Stormwater Management

Case Study

Pervious Concrete Infiltration - Reversing Impervious Impacts

Monday, February 12
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM

PDH: 1

Location: 102B

Level of Presentation: Intermediate

Implementation of infiltration through pervious concrete on a watershed scale promises have the greatest impact on urban runoff than any other single BMP. It is capable of reversing the history of urban hydrology to the extent of pre-development. It is resilient and reliable when implemented correctly and with intention. It is economical in both short and long term through reduction in infrastructure and maintenance while also reducing built upon area (BUA).

Implementation of infiltration through pervious concrete on a watershed scale promises have the greatest impact on urban runoff than any other single BMP. It is capable of reversing the history of urban hydrology to the extent of pre-development. It is resilient and reliable when implemented correctly and with intention. It is economical in both short and long term through reduction in infrastructure and maintenance while also reducing built upon area (BUA).

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Target Audience: Architect,Consultant,Contractor,Developer/Builder,Engineer,Government Agency,Landscape,Landscape Architect,Storm Water

Chris Estes

President
Estes Design Inc / Anglesy Construction

Christopher J. Estes is president and owner of Estes Design, Inc. and Anglesy Construction environmental design and construction companies in Charlotte NC that specializes in Low Impact Development design & construction for storm water compliance.

As a designer and researcher who's roots began designing and researching urban and suburban stream restoration projects for mitigation and mitigation banks, Mr. Estes realized early on that stream restoration is a treatment of the symptoms not the cause. Knowing that impervious watershed modification is the true cause of stream and water quality degradation in developing watersheds, Mr. Estes has spent the last 15 years researching and implementing strategies to reverse this trend through innovative pavement technologies. It is now possible to reverse the history of urban hydrology through careful planning and implementation.

Mr. Estes researched the first multi-family pervious concrete (PC) parking system in NC and the first private and public (PC) lots in Kentucky. Mr. Estes assisted North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources revise Chapter 18 of the NC BMP Manual, “Permeable Pavement” and continues to work with state regulatory commissions to revise and update Low Impact Development standards.

Mr. Estes has conducted and published hydraulic research in peer review publications such as the Journal of American Water Resource Association and industry publications including Stormwater Magazine. He has been a contributor to several books including The engineering Guide to LEED New Construction. Mr. Estes has also designed/permitted and built turnkey pervious concrete projects.

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