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Workshop Provides Education on Pervious Concrete as a Stormwater Solution By Stacey Porto, Director of Marketing, Tilcon Connecticut feature With today’s “green building” movement, pervious concrete has gained attention in the Northeast construction industry as an innovative and effective application for stormwater management. Not only is the use of pervious concrete recognized by the U.S. EPA as a best practice for stormwater management, but it also provides economic benefits such as reducing the need for expensive stormwater drainage and wet pond retention systems. To educate the building community on these benefits and more, a workshop entitled, “Pervious Concrete – A Stormwater Solution,” was held on April 14, 2008, hosted by the Connecticut Concrete Promotional Council at Central Connecticut State University and Tilcon Connecticut, both of New Britain, Conn. The workshop was one of eight held nationwide in 2008 sponsored by the Sustainable Land Development International, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the Portland Cement Association. Attendees learned about pervious concrete pavement systems, construction techniques and how to write project specifications for pervious concrete applications. Approximately 50 designers, architects, landscape architects, and university professors attended the workshop. Workshop attendees observe the pervious concrete placement demonstration held at Tilcon Connecticut in New Britain. Plastic tarp placed over the pervious concrete pad to help keep the moisture content high for the required seven-day cure. Leon Burch (left) from Concrete Crafters of CT using the “Lightning Strike” roller screed from Lura Enterprises of West Fargo, N.D. CONNstruction / Summer 2008 / 31

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CONNstruction - Summer 2008
Going Forward
AGC/CT: Why Belong? Reasons Vary
Is the Glass Regulated Fill or Flowable Fill?
A Winning Strategy
Member Participation Vital to Success of Legislative Efforts
Just Cause...
Winner: Large New Construction Project
Winner: Large Renovation Project
Winner: Small Renovation Project
Winner: First-Time Applicant Award
Second Place Winners
Workshop Provides Education on Pervious Concrete as a Stormwater Solution
Guidelines for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans Available
2008 Build CT Awards
UCAC at the NUCA Conference
Keep CT Moving Transportation Summit
UCAC’s Spring General Membership Meeting
WorkZone Safety Press Conference
Index to Advertisers

CONNstruction - Summer 2008