ICPI Offers New Course

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HERNDON, Va. - The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) is offering a new course for concrete paver contractors who specialize in installing advanced segmental concrete pavement systems in the residential market. The first course will be held on March 1-2 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

The Residential Paver Technician Course provides advanced training in residential paver installations and covers some of the hottest topics in outdoor living space design and construction. Specifically, attendees will learn specialty applications such as raised and multi-level patios, fireplaces, fire pits, grills, outdoor kitchens, pool decks and permeable interlocking concrete pavement.

"ICPI developed the Residential Paver Technician Course in response to overwhelming industry demand for advanced education for the residential market," said Ross Causey, ICPI Contractor Education Subcommittee chairman, course instructor and president of Garden Square Landscaping. "Attendees will gain knowledge that they can immediately put into action in their businesses."

The content of the course has been assembled by some of the industry's top contractor instructors, and is intended to build on the knowledge introduced in the Concrete Paver Installer Course. The course consists of two days of classroom training and finishes with an exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, a participant receives a Record of Completion. A Residential Paver Technician designation can be added to Concrete Paver Installer Certification if the participant also meets the minimum installation experience requirement.  See www.icpi.org/InstallerDesignations for more details. This program is approved for 13 CE credits of ICPI Installer Continuing Education.

The course fee is $350 ($250/ICPI members) for the 2-day course, and includes a student manual and exam. Those interested can register online at www.icpi.org/orlando.