Successful Hardscape North America Launch
More than 1,700 industry professionals attended the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) inaugural Hardscape North America show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, March 7-10.
The tradeshow provided an excellent opportunity for contractors to network with key manufacturers and suppliers of hardscaping products, construction equipment, vehicles and service while gaining valuable knowledge through educational seminars, exhibits and certification courses.
To improve their ability to install top-notch residential and commercial applications, contractors made the hands-on training classes sold-out events for 2007. The Hands-on Best Practices for Paver Installation sold out, as did the NCMA SRW Installer Education and Certification Program. Two additional ICPI Level I Concrete Paver Installer Certification Programs were added to accommodate demand.
More than 95 exhibitors displayed state-of-the-art products and equipment. In addition to the indoor exhibition, an outdoor exhibit area enabled contractors to "touch and feel" tools and allowed exhibitors to showcase their equipment in typical site conditions.
Next year's Hardscape North America will be held at the Nashville Convention Center, Feb. 27-March 1, 2008.
About the Author
The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), founded in 1993, is the North American trade association representing the interlocking concrete paving industry. Learn more at www.icpi.org.