The inaugural World of Hardscapes, produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association, will be March
The inaugural World of Hardscapes, produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association, will be March 7-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville. The national event will offer hardscaping professionals educational seminars and certification courses, plus a trade exhibit featuring industry suppliers and service providers.
Observes ICPI Chairman Joe Bowen, Education on business issues has been identified by contractors as an important focus for the World of Hardscapes program. Accordingly, the program will include seminars on people and business management, job-site efficiency, and sales and marketing, plus paver installer and segmental retaining wall installer certification courses.
An exhibit floor will feature over 150 booths, displaying the latest industry products and equipment. In addition to the 45,000-sq.-ft. indoor floor space, an outdoor exhibit area will offer contractors hands-on experience with tools and equipment in typical site conditions. World of Hardscapes will also provide opportunities for contractors to network with key manufacturers and suppliers of hardscaping products, construction equipment, vehicles and services.
ICPI is offering several levels of sponsorship. Platinum sponsors include Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., Pathfinder Systems, Pavestone Co., Pave Tech, Inc., Pine Hall Brick SRW Products, Techni-Seal and Unilock Ltd. Gold sponsors are Brick Industry Association, Navastone Inc., Oaks Concrete, Paver Systems LLC and TEKA North America Inc. Among Silver sponsors are Alliance Designer Products, Big Rock Building Products, Kobra Molds, Inc., Nitterhouse Masonry Products Inc., Specialty Engravers LLC, and Whitacre-Greer. Additional information can be obtained by contacting World of Hardscapes, 888/580-9960 ext. 06 or visiting www.worldofhardscapes.org.