ICPI honors innovative hardscape designs

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The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s 2019 Hardscape North America awards program recognized 18 winning and 19 honorable mention projects late last year during the Hardscape North America trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The program honors top residential and commercial hardscaping designs for walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and living spaces, and driveways as well as commercial plazas and streets.

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MANUFACTURERS – JANUARY 2019

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Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. reports ramp up of a 440,000-metric-ton capacity expansion of its Rapid City, S.D., cement plant. Work at the Dacotah mill began in 2016, with a total investment of just over $100 million. The expansion increases the plant’s production capacity to 1,167,000 mt and is expected to reduce variable production costs. Tie-in of the new facilities was completed in late November, while production—suspended during that phase—has resumed and the new facilities are in the stabilization process.

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Mutual Materials’ Anderegg chairs Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has elected 2018-19 officers and 2018-21 directors, led by Chairman Kendall Anderegg, president of Mutual Materials Co. in Bellevue, Wash. Joining her as officers for two-year terms are Chair-Elect Marshall Brown, PhD, president of ACM Chemistries Inc., and Secretary/Treasurer Ed Fioroni, PhD, vice president of Sales, Keystone Hardscapes.

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Record attendance, exhibit space mark 10th annual HNA Show

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More contractors and dealers attended the 10th Annual Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show than ever before. Attendance for the 2016 HNA, an Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute event, and co-located GIE+EXPO jumped 11 percent over the prior year, with 10,500-plus landscape and hardscape professionals convening in late October at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.

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Hardscape North America Awards call for entries deadline nears

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

ICPI is accepting through August 15 entries for the 2016 Hardscape NA Awards, recognizing concrete and clay paver, plus segmental retaining wall unit projects in 15 residential or commercial categories.

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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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NCMA/ICPI Safety Award entry deadline nears

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

The 2015 National Concrete Masonry Association/Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Safety Awards Program call for entries runs through April 15. It is open to producer and associate member facilities with production or manufacturing personnel as reported on Occupational Safety and Health Administration 300A logs or Canadian agency equivalents.

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Resoundingly reptilian

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Of 21 residential, commercial and municipal designs honored in the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s 2015 HNA Hardscape Project Awards, the MEGA Snake and Ladder is among the most imaginative. The winning entry in the Concrete Paver – Commercial – More than 15,000 sq. ft. category serves as the centerpiece of a play area for upward of 4,000 students at a primary school in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The award went to Ducon Industries FZCO, supplier and installer.

 
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Producers finalize Hardscape NA education, dealer sessions, exhibit schedule

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The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute-produced Hardscape North America (HNA), October 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, encompasses continuing education and networking sessions for product dealers and installers, new products showcase, signature awards program and nightly entertainment. Along with co-located Green Industry & Equipment Expo, it spans 750 exhibits in the center plus a 19-acre outdoor demonstration area. ICPI presents this year’s agenda as a “formula for a high return on investment.”

 
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