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Permeable Pavement

September 19, 2013- Chapel Hill, NC
NC Botanical Gardens
100 Old Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


About the workshop:

NCDENR Division of Water Quality is updating their Permeable Pavement Design Chapter. The revised design guidance will promote the use of permeable pavements across most of the footprint of North Carolina. The revision will focus on two design alternatives: infiltration-based permeable pavement and detention-based permeable pavement. How each is credited, designed, constructed, and maintained will be the focus of the workshop. Permeable pavement is poised to become one of the most frequently used stormwater practices in the state, come and learn the details!

The training will be from 9:00am to 4:30pm, with registration starting at 8:30am.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Water Quality and Stormwater Administrators
  • Land Surveyors
  • Regulators
  • Planners

Workshop Fees

$125, if registering at least 1 week in advance. If registering within 1 week of the workshop date, the fee goes up by $50.

Fees include refreshments, lunch and workshop materials.

Cancellation Policy: There is a $25 cancellation fee if canceling up to the date of the workshop. There will be no refunds for no-shows.

Continuing Education:

This workshop offers 6 PDHs (professional development hours) for professional engineers and surveyors. The NC Board of Landscape Architects has also approved this training for 6 continuing education credits (Course # 8695, 8696 and 8697). Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits. We will provide a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the workshop.

To REGISTER ONLINE, please select the link to the desired workshop at the top of this page.

If paying by check, make your check payable to NCSU-BAE. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
If paying by check, please mail your check and copy of your registration form to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard


  • Faculty of NCSU Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering including Dr. Bill Hunt, Ryan Winston
  • Representatives from NC DENR including Annette Lucas and Boyd Devane


8:30 am Registration

Permeable Pavement Overview
Research Shows That This Works! - Bill Hunt, NCSU

  Overview of Changes in Manual - Annette Lucas, NC DENR
10:45 Break / Meet with Vendors
11:15 Siting: Where will Permeable Pavement Work? - A. Lucas
  Permeable Pavement Sizing: How Deep to Make the Gravel Storage Layer - Ryan Winston, NCSU
12:15 Lunch (provided)
1:00pm Opening Q & A
  Creating a Sump - B. Hunt
  Soil Infiltration
2:15 Break
2:30 Construction - R. Winston
  Maintenance - B. Hunt
  Final Q & A
4:00 Field Tour
4:30/4:45 4:30 Adjourn (Boone & Chapel Hill) /
4:45 Adjourn (Charlotte & Wilmington)

Contact Christina Shepard for questions about registration: or 919-513-2192.

Directions to the Workshop Locations

Click here for directions to the NC Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill.