Modular urban rain garden installation process showcased by Freno Systems

Freno is an innovative segmental wall and curbing system designed to easily incorporate rain gardens into urban settings, helping to reduce runoff, improve water quality, and enhance streetscapes.Developed by HOK’s Matt Snelling and Paul Wilhelms with HOK alum Jim Fetterman for HOK Product Design, Freno offers an alternative to traditional cast-in-place methods, providing a higher level of quality and more durability at a lower cost in less time. 

Municipalities across the county are struggling to deal with the massive amounts of stormwater runoff generated from impervious surfaces associated with public and private developments. Traditional water treatment methods are expensive and energy-intensive, prompting many communities to turn to rain gardens as a decidedly low-tech, but highly effective approach to stormwater detention and treatment.

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One Response to “Modular urban rain garden installation process showcased by Freno Systems”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The above video has moved to the official HOK Youtube site, please repost with this link:


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