Using PICP to Meet Stormwater Treatment Objectives

Course Details

Length: 1 hour
Course Content Level = Advanced
AIA Provider Number: J374
AIA Course Code: OC117
AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW

LA CES Course Code: OC117
LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW)
DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers*
NCBOLA Course Code: 12771
NCBOLA Credit: 1 Hour
FBPE Provider Number: 0007790


This program begins with a brief summary of the evolution of stormwater management beginning with conveyance and transitioning to water quantity management, and most recently stormwater treatment. Stormwater Control Measures using Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure design that can accomplish all of these objectives are now desired in many municipalities that deal with flooding or have environmentally sensitive waterways.

This presentation will compare surface-based BMPs to manufactured treatment system options, and highlight Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) as a viable solution to address conveyance, water quantity and quality objectives. A summary of the academic and industry research to date on using PICP for water treatment will be presented, along with strategies for combining the benefits of PICP with manufactured treatment systems.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    Understand the general trend towards focusing on stormwater quality and treatment solutions.

    Learn about PICP systems and the available research addressing water treatment effectiveness.

    Understand the importance of PICP maintenance requirements related to meeting stormwater quality objectives.

    Be able to identify how PICP systems can be used as part of a treatment train process.