Paving Tool Kit Provides Content to Promote and Install Concrete Parking Lots

Assembled by the ASCC and NRMCA, the tool kit is a library of resources for concrete paving contractors and designers.

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The joint Paving Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has assembled a Paving Tool Kit, a library of resources for concrete paving contractors and designers.

“These resources have been extremely beneficial to our paving contractors for both promoting and installing concrete parking lots," says Bev Garnant, executive director of ASCC. “The information they need to convince owners, developers and designers that concrete is the paving material they want and need is all here in one package.”  

The tool kit is available to download here.

Resources include: 

Paving BrochureA reference guide for concrete parking lots that details the benefits of concrete parking lot development, outlines the NRMCA Design Assistance Program (DAP), and provides reference and comparison illustrations and charts for material thickness. 

Illuminance PFB1-Understanding Lighting and How LED are Changing the GameDiscusses how a concrete parking lot decreases energy costs when compared to asphalt, due to lighter color and surface reflectivity.

Shedding Light on Concrete Reflectivity—This real world case study of a Walmart in Leavenworth, Kansas focuses on energy savings with a concrete parking lot. 

Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking LotsProvided by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, the guide provides information about selecting, designing and constructing successful concrete overlays on existing asphalt pavements. 

Concrete Parking Lot Construction and Design FAQsFrequently asked questions on reinforcement, jointing and sealing. 

ACI 330.2R-17: Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Site Paving for Industrial and Trucking FacilitiesASCC recommends this guide designed to assist architects/engineers, contractors and testing agencies with designing, detailing, constructing, repairing and inspecting site paving. 

ACI 330R-08:  Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking LotsInformation on site investigation, thickness determination, designs of joints and other details, durability, paving operations, and quality-assurance procedures. 

ACI Parking Area Quick Reference Sheet—Recommendations for 20-year design thickness, jointing, best construction practices and more. 

Parking Lot Checklist for Pre-Construction ConferencePrior to beginning a parking lot construction project it is recommended to complete this extensive pre-construction checklist.

Design Assistance Program (DAP)Provided by NRMCA, this program provides detailed recommendations for specific concrete parking lot design, including CAD jointing recommendations and the opportunity for design consultation. 

ConcreteTrackerConcrete Tracker is a collection of concrete building and paving case studies assembled by NRMCA. Building owners, developers, architects, engineers and others can search for information about a concrete building or paving project. 

Concrete PromotionA wealth of information for concrete contractors along with planning and design assistance programs and webinars. 

Concrete ParkingPrintable and downloadable brochures on concrete parking and paving subjects. 

Advantages to Concrete Parking LotsA joint presentation from ASCC and NRMCA, outlines the primary benefits of concrete parking lots and failure points in asphalt lots.