Specifically for Hardscape Contractors and Installers

Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 17 and 18
Hyatt Regency Louisville

Earn credentials that help differentiate you from your competitors and learn ways to improve installation efficiency, resulting in greater profits. Highly experienced trainers lead these courses. Registration includes classroom training, a student manual, exam and coffee breaks. Lunch is not provided. All courses run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advanced ICPI courses and all NCMA courses are approved for CE credits for ICPI Certified Installers.

ICPI Courses:

ICPI Installer Continuing EducationParticipants who attend a course and earn a passing grade on the exam receive a Record of Completion. Participants interested in earning an ICPI Concrete Paver Installer certification or designation must meet minimum installation experience requirements.

ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Course and Certification Exam

Two-day course, Oct. 17-18
Who Should Attend: Contractors with a year or more of experience installing concrete pavers.

Course Content: job planning and layout, soil characteristics, compaction, base materials, edge restraints, bedding and joint sands, installation and maintenance of concrete pavers, estimating and more.

ICPI Advanced Residential Paver Technician Course

Two-day course, Oct. 17-18
Who Should Attend: residential contractors and other interested participants. Previous attendance at the ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Course is recommended.

Course Content: advanced paver installation techniques, overlays, multi-level and raised patios, outdoor fireplaces and kitchen installations, pool deck construction and advanced business practices.

ICPI Commercial Paver Technician Course

Two-day course, Oct. 17-18
Who Should Attend: contractors and other interested participants who have attended the ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Course and are interested in concrete paver system construction for commercial applications.

Course Content: Stabilized bases, bedding sand hardness,durability, overlays and inlays, rigid applications, roof plaza decks, concrete grid pavements, mechanical installation, MasterFormat specifications, liens, construction details, plan reading, submittals, estimating software, on-screen takeoffs and more.

ICPI PICP Specialist Course

One-day course, Oct. 18
Who Should Attend: experienced contractors and those interested in learning about the best practices for the construction of permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems. Previous attendance at the Concrete Paver Installer Course is recommended.

Course Content: job planning and layout, estimating, soil and site characteristics, sub-base and base materials, edge restraints, bedding and jointing materials, paver selection, installation and maintenance.

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NCMA Courses:

Each candidate who completes an SRW course and passes the written exam will receive a Record of Completion. Participants interested in obtaining the Certified SRW Installer credential must meet a min. installation experience. For more details visit www.ncma.org/CPU

NCMA SRW Installer Course and Exam

One-day course, Oct. 17
Learn how to build segmental retaining walls (SRW) that perform well over time. This program teaches hardscape contractors and installers essential concepts related to the design, construction and performance of SRWs, providing the knowledge you need to install quality walls that meet customer expectations and ensure your long-term success. Learn about SRW installation guidelines, materials, soils, compaction and water, planning, estimating, safety and equipment selection.

NCMA Advanced Residential SRW Installer Course and Exam

One-day course, Oct. 18
This program increases your value to customers by teaching advanced SRW applications and installation techniques, and it is open to NCMA-Certified SRW Installers (CSRWI) who are engaged in the advanced construction of SRWs. The program is focused on advanced residential applications and small commercial jobs where stairs, corners, pillars, etc. are incorporated.

NCMA Advanced Commercial SRW Installer Course and Exam

One-day course, Oct. 18
This program increases your value to customers by teaching advanced SRW applications and installation techniques, and it is open to NCMA-Certified SRW Installers (CSRWI) who are engaged in the advanced commercial construction of SRWs. The program is focused on advanced commercial and transportation applications.

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