NRMCA Discusses Pervious Concrete for Virginia Naval Facility

Senior Director of National Resources Phil Kresge recently met with representatives of the Public Works Department at the Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren, VA. The meeting was facilitated by James Murray, Rowe Materials/Chaney Enterprises, and hosted by Hessam Nabavi, Virginia Ready-Mixed Concrete Association. Kresge’s presentation, Pervious Concrete: Concrete Solutions for Stormwater Runoff, was well received by the group and included a lively question/answer session.

With several projects currently under design, there is considerable interest to incorporate pervious concrete for stormwater management. Following the presentation, Kresge, Murray and Nabavi visited one of the potential project sites on base. Kresge offered NRMCA’s Design Assistance Program (DAP) services for pavement design guidance on the project.

The Naval Support Facility – Dahlgren covers 4,000 acres in King George County, VA. Stormwater management is essential due to its proximity to Machodoc Creek and the Potomac River, which bound the base on two sides. Kresge explained that pervious concrete is a perfect solution to stormwater runoff concerns on the base, highlighting its ability to meet the stormwater requirements of Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) 2007.

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