Meet the Expert
Meet our Subject Matter Expert
Brad Swanson, ASLA, CSI, CDT, LEED® AP
Brad Swanson began his career with Unilock in July 2005 as a commercial product representative and is one of their leading experts on permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems. Prior to starting with Unilock, he spent 12 years practicing as a landscape architect in Chicago. He is a registered landscape architect in the states of California, Illinois, Indiana, and South Carolina. His project experience and interest were primarily in campus design, parks and recreation, and athletic field design. Several of his projects used segmental paving systems for plazas, streetscapes, and other pedestrian spaces. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and the United States Green Building Council.
Permeable interlocking concrete pavers have the ability to create solid, strong surfaces for pedestrians and a range of vehicular uses, and can help maintain a site’s existing natural hydrologic function. This course discusses the goals of a permeable paver system and the materials used. It compares permeable pavers with other stormwater management systems and describes the proper installation of a permeable paver system.