ICPI Represented at Sustainable Community Conference

February 26, 2018

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities hosted the 2018 Sustainable Community Conference on February 6-8 at the Westin in Ottawa, ON. As a Corporate Partner with FCM, ICPI was recognized throughout the event on signage, presentation and in opening remarks. 

ICPI also had a 10’ x 10’ booth in the trade show where Robert Bowers, Director of Engineering, and Andrew Pask, AP Public Affairs, answered questions from attendees. On February 7, David Houle of Oaks Landscape Products joined ICPI staff and on February 8, Nick Lang from Browns Concrete Products accompanied them. The message delivered was, “ICPI is the technical resource for all municipal segmental paving projects,” which is consistent with the ICPI vision. Conversations with attendees typically included permeable interlocking concrete pavements and all attendees who provided their contact information will receive a copy of the new PICP Manual, 5th Edition by mail. The list of contacts will be provided to Commercial Technical Promotion Team members so they can follow up locally.

The training session on February 7, “How to Design Multimodal Streets for All Users,” was sponsored by ICPI. The session helped urban and rural municipalities make their streets safer, more livable and economically vibrant. Drawing on design guides produced by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NATCO), the trainers discussed how to design streets and intersections for all users (pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and drivers), integrate cycling and transit lanes into existing roadways and implement interim street design strategies. Additionally, Robert Bowers had an opportunity to address the 30+ participants about proper design and specification of interlocking concrete pavements and permeable interlocking concrete pavements. During the lunch break several attendees approached Mr. Bowers and thanked him for his presentation as it provided relevant and immediately usable information.

On the evening of February 7,  members sponsored the ICPI Paver Reception at The Shore Club. Approximately 24 delegates attended, including representatives from the sponsors. Thanks goes to Browns Concrete, Expocrete, Oaks Landscaping Products, Permacon, Techo-Bloc and Topwerk America for sponsoring the event.

Above: FCM Workshops Above: ICPI Director of Engineering, Robert Bowers, PE, speaking with attendees