The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) announced that the PaveShare.org open-education curriculum for landscape architecture students and educators is now available through the Land8 Landscape Architects Network.
PaveShare.org, a free ICPI resource, links to self-guided presentations with interactive animations and a studio project library on segmental concrete pavement design and construction. Educators can supplement existing curriculum with resources from PaveShare.org and encourage students to add to a living library by uploading their completed projects to the site. Students and educators can also explore pattern design and structural principles or utilize a curriculum path.
“Segmental concrete pavement systems provide landscape architects with a proven, flexible, and durable method that also allows tremendous design freedom,” said Kendall Anderegg, ICPI Board Chair. “By teaming with the Land8 network, ICPI brings innovative design ideas and technical information to landscape architecture students and educators in a free, easy-to-use manner.”
PaveShare.org resources include:
- Information about concrete paver composition and uses
- Project design ideas and case studies
- Construction and installation best practices and detail drawings
- Glossary of key terms
- List of resources available from other organizations
“Concrete paver sales in the U.S. and Canada have reached post-recession highs during the last several years,” said Anderegg. “Homeowners and landscape architects frequently choose segmental concrete pavement for residential and commercial projects because of its visual appeal and durability. PaveShare.org helps the next generation of landscape architects address this growing demand.”
Students and educators can participate in the PaveShare.org curriculum by visiting www.land8.com and clicking on the “Resources” link above the masthead. They can also click here to view a video demonstrating how to use PaveShare.org.