Guidance for Usage of Permeable Pavement at Airports

Airports have vast areas that are currently covered by impervious pavement, which increases stormwater runoff and the heat island effect. This has a direct impact on stormwater management and the energy consumption of surrounding buildings. While pervious pavement may not currently be permitted for runway or taxiway installations, there are other areas that could be considered. The research for this project involved a nationwide survey of airports and practitioners to identify four implementation projects that were used to create case studies on the use of permeable pavement at airports. The findings from the research suggest that permeable pavement is a viable stormwater management tool for airports, particularly those serving light aircraft, but additional design and performance data are needed. This report provides airport practitioners with practical guidance on the advantages and disadvantages of permeable pavement at a variety of types and sizes of airports. The guidance includes potential installation locations such as airside and landside applications; environmental, operational, and economic considerations; and a decision matrix to examine applicability of installations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Glossary; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309446495
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 02-64
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2017 11:47AM