Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) has the ability to create solid, strong surfaces for pedestrians and a range of vehicular uses, and can help maintain a site’s existing natural hydrologic function and reduce the overall impact of development. This course discusses the components of a PICP system and how they work together to manage stormwater in a variety of applications. Also addressed are hydrological and structural factors to consider when designing with PICP, and how PICP contributes to sustainable building goals and projects.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Describe the harmful environmental and health effects of impervious surfaces and excessive stormwater runoff.
List the components of a PICP system and describe how they contribute to reducing or eliminating runoff.
Discuss the PICP system design considerations for control of water quality, quantity, and/or harvesting and for vehicular use.
Explain how a PICP system is an EPA best management practice, is part of a low-impact development strategy, and can help earn credits in a LEED® project.
Brad Swanson, ASLA, CSI, CDT, LEED® AP
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