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Designing for Performance: Segmental Concrete Pavements

Recording from live webinar on 2/27/2018

Designing for Performance: Segmental Concrete Pavements

Segmental concrete pavements – interlocking pavers, permeable pavers, grids, and paving slabs – are used widely in landscape and transportation projects. When appropriately designed, constructed and maintained, segmental paving can create vibrant social spaces, manage stormwater, mitigate the urban heat island effect, increase safety, and save on capital and maintenance costs. This webinar presents information to design for and ensure long-term performance of these systems, including design considerations, assembly options, and lessons learned. Using the SITES® rating system as a framework, this session will cover tools to estimate environmental performance, as well as conduct a life-cycle cost analysis.


Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the environmental, economic, and social benefits of segmental pavements.
  2. Understand inputs and assumptions used to conduct a life-cycle cost analysis for different types of pavements.
  3. Review design considerations and assembly options for segmental concrete pavement.
  4. Use the analysis tools and performance criteria from the SITES® rating system to estimate environmental performance.



David R. Smith
Technical Director, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
David Smith has worked on design, construction and maintenance of every kind of segmental concrete pavement application. He has published dozens of articles, peer-reviewed technical papers, guide specifications, technical bulletins, and contractor manuals, as well as authored three design idea books for residential, commercial and municipal applications.


Materials and Resources

Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Tech Specs
After viewing information about a local Tech Spec sponsor you can access 23 Tech Specs, including those mentioned during the webinar.

Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Resource Library
The Technical Resources include the Life Cycle Cost Analysis software program mentioned in the webinar plus guide specifications, detail drawings, and more.


LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.