Permeable Pavements, the first comprehensive handbook for the proper design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems is now available from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). A cornerstone of low-impact development and sustainable design, permeable pavements enable reduced stormwater runoff, increased groundwater recharge and improved water quality.
The book serves as a reference for urban planners, landscape architects, municipalities, transportation agencies, regulatory agencies, property owners, and facility managers planning to implement this best management practice for stormwater control and improved site design. It was sponsored by ASCE’s Low Impact Development Committee of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute.
Permeable Pavements draws from academia, industry, and the engineering and science communities to present an overview of typical permeable pavement systems and review 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.