Monday, March 26, 2012

Permeable Pavers Workshop - June 19th Boone, NC

Permeable Parking lot and Bio Swale
Most parking lots form puddles. As those puddles grow, gas, oil, trash, and other pollutants accumulate until the storm water flows into a storm drain and into a creek. But this does not happen at the new Casey and Casey Law Office parking lot in downtown Boone. In fact, when rainwater lands on this parking lot, it infiltrates and disappears from the surface! Pretty amazing! This is beneficial to the nearby creek because it cleans, cools, and slows the water down.

Under this permeable parking lot, there are layers of gravel and aggregates allowing the water to infiltrate before flowing into the creek.   Dr. Bill Hunt of the NC State University Stormwater Team will be in Boone on June 19th for the Permeable Pavers workshop providing permeable pavement research and informative insights on innovative stormwater management. 

NCDENR Division of Water Quality is updating their Permeable Pavement Design Chapter. The revised design guidance will promote the use of permeable pavements across most of the footprint of North Carolina. The revision will focus on two design alternatives: infiltration-based permeable pavement and detention-based permeable pavement. How each is credited, designed, constructed, and maintained will be the focus of the workshop. Permeable pavement is poised to become one of the most frequently used stormwater practices in the state, come and learn the details!

This workshop is designed for Engineers, Landscape Architects, Water Quality and Stormwater Administrators, Land Surveyors, Regulators, Planners.  It will cost $125, if registering at least 1 week in advance. If registering within 1 week of the workshop date, the fee goes up by $50.  Fees include refreshments, lunch and workshop materials.  Cancellation Policy: There is a $25 cancellation fee if canceling up to the date of the workshop. There will be no refunds for no-shows.

This workshop offers 6 PDHs (professional development hours) for professional engineers and surveyors. Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits. We will provide a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the workshop.

To REGISTER ONLINE, please select the link 
If paying by check, make your check payable to NCSU-BAE. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
If paying by check, please mail your check and copy of your registration form to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard
  • Faculty of NCSU Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering including Dr. Bill Hunt, Ryan Winston, and Brad Wardynski
  • Representatives from NC DENR including Annette Lucas and Boyd Devane
Contact Christina Shepard for questions about registration: or 919-513-2192.

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