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Course Overview 

Pervious Concrete is a mixture of cement, stone, water and admixtures.  It is primarily used for parking areas because of the many benefits it provides in storm water management and sustainable development.

 
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase II regulations require owners of new or redeveloped sites of 1 acre or more to have an on-site management system for treating all storm water before it leaves the site.  To accomplish this, owners find themselves losing 10 to 20% of the site to non-revenue generating detention/retention ponds or other surface treatment devices.  Pervious Concrete can serve both as a parking surface and a storm water treatment system. 


The Michigan Concrete Association is pleased to offer the Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification program that has been developed by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).  Pervious Concrete’s popularity is growing rapidly and given the increasing demand for trained and certified installers, don’t get left behind.  

 

EXAMINATION 

Certification requires passing a 60 question “closed  book” written exam with a minimum score of  75%. Certification is valid for a 5 year period. 

Participants passing the written examination will receive the NRMCA Pervious Concrete certification. 
 

TRAINING OVERVIEW

The course includes the following topics:

Why pervious concrete? | What a contractor needs to know | Pervious Mixes and Production| Tools and Equipment | Design of pervious pavements | Pervious Concrete Construction | Maintenance and Troubleshooting | Pervious Concrete Placement Demonstration

Training is hands on so it is recommended that you wear clothing that is suitable for finishing concrete.