Hardscape LIVE!

  • January 7 - 10:30 am
    January 7 - 2:30 pm
    January 8 - 10:30 am
    January 8 - 2:30 pm
    January 9 - 10:30 am
    January 9 - 2:30 pm

  • Location

    HALL F

  • Building

    Toronto Congress Centre

Congress Registration
#LOCongress 2020
2021 details coming soon!


Hardscape Live
BACK FOR ROUND #5! A popular attraction on the show floor, courtesy of Landscape Ontario's Hardscape Committee. Experienced industry professionals will share the stage and school the audience on hardscape installation techniques with a live build twice daily!

  • TUESDAY AM: Proper Takeoffs, VR Designs and Layouts
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    All about proper job planning, selling more hardscape and on-site installation efficiencies. See what's new and worth knowing when it comes to hardscape tools. Frank will demo easier takeoffs, showing the best technology for designs, visualization and job layouts.
  • TUESDAY PM: How to Significantly Increase Paver and Slabs Installation Efficiency
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    In this session, we explore dense-graded bases and open-graded base installation, and the new tools you can use to dramatically increase your base installation, screeding, paver and slab installation efficiency.
  • WEDNESDAY AM: The New Technology To Increase Your Retaining Wall And Raised Patio Installations
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    In this session, we take a look at the most efficient methods and tools to help you build different types of retaining walls, including segmental, big block and tandem walls.
  • WEDNESDAY PM: Integrating Water Features, Rainwater Harvesting Systems And Permeable Pavements
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    We will discuss features and highlights of permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) systems. Learn ways to save on installation costs, materials and time.
  • THURSDAY AM: Outdoor Kitchens And Technology For Rapid Installations
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    See several ways to significantly reduce build time on outdoor kitchens, plus new technology to help you install more efficiently and profitably.
  • THURSDAY PM: Hardscapes And System Automation: Outdoor Sound, Lighting & Fire Features
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Discover how to make every backyard complete with sound, lighting and fire feature automation systems. Learn how to make it easy for clients to operate and control all the features from a phone or tablet.

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  • Frank Bourque

    Frank Bourque CCPI, ARPT

    Frank is an award-winning hardscape professional, speaker, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur with an extensive background in business and hardscape construction.

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