Development Density / Infill Sites

Channel development to urban areas with existing infrastructure.

  • Maximize usability of the site
  • Efficient structural and fire separation walls (CMU)
CalGreen A5.103.1
CHPS SS 6.1: 2 pts.
GGlobes 14 pts.
BDCv4 LT Sensitive land protection Op 1: 1 pt.
LT Surrounding density and diverse uses: up to 5 pts.
BDCv4.1 LT Sensitive Land Protection Op 1: 1 pt.
LT Surrounding Density and Diverse uses: up to 5 pts.
NDv4 SLL Smart, Preferred Locations: up to 10 pts.
SITES SC 1.6: 4 pts.
Products /
  • Concrete unit masonry
  • Permeable interlocking concrete pavements
  • Decorative landscape walls
  • Proto-II™ post tension masonry site walls

While the specific criteria for many rating systems pertain to urban density and surrounding services, the goal is explicit to existing infrastructure and at the very least implicit to infill sites. Certain product systems inherently provide value in support of this goal by their performance properties or flexibility in design and construction.

Concrete masonry walls intrinsically provide fire and separation walls. In our region, walls are typically solid-grouted; therefore, a common 8-inch thick concrete masonry wall meets a 4-hour resistance rating just as it is. Stud-based systems must add significant layers for fire resistance.

Unitized materials such as these are ideal for sites with limited access and working space.

Development Density / Infill Sites