2013 HNA Demonstrations

HNA DemonstrationsDemonstrations in the Hardscape North America Outdoor Arena

Landscapers - Upgrade your tradeshow admission for just $25* to learn about...

  • using the right tools
  • constructing the proper base
  • adding fire features to outdoor areas
  • building raised patios and water features
  • maintaining and restoring pavements

Benefit from industry best-practice secrets and construction techniques shared by experts in the field! Each HNA demo is eligible for one ICPI Certified Installer Continuing Education credit. Pick up a CE tracking form at the HNA registration desk.

*Note - When you pay for Hardscape session 1 or 2 in the GIE+EXPO Workshops, you get free access to the HNA Demonstrations.

Doug Crafton"We participate in GIE+EXPO to look at new products and updates for products we already have. In 2012 we attended the Hardscape Demonstrations for the first time. They are really helpful for people who are new to hardscaping.”

Doug Crafton
Forever Green
Murray, KY

HNA Demonstration Schedule
Thursday, October 24

11 a.m. – noon
Essential Hardscape Tools

Frank Gandora, President, Creative Hardscape Company

There are several unique tools used in the construction of a hardscape project. This demonstration will introduce many of these tools and explain their use. Learn from a contractor who has over 20 years of experience using these tools to increase crew efficiency, productivity and company profitability.

1 – 2 p.m.
Base Construction for Interlocking Concrete Pavement Systems

Bill Gardocki, President, Interstate Landscape Co., Inc.

Every successful hardscape project must start with a properly constructed base. Selection of aggregate and compaction equipment is critical. See a demonstration of base aggregate compaction and the screeding of bedding sand. Get an up-close look at different types of compaction equipment and learn more about proven job layout recommendations.

3 – 4 p.m.
Construction of Fire Features for Outdoor Living Areas

Pat McCrindle, Regional Sales Manager, GST International, Inc., MPS, Inc.

As homeowners expand their living space to their backyard, outdoor features like fireplaces and fire pits are growing in popularity. This creates opportunities for contractors to expand their services and profitability. Attend this demonstration and learn from a professional about the important details required for constructing outdoor grills, fire pits and fireplaces.

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Friday, October 25

11 am – noon
Building Raised Patios, Steps and Seat Walls

Bill Gardocki, President, Interstate Landscape Co., Inc.

The details in the design and construction of a raised patio, steps or seat walls make an impression. This demonstration features the proper techniques for installing these elements and presents considerations for pre-existing conditions, drainage and geosynthetic use.

1 – 2 p.m.
Adding Water Features to Hardscapes

James Chubb, National Sales Manager, Atlantic Water Gardens

With increaseing popularity of outdoor living areas, water features are taking center stage. Their installation can be a profitable addition to your next hardscape project. The demonstration provides information on how to plan and construct water features and – most importantly – raise your confidence to recommend this to your customers.

3 – 4 p.m.
Paver Maintenance and Restoration

Jonathan Briggs, Regional Representative, North East, Alliance Designer Products, Inc.
Pat McCrindle, Regional Sales Manager, GST International, Inc., MPS, Inc.

Even though interlocking concrete pavements require minimal maintenance, there is a growing opportunity to provide this service to your customers. The demonstration gives you a better understanding of how, when and what type of stabilized joint sands, cleaners and sealers should be used and the tools to simplify the process.

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