About ICPI

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), founded in 1993, is the trade association representing the segmental concrete pavement industry in the United States and Canada. ICPI is considered by peer associations around the world as the leader in development and dissemination of technical information for design professionals and contractors.  ICPI engages in a broad range of technical, marketing, educational, government relations and communications activities.

As ICPI enters its 25th year, the Institute and its members lead the segmental concrete paver industry in the U.S. and Canada:

  • Members operate more than 60% of concrete paver producing machines in the U.S. and Canada.
  • ICPI is the industry’s recognized authority on concrete paver installation/maintenance best practices and technical resources.
  • The Institute has educated 32,000 industry professionals about concrete pavers, more than any other organization in the U.S. and Canada.
  • 2,500 professionals currently hold ICPI Certifications and Designations, the industry’s top credentials for concrete paver installers.
  • The Institute owns and produces Hardscape North America, the largest trade show for hardscape contractors and dealers in the U.S. and Canada.

Membership consists of more than 1,100 interlocking paver manufacturers, design professionals, paver installation contractors, suppliers of products and services related to the industry, and educators. ICPI offers a variety of services to its members through its vast library of technical publications, online design idea galleries, publications, paver installer certification programs and the industry's only dedicated magazine, Interlock Design Magazine.


ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, which are universally recognized as the best value for pavement systems.


The mission of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute is to deliver education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada.

2016-2019 Strategic Plan Goals

Goal Area: Industry Growth

Make segmental concrete pavement systems the preferred choice of decision makers through education and awareness.

  • Increase awareness among design professionals
  • Educate sales professionals to become technical resources for design professionals
  • Find new education opportunities

Goal Area: Industry Quality

Initiate industry best practices and be the recognized technical authority for producers, dealers, contractors, design professionals, municipalities and end users.

  • Raise installation quality and efficiencies
  • Inspire quality products and innovation
  • Develop targeted research programs to increase designer professional confidence

Goal Area: ICPI Strength

Increase membership value through participation and engagement opportunities.

  • Promote members' products and services within the membership
  • Recognize members who participate in ICPI programs and services
  • Create "exclusive positives" for ICPI membership

Goal Area: Increased Acceptance of ICPI

Generate interest in and adoption of ICPI resources among members and the end user community.

  • Engage employees of members to promote ICPI resources
  • Increase awareness to public sector regulators/agencies
  • Engage academia and government to adopt segmental concrete pavement
  • Develop strategic alliances with the design professionals