New rule steers block, paver, veneer stone Environmental Product Declarations

Sources: UL Environmental, Northbrook, Ill.; CP staff An updated Product Category Rule (PCR) will inform new Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for block, segmental retaining wall, segmental paving, manufactured stone veneer and other manufactured concrete units. A PCR provides an established methodology for preparing EPD and conducting a life cycle analysis. Submission of declarations increasingly influences specification of products or materials…

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Pavetech sets 2018 School for Advanced Segmental Paving schedule


With support from tool and handling equipment specialist Pave Tech, the School for Advanced Segmental Paving (SASP) in Franklin, Wis., seeks to fill a hardscape industry educational void. Students learn labor efficiencies and communication skills to share with other hardscape professionals. SASP offers instruction for various experience levels, specialty knowledge training, and seminars. Segmental paving industry standards are followed and the training is developed by experienced contractors. Two fundamentals courses are offered in the first quarter of 2018:

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