Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

DEC 2018

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18 LC DBM continued from page 16 HARDSCAPE ASSOCIATIONS NCMA is the national trade association representing the producers and sup- pliers of concrete masonry products, including concrete block, manufactured stone veneer, segmental retaining walls and articulating concrete block. (Left) As an endorsing association of the Hardscape North America show, NCMA exhibited there as well as provided SRW Installer education programs. NCMA staff was on hand to provide technical information to thousands of at - tendees, promote the benefits of hardscape systems and membership. (Below, Left) More than 350 NCMA members and industry partners gathered in Chicago on August 1 to celebrate the association's rich 100-year history. The evening gala event included honoring all the companies and indi - viduals who helped shape the concrete masonry and hardscape industry into what it is today. The ICON EXPO 2018: Machinery & Equipment Show was attended by 1,100 people and featured 25,000 square feet of exhibits and 24 hours of edu - cation. The show will be held again in 2021. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, founded in 1993, is the trade association representing the segmental concrete pavement industry in the United States and Canada. The mission of ICPI is to deliver education and technical guid - ance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the two countries. (Above) At the 2018 Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute annual meeting, ICPI initiated a pilot Boot Camp to train students with limited experience on how to work in the interlocking concrete pavement industry. The two-day pilot Boot Camp took place at Atlas Outdoor in Burton, Mich. on August 20 – 21. During the pilot course, Frank Bourque instructed five beginner students with the installation of interlocking con - crete pavements for a patio. ICPI hopes that this program will expand across the country. The Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show, produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and held Oct. 17-19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, welcomed 50 new exhibitors in 2018. The co-location with (Right) GIE+EXPO totaled 1,000 exhib - its - indoors and out - and provided HNA exhibitors exposure to over 12,000 landscape and hardscape professionals. The total participation in HNA and GIE+EXPO was 24,796 - a 3% increase over 2017. The Pre-Show Installer Course registrations saw a 14% increase over 2017. And the HNA awards, which were presented on Oct. 18, drew a record number of entries (155). The winning entries are avail - able to view at http://bit.ly/2018HNAawards . HNA 2019 will be held Oct. 16-18 at the Kentucky Ex - position Center. Details will be available online at www.Hard - scapeNA.com For information: 812- 949-9200 or info@ hardscapena.com National Concrete Masonry Association

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