Belgard Elements Training

We will be hosting Belgard Elements training sessions in the San Antonio and Dallas areas in October. Learn about the Belgard Elements modular collection and how selling and installing them can improve your bottom line!

You’ll also have a chance to participate in live cooking demonstrations on a Chicago Brick Oven.

Food and refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, October 5th

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Custom Stone San Antonio
23754 US Hwy 281 N
San Antonio, TX

Thursday, October 7th

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Custom Stone Dallas
2627 Joe Field Rd.
Dallas, TX

Please RSVP to Joyce Cammack:

Joyce.Cammack@oldcastleapg.com or 254-772-5256

Belgard’s Urbana Pavers Selected for FOX News Charlotte’s Outdoor Kitchen

The Blue Max Terrace, featuring Belgard Urbana pavers, is the newest addition to the set at FOX News Charlotte. Belgard partnered with Blue Max Materials to plan, design and install the 14′ x 18′ terrace. The space was designed to include a number of items from Belgard’s product partners, including Harmony Outdoor Living, Chicago Brick Oven and MediumRare. The project began with several planning sessions, which resulted in a 3D rendering of the space generated by Harmony’s Sketchup software.

Upon finalizing the rendering, Blue Max and Belgard worked together to secure materials and construct the terrace on site at FOX Charlotte’s studio. The plan incorporated modular units from Harmony’s Wexford collection, a gas grill from MediumRare and a brick oven from Chicago Brick Oven. Belgard’s Urbana 60mm pavers were chosen to complete the project.

The finishing touches were a set of 3 engraved pavers provided by Pinnacle Stone and landscaping provided by Pine Lake Nursery.

The Blue Max Terrace includes the following products:

Belgard Hardscapes:

  • 3-piece Urbana 60mm in Smokey Mountain

Harmony Outdoor Living:

  • Wexford Grill Island
  • Wexford Brick Oven
  • Wexford Fire Table
  • Wexford 24″ Pillars
  • Wall Inserts # 109
  • Custom Wall Unit

Materials used include Weston Stone in Ashbury Haze and Old World in Gascony Tan.

MediumRare:

  • 37″ Gourmet Grill, rotisserie and 27″ SS double doors with storage trays

Click here to see more photos and videos of the Blue Max Terrace.

Permeable Pavement Design and Life-Cycle Costing with David Hein

November 4, 2010

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cost: $25.00

Storm water management is a key component of urban infrastructure design.  If properly designed and constructed, porous pavements can help rainwater infiltrate soil, decrease urban heating, replenish groundwater and reduce overall storm water runoff.  The construction of permeable pavement systems that can accommodate surface water runoff is gaining increasing attention through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

In a 1999 storm water technology fact sheet on porous pavements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated that porous pavements traditionally have a failure rate of over 75 percent.  Failure was generally attributed to poor design, inadequate construction quality, improper treatment of the subgrade soils and overloading of under designed pavements.  Recent studies in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia have shown the significant benefits of permeable pavement designs.

David Hein is one of the leading authorities on segmental and permeable pavements in North America and is the Principal Engineer and Vice-President of Transportation with the Applied Research Associates,Inc. (ARA) Toronto, Ontario office. He is the manager of the ARA Infrastructure Management Division and responsible for the civilian and military airport pavement evaluation groups in Toronto, Ontario, Madison, Wisconsin, Gainesville, Florida and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is responsible for pavement design, evaluation, value engineering and pavement and highway and airport infrastructure management.

Location:

Renaissance

The Del Monte Lodge & Spa

41 North Main Street

Pittsford, NY 14534

Agenda:

7:30 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – Welcome, Introductions

8:15 am – Theory of Permeable Pavement Design

  • Hydrological design
  • Structural design

9:30 am – Design Examples Demonstration and Workshop

10:15 am – Coffee Break

11:00 am – LEED Design Principals

11:15 am – Permeable Pavement Construction

12:00 pm – Concluding Remarks

12:00 pm – Lunch & Door Prizes

This course is worth 3.0 Professional Development Hours

StormCon ’10

Belgard is participating in the 9th Annual StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition.

The Belgard booth is #204 — please stop by to visit our working permeable paver display!

August 2 – 5, 2010
JW Marriott San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, USA

About the Event

You are invited to join thousands of professionals responsible for stormwater management, including municipal and tribal managers, state and federal regulators, engineers, consultants, highway and heavy-construction contractors, developers, compliance professionals, design professionals, researchers, nonprofit professionals, and officials at special sites, such as ports, airports, and military bases.

Stormwater management is a fast-changing discipline and StormCon is the only professional conference and exposition where you can learn about the latest stormwater program management innovations, BMPs performance case studies, research, technology, and services. StormCon is the discipline’s international networking, education, and training center. StormCon also features the largest exhibition of stormwater equipment and technologies in one place.

Click here for more details!

Belgard Leads the Way for a Rebounding Industry

The Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard’s center for research on U.S. housing, released an article last week stating that a healthy rebound for remodeling is expected in 2010. According to the article, research suggests that annual spending will reach nearly a 5% growth rate in 2010.

Director of the JCHS, Nicolas P. Retsinas, stated, “The gradual recovery in the broader economy should encourage more remodeling spending by homeowners. This year could produce the first annual spending increase for the industry since 2006.”

