Reston, Va. — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is seeking to create a standard for the use of permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP). The main objective is to provide a consensus-based national standard guideline for the design and installation of PICP that can be adopted by governmental agencies as general design requirements.

The scope of the standard guideline will address use of PICP in road applications with loading conditions not to exceed 80,000 pounds. The standard guideline will not specifically address design requirements for the subgrade support of PICP. Instead, the standard will specify the performance requirements for the subgrade to be addressed by a geotechnical engineer.

Interested parties may submit an application to join this new committee via For more information, contact Lee Kusek, Codes and Standards administrator, at