February 9 – Fiesta Hall, San Mateo, CA
NorCal Landscape & Nursery Show
This power house of a one day show is the place to be on February 9, 2023. The San Mateo Event Center is the center of all the activity and is conveniently located near the Hwy 101 and Hwy 92 interchange in San Mateo, CA. The NorCal Landscape & Nursery Trade Show is the only professional collaboration between two of the largest segments of the industry in California. It provides excellent value to all members of the horticulture and landscape industries. Revenues raised by the Nor Cal Show are reinvested in the industry through education, research and philanthropy.
This show features:
- New Products Featured in Vendor Booth Spaces
- Outstanding seminar sessions
- Show Specials that can only be purchased at Nor Cal
- Sponsorship Opportunities for extra exposure
March 7-8 – Associated General Contractors (AGC) Building, Reno, NV
Residential Specialist Course
The Residential Specialist Course is the next step forward in your career. Designed for crew leaders, supervisors, and job superintendents, this course provides more in-depth knowledge for field leadership. The Concrete Paver Installer Course is a recommended prerequisite for this course and Concrete Paver Installer certification is required to earn the Residential Specialist designation.
March 9 – Associated General Contractors (AGC) Building, Reno, NV
Permeable Paver Installation (PICP) Course
The PICP Specialist Course is designed for contractors who are presently doing residential and/or commercial segmental paving projects or who wish to move into the permeable interlocking concrete paver market. The companies might already be installing permeable pavement, or are aiming to expand into the permeable pavement market.
Participants should be experienced contractors, with experience in concrete paver installation. There are no pre-requisites for attending the PICP Specialist course; however we do recommend that participants have previously completed the ICPI Concrete Paver Installer course.
The following topics are covered:
- Permeable pavement overview and systems
- Job planning & documentation
- Job layout, flow & estimating quantities
- Soil & site characteristics
- Sub-base & base materials
- Edge restraints
- Bedding & jointing materials
- Paver selection & installation
March 14-15 – Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, Pacheco, CA
Concrete Paver Installer (CPI) Course
The two-day classroom-based course equips individuals currently employed in the segmental concrete pavement industry with training on proper installation of interlocking concrete pavement systems. Participants have the opportunity to pursue certification and industry recognition after completing a separate application form that includes installation experience.The following topics are covered:
- Job planning and documentation
- Job layout, planning and material flow
- Soil characteristics and compaction
- Base materials
- Edge restraints
- Bedding and joint sands
- Selection and installation of concrete pavers
- Maintenance and management
- Construction tips
March 16 – Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, Pacheco, CA
Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Installer Course
Learn how to build segmental retaining walls (SRW) that perform well over time. This program teaches hardscape contractors and installers essential concepts related to the design, construction and performance of SRWs, providing the knowledge you need to install quality walls that meet customer expectations and ensure your long-term success. Learn about SRW installation guidelines, materials, soils, compaction and water, planning, estimating, safety and equipment selection.
14th Annual Clay Bird Shoot
There are two things we hope to accomplish each year at our event:
To provide you with a warm-up for the up-coming duck and pheasant season – of course, if you are fortunate enough to catch dove season, then you’re already in mid-season form and you don’t have any excuses when you miss your clays. And to inform you, the paver community, on the benefits of being a Western Hardscape Association member.
All you need to do is bring your appetite, your shot gun, and shells!