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…Read More
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…Read More
Two months after closing on North Carolina’s Edge Aggregates and Matthews Sand & Gravel, Charlotte investor Blue Ridge Construction Capital LLC looked down the Atlantic Coast to acquire North Miami Beach, Fla.-based Artistic Paver Manufacturing Inc. The interlocking concrete paver producer serves Southeast and Southwest markets from headquarters and satellite plants in Miami and Phoenix. Dan Essig, who founded Artistic…Read More
Sources: Blue Ridge Construction Capital LLC, Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff Two months after closing on North Carolina’s Edge Aggregates and Matthews Sand & Gravel, investor Blue Ridge Capital has looked down the Atlantic Coast to acquire North Miami Beach, Fla.-based Artistic Paver Manufacturing Inc. The interlocking concrete paver producer serves Southeast and Southwest markets from headquarters and satellite plants in…Read More
Atlanta-based Oldcastle APG has acquired Calstone, a leading northern California producer of pavers, concrete masonry, segmental retaining wall units and packaged materials serving Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose and Central Valley markets. “This is a strategically important addition to the Oldcastle APG family as we strive to offer complete outdoor living solutions to our customers across the country,” says President…Read More
Registration continues for Hardscape North America, October 20-22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, as the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute plans to bring the industry back together for a live gathering and resume an annual networking opportunity that was preempted in 2020 amid pandemic response measures.Read More
Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), Chantilly, Va.
Entries in the ICPI 2019 Hardscape North America Awards will be accepted at an online portal through September 5, with winning and honorable projects announced during Hardscape North America, October 16-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More