Design Professional Education

ICPI is an approved continuing education provider for AIA, ASLA, ASCE and USGBC. Many ICPI programs are registered with these organizations and continuing education is offered for attendance.


ICPI regularly broadcasts live webinars. Upcoming live webinars can be found on the Calendar of Events.


Contact a local ICPI Member to request one of these ICPI presentations: Each is registered with AIA and ASLA, and offers 1 LU/hour of continuing education.

Guide Specifications for Interlocking Concrete Pavements (AIA, ASLA)

This presentation defines the components of interlocking concrete pavement and how interlock is created, including design and construction factors that influence interlock. The presentation moves through Tech Spec 9 – Guide Specification for the Construction of Interlocking Concrete Pavement, which covers details needed for writing a specification, and addresses how quality assurance can be achieved through specifications.

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements (AIA, ASLA, GBCI)

This program provides an introduction to permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems. An overview is provided of base materials and designs for hydrological and structural requirements. The overall design approach is outlined so that the participant can explore it further in ICPI’s PICP design manual. Construction specifications are explained by illustrating the construction process so that the participant can understand the critical components of a specification. Eligible LEED® credits and maintenance for infiltration and winter performance are covered as well.

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement: Low Impact Development (AIA, ASLA)

This presentation demonstrates permeable interlocking concrete pavement benefits to a municipality such as reducing pollution and local flooding from runoff-choked storm sewers. The presentation also gives ideas on integrating PICP into city design, planning and zoning regulations. LEED credits are covered as well as the many benefits to a city including improved neighborhood character, increased tax base, and safer pavements.

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Municipal Interlocking Concrete Pavements (AIA, ASLA)

A comparison among asphalt, concrete and interlocking concrete pavement demonstrates how interlocking concrete pavement can have a lower life-cycle cost, especially under heavier traffic loads. Since construction and maintenance costs vary widely over a pavement’s life, the presentation briefly explains how to account for this with probabilistic approaches to life-cycle cost analysis, and compares it to a deterministic approach where all future costs are fixed. This presentation includes an introduction to the ICPI Methodology Report on life-cycle analysis and the ICPI life-cycle cost analysis software.

Designing Permeable Pavements with Permeable Design Pro Software (AIA)

This presentation provides a demonstration of Permeable Design Pro software. The software calculates the structural and hydrological design for permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP), with emphasis on considering input variables and their impact on outputs. Several design examples are provided in the software and can be demonstrated to the audience. This is a very hands-on presentation and to make it so, participants should have a copy of the software loaded and ready to run on laptop computers.

PICP Maintenance

Whether publicly or privately built, the number one question from owners about PICP is maintenance. This presentation covers research and experience on surface vacuum cleaning to maintain infiltration rates, test methods for assessing when surface cleaning is needed, and repairs and reinstatement of the paver surface. In addition, budget cost estimates will be discussed along with a demonstration that a key advantage of PICP is its ability to receive the same maintenance as impermeable pavements, thereby making PICP more cost-effective in the long term.

Comparing PICP with Other Infiltration Pavement Systems

The use of permeable pavement as an important tool for on-site stormwater management increased environmental awareness and government regulation. The three primary technologies are porous asphalt, pervious concrete and permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP). This presentation offers an overview of each system including materials, construction techniques and maintenance. The advantages and limitations of the alternatives will be discussed.

Structural Design of Streets Using Interlocking Concrete Pavement

This presentation explains the structural design process for roads and parking lots constructed with interlocking concrete pavers, and is based on the methods presented in ICPI Tech Spec 4 and ASCE Standard 58-10, “Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Pavement for Municipal Streets and Roadways.” Demonstrated will be how the AASHTO flexible pavement design process is applied to the interlocking concrete pavement design method. Guidelines for developing appropriate pavement structures for various traffic and subgrade conditions are covered.

Inspection of PICP Systems

This presentation provides the essentials on construction planning and inspection for PICP. The program covers specification submittals relevant to PICP projects, qualifying installers, and the objectives of preconstruction meetings. Once the project starts, the presentation highlights what should be inspected during excavation, geotextile and pipe placement, subbase/base materials and compaction, curbs/edge restraints, bedding stone, concrete pavers and jointing materials. Special emphasis is placed on subbase/base compaction and their measurement. Verification of completed construction components is also covered. The presentation is intended for industry sales representatives, PICP contractors, project owners and construction inspection personnel. The presentation is accompanied by a comprehensive construction checklist.

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