Permeable Pavement Construction and Maintenance

Permeable Pavement Construction and Maintenance


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 webinar 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.  


Webinar Benefits 

The learning objectives for this webinar include: 

  • Understand methods to cost-effectively construct and maintain permeable pavements including porous asphalt, pervious concrete and interlocking concrete paving stones 

  • Understand structural and hydrologic design 

  • Identify appropriate specifications for permeable pavements 

  • Recognize key design and construction features to ensure success 

  • Optimize water quantity management and quality benefits 


Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Webinar 

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate if requested. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.    

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate. 

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory) – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  5. Comfortable chair


Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for all levels of architects, engineers, technicians and other technical and operations staff involved in the design, construction and management of roadway transportation infrastructure.  Basic technical principles are outlined followed by case studies and real-world examples of their use and implementation.