We’ve all been there: you’ve had your car, but you’ve got no idea where to put it.
You can’t even see the street you want to park in, let alone the curb, let down in a big pile.
And even if you do know where to park, you can’t find a suitable site.
There’s nothing new about this problem.
Over the past few decades, car parks have become a blight on the landscape, with huge numbers of them either in derelict locations or completely empty.
In some cases, they’ve become too big to park on their own, with some areas being built over in a hurry.
The problem isn’t unique to Ireland.
Across Europe, car park capacity is falling.
Some experts have even argued that car parks are actually increasing congestion, as the lack of space means that people can’t use them.
Now, with new car park infrastructure being built across the continent, a number of organisations are working on a new solution to the problem.
They’re using a technology called asphalt process to turn concrete into concrete and other materials, using the same process as the asphalt plant.
This process uses the same technique to make asphalt, and creates a product that’s much stronger and lighter than concrete.
This means that the new asphalt is much more likely to be reused.
There are a number potential uses for this new technology.
For example, a new carpark could be used to park vehicles in an area with a lot of parking.
Another option would be to build a new network of pedestrianised car parks to help improve pedestrianisation.
But what is this process?
It’s a relatively new concept.
And its popularity has increased with the rise of the internet.
This allows people to access car parks remotely, with no physical barriers.
The new technology is called “anodised aluminium composite” (AAFC) and was developed by the Italian firm Fincantieri, which also makes a range of other high-tech products.AAFC is a special kind of composite, with a unique structure made up of an aluminium alloy and an aluminium core.
This gives the material the strength needed to support the weight of the concrete, and it’s then coated with a special polymer called “alumina” to help resist abrasion.
The polymer is then sprayed onto the concrete to make it more rigid.
The technology has also been applied to concrete, a relatively common material for the new technology to be applied to.
The result is that the process is much stronger than concrete itself, and much lighter than the standard concrete used in car parks.
According to Fincandieri, AAFC is also much more environmentally friendly.
Its production uses a very small amount of electricity, while the aluminium core allows for a much more effective recycling process.
In fact, the new AAFC material is also the strongest material available in the world, and Fincentieri estimates that the material could be a 50 per cent substitute for conventional concrete in Europe.
This is important, because concrete is still being used in some parts of the world – particularly in London, where AAFC has been widely used for more than 20 years.
The AAFC process is a huge advance for the industry, says Fincantonio.
It’s used to make concrete in a very cheap way, with only about 200kg of concrete needed per kilometre of road.
The other big advantage of the new material is that it’s environmentally friendly too.
Fincants’ new process uses only 30 per cent of the energy that traditional concrete uses, which means it can be used in new carparks, parking lots and other areas without causing any environmental damage.
The AAFC also has the potential to reduce emissions of the most polluting type of transport fuel, carbon dioxide, by 60 per cent, and to save millions of tonnes of CO2 from being emitted each year.
But it’s not all good news for AAFC.
It also makes concrete more expensive, which in turn means that it has a lower cost of production, meaning that it needs to be used more often to meet the demand for concrete.
Faccio says that, for now, AABC is not a substitute for concrete in the construction industry.
But, he adds, the technology is already being applied in the real world.
Flicenati points out that, because the material is so cheap, companies like Finconci are already making a lot more concrete from it.
The company’s main customers include big companies such as Audi, Toyota and Renault.
And, according to Facciano, it’s still not clear how AAFC will become more widely used, because of its high cost and the fact that it still needs to meet demand for the material.
In short, it seems that it’ll take a lot longer than just a few years to get AAFC into the wider construction industry, as it’s currently used in a handful of countries around the world.
But there’s a big caveat: there are a few hurdles that must