Projects

Marlins StadiumLos Angeles ZooLas Vegas, NevadaTaronga Park ZooHomeland Security, IrvineSydney Olympic CenterPalos Verdes HillsidesMartin Luther King Jr BlvdMt. Vernon WaterfrontSouth Carolina University

This 280 acre project was a huge undertaking for our company. This project, in its entirety, cost above 660 million dollars.

Century Products delivered products directly to the site to be exclusively used throughout the entire state of the art stadium. This stadium was finally completed in March of 2012, ready for opening day the following month.

Our root barriers will protect thousands of fans coming and going from this incredible stadium from trip and fall hazards that occur when tree roots lift sidewalks and cause damage to hardscapes.

After such costly construction, the owners of Marlins Stadium wanted to make sure they got the best possible protection to sustain their beautiful new facility, which led them to choose Century Root Barriers when creating their stadium.

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Los Angeles’s beloved zoo has been renovated and improved vastly throughout the years.

The zoo’s 133 acres are protected by Century Products to keep its patrons safe from trip or fall hazards through the use of our root barrier, used to prevent lifted or damaged hardscapes.

The Los Angeles zoo has gained the certification as a Botanical Garden and added such to their name in 2002. LA Zoo’s Botanical Gardens contain 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants.

Along with this new title came several other renovations to the zoo, including its parking lot and main entrance, in order to improve the quality of the environment for the facility and its surrounding areas

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This project was one of the most expensive landscaping projects done in the United States.

It was also one of the best supervised projects done of its magnitude. Every single piece of material was thoroughly inspected each step of the way by the architects in charge of this project.

Every product we supplied passed the rigorous inspection process and was used at this hotel to preserve and sustain the hard work that was done in planting 50 ton trees. Our root barriers will make sure that these enormous trees will not damage the surrounding hardscape for years to come.

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Sydney, Australia city planners contracted Century Products to supply products for renovations on their most famous zoo.

Our root barriers were used to protect the zoo and its patrons from damage to the amazing renovations done. Root Barriers used on this project are so vital to this site since people of all ages visit this zoo on a regular basis.

Our root barriers were used to protect the children visiting the zoo from tripping over lifted and damaged hardscapes from aggressive tree roots and invasive bamboo.

Through the use of our barriers, this zoo will be sustained as a wonderful tourist and local destination for years to come.

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The maintenance division of the Department of Homeland Security in Irvine contacted Century Products for a special project specific to heir department needs.

We designed and supplied Homeland Security with CPU Utility panels that extend 6 feet deep into the ground to protect vital equipment pertinent to Homeland Security’s duties.

Our specially designed panels were implemented to protect the fiber optic and utility lines to aid in sustaining the function of the department and its facility.

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Century Products was contracted to supply products to the Sydney Olympic Centre before and after the Sydney Summer Olympic Games held at the facilities in the year 2000.

All facilities of the Olympic Centre and its surrounding cities underwent renovations to improve the look and safety of the facility for its locals, patrons and athletes.

Our root barrier rolls have been predominately used throughout Australia’s fast-growing urban centers, to protect the hardscapes and pedestrians from costly trip and fall hazards.

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Thousands of trees planted on slopes near Six Flags Magic Mountain and all throughout the Los Angeles area are now protected by our slope guards from soil erosion and hillsides are retained to prevent loose soil from covering newly planted tree zones.

Our slope guard was designed by an L.A. Arborist to address the cost and hassle of planting trees on slopes and hillsides. Before our slope guards, the way of addressing this issue cost 75% more than it does now.

They used to use concrete or redwood guards which could cost upwards of $100 per tree dependent on size. Our cost effective slope guard addresses all of the big problems associated with hillside tree planting, can be used on any size tree and is extremely easy to install

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Our company often aligns with non-profit organizations to contribute to their cause.

On this project, Century Products worked with the Tree People Organization to help plant trees along the 6 mile stretch of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in the heart of Los Angeles.

Our company donated its time and products to help improve the Los Angeles area by implementing the use of our root barriers to protect the streets and sidewalks of Los Angeles from damage to hardscapes from potentially aggressive tree roots.

Our company helped plant these trees with local citizens and in doing so we helped educate the children of the community on planting trees properly

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Mt. Vernon Waterfront Revitalization Phase II

Located along the banks of the Skagit River, sixty miles north of Seattle, is the city of Mount Vernon, Washington.

This community, which is known for its annual Tulip Festival Street Fair and was once deemed the “#1 Best Small City in America,” has been plagued by immense flooding. The devastating effects of this flooding have limited the city’s ability to promote its unique tourist opportunities.
In order to alleviate the flooding issue, the city developed a multi-year plan. The plan included the purchase of a mobile flood wall that could be installed during events.

This was utilized as a stop-gap measure while designers worked on developing a long-term solution. The long-term solution decided upon was the $27.3 million Private-Public Partnership Waterfront Revitalization Plan, which was broken down into multiple phases.
Phase I was completed in October 2010, and included a permanent floodwall fron Division Street Bridge to Lions Park. This phase provided the necessary protection for the downtown districts but did not address the city’s revitalization needs.

In 2013, Phase II brought Mount Vernon a 1,650-foot riverwalk, a trail to connect all existing trail systems, and a 30,000 square foot public riverfront park. Designed to be a focal point of the revitalization efforts, this park includes gathering areas, an open area for the town farmer’s market, and a beautiful overlook of the river.

Shade trees were also to be incorporated in the park, so designers planned to utilize a subsurface plastic support system. This system was designed to support the weight of the surface and any loads applied to the surface, while providing void space filled with uncompacted soil. This soil promotes root growth and tree health.

When the specified product proved to be costly and caused for a lengthening of the project timeline, the project contractor reached out to Brentwood.

Installed in the summer of 2014, Brentwood’s StormTank® Module Urban Root System met all of the contractor’s requests, while also meeting the design requirements of the project engineer. The StormTank system supports surface loads while creating a void space for uncompacted soil, allowing for unobstructed development and improved tree health. With the help of this system, the park will allow Mount Vernon to get back to its roots and reintroduce itself as a tourist hub.

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University Brings Nature to Athletics

For a University known for their football and basketball teams, the University of South Carolina’s track and field members can be often overlooked.

Looking to upgrade their program and facilities, with the hope of producing more Olymipians like Natasha Hastings (4th place finisher in the 400M in Rio), the University of South Carolina undertook an elaborate upgrade project. The project includes a new 400-meer outdoor track, separate throwing events area, bleachers and restroom facilities. In addition to the facility upgrades, an extension to the existing promenade walkway, including lighting and shade trades were incorporated.

The initial design incorporated thirteen shade trees with structural soil support cells. These sells provide structural load support for the surface above, in this case a predestrian plaza and walkway, while allowing for the contained soil to remain uncompacted to promote tree root growth and tree health.

Not satisified with the costing of the specified product, the University contacted to get the General Contractor to partner them with this innovative alternative they were recently presented. The product was the Brentwood Industries Urban Root System. This system utilizes the standard StormTank Module, typically for stormwater storage, but through the utilization of a Filling Platen, can be converted into structural soil support cells without product modification.

Brentwood worked with the General Contractor to value engineer the installation, for a total savings of roughly $45,000 over the specified product. In addition to saving the GC and University money, Brentwood provided the installation contractor with installation support.

Though this component of the overall project will have the least visual experience for the pedestrians above, it will provide the students, athletes and attendees with a beautiful and natural promenade for years to come.

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Our goal is to improve the sustainability of landscaping in the urban environment


   

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