ICPI members and staff educated leading local government officials about segmental concrete pavement systems at the 2018 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Meeting and Tradeshow in Halifax, NS, May 31 through June 2. FCM is one of the most important events for local government officials in Canada. More than 3,000 attended the 2018 event branded as, “Tools for Tomorrow’s Canada,” at the new Halifax Convention Centre.
ICPI members and Director of Engineering Robert Bowers, P. Eng., drove home the Institute’s key message, “ICPI has the technical resources to help make sure municipalities get the most from their interlocking and permeable interlocking concrete pavement projects.”
As an FCM Corporate Partner, ICPI’s logo was presented in many different locations throughout the conference, and ICPI had a booth in a prime location on the tradeshow floor. Representatives from ICPI member producers Shaw Brick and Oaks Concrete Products helped staff the booth, at which the Institute spoke with and collected contact information for more than 110 councillors and mayors from across Canada. This contact information will also be distributed to CTP Team members to begin following up in their local communities.
In addition, Bowers made a presentation to 50 attendees interested in learning more about how ICP and PICP systems can benefit their communities. Key topics included resources available from ICPI, the CSA product standard and the importance of life-cycle cost analysis when considering alternative pavement options.
The ICPI Canadian Activities Fund sponsored a reception at the iconic Economy Shoe Shop. More than 30 councillors and mayors attended the event at which the CAF sponsors were recognized and the relationship between ICPI and the attendees was further enhanced. Thanks goes to the Platinum sponsors Abbotsford Concrete Products, BASF, Best Way Stone, Brampton Brick Ltd. (OAKS), Brooklin Concrete Products Corp., Browns Concrete Products, Expocrete, Krete Industries Ltd., Lafarge Canada Inc., Permacon, Techo-Bloc, and Topwerk America Ltd., as well as Gold Sponsors Barkman Concrete, Bolduc and Shaw Brick.
|ICPI Director of Engineering Robert Bowers, P.Eng, presented
on ICP and PICP systems at FCM.
|ICPI Booth at the 2018 FCM Trade Show.|