Concrete Products

AUG 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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24 • August 2018 NEWS SCOPE PRACTICE The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Insti- tute has launched three online courses covering concrete paver practice, each hosted by AEC Daily, one of the largest sources of continuing education for design professionals. Approved by AIA/CES, LA CES and other organizations for continuing edu- cation credits toward professional licensure, the courses are: Structural Design of Interlocking Con- crete Pavers for Municipal Streets and Roadways. Interlocking concrete pavers (ICP) have the ability to spread applied loads via interlock between each unit. The surface shares applied wheel loads as a composite paved surface rather than as individual units; such structural behavior enables application of flexible pavement ICPI tailors paver continuing education courses to design community design methods. This course instructs users on how to apply the American Society of Civil Engineers national standard on ICP structural design; provides design examples using differ- ent soils, traffic loads and pavement materials; and, references ICPI design and life cycle cost analysis software. Inspection of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Systems. There are many steps required to ensure a well-executed PICP project and this course establishes the mini- mum requirements for inspection. It addresses preconstruction meeting details, requirements for submittals, and site inspection points from project start to completion. Various testing methods and inspection criteria are presented while stressing the importance of having an ICPI-trained contractor on the job site. Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pave- ment (PICP) Maintenance. PICP plays a vital role in the restoration of natural hydrologic processes in urbanized areas as it traps and slowly infiltrates stormwater to the ground. PICP is considered a best management practice by the Environmental Protection Agency and used to comply with National Pollutant Dis- charge Elimination System regulations. But in order to be effective, PICP must be properly and regularly maintained. This course addresses inspection points, test methods, equipment, repairs and reinstatement to ensure PICP con- sistently contributes to green infrastructure and stormwater management goals. "We are seeing increased use of interlocking concrete pavement and permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems in commercial and government projects," says ICPI Chair Kendall Anderegg (Mutual Materials). "There are no other pavement systems that offer the durabil- ity, design flexibility, sustainability, long-term cost-effectiveness, safety and appearance pro- vided by concrete pavers. ICPI members are excited about equipping designers with the latest information that addresses this growing demand." To access the courses, designers can visit www. and search for "ICPI." Addition- al Institute resources are posted at www.icpi. org/designers.

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