Peterson Air Force Base Paves the Way

This project profile article describes recent upgrades made to the pavements at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado that needed to be in compliance with new laws about reducing stormwater runoff in order to protect water resources. The article describes how the decisions were made to use permeable interlocking concrete pavers with an aggregate base storage layer for the upgrades at the Base. The author discusses civil engineering plans and preparation; two independent pavement sections installed for monitoring purposes; the traffic load requirements for the pavement; the importance of LEED certification and how to achieve it; and the use of permeable paver sustainable designs for the parking areas. The article concludes with a brief review of the benefits of permeable pavers in terms of service life, lower life-cycle costs, and reduced maintenance.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 46-49
  • Serial:
    • Erosion Control
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Forester Media
    • ISSN: 1073-7227

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01576841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2015 9:38PM