David Hein Presentation Provides CE Credit Opportunity for Specifiers and Contractors at this Year’s Northeast Hardscape Expo

February 23, 2018

One of the many highlights of the 2018 Northeast Hardscape Expo will be a presentation on “Off Road Benefits of Permeable Pavements” by David Hein, PE of ARA Associates.  This presentation is designed for Landscape Architects, Civil Engineers and Landscape Contractors to dig deeper into this important topic.  This presentation provides an overview of the standard and highlights lessons learned and best practices for PICP including project suitability, structural and hydrologic analysis, key design considerations, water quality benefits, construction steps, maintenance guidelines and guide specifications.

Life-cycle costing can be used to benchmark pavement type options such as permeable and conventional pavements to determine which is the most cost effective.  Traditionally when performing a life-cycle cost analysis between permeable and conventional pavements, only the standard capital costs for initial construction and maintenance and rehabilitation costs for each pavement types are considered. However, to truly evaluate compare permeable and convention, the analysis should take into account the benefits associated with permeable pavements such as a reducing stormwater runoff volume (and facilities), reducing stormwater runoff peak flows, reducing surface ponding, reducing stormwater pollutant load, decreased downstream erosion and increase groundwater recharge, etc. This presentation describes the development of a comprehensive tool to determine both the pavement and off pavement benefits of permeable pavements.

The Northeast Hardscape Expo will take place on March 14th and 15th at the RI Convention Center in Providence.  David’s presentation is scheduled for 10 am on March 14th.  To learn more about the show and other seminars, please visit www.nehexpo.com.