Design Manuals

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements Manual - Design, Specification, Construction, Maintenance (5th Ed.)
The updated, comprehensive guide to design, construction and maintenance of permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP). Authored by ICPI's Technical Director David R. Smith, the 138-page book emerged from an initial product published by ICPI in 2000 and subsequently improved over 17 years from PICP research and experience. With over 100 color figures and tables, the manual is for civil engineers, landscape architects, urban planners, contractors, stormwater and transportation agencies. Click here to purchase a copy from the ICPI store.


ASCE 58-16: Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Pavements for Municipal Streets and Roadways
As a must-have guide for any design professional working on municipal projects, this standard was prepared by the ASCE Interlocking Concrete Pavement Committee to establish guidelines for developing appropriate pavement structures for various traffic and subgrade conditions. Includes preparatory information for design, key design elements, tables for pavement equivalent structural design, construction considerations, applicable standards, definitions and best practices. Click here to purchase from the ASCE Online Store.


ASCE 68-18: Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement
This manual provides design, construction and maintenance guidance for permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) to achieve stormwater management goals while providing a structurally adequate pavement section to accommodate the anticipated vehicular loading in a cost-efficient manner. This standard covers: definition of common permeable pavement terms; structural design methods to accommodate incidental or frequent vehicular use; hydrologic design methods to accommodate water infiltration and flow within the pavement system; construction and inspection procedures; a guide to construction specifications; and permeable pavement maintenance procedures. Click here to purchse from ASCE Online Store.


The Structural Design of Heavy Duty Pavements for Port and Other Industries – Edition 4
Published by Interpave UK, this 90 page, 2007 edition of the British Ports Association manual is backed by almost 30 years of design experience, plus refined modeling, and provides an update to John Knapton’s Second Edition manual. This Fourth Edition continues the theme of approaching pavement design by selecting the surface, proportioning the base, and providing a suitable foundation based on loads. The manual is comprehensive in the range of base materials available and clearly presented with detailed examples. The designer can generate many alternative design solutions using different materials. The manual includes structural design for heavily-loaded permeable interlocking concrete pavement using pervious (no fines) concrete as a base material. Click here to download a copy.


Airfield Pavement Design with Concrete Pavers
This 60 page manual follows Federal Aviation Administration design methods for use of interlocking concrete pavements for aircraft parking and low-speed taxiways in general aviation, commercial air carrier, and military airfields. The manual includes FAA format P-502 specification for the pavers and bedding materials as well as maintenance and life-cycle cost information. Over 11 million sf of interlocking concrete pavements are in service in airfields worldwide and this manual provides a comprehensive guide on design, construction, and maintenance information. Click here to download a copy.


Port and Industrial Pavement Design with Concrete Pavers – Second Edition
This 70 page manual relies on the proven port pavement design methods in use since 1983 by the British Ports Association. Based on finite element modeling and the author’s extensive experience with port pavements using this design method, interlocking concrete pavements can be designed for container and bulk port operations. Besides a step-by-step design approach for new and rehabilitative overlays, the manual includes a guide construction specification plus information on maintenance and life-cycle costs. This is an essential guide that supports further use of some 12 million sf of port and industrial interlocking concrete pavements in the U.S. and Canada. Click here to download a copy.


Distress Guide for Interlocking Concrete Pavements
The first guide of its kind for North America and builds on experience with interlocking concrete pavement condition index or PCI survey method developed here by the U.S. Army COE and the APWA. The Guide presents eleven conditions for roads and parking lots with high-medium-low severities for interlocking concrete pavement, e.g. rutting, cracked pavers, joint sand loss, etc. These conditions are tied to "deduct values" that are subtracted from a PCI of 100 to assist the user in determining the appropriate PCI value. The methodology considers the interactive effect of several distresses on the PCI value and can be used to compare performance of conventional asphalt and concrete pavements. 54 pages. Click here to download a copy.



Life-Cycle Cost Management of Interlocking Concrete Pavements
Budget-conscious decision influencers require accurate life-cycle cost comparisons to understand how interlocking concrete pavement (ICP) stacks up against other pavements. This report does the job, with pavement performance data from 80+ sites. Whether you need to reassure city financial officers, persuade policy makers, or simply educate stakeholders, this report demonstrates the life-cycle cost advantages of ICP, especially for high vehicle load applications. Click here to download a copy.