June 2019

Permeable Pavement Design, Maintenance, and Construction

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries. Thank you.
Date: Monday, June 3, 2019 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast – Day 1 and Day 2
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Course – Day 1 and Day 2
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Oak Room) 711 West Broadway Vancouver, BC
Presenter: David Hein, P.Eng.
Principal Pavement Engineer, Applied Research Associates (ARA)
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $850.00 + GST = $892.50 until May 20, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $950.00 + GST = $997.50

Non-Member Price: $950.00 + GST = $997.50

Student Member Price: $470.00 + GST = $493.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 20, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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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

Permeable pavements have been around for a long time. Early permeable pavements were constructed using concrete block, grid, and may or may not have been underlain but an open grade aggregate base/sub-base. The use of permeable pavements has expanded rapidly over the past 20 years or so.

The objective of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of when, where, and how permeable pavements can contribute to active stormwater management. The design of permeable pavements differ from other traditional pavement systems in that both structural and hydrologic considerations impact the system depth, one of three different infiltration approaches can be used based on site and sub-grade conditions, and unique elements are included over sloped sub-grades.

Key structural and hydrologic design considerations are discussed along with software applications that can be used to assist in the design of permeable pavements. Highlights from the recently published American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) standard for the design of permeable pavements (ASCE 68-18 will be provided. Finally, specifications, construction details, and maintenance management practices are outlined to ensure the long-term success of the permeable pavement system.

On Completion of this Course, Participants will be able to:

  • 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; and
  • Communicate and promote sustainable pavement design and construction.

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


David Hein, P.Eng.

Principal Pavement Engineer, Applied Research Associates (ARA)

David Hein is a Principal Pavement Engineer with Applied Research Associates (ARA). ARA is a science and engineering firm specializing in practical solutions to everyday problems. Mr. Hein has over 30 years of experience throughout North America ranging from parking areas and walkways to major highway facilities and airports. He is actively involved with many organizations, including the Transportation Association of Canada (past chair of the pavements committee), and co-author of the recently released Pavement Design and Asset Management Guide, Ontario Good Roads Association, American Society of Civil Engineers (chair of the interlocking concrete block pavement and the permeable pavements committees), World Road Association (past chair of the pavements committee), and has completed training courses for over 10,000 participants across North America.

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