Ohio Agencies Learn About Pervious Concrete

Representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently attended a Permeable Pavements Workshop which focused on utilizing permeable pavements for stormwater management. NRMCA Senior Director, National Resources, Phil Kresge participated in the workshop, speaking on "Designing and Specifying Pervious Concrete." In his presentation Kresge highlighted significant points of ACI 522.1 Specification for Pervious Concrete Pavement. Additionally, he emphasized the importance of using NRMCA-certified pervious concrete installers and/or craftsmen. He also recommended that pre-placement conferences, utilizing the NRMCA Checklists for Pervious Concrete Contractors and Suppliers, be a mandatory part of the construction process. Lastly, he spotlighted the NRMCA Pervious Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Operations Guide, and encouraged all specifiers to include the Guide on every pervious concrete project.

The workshop was hosted by ODOT’s Office of Local Programs and its Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). Kresge’s participation was facilitated by Tom Rozsits of the Ohio Concrete Association.

For more information, contact Phil Kresge at pkresge@nrmca.org.

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