Porous Paving

Sponsored by Invisible Structures

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and describe the properties of Porous Paving.
  2. Assess when to use various applications of porous paving.
  3. Differentiate the different types of Porous Paving by cost, aesthetics, functionality, maintenance, ease of installation and municipal requirements.
  4. Explain how to calculate municipal requirements and LEED points.

Credits:

AIA
1 AIA LU/Elective
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

This course is designed to provide information on all types of porous pavements, including their differences, similarities, maintenance plans, and general benefits. By course completion, the learner should be equipped to decide which porous paving systems are best suited for their projects based on cost, maintenance, aesthetics, ease of installation, functionality, and municipal requirements. This course will also teach you how to calculate LEED points for their projects through the benefits of porous paving.

Invisible Structures

Photo courtesy of Invisible Structures

Gravelpave2 Porous Paving was used to create functional and ADA compliant pathways throughout the National Garden at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.

 

Invisible Structures, Inc. Since 1982, Invisible Structures has been the leader in porous paving and stormwater management solutions. We provide the finest in grass porous paving, gravel porous paving, underground stormwater storage, erosion control, drainage, and access mats. We are committed to maintaining the values upon which we were built: the highest quality sustainable product, unparalleled customer service and the finest aesthetics available.

 

Originally published in January 2021

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