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PErviOuS CONCrETE PAvEMENT SOLvES drAiNAgE ChALLENgE AUTHOR ryan laughlin, senior Vice President COMPANY rabine Paving America chAllenge: Lowe’s Distribution Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was experiencing significant drainage challenges in the form of surface moisture, ponding of stormwater runoff and icing conditions in a critical interior area of the parking lot. The pavement did not have sufficient elevations to enable proper drainage into existing storm sewer systems in adjacent locations. Safety and productivity were key concerns and the frequency for risk reporting had reached an unacceptable level. The goal was to eliminate standing surface water and maintain a safe work environment through the use of pervious concrete pavement. best PrActice: Pervious concrete pavement was specified by Rabine pavement-specific civil engineers as an optimal solution. This type of concrete pavement provides comparable strength to conventional pavements and also allows stormwater runoff to drain through it instead of over the pavement to a storm sewer system. The stormwater runoff is naturally filtered by passing through the pavement and is absorbed into the earth below recharging natural aquifers and water tables. These pavements are recognized by federal and state environmental protection agencies as a best practice in stormwater management. Proper installation methods involved removing existing asphalt/concrete pavement and existing aggregate base to expose the subgrade. Placement of a soil separation fabric ensures that the fine particles from the subgrade do not contaminate the aggregate base. Installation of a crushed stone base without fine aggregate provides for storage of stormwater runoff prior to re-absorption into the earth’s aquifers through the subgrade. Placement of pervious concrete pavement was through the use of mechanical equipment and finished with a protective curing compound. results: The recommended pavement replacement strategy eliminated the standing water and improved drainage in the surrounding area. Collection of silt, dirt and debris on the pavement was eliminated. An extremely durable and pervious pavement was constructed in a high-traffic, high-volume area promoting a safer environment. VeriFicAtion oF eFFiciency And sAVings cAPtured: Since the installation of this pavement, there have been no reported safety concerns in the first year since it was constructed. The conventional maintenance remedy would have been to remove a much larger pavement section while constructing additional storm sewer pipes and structures. Estimated cost savings of the originally prescribed conventional repair were in excess of 250 percent of the cost of the pervious solution. “I was extremely satisfied with the innovative solution Rabine Paving America provided for our drainage challenge. It was economical, sustainable, efficient and solved my problems while saving time on the job site compared to the alternative to do major re-construction on our property.” Chuck Cousert – Lowe’s Companies, Maintenance Manager 10 | 2012 Best Practices

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PRSM 2012 Best Practices

Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Exterior Rebranding
Exterior Rebranding
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Applying Bipolar Ionization to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Save Energy
Determining Responsibility for Ceiling Leaks
HVAC Maintenance and Repairs Quote Review
Managing HVAC Energy Usage Without Installing an Energy Management System
Solving HVAC Issues on Landlord Operated Systems
Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program
Floor Replacement Planning and Execution
Improving Pest Control Monitoring to Maintain Store Cleanliness
Streamlining Store Cleaning Through Internal Benchmarking
LED Conversion Bolsters Ambiance, Bottom Line and Environment.
LED Gas Canopy Lighting Upgrade
Lighting Maintenance
Retrofitting Signage with LED Technology
Performing Basic Troubleshooting to Save Money
Implementing Repair Audits to Ensure Customer Safety
Improving Quality, Cost and Schedule Through Safety Education
Managing Extended Power Outages Through Emergency Response
Managing Risk Through Slip Resistance Testing
Creating Energy Teams to Pursue Opportunities
Formulating Green Solutions
Making Data Centers LEED Compliant
Outfitting Facilities with an Eye on ENERGY STAR Certification
Recycling Cooling Water From Air Conditioning Systems for Toilet and Landscaping Use
Sustainability-How the Facilities Team Can Contribute
Driving Down Waste Expense
Reducing Trash and Recycling Expense for Retail Locations
Transferring Compactor Maintenance to a Service Vendor
Waste Service Efficiency and Compliance
Waste Evaluation and Right Sizing to Reduce Cost
Asset and Service Warranty Tracking and Management: More Fully Realizing the Value of Budget Expenditures
Conducting an Organized Meeting
Proactive Maintenance Scheduling and Delivery
Repair Reductions by Participating in Design and Construction Table
Streamlining the Store Closing Process
Achieving Process Improvement Through Onsite Assessment of KPIs
Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget
How to Calculate Return on Investment
Tracking Finances for Facilities
Centralizing Vendor Training and Management
Creating a Service Vendor Call Center to Save End Users’ Money
Answering a Call Status Challenge with an IVR Solution
Communicating Product Recalls Using a CMMS-Inspired Module
Doing More with Less and Saving Money in the Process
Ensuring the Accuracy of Web-Based Maintenance Requests
Establishing an End to End Procure-to-Pay Process
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Provide Updated Process Improvements
Quality Management of Bundled Periodic Services
Reduced Dashboard Time at Supply Houses
Parking Lot Management
Creating Best-In-Class Snow and Ice Management White Paper
Energy Savings/HVAC Air Filter Bypass
Managing a Retail Lighting Retrofit Project – Bright Ways to Improve Your Lighting and Your Bottom Line!
Managing Energy Usage with Interval Meter Calibration
Navigating the Department of Energy’s Higher Efficiency Regulations
Supplier Insights into Competitive Sourcing White Paper
Testing HVAC System Options to Reduce Costs and Labor
Understanding Retail Facilities Sourcing White Paper
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

PRSM 2012 Best Practices