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, concrete provides a major key to the solution of several global crises

We have a simple solution for improving the resilience of our roads and our cities, creating a truly circular economy where carbon and financial resources are re-used, putting an end to waste and the on-going consumption of these vital resources, greatly beneftting our generation and generations to come. Our goal is to heal cities around the world, creating a better future, but we cannot do it alone – we need your help

1. The global Infrastructure crisis

Ageing infrastructure around the globe has created a global infrastructure crisis as funding fails to keep pace with the ever-increasing workload. Roadworks have become part of every day life in our cities and with a growing number of cars and underground services this work is becoming increasingly dangerous

By making foundations sustainable greatly improves efficiency, reducing not only the damage and disturbance, but substantially reducing the required funding and resources, for repairs. Our aim is to lay the foundations for a better future and to heal cities around the world, one foundation at a time.

2. Global warming

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 (the world’s greatest polluter, second only to vehicles)

“We consume more concrete every 2 years than
all the plastic produced over the past 60 years”

Even if we all switched over the electric cars- this will take considerable time. If we are to achieve our goal of sustainable development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Bruntland, UN,1987) we believe the single most important factor is to design more resilient roads and urban developments. Without decarbonizing the civil industry, we stand little chance of achieving the goals set in the Paris Protocol Agreement

“We consume more concrete every 2 years than
all the plastic produced over the past 60 years”

Innovator of the Year for developing Smart Sustainable Foundations

Dept Commerce

Worksafe Award for eradicating the need for digging & heavy labour

Dept Occupational Health & Safety

Only securing device approved for use by in all states of Australia

Australian Road authorities

Our journey

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. This is where our journey began – we knew the world needed a solution- and fast!

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 or carbon footprint 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.

Using recycled waste to heal our cities

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

Let’s work together to
build a better world

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