Webinar | Permeable Pavement Design Elements and Case Studies

20 Sep 2022
Register by September 18, 2022

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 storm water management. If properly designed and constructed, permeable pavements can help rainwater infiltrate soil, decrease urban heating, replenish groundwater, and reduce overall storm water runoff.

In a 1999 stormwater technology fact sheet on porous pavements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicated that porous pavements traditionally have a failure rate of over 75 per cent. 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, the 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. It also provides guidance on design tools and methodologies to assist in designing pavements to accommodate hydrological and structural pavement design for municipal and parking area permeable pavements and comparing equivalent structural designs.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

  • Pavement and geotechnical engineers involved in the design of pavement infrastructure
  • Architects and engineers involved in urban infrastructure design
  • Landscape architects
  • Provincial and municipal agencies
  • Storm water professionals

About the Presenter

David Hein, P.Eng., is a consulting civil engineer with almost 40 years of experience in the design, evaluation, and management of transportation infrastructure. He recently retired from Applied Research Associates, Inc., of Toronto, Ont. He is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute, chair of the Workforce Development Council, and chair of five engineering standards committees. He is a long-term member of the Transportation Association of Canada, past-chair of the pavements committee, member of the Workforce Development Council, and past member 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.

  • Speaker:
    David Hein, P.Eng.
  • Cost:
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  • Registration Deadline:
    September 18, 2022