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Site Selection and Design of Permeable Pavement


Permeable pavement systems can be effective and sustainable…if you select a site suitable for a permeable pavement and design it for maximum performance. The key to building for performance is to provide sufficient structural capacity to accommodate anticipated vehicle loads and stormwater flowing in and out.

Get beyond the basics and into the details! Join David Hein to explore the key elements and best practices in the selection of a suitable site and the appropriate design and construction of permeable pavements (porous asphalt, pervious concrete, permeable interlocking concrete, and grid pavements) through real-world examples of permeable pavement designs for roadways, shoulders, and parking areas.

In this second session of our Permeable Pavement Master Class Serieswe'll explore key considerations for assessing the suitability of a particular site for the installation of a permeable pavement.  Then, we will provide structural and hydrological design procedures, as well as the challenges and applications of permeable pavements. As part of this discussion, Hein will overview the design considerations and best practices of porous asphalt, pervious concrete, permeable interlocking concrete blocks, and grid pavements, including:

  1. Site suitability
  2. Subgrade characterization
  3. Determining design traffic
  4. Base and subbase materials
  5. Design for structural capacity
  6. Design for hydrologic capacity

Additionally, we'll discuss each of the above through real-world worked examples and case studies illustrating the "dos" and "don'ts" of design features to help you know what to look out for when constructing permeable pavements.

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Learn how to use a permeable pavement checklist to gather site specific design information.
  • Understand the common design features important to the performance of permeable pavements.
  • Learn how to use the new “mechanistic-empirical” pavement structural design procedure utilized in the ASCE Standard for the Design of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements.
  • Understand the use of the AASHTO 1993 and Pervious Pave design structural design procedures for porous asphalt and pervious concrete pavements.
  • Understand, communicate, and promote good design practices.

Train Your Team
Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

On-Demand Webcasts > Construction ($79.00)


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