Handbook for design, construction, maintenance of permeable pavements released

Supports sustainable solution to stormwater and urban runoff.

December 07, 2015 |
Handbook for design, construction, maintenance of permeable pavements released

Photo: Yamanaka Tamaki/Creative Commons

Permeable Pavements, billed as “the first comprehensive handbook for the proper design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems,” is now available.

Permeable pavements enable reduced stormwater runoff, increased groundwater recharge, and improved water quality. This reference book is aimed at urban planners, landscape architects, municipalities, transportation agencies, regulatory agencies, and property owners.

This new book from the American Society of Civil Engineers provides guidance for the design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage stormwater and urban runoff drainage using interlocking pavers. 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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