PCA on Porous Paving

Your September 2004 feature article on porous pavement [see


Vol. 13, No. 9] could not have been more timely. We at the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have noted a tremendous demand for more information on this innovative construction technique. It is just one of the many applications in which concrete provides a sustainable solution, and it is an excellent choice for low-duty pavements. However, as noted, a limited number of contractors have the necessary know-how for these systems. PCA and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association have just published a technical manual—essentially a how-to guide, from engineering guidance to maintenance—on porous (or pervious) concrete. Our intention is to provide the technical information so more contractors can put this sustainable construction technique into practice.

David Shepherd, AIA

Director of Sustainable Development

Portland Cement Association

Skokie, Illinois

Editors’ note:

The above-mentioned 25-page manual provides an excellent introduction to porous concrete applications. It is available for purchase at www.cement.org/bookstore.

Published December 1, 2004

(2004, December 1). PCA on Porous Paving. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/op-ed/pca-porous-paving

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