Modular Beauty: Low Impact Development and Permeable Pavers

Modular Beauty: Low Impact Development and Permeable Pavers

to take this course

Low Impact Development (LID) has several advantages over traditional storm water management approaches. Since impervious pavement is the main source of storm water runoff, LID strategies recommend permeable paving for hard surfaces. The course discusses LID, its goals and principles, and how they are achieved. It provides an overview of permeable pavements, and more particularly, plastic permeable grid paver systems and how they support LID goals.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Discuss the need for Low Impact Development, its goals, and the environmental effects of LID Best Management Practices
  2. Identify at least four benefits of sub-base water detention realized with plastic permeable grid paver systems
  3. Compare various permeable pavements in terms of performance and cost
  4. Use project examples to illustrate how plastic permeable grid paver systems can be used to achieve LID goals.
Authored By: 
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(32) Exterior Improvements
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
GTG32A
GBCI Course ID: 
0920015153
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion