purpose of the workshop is to present important technical information and
review production and construction aspects for a new type of concrete and
base course material for roads, highways, airfield pavements, parking
lots, and other pavements. Permeable
base is a type of concrete that is an agglomeration of coarse aggregates
coated with a paste consisting of cement, fly ash, and water.
A properly designed and constructed porous base eliminates pavement
distress caused by pumping, faulting, and cracking.
Use of a permeable base is estimated to provide up to a 70%
increase in the service life of concrete or asphalt pavements.
Such permeable concrete is generally roller-compacted.
It is cost competitive; has a long-life; and is durable.
Tarun R. Naik, Ph. D., P. E.
UWM Center for By-Products Utilization, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Naik has over 35 years of experience in the use of cement, aggregates,
admixtures, and by-products in concrete. His contribution in teaching and
research has been well recognized nationally and internationally.
His research has resulted in over 250 technical reports and papers in
ACI, ASCE, ASTM, RILEM, etc. He is a member of ACI, ASCE, ASEE, ASTM, RILEM,
NSPE, and WSPE. He is also a
member of technical committees of several of these organizations.
He has served as a president of WI-ACI, WSPE, and other organizations.
Bruce W. Ramme, P. E.
Mr. Ramme has worked for about 20 years with We Energies and is currently working towards the goal of 100% utilization of We Energies coal combustion products. He is a member of ACI, ASCE, and other professional organizations. He was chairman of ACI Committee 229 on CLSM; and ACI 213B on By-Product Lightweight Aggregate, and a member of other technical committees of ACI. He is also a past-president of the Wisconsin Chapter of ACI and the Southeast Branch of the Wisconsin Section of ASCE.
James A. Crovetti
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
Dr. Crovetti has extensive experience with the analysis, design, and construction of asphalt pavements. His current research includes the analysis of material properties using nondestructive test data, mechanistic pavement design incorporating nonlinear material properties and seasonal effects, laboratory modeling of pavement systems, and measurement of load induced deformation behavior.