OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards for Construction and General Industry

Presented: Anne Bracker -CT Dep’t of Labor

OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards for Construction and General Industry

We will discuss the health effects of exposure to respirable crystalline silica and we will review the control methods that can be used during tasks that could generate exposure to silica dust.  

We will also discuss the following items related to OSHA’s regulations:

•       Health Effects of Respirable Crystalline Silica

•       Dust Controls and PPE Requirements

•       Written Exposure Control Plan Requirements

•       Medical Surveillance Requirements


SRW- Pavermate Z3 Polymeric Sand

Speaker Joel Baker, Product Manager

The SRW product development team has engineered Pavermate Z3 with three things in mind to give you the best results; ZERO Haze, ZERO Dust and ZERO Problems. Best of all it is Rain Safe in just 10 MINUTES. Where other sands falter, Pavermate Z3 stands tall. Learn more and see a live demonstration as we put it to the test.


Green Foundry Company- Landscape Lighting Design

Speaker: Chase Malibashka

Green Foundry will present techniques for landscape lighting installs that will win you more business.  In addition, they will provide an opportunity to try the adjustability and unique features of the landscape lighting they sell.


Perma Edge Industries, LLC- Perma Paver Edging

Speaker: Scott Doyle

Tired of failed edge restraints? Perma Paver Edge is an innovative paver edging that is fast, easy & stands the test of time. Join us for a live demonstration to learn the benefits of the best edging on the planet!



ARDEX Exterior Tile and Stone Installation Systems

Speaker: Barry Cullen and Tom Quackenbush

Ardex is a manufacturer of specialty, engineered cements designed to provide the contractor and owner complete confidence in lasting performance of their stone installation. We have been making setting materials in Europe since the 1950’s and offer time-proven, high performance, labor-saving products, suitable for the harsh New England climate. All product is now made in the US.

Working with stone veneer, pattern stone, treads, coping, tile, pavers, virtually any stone or masonry material, Ardex provides unparalleled performance and an industry leading labor & material warranty (System One).

Please join us for a live demonstration & discussion on some of our advanced setting materials, waterproofing systems (horizontal and vertical), and our recently introduced permeable water management system for decks, balconies, and entryways, at the NE Hardscape Show at 10:00 on Thursday, March 12th in the Exhibitor Demonstration Area.


Products, Services and Equipment – targeted for Designers, Landscapers, Contractors and Hardscapers

Attendees have the opportunity to interact with hardscape industry professionals; manufacturers, dealers, equipment suppliers, stone suppliers, mulch suppliers and other hardscape/landscape related companies and suppliers.

• Over 40,000 sf of Exhibitor Displays

• State-of-the-Art products for every landscaper and hardscaper

• Hands-on displays and equipment

• Access to the best manufacturers in the industry

• Everything for the landscaper, architect or outdoor builder

Watch LIVE as installer teams go head-to-head for the winner’s cash prize of $10,000!

This is an event you cannot miss.

• Cash prizes for the first four places:

First Place: $10,000

Second Place: $2,500

Third Place: $1,500

Fourth Place: $1,000

• Event will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook

• 16 Teams of the best installers in the business. Watch and learn

Hardscape Awards of Excellence will be featured at the NEHEXPO

The Northeast Hardscape Awards of Excellence recognizes outstanding hardscape projects by contractors building residential and commercial walkways, patios, driveways, retaining walls, commercial plazas and more.

Project Categories:

Commercial Hardscape: 0-$50,000
$201,000 and above

Residential Hardscape: 0-$50,000
$201,000 and above

NEHEXPO hosts a two-day Educational Forum designed specifically for hardscape and landscape professionals.

This is an educational opportunity for landscapers and contractors to learn from industry experts. Topics range from installation techniques and best practices, to business development and techniques to grow your hardscape or landscape business.

A complete listing of seminars will be coming shortly…