Blog Posts

Success from Failures

January 30, 2019

The sine qua non of pavement research and designBy David Smith, ICPI Technical Director Most progress in pavement design comes from failure. For accurate and predictable pavement design,

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Change Agents

December 20, 2018

By David Smith, ICPI Technical Director There are four things that change people: books read, people met, beauty and pain. Sometimes two, three, or four of these converge on a person’s experience

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The Effects of Deicing Chemicals on Interlocking Concrete Pavers

November 19, 2018

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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What's in ICPI's Contractor Tool Kit?

October 30, 2018

By Charles McGrath, ICPI Executive Director ICPI members participating in the 2017 ICPI Hardscape Contractor Survey conducted by Industry Insights, an independent research firm, reported 29% higher

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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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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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