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Educating the Industry

In January 2012 , ICPI established a new standing Education Committee , responsible for implementing and evaluating all ICPI educational programs for contractors , industry sales personnel , design professionals , and academia . The Education Committee devotes all of its time to these audiences via ICPI education programs , thus helping to reach strategic plan goals .
Improving Installation through Education
Now under the Education Committee , the Contractor Education Subcommittee has expanded its recognition for concrete paver installers with a roadmap called the “ Installer Development Program .” This provides a long-term structure for the professional development of concrete paver installers .
Advanced Residential Paver Technician Course Launched in 2012 , this two-day course provides advanced training for contractors involved in residential paver installation . The Advanced Residential Paver Technician Course provides training in some of the hottest topics in outdoor living , including specialty applications such as raised and multi-level patios , fireplaces , fire pits , grills , outdoor kitchens , pool decks and permeable interlocking concrete pavement . The course was developed in response to industry demand for advanced education for the residential market . An Advanced Residential Paver Technician Designation can be added to Concrete Paver Installer Certification if the participant also meets the minimum installation experience requirement in residential applications .
Increasing Awareness and Acceptance of Segmental Pavement Systems by Design Professionals and Specifiers To increase awareness and acceptance , ICPI staff has made numerous presentations at design professional workshops , national design professional related association seminars and conferences , and offered quarterly webinars with continuing education credits .
Workshops , Seminars , and Conference Sessions Presented by ICPI Staff at Industry Events In 2012 , ICPI staff presented at national and regional conferences with a large outreach to government officials and design professionals . Many of these events have helped achieve regulatory acceptance of PICP .
ICPI Technical Director , David Smith presents to government officials at the Federal Officials Seminar in Washington , DC .
Webinars for Design Professionals Webinars provide a cost-effective , convenient and timely education platform for building awareness of segmental concrete pavement among design professionals . ICPI continues to expand its database of design professional contacts for promoting webinars .
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