2023 EDUCATION CLASSES

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

9:00-10:30 HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE
SPEAKER: GREG AMBROSE


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: OWNERS, FOREMAN, ESTIMATORS AND DESIGNERS

Class Description: This Class will cover the 5 most common Inefficiencies in Hardscaping. The topics covered will be Estimating Inefficiencies, Tools & Equipment, Staffing, Job Layout, and Getting Paid. We will also discuss what can be done to become more efficient with these portions of your business.

Qualifies for ICPI continuing education credits

 

11:00-12:30 RAISED PATIO ARE FOR REAL CONTRACTORS
SPEAKER: GREG AMBROSE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: OWNERS, FOREMAN, ESTIMATORS AND DESIGNERS

Class Description: A proper base is essential to a great installation. Nowhere is this more important than a Raised Patio application. In this presentation we have combined Advanced Base Installation along with Raised Patio Construction. This class will cover the importance of proper base installation. We will discuss the proper material, proper placement, and proper compaction. We will also look at alternative base materials and their uses. We will discuss basic engineering and how that applies to our everyday installation methods for a proper base. We will also discuss raised patio construction. The discussion will include how to plan out your raised application for maximum efficiency, and how to manage your materials. All of the above will ultimately lead to better quality, better productivity, and more profit.

Qualifies for ICPI continuing education credits

 

1:30-3:00 HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU CHARGE FOR THAT PATIO
SPEAKER: GREG AMBROSE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: NEW BUSINESS OWNERS, ESTIMATORS AND DESIGNERS

Class Description: This Course is an entry level introduction to making accurate cost approximations of Labor Hours, Materials, and Overhead assessment for a job. We will cover some industry standards for productivity. A good class to take if you are new to the hardscape contracting business, or a new business owner.

Qualifies for ICPI continuing education credits

 

3:15-4:45 ELEMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE
SPEAKER: BARBARA CONOLLY


Class Description: Barbara will outline successful elements of sustainable landscapes that she has used on her award-winning Cape Cod projects. She will provide specific project photos, as well as before & after references. The scope of her presentation will range from softscape and hardscape references. In addition to specific design elements, Barbara will highlight many of Proven Winners’ native plant varieties.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

 

9:00-10:30 MAKING CONTAINERS POP
PLANTING CONTAINERS FOR EXCEPTIONAL IMPACT
SPEAKER: LEIGH MCGONAGLE


Class Description:

Leigh will share many of her effective landscape container design elements – what makes successful and appealing seasonal container plantings, high performing plant varieties, and effective use of container plantings within landscape design.

 

10:30-11:30 LIVE BUILD DEMONSTRATION- DEMO STAGE
SPEAKER: MIKE TOUS


12:30-1:30 LIVE BUILD DEMONSTRATION- DEMO STAGE
SPEAKER: MIKE TOUS

 

 

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