ASCC Paving Tool Kit: Your Concrete Paving Resources Library


Welcome to the ASCC Paving Tool Kit, where professional concrete contractors can access to helpful brochures, guides, case studies and reference charts detailing the design and construction of concrete parking lots. Learn more and browse our extensive selection of concrete paving resources below.

New Podcasts on Paving

In the Fall of 2019, we recorded a new series on paving. Listen Now.

ACI 330.2R-17: Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Site Paving for Industrial and Trucking Facilities

Published by the American Concrete Institute (AEI), the ASCC recommends this Guide designed to assist architects/engineers, contractors, and testing agencies with designing, detailing, constructing, repairing, and inspecting site paving. Buy or download the guide

ACI 330R-08: Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots

ACI 330R-08 includes information on site investigation, thickness determination, design of joints and other details, durability considerations, paving operations, and quality-assurance procedures during construction. Buy or download the guide

ACI Parking Area Quick Reference Sheet

Provided by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), this reference sheet details recommendations for 20-Year design thickness, jointing, best construction practices & more. View the reference sheet

Advantages to Concrete Parking Lots

This joint presentation from the ASCC, in coordination with the NRMCA, outlines the primary benefits of concrete parking lots and failure points in asphalt parking lots. Download now.

Concrete Parking and Promotion

Free resources from include downloadable brochures on concrete parking and paving subjects, along with planning and design assistance programs and webinars. Learn more.


ConcreteTracker is a collection of concrete building and paving case studies assembled by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). Building owners, developers, architects, engineers and others interested in seeing a project near them can search the map for information about a concrete building or paving project.  

ConcreteTracker project information is collected from those involved in the project.  In addition to the design professional, project information often includes material suppliers and contractors.  ConcreteTracker also helps owners with multiple locations understand more about the pavements and buildings they own, manage, and/or rent, with the convenience of web-based information.  Learn more.

Click here for instructions on how to enter a project, and click here for the project entry form.

FAQs About Concrete Parking Lot Construction and Design

This guide answers frequently-asked questions on reinforcement, jointing and sealing in the development of concrete parking lots. Learn more.

Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots

This Guide to the use of concrete overlays over existing asphalt parking lots provided by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center provides information for decision makers and practitioners about selecting, designing, and constructing successful concrete overlays on existing asphalt parking lot pavements. Read the complete guide. 

Guide to Concrete Trails

This guide focuses on the development steps, design parameters and options, important elements of construction from subgrade preparation to delivery, use of various and sometimes innovative construction equipment, as well as concrete trail maintenance and repair. Sponsored by Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation, this is a guide published in 2019 by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University. Download now.

Heat Islands

A Citywide Understanding of the Urban Heat Island Effects
Albedo, Climate & Urban Heat Islands
Albedo: A Measure of Surface Reflectivity

Illuminance PFB1-Understanding Lighting and How LED are Changing the Game

This brochure from the NRMCA discusses how a concrete parking lot decreases energy costs when compared to asphalt surfaces due to its lighter color and surface reflectivity. Learn more.

Life-Cycle Analysis

Life Cycle Analysis (or Assessments) (LCAs), are one of the most effective ways to evaluate how a product will impact the environment. They help consumers and building-code officials make more informed decisions during the design and build phases. And, they drive innovation by revealing opportunities for manufacturers to improve a product’s efficiency and quality. Equipped with an LCA’s insights, contractors can know how to better prevent or resolve environmental problems related to project management and improper waste disposal. Read More Here

Parking Lot Check List for Pre-Construction Conference

Prior to beginning a parking lot construction project, it is recommended to complete this extensive pre-construction checklist. Download now.

Parking Lot Design Assistance Program

Provided by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), this program provides detailed recommendations for specific concrete parking lot design including CAD jointing recommendations along with the opportunity for design consultation.  Click here for more information.

Paving Brochure

This reference guide for concrete parking lots details the benefits of concrete parking lot development, outlines the NRMCA design assistance program and provides reference and comparison illustrations and charts for material thickness. Download the paving brochure now.   

Shedding Light on Concrete Reflectivity-A Case Study Focusing on the Leavenworth, KS Walmart

This real-world case study focuses on energy savings produced by installation of a concrete parking lot. Read the case study.