Geoplast Insights

Il Sole 24 Ore Quality of Life report inspired us to rate our own solutions

Il Sole 24 Ore published their annual Quality of Life 2018 report which rates Italian cities by how livable they are. Milan won as the most livable city, beating Bolzano by 1%. The Quality of Life report and other independent evaluations give city managers insight into how they can improve their cities.

At Geoplast we can offer several solutions which can improve quality of life. Inspired by the Quality of Life 2018 report, we rated our solutions below:

Foundation solutions

Our foundation solutions have already been used extensively across Italy. Not only do they improve seismic resilience but also prevent vapor intrusion, which is essential for building safety. Vapor intrusion prevention is especially important in low residential buildings.

Quality of life change6
Rate of change4
Long-term benefit10
Benefit for all5

Formwork solutions

Modern cities are under constant construction. Italian cities, in particular, are very challenging for building projects due to the many historical sites and buildings. Using Geoplast plastic formwork drastically accelerates the construction process by being easy to install and requiring the use of fewer machines. This significantly reduces noise pollution on construction sites, which can negatively affect the daily life of residents.

Quality of life change4
Rate of change10
Long-term benefit1
Benefit for all4

Slabs solutions

Our Slabs solutions improve seismic resistance by lowering the weight and increasing the flexibility of buildings. Central parts of the Italian peninsula are especially prone to earthquakes and cities in this region would lower the risk of human and property damage by implementing our Slabs solution.

Quality of life change4
Rate of change2
Long-term benefit10
Benefit for all8

Green solutions

Our Green solutions can be easily and applied as green roofs, green parking, green driveways, and green facades. The use of Green solutions in urban areas would result in lower temperatures, reduced energy use, better rainwater absorption, and a much more appealing aesthetic. Green solutions can be very easily applied to current structures without much intrusion.

Quality of life change10
Rate of change8
Long-term benefit10
Benefit for all10

Water solutions

Climate change is causing more extreme weather patterns with increased storms and rainfall on annual basis. Additionally, cities near the sea are exposed to rising sea levels and extreme weather. Our water solutions will manage the increases in rainfall and the overall increase in water levels.

Quality of life change8
Rate of change5
Long-term benefit10
Benefit for all10

Sport solutions

Our recycled plastic sports terrains can turn any empty city space into a dedicated sports area. Engaging in sports is one of the most healthy and positive activities one can do, which greatly improves quality of life with minimal investment. A single basketball court can create a positive impact on the health of a community for years to come.

Quality of life change8
Rate of change10
Long-term benefit10
Benefit for all8

Geoplast solutions and products are capable of improving the quality of life — whether it be immediately or over the course of many years. In some cases, our products are also capable of withstanding extreme natural events (i.e., flooding, earthquakes, storms, and rising sea levels). With proper implementation, our solutions and products can substantially improve the quality of life for all people, not just for our home nation of Italy, but all over the world.

For more information please contact our experts.