CHANTILLY, Va. – Due to the current concerns and uncertainties of the pandemic, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) has postponed the Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show until October of 2021. The ICPI Board of Directors earlier this year also committed to continuing Hardscape North America in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO through 2023.
The Hardscape North America event traditionally includes one-on-one interaction, networking, hands-on demonstrations and social gatherings.
"Because we cannot currently guarantee the experience our attendees and exhibitors have come to expect, our board has decided to postpone the in-person event for 2020 and set our sights on how we can best serve our audiences this year," said Charles McGrath, ICPI executive director. "And we've already begun planning for an even bigger and greater HNA trade show and learning event alongside the GIE+EXPO in 2021."
ICPI has developed online versions of the following courses:
- Concrete Paver Installer Course and Certification
- Residential Specialist Course and designation
- Commercial Specialist Course and designation
- PICP Specialist Course and designation
- Commercial Professional Course and designation
- Residential Professional Course and designation
ICPI also has a vast library of recorded webinars that are accessible 24/7 from their Hardscape Institute at educate.icpi.org.
In addition, the association is leading a workforce development campaign, "@HardscapingIs", to attract students and career-seekers into the hardscaping trade. Many resources are available to parents and students considering this profession at hardscapingis.com.