May 2020

Permeable Pavement Design, Maintenance, and Construction

Status: This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Permeable Pavement Design, Maintenance and Construction
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: David Hein, P.Eng.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $480.00 + GST = $504.00 until May 1, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $580.00 + GST = $609.00

Non-Member Price: $580.00 + GST = $609.00

Student Member Price: $240.00 + GST = $252.00
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 01, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Senior Professional Development Coordinator
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The use of permeable pavements for stormwater management is gaining rapid acceptance across North America. While permeable pavements have been around for a long time, poor performance is not unusual. This course highlights best practices for the design, construction, and long-term maintenance of asphalt, concrete, and interlocking concrete permeable pavements. Lessons learned from the preparation of a new ASCE Standard for the Design of Permeable Pavements is presented.

Guide construction specifications, construction, and maintenance guidelines are provided via checklists. A key tool for assessing surface infiltration and subsequent vacuum cleaning is adoption of an ASTM surface infiltration test for PICP. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the key features of design, construction, and maintenance of PICPs to assist agencies and other owners to implement permeable pavement system for economical stormwater management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand methods to cost-effectively design, construct and maintain permeable pavements including asphalt, concrete, and interlocking concrete blocks;
  • Understand structural and hydrologic design;
  • Recognize key design and construction features to ensure success; and
  • Optimize water quantity management and quality benefits.

Course Benefits

Learn about flexible pavement design, construction, and maintenance needs.

  • Recognize key design features needed to build long-life PICP pavements;
  • Understand structural and hydrologic design;
  • Understand the importance of timely maintenance;
  • Permeable pavement site characterization;
  • Risk matrix for the evaluation of the suitability of a permeable pavement for a specific site location;
  • Design detailing for permeable pavements;
  • Lessons learned from the construction and maintenance of permeable pavements; and
  • Specifications for permeable pavements.

Course Description

This course outlines technical advances in permeable pavement design. 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 subgrade conditions, and unique elements are included over sloped subgrades. The course covers pavement and hydrologic design, site selection, construction and maintenance, and provides case studies of the successful use of pervious concrete, porous asphalt, and permeable interlocking concrete pavements.

Unique Features of the Course

While the course materials are structured, there is ample opportunity to explore any aspects of pavement design, evaluation, and maintenance of interest to the participants. The instructor effectively uses discussion, case studies, and real-world examples to highlight key aspects and interests of the group.

Target Audience

  • Pavement network owners and administrators;
  • Engineers and technicians involved in the design, evaluation, and management of pavements;
  • Stormwater professionals;
  • Provincial, municipal and local agencies; and
  • Airport owners and maintenance staff.


David Hein, P.Eng., has over 35 years of experience in the design, management, and rehabilitation of pavements 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 Pavement Design and Asset Management Guide, Ontario Good Roads Association, American Society of Civil Engineers (past president of the Transportation and Development institute, chair of the education and workforce development council and chair of several standards committees including the committee that released a new Permeable Pavements Standard ASCE 68-18 in the fall of 2019), World Road Association (past chair of the pavements committee and Canadian member of the transportation asset management committee), and has completed training courses for over 10,000 participants across North America.

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