This course is designed to familiarize Designers with pervious concrete (PC) as a stormwater best management practice through infiltration. Discussion will include PC mix design, design issues affecting PC pavement, including soils and stormwater infiltration, site hydrology, pavement sizing, siting & layout, site preparation, PC placement and post placement landscaping, monitoring, and long term care and maintenance.
In particular Piedmont soil types and infiltration rates are discussed. ASTM standard test for measuring infiltration rates through porous pavements is demonstrated. The historical evolution of pervious concrete paving and its many benefits are also covered. Some attention is given to good and bad installation practices.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Understand the three major types and degree of pollution that are mitigated by pervious concrete infiltration systems.
Understand how pervious concrete pavement systems are designed to infiltrate and manage stormwater.
Understand research based water quality, volume and built upon area credit worthiness of pervious concrete pavement systems in Southern Piedmont soils.
Understand proper construction practices based on multiple years of researched case studies.
Mr. Michael Hein and Mr. Christopher Estes
Engineering Continuing Education