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March 2015

Permeable Pavement Design and Construction

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for waiting list inquiries.
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Day 1 Live
8:30 AM-12:30 PM: Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Day 2 Live
Location: Vancouver, BC and Webinar
Presenter: David Hein, P.Eng., Principal Pavement Engineer, Applied Research Associates (ARA)
Credit: 21 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Day 1 Live : $838.00 + GST = $879.90 until Feb 17, 2015
Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Webcast : $838.00 + GST = $879.90 until Feb 17, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Day 1 Live : $938.00 + GST = $984.90
Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Webcast : $938.00 + GST = $984.90

Non-Member Price: Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Day 1 Live : $938.00 + GST = $984.90
Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Webcast : $938.00 + GST = $984.90

Student Member Price: Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Day 1 Live : $469.00 + GST = $492.45
Permeable Pavement Design and Construction - Webcast : $469.00 + GST = $492.45
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 17, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Professional Development Coordinator
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Stormwater drainage technology has evolved to the point where it is now possible to create permeable pavements that allow stormwater drainage to occur almost immediately. The benefits to permeable pavements include having rainwater drain directly into soil, decreasing urban heating, and reducing overall stormwater runoff. This concept is gaining acceptance through studies conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. This course focuses on what constitutes permeable pavement, design tools and methodologies in designing permeable pavement, the structural and hydrological capacities, and design traffic characterization.


Course Objectives
While they have been used extensively in Europe for many years, the use of permeable pavements for the control and infiltration of stormwater is growing rapidly across North America.  Many agencies are implementing stormwater charges based on the imperviousness of land use.  By adapting impervious pavement areas to permeable, stormwater can be captured, runoff delayed and infiltrated into the ground to minimize or eliminate runoff.  The objectives of this course are to provide participants with an understanding of when, where and how permeable pavements can contribute to active stormwater management.  Key structural and hydrologic design considerations are discussed along with software applications that can be used to assist in the design of permeable pavements.  Finally, specifications, construction details and maintenance management practices are outlined to ensure the long-term success of the permeable pavement system. 

Course Benefits              
  • Understand the key input parameters for the successful design of permeable asphalt, concrete interlocking concrete block and grid 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.
  • Understand common design and construction features important to the performance of permeable pavements.
  • Communicate and promote sustainable pavement design and construction.
Short Description
Stormwater drainage technology has evolved to the point where it is now possible to create permeable pavements that allow stormwater drainage to occur almost immediately.  The benefits to permeable pavements include having rainwater drain directly into soil, decreasing urban heating, and reducing overall stormwater runoff.  This concept is gaining acceptance through studies conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. This course focuses on what constitutes permeable pavement, design tools and methodologies in designing permeable pavement, the structural and hydrological capacities, and design traffic characterization.

Long Description
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 course 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.   
Case studies discuss 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
Unique Features of the Course: 
The course materials provided will assist the participants in designing, specifying, constructing and maintaining permeable pavements of all types. 

Target Audience:
  • Engineers involved in urban infrastructure design
  • Landscape architects
  • Provincial and municipal agencies
  • Stormwater and sustainability professionals
  • Contractors and suppliers of permeable pavement products
Speaker Bio
David Hein is a Principal Engineer and Vice-President of Transportation of Applied Research Associates, Inc in Toronto, Canada.  He is responsible for the ARA Transportation Infrastructure Division with offices in Ontario, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida and Pennsylvania.  Mr. Hein has extensive experience with the design, evaluation and management of pavements ranging from low volume roadways to major highways and airports.  He has been extensively involved in the design, construction and maintenance of permeable pavement systems and was the Principal Investigator for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program project NCHRP 25-25 Task 82 to determine the feasibility and provide guidelines for the use of permeable pavement for roadway shoulders.  Other recent projects include the construction of a permeable municipal roadway in Berkeley California, permeable roadways for the Vancouver Olympic Village, parking area in Oahu, Hawaii and a permeable pavement capable of accommodating military tank traffic. 

Mr. Hein has developed numerous tools and guidelines for the design and construction of permeable pavements including the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Permeable DesignPro software application which is the most widely used tool for the design and construction of permeable interlocking concrete pavements.  Mr. Hein is also the chair of an American Society of Civil Engineers committee that is currently developing a consensus standard for the design, construction and maintenance of permeable pavements. 


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