Public Safety and Access Issues for Concrete Pavers

Course Details

Length: 1 hour
Course Content Level = Basic
AIA Provider Number: J374
AIA Course Code: OC118
AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW

LA CES Course Code: OC118
LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW)
DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers*
FBPE Provider Number: 0007790


This presentation reviews public safety and accessibility design considerations when selecting unit concrete pavers for walkway surfaces. Current ADA criteria, slip resistance standards and test methods, and latest developments related to a new roughness index for wheelchair vibration will be addressed. Other paver safety topics covered include: chamfer widths and ease of transition, visibility and color contrast, truncated dome requirements, permeable pavement surface openings, snowplowing, use of deicing chemicals, and traffic calming benefits.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    Understand the key criteria for selecting concrete pavers for accessible walkway surfaces.

    Be able to identify the latest standards and industry guidelines related to slip resistance for unit concrete pavers.

    Be able to identify suitable permeable concrete paver configurations related to surface openings.

    Understand important winter maintenance issues related to concrete pavers.