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#07-178 July 2, 2007

Pervious concrete seminar offered July 10 in Bluffton

A pervious concrete structural design and construction seminar will be offered Tuesday, July 10 in Bluffton for engineers, architects and those interested in learning about the benefits of using pervious concrete paving systems.

The featured seminar is hosted by the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Coastal Training Program, Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association, U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina Chapter and the Town of Bluffton. Mike Leming, associate professor of civil engineering at N.C. State University, will be the featured speaker, design software will be provided for all attendees, and a small demonstration will follow the lecture portion of the seminar.

To register, or for more information about the seminar, contact Rebekah Svizak, Coastal Training Program coordinator, at (843) 953-9024, or at WalkerR@dnr.sc.gov. The seminar will be held at the Shults Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park, located at 115 Shults Road in Bluffton. Seating is limited, and all interested participants are encouraged to contact Svizak no later than Tuesday, July 3.
The seminar will be held in conjunction with a similar offering on Wednesday, July 11 in Litchfield Beach. To register for the northern coastal county seminar, contact Nicole Saladin, Coastal Training Program coordinator for the North Inlet, Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, at Nicole@belle.baruch.sc.edu.

The seminar hopes to attract engineers, architects, and landscape architects interested in information regarding the hydrological and structural design of pervious concrete systems. Developers and consultants may also be interested in learning more about the benefits and design parameters for using pervious concrete paving systems. Additionally, coordinators recommend that municipal, county, and state engineers, planners, and officials attend the seminar as a way to familiarize themselves with the design process for use and implementation in their local jurisdictions.

DNR protects and manages South Carolina’s natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state’s natural resources and its people.
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