Use of Permeable Pavements at Airports

By design, airports have vast areas of paved surfaces, most of which consist of impermeable pavement. As has long been recognized, impermeable pavements have the ability to increase both stormwater runoff and the heat island effect. Although many sustainability and low-impact development (LID) manuals include permeable pavement as an alternative to impermeable surfaces, available documentation indicates its use is still very limited at airports, particularly in aircraft movement areas.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 112-124
  • Monograph Title: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017: Pavement Innovation and Sustainability

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480946
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:34PM