Please Join UNHSC and ICPI for a free workshop at UNH in Durham, NH on June 11, 2012. For more information and to register go to: http://www.unh.edu/unhsc/workshop/permeable-interlocking-concrete-pavement-workshop
Pavements are some of the most prolific structures in the modern US landscape. Traditional impervious paved surfaces have been inextricably linked to adverse impacts on water quality at the regional and watershed levels. Many technologies exist to mitigate these threats, including innovative paving alternatives.
Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) is one of those alternatives and is comprised of a layer of concrete pavers separated by joints filled with small stones. Stormwater enters joints between the solid concrete pavers and flows through an “open-graded” base (crushed stone layers). The void spaces within the stone act to store runoff and infiltrate it back into the soil. PICP can be used across a broad range of applications from driveways to parking lots. Advancements in technical design specifications and improved material selection make PICP technologies a powerful tool for engineers and developers facing ever increasing treatment performance standards.
This workshop provides stormwater management professionals with the most up to date characteristics of successful PICP applications. This full day training includes field visits to on-the ground installations and includes discussions for applications in cold climate areas. Participants will learn key design principles necessary to successfully design, evaluate, specify, and install and maintain PICP for stormwater management.
James Houle, M.A., CPSWQ, Program Manager/Outreach Coordinator, The UNH Stormwater Center Environmental Research Group, Dept of Civil Engineering, 35 Colovos Road, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-1445 Fax: 603-862-3957