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The year 1980 also marked the beginning of the series of International Conferences on Concrete Block Paving as well as regional workshops. Usually sponsored by national industry groups and companies, these conferences provided hundreds of technical papers and a forum to exchange experience in production, design, installation and maintenance. The technical papers are housed on www.sept.org. The following lists conference years, locations and sponsors: • 1980—Newcastle, England—Newcastle, University • 1996—Tel Aviv, Israel—Technion University & Ackerstein Industries • 1998—Cartagena, Colombia (workshop) Colombian Cement Producers Association • 2000—Tokyo, Japan—Japan Interlocking Pavement Engineering Association • 2003—Sun City, South Africa—Concrete Manufacturers Association • 1984—Delft, The Netherlands—Technical University of Delft • 2006—San Francisco, California USA—Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Foundation for Education & Research • 1986—Melbourne, Australia (workshop)— Concrete Masonry Association of Australia • 2009—Buenos Aires, Argentina—Argentinean Concrete Block Association • 1988—Rome, Italy—Pavitalia, This conference included the formation of the Small Element Pavement Technologists or SEPT whose mission is perpetuating the international conferences and providing the conference papers on their website. • 2012—Shanghai, China—China Construction Units Association • 1992—Auckland, New Zealand—New Zealand • 2015—Dresden, Germany—German Road Association • 2018—Seoul, South Korea—Korean Block Association • 1994—Oslo, Norway (workshop)—Norwegian Concrete Industries Association Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Momentum and Trajectory 1990 1994 1998 Concrete Paver Institute formed as NCMA division; pavement focus group provides direction First annual meeting in Atlanta: SCSA renamed Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Transition to Washington, DC office of Bostrom Corporation; Charles McGrath appointed Executive Director 2000 ICPI Foundation for Education & Research formed 1987 1993 1996 1999 NCMA hires first staff to support emerging paver industry Paver manufacturers form Segmental Concrete Systems Association with 66 charter members Installer certification program begins resulting in some 32,000 taking the course over the next 25 years U.S. national stormwater pollution control laws legislate the PICP market into existence 2 0 • I C P I C O M M E M O R AT I V E P U B L I C AT I O N Early 2000s Residential paver market rapidly expands