Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608602
Title:
Porous Concrete: Proposal of UA Study and Best Practices
Author:
Foster, Shiloh
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
Porous concrete pavements have been used in the eastern United States to effectively manage storm water when used as an alternative to impervious surfaces. This paper reviewed a wide body of available literature and research to examine their potential to reduce runoff at the University of Arizona. This study found that their unique structural properties enable them to infiltrate and detain large volumes of water in a stone sub-base below the slab, filtering out many street related contaminants without the need to install additional infrastructure. Porous concrete surfaces may support green development in the southwest where water is both a sensitive and valuable resource. However, long-term structural durability, clogging potential due to dust, and maintenance requirements have yet to be fully understood in this region. This paper then summarizes critical factors that affect the performance of porous concrete and proposes a framework for future study to be conducted by the University of Arizona in a way that would reduce runoff to major campus roads, contribute to a better understanding of sustainable storm water management in the southwest, and demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship.
Description:
Sustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project
Type:
text
Keywords:
Sustainability; Built Environment; Porous Concrete; Pervious Pavement; Pervious Concrete; Permeable Pavement; concrete; LID; BMP; Runoff; Stormwater harvesting; Low Impact Development; Pavement
Mentor:
McCormick, Grant; Vint, Robert
Instructor:
Joey Iuliano

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Shilohen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-07T16:30:08Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-07T16:30:08Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608602en
dc.descriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Projecten
dc.description.abstractPorous concrete pavements have been used in the eastern United States to effectively manage storm water when used as an alternative to impervious surfaces. This paper reviewed a wide body of available literature and research to examine their potential to reduce runoff at the University of Arizona. This study found that their unique structural properties enable them to infiltrate and detain large volumes of water in a stone sub-base below the slab, filtering out many street related contaminants without the need to install additional infrastructure. Porous concrete surfaces may support green development in the southwest where water is both a sensitive and valuable resource. However, long-term structural durability, clogging potential due to dust, and maintenance requirements have yet to be fully understood in this region. This paper then summarizes critical factors that affect the performance of porous concrete and proposes a framework for future study to be conducted by the University of Arizona in a way that would reduce runoff to major campus roads, contribute to a better understanding of sustainable storm water management in the southwest, and demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectBuilt Environmenten
dc.subjectPorous Concreteen
dc.subjectPervious Pavementen
dc.subjectPervious Concreteen
dc.subjectPermeable Pavementen
dc.subjectconcreteen
dc.subjectLIDen
dc.subjectBMPen
dc.subjectRunoffen
dc.subjectStormwater harvestingen
dc.subjectLow Impact Developmenten
dc.subjectPavementen
dc.titlePorous Concrete: Proposal of UA Study and Best Practicesen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.en
dc.contributor.mentorMcCormick, Granten
dc.contributor.mentorVint, Roberten
dc.contributor.instructorJoey Iulianoen
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