Maryland University Receives Grant for Pervious Concrete Research

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) has received a grant to prepare a white paper on pervious concrete for the Chesapeake Bay Trust, reports NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Phil Kresge. The proposal, prepared by UMBC Senior Research Scientist Stuart Schwartz, emphasized targeting information for each of the professional communities of practice (designers, planners, engineers, reviewers, general contractors, suppliers, installers, construction inspectors and grounds managers doing maintenance) who each have to understand the important aspects of their piece of the process to ensure successful use of pervious concrete.

"We also propose to organize information at basic, advanced and expert levels so people can find the information they need, as well as have access to more detail and background if they desire," Schwartz said.

Kresge will work closely with Schwartz and the UMBC team to incorporate information from NRMCA’s Pervious in Practice publications and the Pervious Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Operations Guide.

For more information, contact Phil Kresge at

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