This month, ASTM International, formerly the American Society of Testing and Materials, the organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials and products worldwide, announced a new testing standard to measure how fast water will go through permeable...

[caption id="attachment_689" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Students of Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, NC, installed permeable pavers at this new home as a class project.[/caption] It’s well-known that permeable pavers can filter stormwater runoff. New research now shows how they can address urban heat island effect in residential...

For years, the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) has set firm guidelines on how storm runoff is to be handled. Now, those guidelines have been converted into regulations and the regulations are beginning to take effect. The word from the civil engineering and...

Paver patterns can do a lot. They can make a patio look larger or smaller, they can draw your eye to a building or monument in the background, they can subliminally direct foot traffic through a crowded marketplace. They can even look like a basket, to...

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