Belgard has been preparing for this increase by boosting efforts on the national and local levels to raise awareness and improve education for both trade professionals and homeowners. Making educated decisions and providing quality service will increase loyalty and satisfaction for all of Belgard’s customers.

For the professionals, Belgard offers a series of certification classes and seminars through Belgard University. Established in 1995, Belgard University provides the latest tools, techniques and programs in the market today. Here are just a few of the advantages BU has to offer:

  • Receive new 2010 Belgard literature
  • Be the first to see our new 2010 product launches
  • Network with other trade professionals
  • Learn valuable tips your competitor is not
  • Earn ICPI and NCMA certification

This year’s curriculum also includes exclusive presentations from Belgard product partners including Chicago Brick Oven, Harmony Elements and Medium Rare.

In 2010, Belgard has also reached out to dealers and contractors through the Belgard Co-op Program. This program offers assistance in creating and executing advertising campaigns at the local level. Participants receive help in implementing plans that can raise overall brand awareness or create a buzz for specific events. Belgard has received great feedback in regards to the co-op program.

As a result of increased efforts to the trade, Belgard’s trade professionals are sharing their education with homeowners through local DIY clinics and workshops. Through these local events, homeowners have had the opportunity to watch live Chicago Brick Oven demonstrations (and enjoy wood-fired pizza), visit local product displays and learn hands on from trade professionals about the quality and versatility of Belgard products. A full listing of upcoming events can be found on the Outdoor Living by Belgard Facebook fan page.

As the market conditions become more favorable, Belgard will continue to empower professionals and homeowners alike by providing educational tools and hands-on experiences. Visit us at www.belgard.com to learn more about building your future through Belgard Hardscapes.

Click here to view the full article “Healthy Rebound for Remodeling Expected in 2010”.

Permeable Pavement Design and Life-Cycle Costing with David Hein

Storm water management is a key component of urban infrastructure design.  If properly designed and constructed, porous pavements can help rainwater infiltrate soil, decrease urban heating, replenish groundwater and reduce overall storm water runoff.  The construction of permeable pavement systems that can accommodate surface water runoff is gaining increasing attention through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

In a 1999 storm water technology fact sheet on porous pavements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated that porous pavements traditionally have a failure rate of over 75 percent.  Failure was generally attributed to poor design, inadequate construction quality, improper treatment of the subgrade soils and overloading of under designed pavements.  Recent studies in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia have shown the significant benefits of permeable pavement designs.

David Hein is one of the leading authorities on segmental and permeable pavements in North America and is the Principal Engineer and Vice-President of Transportation with the Applied Research Associates,Inc. (ARA) Toronto, Ontario office. He is the manager of the ARA Infrastructure Management Division and responsible for the civilian and military airport pavement evaluation groups in Toronto, Ontario, Madison, Wisconsin, Gainesville, Florida and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is responsible for pavement design, evaluation, value engineering and pavement and highway and airport infrastructure management.

3 Locations/ Events To Choose From:

FOSTERS SOUTHEASTERN
March 31st 2010

10:00 AM  to 3:00 PM

Vinny T’s
233 Elm Street
Dedham, MA 02026
781-320-0610

PROGRAM AGENDA

9:30am  – Registration

10:00am – Welcome & Introductions

10:15am – Theory of Permeable Pavement Design

  • Hydrological design
  • Structural design

12:00pm – Lunch (lunch will be served)

1:00pm  –  Design Examples Demonstration and Workshop

1:45pm  – LEED Design Principles

2:15pm  –  Permeable Pavement Construction

3:00pm  – Concluding Remarks and Adjournment

Email jonathan.briggs@oldcastleapg.com to register for this event.

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ANCHOR CONCRETE PRODUCTS
April 20th 2010

Bridgewater Marriott
700 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

PROGRAM AGENDA

8:00 am – Welcome, Introductions

8:15  am – Theory of Permeable Pavement Design

  • Hydrological design
  • Structural design

9:30 am – Design Examples Demonstration and Workshop

10:15 am – Coffee break

11:00 am – LEED Design Principles

11:15 am – Permeable Pavement Constrution

12:00 – Concluding Remarks

12:00 pm – Lunch

12:30 pm – Registration

1:00 pm – Segmental Retaining Wall Theory & Design

2:15 pm – Unique/Special Applications of Segmental Retaining Walls

3:30 pm – Concluding Remarks and Adjournment

Email teresa.hicks@oldcastleapg.com to register for this event.

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MILLER MATERIALS
April 21st 2010

1:00 PM  to 5:00 PM

Doubletree Hotel Overland Park
10100 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
913-451-6100

PROGRAM AGENDA

11:45am  – Registration

12:00pm – Lunch (lunch will be served)

1:00pm  –  Welcome, Introductions

1:15pm  –   Theory of Permeable Pavement Design

  • Hydrological design
  • Structural design

2:30pm  – Design Examples Demonstration and Workshop

3:15pm  –  Coffee break

4:00pm  – LEED Design Principles

4:15pm  –  Permeable Pavement Construction

5:00pm  – Concluding Remarks and Adjournment

Email cindy.Blankenship@oldcastleapg.com or call: 913-667-1792 to register for this event.