Capturing the Rain

Rapoport, Julie
January 2012
Construction Specifier;Jan2012, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p24
Trade Publication
Low-impact development and stormwater management are becoming increasingly vital to commercial and residential projects in the United States. Federal, state, and local mandates, as well as green building certifi cation programs, are further driving the need to understand runoff-reduction controls. Permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICPs) are becoming more common. These systems consist of solid paving units with joints fi lled with highly permeable aggregates placed over an open-graded base and sub-base. They capture and temporarily store stormwater, and then allow it to infi ltrate into the ground.


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