ICPI installs Hardscape Institute platform in online learning portal

Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

ICPI launched the new Hardscape Institute, an online learning center for contractors/installers, hardscape sales professionals, designers, government officials and building owners. It will be the gateway to all ICPI education offerings, including trainings, live courses, online courses, demonstrations, live and on-demand webinars and Lunch & Learn Presentations.

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Concrete paver, slab sales climb steadily, return to 2006 peak in sight

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Sales of concrete pavers and slabs rose to a projected 721 million square feet in the U.S. and Canada during 2016, a 4.3 percent increase from the prior year’s 690 million sq. ft. According to the 2017 Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Industry Sales Profile, based on a survey of producers representing more than 50 percent of U.S. and Canadian paver and slab capacity, last year’s estimated total was a) the highest since 2006, when estimated shipments hit 800 million sq. ft.; and, b) 35.5 percent above 2010, when the industry hit a recession-low sales point of 472 million sq. ft.

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Segmental concrete paver sales maintain double-digit growth in 2015

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

New home construction, acceleration in sales of existing homes, a rebound in public section construction spending, and an increase in commercial construction all contributed to strong growth last year for U.S. and Canadian segmental concrete pavement, according to the ICPI 2016 Industry Sales Survey.

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