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German-made upgrades to single-layer equipment were sold into the U.S. and Canada by Zenith, Hess, Masa, Rekers and Schlosser, as well as from KVM in Denmark and companies from Spain and France. The expanding industry saw the entry of Tiger International, a Japanese manufacturer of paver production machines. Tiger placed over 30 machines across the U.S. and Canada. Some paver manufacturers also invested in specialized equipment (called hydraulic presses) to make paving slabs, units generally 2 x 2 ft up to 4 x 4 ft (600 x 600 mm up to 1200 x 1200 mm) in various thicknesses. Some manufacturers also expanded into wet-cast production, i.e., using a higher water content in concrete than units made with multi- or single-layer equipment. With single-layer production equipment, both manufacturing methods enabled production of value-added, beautiful architectural finishes. The Rise of Permeable Pavement The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) legislation initiated development of permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) in the U.S. The 1999 legislation called for the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) to reduce stormwater pollution. In 2000, the U.S. EPA listed PICP among many acceptable BMPs on its website as one of several requirements for meeting NPDES requirements. This national exposure created demand for PICP by municipalities and developers because it is one of the most cost-effective means for reducing pollutants and runoff, especially in highly urbanized areas. ICPI released its first PICP manual in 2000. Application guides and case studies were also created as well as Permeable Design Pro software in 2008. Four more editions of the PICP manual were released between 2000 and 2017 with updates each drawing from ASCE/ANSI 68-18, Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement. research and experience. ICPI also contributed to several state and municipal guidelines on permeable pavements. A crowning achievement was development of a national standard on design, construction and maintenance issued in 2018 by the American Society of Civil Engineers called ASCE/ANSI 68-18, Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement. 2000—ICPI Foundation In 2000, the ICPI Foundation for Education and Research was founded. The organization’s mission is funding educational and research programs that benefit the industry while aligning with ICPI’s strategic plan and goals. This charitable and educational organization (with U.S. Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) tax exempt status) created an endowment to receive contributions and also earn interest for research and education grants. Chris Ross was the first chair of the Foundation. Fund raising didn’t commence in earnest until 2010. However, the first significant fund-raising event was in support of ICPI hosting the 8th International Conference on Concrete Block Paving, November 6-8, 2006 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The conference attracted about 400 attendees who heard presentations on 80 technical papers and visited exhibits by sponsoring companies. ICPI sponsor members contributed $388,000 that enabled a one day, pre-conference workshop for 150 design professionals. Donations also supported travel expenses for some speakers and for selected delegates who otherwise would have not had funds to attend. In 2018, with much help from Steve Berry and his Development Committee, plus generous contributors, the Foundation reached its endowment goal of $5 million in pledges. From 2006 to date, the Foundation funded over $1.5 million in research, demonstration and education grants. The first Foundation grant was to the University of Georgia in 2009 to create a resource website for landscape architecture students and faculty. Called Paveshare.org, the site includes design ideas, case studies, a few lecture packages, and sample design studio projects that include segmental concrete pavements. 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 • 2 9