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Pervious Concrete Subcommittee Is Developing Pervious Concrete University

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The NRMCA Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee is currently to develop the NRMCA Pervious Concrete University, a traveling road show intended to educate both industry members and specifiers about the latest technology and developments in pervious concrete design, production, placement and maintenance. “Education is the key to acceptance,” says NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Phil Kresge. “Any effort to increase pervious concrete’s market share depends on specifiers’ understanding the benefits and abilities of the product. Just as important, the ready mix producer and contractor need to be up to speed with what should be standard practice. Over the last few years, there have been changes with regard to mix design recommendations, placement procedures and testing of pervious concrete. However, many producers and contractors have not embraced these improvements, either because they are unaware or are reluctant.”

Kresge describes Pervious Concrete University as a one-day program divided into two separate ½-day segments. Segment one is targeted at the designer/specifier and would cover such topics as Understanding ACI 522.1 Pervious Concrete Specification, Incorporating Pervious Concrete into a Properly Designed Infiltration Stormwater BMP, Maintenance Recommendations and Importance of Using a Certified Pervious Concrete Contractor. Segment two will focus on ready mix producers and contractors and will address such topics as Guide to Pervious Concrete Mix Design, Innovations in Placement Procedure and Decorative Options for Pervious Concrete. The subcommittee plans to introduce the program later this year.

The NRMCA Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee will hold a conference call on Tuesday, September 4, at 2 p.m. Eastern time to further discuss the program. The call-in number is 866-670-0780 and the conference code is 9101734. All interested NRMCA members are invited to participate. The Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee is open to all NRMCA members and invited guests.

For more information, contact Phil Kresge at


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