Events Calendar

Northeast Hardscape EXPO

Event Date

March 14, 2018 9:00 am EDT to March 15, 2018 5:00 pm EDT
March 14, 2018 - 9:00am

The Northeast's only Trade Show & Educational Forum specifically designed for hardscape professionals.

Trade Show Endorsed by:

Dates and Location

Dates: March 14-15, 2018

Show Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Rhode Island Convention Center

Address: 1 Sabin St. Providence, RI 02903

Attendee Registration

Click the above Banner to register for the Northeast Hardscape EXPO

ICPI Installer Courses Offered at NE Hardscape EXPO

ICPI Courses:

The Certified Concrete Paver Installer (CCPI) Course is a two-day classroom based course equips individuals currently employed in the concrete paver installer industry with classroom training to properly install interlocking concrete paving systems. In addition, participants have the opportunity to pursue certification and industry recognition after completing an application form that includes installation experience.

  • Job planning and documentation
  • Estimating quantities, job layout, and flow
  • Soil characteristics and compaction
  • Base materials
  • Edge restraints
  • Bedding and joint sands
  • Selection and installation of concrete pavers
  • Maintenance and management
  • Specialty applications and construction tips
  • Safety
  • Estimating and job costing
  • Contract basics


More projects are being specified with environmentally friendly pavements. The Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Specialist (PICPS) Course is one-day classroom based course trains experienced contractors about the differences of installing PICP vs. regular interlocking concrete pavement systems. The course is aimed at contractors who are presently doing residential and/or commercial concrete pavement installations and wish to move into the permeable pavement market. It is recommended (but not required) that participants have completed the ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Course prior to attending this course. A PICP Specialist designation may be earned by meeting additional requirements. There are 7 CE Credits offered by this course.

Course content includes job planning & documentation, job layout, flow & estimating quantities, soil & site characteristics, sub-base & base materials, edge restraints, bedding & jointing materials, paver selection & installation, maintenance.


To register for one of the above ICPI Classes click here.

Installer Championship Competition

2018 Northeast Installer Championship

The Northeast Installer Competition winner at NEH Expo will represent the region in the 2018 Hardscape North America
 National Championship. Immediately following the competition on Thursday night, the competition winners and the winners of the “Hardscape Project Awards of Excellence” will be recognized for their outstanding hardscape projects in residential and commercial applications. After which, please join us for a networking reception right on the exhibit floor.

Competition Schedule:

Wednesday, March 14

Round 1 

8:30-9:30 Competition

9:30-11:00 Judging

Round 2

11:30-12:30 Competition

12:30-2:00 Judging

Semi- Finalist Announced at 2:30

Round 3 Semi-Finals

3:00-4:00 Competition

4:00-5:30 Judging

Finalists Announced at 6:00PM

Thursday, March 15

Round 4: Finals

9:00-10:30 Competition

10:30- 12:00 Judging

Winners Announced at 1:00 PM

2018 Northeast Hardscape Expo Awards of Excellence

The Northeast Hardscape Expo Awards of Excellence recognizes outstanding hardscape projects by contractors building residential and commercial walkways, patios, driveways, retaining walls, commercial plazas and more. Award winners will be recognized during the 2018 Northeast Hardscape Expo at the NEHExpo Awards Recognition Ceremony and will be featured in the NEHExpo website and several other industry publications. 


Please join us for a reception on the show floor being held from 5:00-7:00 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
The awards ceremony will be held on the show floor, beginning at 6pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.