their pockets, so they sell you products that are designed to fail. This is where we differ. Our products are designed to continue working year after year, lining your pocket instead of ours. Why do we do this? Because we are working to reduce the on-going consumption of carbon supplies and help to build a better future, without waste
Our journey started with an inquiry from Main Roads for a more sustainable means of securing road-side infrastructure, reducing time on location and the risk of workplace injury. They showed us a yard filled with twisted metal and roadside infrastructure embedded in large concrete footings. They provided truly alarming figures on the growing risks involved in working on our roads. We worked closely with national and International companies in the field of road construction and to our surprise, found there existed no sustainable solution.
City of Perth required a solution to the growing damage to bollards in the city centres; Rio Tinto then requested re-usable concrete foundations that could be relocated, making the mine-site infrastructure removable and re-usable, leaving behind no waste when a mine-site is closed; and Queensland Main Roads requested a sustainable Foundation for traffic light columns.
Smart Urban delivered above and beyond the client’s expectations on every project working closely with industry, listening to their problems and providing low cost, sustainable solutions that continue providing benefits year after year.
We embed sustainability into every decision
Not only do our products reduce damage and waste, they make roadside infrastructure re-usable and 100% recyclable.
We manufacture the Smart Sustainable Foundations from 100% recycled petroleum waste (considered the worlds most environmentally friendly plastic) and are currently working on developing a process which will enable us to manufacture more Smart products from recycled tyres and recycled plastic bags.
Seeking like-minded organisations
We have a passion for building a better future and are seeking like-minded partners to help spread the word and help lay the foundations for a better future. If you share our passion, can supply recycled materials or wish to help market this innovative technology and build a better future, please do not hesitate to contact us
Phone: +618 9248 5545