Permeable Pavements are a new, sustainable solution to stormwater and urban runoff challenges

Dec 03, 2015, 15:01 ET from American Society of Civil Engineers

RESTON, Va., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Permeable Pavements is the first comprehensive handbook for the proper design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems. A cornerstone of low-impact development and sustainable design, permeable pavements enable reduced stormwater runoff, increased groundwater recharge and improved water quality. This book is an essential reference for urban planners, landscape architects, municipalities, transportation agencies, regulatory agencies, and property owners planning to implement this best management practice for stormwater control and improved site design.

Permeable Pavements synthesizes today's knowledge of the technology, drawing from academia, industry, and the engineering and science communities. It presents an overview of typical permeable pavement systems and reviews the design considerations. Detailed design, construction, use, and performance information is provided for porous asphalt, pervious concrete, permeable interlocking concrete pavement, and grid pavements. Fact sheets and checklists help to successfully incorporate permeable pavement systems into design projects. Additional chapters summarize emerging technologies, maintenance considerations, hydrologic design approaches, key components for specification writing, and key areas for additional research.

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