Hardscape North America announces new presenter and theme for hardscape demonstrations

The live, continuous-build hardscape demonstrations are back by popular demand for Hardscape North America 2018, but this year with a new theme and presenter Frank Bourque. Attendees can add the hardscape demonstrations for $50, or can upgrade their registration to the new VIP Pass for access to all seven conference sessions, as well as the six demos, for a 50% discount ($189 member or $229 non-member).

A new feature for the hardscape demos will be on how hardscape meets water. Bourque will teach attendees about installing hardscapes, segmental retaining walls, raised patios and more around pools and other water features for long-lasting results. Each one-hour demo offers 1 Continuing Education hour for ICPI Certified Installers.

“The demos are a perfect opportunity to learn new installation techniques and Frank will bring a new perspective to the popular sessions,” said Charles McGrath, executive director of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).


The Hardscape Demonstrations include:


Thursday, Oct. 18


10 – 11 AM – Tools of the Trade

12 – 1 PM – Base Construction & Paver Installation

2 – 3 PM – Raised Patios, Walls & Steps

4 – 5 PM – Outdoor Kitchens, BBQ’s and Fire Pits


Friday, Oct. 19

9:30 – 10:30 AM – Pools, Water Features & Hardscape Lighting

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Permeable Pavers 101


HNA 2018 early-bird registration is available for $15 (fees increase after Thursday, Sept. 6). HNA registration includes access to both HNA and GIE+EXPO indoor exhibits, access to the 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, entrance to the HNA Hardscape Project Awards Presentation on Thursday, October 18 and three free concerts at Fourth Street Live!

Other education opportunities at the trade show include conference sessions, pre-show installer courses and the HNA Dealer Network Program.

For more information or to register, visit www.HardscapeNA.com