Updated Pervious Concrete Research Compilation Available

Staff | September 28, 2010

Silver Spring, MD – The RMC Research & Education Foundation has released a revised version of its Pervious Concrete Research Compilation. The new version includes information on pervious concrete research studies completed and underway since the original compilation was published in June 2006. It now also includes abstracts of study findings as well as links to study information on the internet where applicable. The compilation was updated by the original author, Dr. Heather J. Brown with the Concrete Industry Management Program at Middle Tennessee State University.

Originally, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees commissioned the compilation to better understand the wide-range of pervious concrete research already in existence and to ensure they would not approve funding for duplicative research.

"Given the important role of pervious concrete in the sustainable development movement and the Foundation’s desire to fund projects that will improve the application, the Trustees sought to have this compilation completed and later updated to obtain a better understanding of the breadth of existing knowledge on pervious concrete," said RMC Research & Education Foundation Chairman George Gregory of Essroc Cement. "Commissioning this study also gave us the opportunity to again partner with one of the CIM program universities," he added.

Foundation Executive Director Julie Garbini noted, "We received a great deal of positive feedback when the original compilation was released and high demand for the compilation continues today. Many within the concrete community are eagerly awaiting the update to this informative, living document."

The revised pervious concrete research compilation may be downloaded from the Foundation’s website at www.rmc-foundation.org where information on all of the Foundation’s research and educational projects may also be found. Hardcopies of the report are also available. The mission of the RMC Research & Education Foundation is to support research and educational programs that will increase professionalism and quality in the concrete industry.