Introduction to Permeable Pavement Design
Jun 14, 2021 /
Course Code: 0602-WEB21
- Understand common design and construction features important to the performance of permeable pavements.
- To understand the impact of permeable pavement design features.
- Communicate and promote sustainable pavement design and construction.
Purpose and Background
Storm water management is a key component of urban infrastructure design. Numerous agencies throughout the United States and Canada include permeable pavements as a key component of best management practices for stormwater management.
If properly designed and constructed, permeable pavements can help rainwater infiltrate soil, decrease urban heating, replenish groundwater and reduce overall storm water runoff. The construction of permeable pavement systems that can accommodate surface water runoff is gaining increasing attention through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
In a 1999 stormwater technology fact sheet on porous pavements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated that porous pavements traditionally have a failure rate of over 75 percent. Generally, failure is attributed to poor design, inadequate construction quality, improper treatment of the subgrade soils, and overloading of under designed pavements. Recent studies in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have shown the significant benefits of permeable pavements.
This webinar provides background on the key features of permeable asphalt, concrete and interlocking concrete block pavements along with guidance, design tools and methodologies to assist in designing pavements to accommodate hydrological and structural pavement design for municipal and parking area permeable pavements and compare equivalent structural designs.
Primary Discussion Topics/Webinar Outline
- Introduction to porous asphalt, pervious concrete and permeable interlocking concrete pavements
- Site suitability analysis
- Key factors for successful design
- Live case studies that discuss parking lot and roadway design
- Permeable pavement design software
Who Should Attend
- Engineers involved in urban infrastructure design
- Landscape architects
- State DOT and municipal agencies
- Stormwater professionals
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
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- Understand the key input parameters for the successful design of permeable asphalt, concrete and interlocking concrete block pavements.
- Ability to design a permeable pavement for both structural and hydrologic capacity.
- Utilize previously impervious infrastructure to reduce the impact of peak stormwater runoff and improve stormwater quality.
- Subgrade preparation
- Characterization of design traffic
- Base and subbase materials
- Design details for structural capacity
- Design details for hydrological capacity
A live case study follows the presentation, discussing the design of a parking lot and a roadway using a software application developed specifically for permeable pavement design. Design details include:
- Determination of design traffic
- Analysis of subgrade support capability
- Analysis of rainfall intensity
- Site drainage analysis
- Appropriate selection of base and subbase aggregates
- Supplementary pavement surface and subsurface drainage
David Hein, P.Eng. is a consulting Civil Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the design, evaluation and management of transportation infrastructure. He recently retired from Applied Research Associates, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario. He is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute (ASCE T&DI), chair of the Workforce Development Council and chair of 5 engineering standards committees.
He is a long term member of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), Past-Chair of the pavements committee and member of the Workforce Development Council and past members of the Transportation Research Board pavement management, pavement maintenance and pavement preservation committees. He has represented Canada on the World Road Association (WRA) pavements and asset management committees since 2002 and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee to the WRA. He also recently stepped down after 10 years as Executive Director of the Falling Weight Deflectometer User Group.
He has been involved in numerous national and international research, evaluation and asset management projects for Federal, State, Provincial and Municipal agencies and many of the public/private/ partnership highway construction projects across Canada and the United States.
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Fee & Credits
$199 + taxes
- 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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