A Library of Resources for Concrete Paving Contractors and Designers by ASCC

Paving Tool Kit

The joint Paving Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo. and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md. has assembled a Paving Tool Kit, a library of resources for concrete paving contractors and designers. The Tool Kit is available at www.ascconline.org/technical/paving-tool-kit.

Resources include

Paving Brochure

A 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 Game

Discusses how a concrete parking lot decreases energy costs when compared to asphalt, due to lighter color and surface reflectivity.

Shedding Light on Concrete Reflectivity

A Case Study Focusing on the Leavenworth, KS Walmart – This real world case study focuses on energy savings with a concrete parking lot.

Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots

A guide to the use of concrete overlays over existing asphalt lots, provided by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center. Provides information about selecting, designing, and constructing successful concrete overlays on existing asphalt pavements.

Concrete Parking Lot Construction and Design FAQs

Frequently-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 Facilities

ASCC 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 Lots

Information on site investigation, thickness determination, designs of joints and other details, durability, paving operations, and quality-assurance procedures.

ACI Parking Area Quick Reference Sheet

Details recommendations for 20-year design thickness, jointing, best construction practices & more.

Parking Lot Checklist for Pre-Construction Conference

Prior 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 along with the
opportunity for design consultation.


Concrete 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 Promotion

A wealth of information for concrete contractors, along with planning and design assistance programs and webinars.

Concrete Parking

Printable and downloadable brochures on concrete parking and paving subjects.

Advantages to Concrete Parking Lots

A joint presentation from ASCC and NRMCA, outlines the primary benefits of concrete parking lots and failure points in asphalt lots.

“These resources have been extremely beneficial to our paving contractors,” says Bev Garnant, executive director, ASCC. She continues, “For both promoting and installing concrete parking lots. 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.”

About the ASCC

The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them with a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry, such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 760 member companies in the United States and 14 foreign countries. For more information, visit the website at www.ascconline.org or call (866) 788-2722.

About the NRMCA

The NRMCA is the leading advocate for the concrete industry. Its mission is to responsibly represent and serve the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education and partnerships to ensure that ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice. For more information, visit the website at www.nrmca.org.

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