Pervious concrete can be used for a variety of paving applications. It is designed to allow water to flow through, making it an ideal product for use within sustainable drainage schemes (SuDS). Unlike most concrete, pervious concrete contains little or no sand, which creates a product with a high void content.
The voids are interconnected resulting in a concrete that has a high permeability, allowing a fast draining pavement to be produced. Typical flow rates through the concrete are 200L/m2/min making pervious concrete able to quickly drain the heaviest downpours.
Pervious concrete can be sourced from ready-mixed concrete suppliers. For more information visit www.brmca.org.uk
This document provides information on the material and resource efficiency of concrete and masonry.
This guide sets out how concrete's attributes can be used to minimise CO2 emissions.
An all-you-need-to-know guide on the specification of sustainable concrete.
Guidance on how concrete can be used to achieve credits under the latest version of BREEAM NC:2014.
This eighth annual report report presents the concrete industry’s sustainability performance in 2014.
This publication assists engineers in understanding the common challenges of building tall.
This guide focuses on the use of concrete at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre and its part in creating a low energy building.
Gives likely structural options for a concrete frame, with useful points to note - written by engineers for engineers.
This guide focuses on concrete and masonry housing, and presents requirements for Part L1A of the Building Regulations.
This publication summarises the material used in the design of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges using Eurocode 2