CMHA, allies open 2024 Hardscape North America Awards entry window

Source: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, VA.  Entries in the 2024 Hardscape North America (HNA) Awards program are being accepted through August 23, eligible projects including residential or commercial walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor kitchens and living spaces, driveways, plus plazas and streets—all completed from July 2021 through June 2024 (excepting Vintage category). Judges assess each entry on design…

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Hardscape North America 2024 registration opens

Sources: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff Registration is open for Hardscape North America, October 16-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville. Beyond the opportunity to see and test the latest equipment, tools, products and technology at the nation’s largest hardscape and landscape event, attendees will also benefit from expanded education, new features, networking events and after-hours…

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New website seals CMHA positioning in segmental concrete products, systems

Sources: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association checks one of the final deliverables in the integration of predecessor groups, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association, with the launch of www.masonryandhardscapes.org. Site programming has been a work in progress since the ICPI and NCMA merger in July 2022 and…

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CMHA names NTP Events as new Hardscape North America manager

The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association has enlisted Alexandria, Va.-based NTP Events to manage Hardscape North America (HNA), the annual gathering at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, co-located with Equip Exposition. Building on HNA’s record-breaking 2023 staging, which saw unprecedented attendance of 27,000-plus and more than 1,000 exhibits, NTP Events aims to further elevate the premier hardscape show for…

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Patio Drummond commercializes CarbiCrete block, CO2 metrics in tow

CarbiCrete, Montreal developer of a process where slag cement and carbon dioxide replace portland cement and steam in concrete masonry unit mixes and curing, has taken a critical step in commercialization thanks to its charter North American producer, Quebec-based Patio Drummond. After extensive testing and trials, the concrete hardscapes producer has begun selling CarbiCrete block directly from its Drummondville plant…

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Registration opens for The Precast Show 2024, participation indicators solid 

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind. Management has opened registration for The Precast Show 2024, February 8-10 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The event marks North America’s largest precast-specific gathering, bringing under one roof key equipment or machinery manufacturers, accessory or material suppliers, plus information technology and other service providers. With more than 85,000 square feet of exhibit…

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CMHA names seasoned association administration executive as COO

Sources: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff  Wendel Stewart has joined the Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association as chief operating officer. He will work to ensure operational excellence for the group while overseeing day-to-day operations of membership, meetings and events, and education programs.  A veteran of the association community with more than three decades of experience, Stewart…

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Five earn Concrete Masonry Student Competition recognition

Source: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va. The National Concrete Masonry Association Education & Research Foundation and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture have named 2023 Concrete Masonry Student Competition leaders. The program challenged students to use concrete masonry products in the design of a Community Commons for indoor or outdoor gathering, play and shelter. Jurors representing the University…

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ISO 17024-wise CMHA retools certification, builds technical bandwidth

The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association Certified Concrete Paver Installer (CCPI) program’s July launch reflects CMHA pursuit of accreditation to the global standard, ISO 17024 Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. CCPI caps a CMHA Board and Education Committee initiative to update and extend legacy Concrete Paver Installer certification and advance credential value by meeting…

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Organizers call for Hardscape North America Awards entries

Entries for 2023 Hardscape North America Awards are being accepted through September 1 at www.hardscapena.com, eligible projects completed from November 2019 to June 2023. The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association will honor walkway, driveway, patio, and pool deck installations, plus streets or commercial plazas across Clay Brick, Concrete Paver, Segmental Retaining Wall, Hardscape Product Combination, Porcelain Paver, Natural Stone, Outdoor…

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