These Hardscape Construction seminars are designed to give contractors of all levels of experience a thorough understanding of the important elements that go into making every job a success.  Acquire the information that you’ll need to estimate and build Hardscaping jobs that put money in your pocket, and your company on the map.

Combining these seminars with the hands-on training offered in the Hardscape Training Zone will get you and your crew off and running before the season starts.

undefinedCONSTRUCTION CALCULATION AND MATERIAL ESTIMATING

“IF YOU CAN’T ESTIMATE THE JOB, YOU CAN’T DO THE JOB”

Wednesday, February 18                                  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM                   (927)

This three hour seminar, created for MAHTS by EP Henry’s technical guru Mark Antunes, will take you step-by-step through the material estimating process for pavers, walls and steps. Mark will also explain how to perform the sometimes tricky calculations for establishing the size and scope of a project.

This seminar is also recommended for distributors and their employees who interact with contractors

CE Credits:      ICPI 3 / NCMA 3 / PCH 3 (pre-approved)

Presenter:        Mark Antunes, EP Henry

Fee:                  Advance $20 with your registration

                         Onsite $30 with your registration

VIP Pass:          YES

undefinedRAISED PATIO CONSTRUCTION “BUILD IT TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME”

Wednesday, February 18                                                      8:00 AM –12:00 PM                    (926)

This four hour seminar with respected Professional Engineer, Bart Shippee, and seasoned Hardscape pro, Scott Whitfield, will review all the new codes and construction specifications required to build raised patios. Bart will pay particular attention to the use of proper construction materials and the sequence of the installation. Find out from Scott the actual cost of your labor and what you need to charge to make money.

CE Credits:      ICPI 4 / NCMA 4 / PCH 4 (pre-approved)

Presenters:      Bart Shippee, PE, Shippee Engineering, Inc.

                         Scott Whitfield, Main Line Concrete

Fee:                  Advance $20 with your registration

                         Onsite $30 with your registration

VIP Pass:          YES

undefinedSOLVING THE TOUGH SITE-SPECIFIC PROBLEMS

“PUTTING THE CRACKER TO THE TOUGH NUTS”

Wednesday, February 18                  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM                      (937)

Every contractor comes across a prospective job where the existing site conditions pose significant problems. Having a better understanding of what the solutions are gives you a leg-up on your competition when putting together your sales proposal. Bring your questions to the seminar and let Bart Shippee give you an evaluation and workable solution.

CE Credits:      ICPI 1.5 / NCMA 1.5 / PCH 1.5 (pre-approved)

Presenter:        Bart Shippee, PE, Shippee Engineering, Inc.

Fee:                  Advance $20 with your registration

                         Onsite $30 with your registration

VIP Pass:         YES

undefinedTHE EQUIPMENT OF TODAY VS THE DINOSAURS OF YESTERDAY

“EVEN T-REX BECAME EXTINCT”

Tuesday, February 17                                             2:45 PM – 4:15 PM                      (870)

The old saying “having the right tool for the job” certainly applies to Hardscaping. The tools and equipment of today are more efficient and productive than ever. Spend some time with Bill Gardocki and review the cutting-edge tools, construction equipment and trucks that can help increase your field production and profits. 

CE Credits:      ICPI 1.5 / NCMA 1.5 / PCH 1.5 (pre-approved)

Presenter:        Bill Gardocki, Interstate Landscape Co., Inc.

Fee:                  Advance $20 with your registration

                         Onsite $30 with your registration

VIP Pass:         YES