Alfred State College Holds Permeable Pavement Training Workshop

March 27th Alfred State College School of Applied Technology – Masonry Building Trades, Wellsville, NY, hosted a permeable pavement/stormwater management training workshop for masonry and heavy equipment students, design professionals and municipal officials.  Associate Professor Stephen Richard organized the event.  Andy Karas, Whitacre Greer Regional Sales Manager and Unilock’s Steve Simon provided permeable pavement design and construction best practices and outlined the benefits of permeable pavement systems.

Following the classroom sessions, the approximately 70 students in attendance constructed and tested a permeable pavement, demonstrating the pavements ability to capture a considerable volume of water.

In 2012 students from Alfred State College constructed a permeable paver driveway at a ‘green’ home, also constructed by Alfred students.

Thanks Stephen for a successful day.

Permeable clay pavements may:

  • Reduce runoff volume and relieve flooding in storm sewers and can re­duce sewer overflows and stream bank erosion.
  • Reduce the need for continuous expansion of drainage infrastruc­ture.
  • Be cooler than conventional pave­ments.
  • Be designed to be ADA compliant.
  • Not require unsightly patches or weak­ened pavements from utility cuts.
  • Water quality improvement.
  • Enhance property value.
  • Reduced winter maintenance.

Click here for additional information on permeable clay pavements.

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