Interpave is the Precast Concrete Paving and Kerb Association, promoting and developing concrete block paving, paving flags and kerbs - ranging from domestic uses to heavy duty industrial applications, such as ports and harbours.
Many publications continue to be produced by Interpave in support of concrete block permeable paving, government guidelines and changes to legislation aimed at using Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) to help prevent flooding. As part of its continued commitment to supporting the wider paving industry, Interpave produces regular e-bulletins to ensure that the latest information is available and publicised alongside its website, which has a wide range of technical, advisory and supportive marketing information. A community of approximately 900 receives e-bulletins.
The association was actively engaged in helping to create the pervious pavements chapter for the second edition of CIRIA’s document The SuDS Manual (2015). In late 2018 Interpave completed the revision of its own document 'Design and Construction of Concrete Block Permeable Paving' so that the seventh edition is aligned with The SuDS Manual. This was closely followed by the publication of a design example with worked calculations.
The association is currently working on further development of paving design and installation standards with BSI to ensure usability for both specifiers and installers alike.
Being fully committed to the effective training of installers and improving the quality of installation of their products, Interpave members contributed to the development of the National Highways Sector Scheme for paving, NHSS 30 - The Quality Management of the Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving. This scheme was re-launched in the Summer of 2017 with support from Interpave.