Learn How to Build a Backyard in Two Days During Live Hardscape Demonstrations

VIP Pass Offers Discounted Access to Demos & Conference Sessions

The live hardscape demonstrations are back by popular demand for Hardscape North America 2019. Frank Bourque will lead the demonstrations with the theme: Hardscape Construction Meets Extreme Efficiency - Let's Build a Backyard in 2 Days.

Bourque and his team will teach attendees about installing hardscapes, segmental retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, lighting, technology and more. Each one-hour demo is eligible for one ICPI or NCMA Continuing Education hour.

The demos will be held in the new Hardscape House, an outdoor pavilion that is under roof and adjacent to the 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area. In addition to the demos, the Hardscape House will be the location for the HNA 2019 National Installer Championship as well as exhibitor displays for hands-on testing.

Both contractors and dealers can add the demonstrations for $65 or can upgrade their trade show registration to include the VIP Pass for up to 50% savings on education. The VIP Passes, $229 or $189 for ICPI/NCMA/BIA members, include access to all six demos as well as seven conference sessions for contractors or three dealer sessions and the dealer networking breakfast.

"The demos are a perfect learning opportunity. Frank Bourque and his team bring valuable expertise on products, efficiency and installation techniques that will give both contractors and dealers the competitive edge," said Charles McGrath, Executive Director of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).


The Hardscape Demonstrations include:

Thursday, October 17

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Proper Takeoffs, VR Designs, and Layouts

12:30 - 1:30 PM
How to Significantly Increase Paver and Slab Installation Efficiency

2:30 - 3:30 PM
The New Technology to Increase your Retaining Wall and Raised Patio Installation Efficiency

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Integrating Water Features, Rainwater Harvesting Systems, and Permeable Pavements

Friday, October 18

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Outdoor Kitchens and Technology for Rapid Installations

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hardscapes and System Automation: Outdoor Sound, Lighting, and Fire Features

HNA 2019 early-bird trade show registration is available for $15* (fees increase after September 5). HNA registration includes access to both HNA and GIE+EXPO indoor exhibits, access to the Hardscape House and 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, Wednesday show keynote, entrance to the HNA Hardscape Project Awards Recognition Presentation on Thursday, October 17 and three free concerts at Fourth Street Live!

For more information on HNA education opportunities, visit www.HardscapeNA.com. Get HNA updates on Facebook at facebook.com/HardscapeNorthAmerica, Twitter @HardscapeNA or Instagram @hardscapena.

*Registration for non-exhibiting manufacturers, suppliers, ad agencies and media sales: Through Sept. 5: $350



About Hardscape North America

Hardscape North America (HNA) is THE hardscape show for contractors and dealers/distributors. Its focus is to bring top-notch education including certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls and also to provide networking opportunities. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products and trade show floor demonstrations and offers the latest technology for contractors. Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association. To learn more about HNA, visit www.HardscapeNA.com or call (888) 580-9960.

About Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
ICPI is the trade association representing the growing industry of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. The association's membership includes producers, contractors, suppliers, design professionals and distributors. ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, which are universally recognized as the best value for pavement systems. The association delivers education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.icpi.org