Blog Posts

Missionary Work

September 20, 2018

By David Smith, ICPI Technical Director State departments of transportation (DOTs) rely on millions of tax dollars for road construction and maintenance. They also look after thousands of

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You Have to Think

August 15, 2018

By David Smith, ICPI Technical Director As we enter the 25th year of ICPI, the industry returns to pre-recession sales levels. Residential sales dominate about three-quarters of shipments, with the

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Deciphering Planks, Slabs and Pavers

July 17, 2018

By David Smith, ICPI Technical Director An increasing number of segmental concrete paving projects include planks, also known as linear pavers. In preparation for eventually developing ASTM and CSA

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The Use of Geotextile in Permeable Pavement

January 31, 2018

Geotextile in Permeable PavementBy Robert Bowers, P. Eng., ICPI Director of Engineering ICPI Director of Engineering, Robert Bowers, P. Eng., receives questions from members in need of advice and

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The Effects of Deicing Chemicals on Interlocking Concrete Pavers

November 13, 2017

Winter is coming...learn about the effects of deicing chemicals on interlocking concrete pavers.By David Smith, ICPI Technical Director Interlocking concrete pavements are a flexible and durable

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Silica FAQs

October 24, 2017

Silica FAQsBy Robert Bowers, P. Eng., ICPI Director of Engineering ICPI Director of Engineering, Robert Bowers, P. Eng., receives questions from members in need of advice and tips regarding silica

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Getting to the Root of the Problem

August 16, 2017

Getting to the root of the problem.By Robert Bowers, P. Eng., ICPI Director of Engineering ICPI Director of Engineering, Robert Bowers, P. Eng., receives questions from members in need of advice

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Couldn't Stand the Weather

July 27, 2017

Resiliency in Green Infrastructure Renovation By David Smith, ICPI Technical Director Mark Twain said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Global climate

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Is Your Company Having Difficulty Finding Qualified Installers? ICPI Can Help.

July 12, 2017

By Charles McGrath, ICPI Executive Director Seventy-three percent of the 218 segmental concrete pavement contractors who responded to the 2017 ICPI Contractor Industry Survey said recruiting/hiring

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Paver Patio Points

May 10, 2017

As the weather gets warmer, consumers start to create their outdoor dream space.By Robert Bowers, P.Eng, ICPI Director of Engineering ICPI Director of Engineering, Robert Bowers, P. Eng., receives

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Relaxing Traffic

April 5, 2017

ICPI seeks partnerships to collect data, calm drivers and save lives.By David Smith, ICPI Technical Director     Just about every urban center in Canada and the U.S. is jammed with traffic,

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