The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have again combined efforts to offer the seminar Pervious
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have again combined efforts to offer the seminar Pervious Concrete Û A Stormwater Solution in four additional cities in 2008. The seminar has been offered in 28 cities over the last two years. New seminars are scheduled for Nov. 18 in St. Louis; Dec. 5 in Boise, Idaho; Dec. 10 in San Francisco; and, Dec. 16 in Albuquerque, N.M.
The one-day programs provide detailed instruction on implementing pervious concrete pavements Û characterized by a 15-30 percent void system that allows rainwater to percolate through it Û as a solution to reduce stormwater runoff from building sites and other paved areas. Attendees will be informed of pervious-pavement system features, engineering properties, and construction techniques. The course is designed to help civil engineers, architects, landscape architects, and public works officials develop plans and write project specifications for pervious concrete pavement systems; additional industry professionals that stand to benefit from the seminar include contractors, product suppliers, and land developers.
Two instructors will be selected as program presenters from the following roster:
- Bruce K. Ferguson Û Franklin Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia
- Heather J. Brown Û director and associate professor, Concrete Industry Management, Middle Tennessee State University
- Lionel Lemay Û NRMCA senior vice president, technical resources
- Erin Ashley Û NRMCA director of codes and sustainability
- Nathaniel Mohler Û PCA concrete engineer
Attendees earn six Professional Development Hours upon completion of the program. Registration costs $295 and can be completed online at www.nrmca.org/seminars, or by contacting NRMCA’s Jessica Moore, tel.: 240/485-1152; e-mail: [email protected].
Supporting national seminar sponsors NRMCA and PCA are local partners, including the California Nevada Cement Association, Concrete Council of St. Louis, Concrete Promotion Council of Northern California, New Mexico Ready Mix Concrete & Aggregates Association, Northwest Cement Producers Group, Rocky Mountain Cement Council and South Central Cement Promotion Association.