ICPI Hosts PICP Symposium in Toronto, ON


On July 10, 49 people attended the day long symposium on permeable interlocking concrete pavement in downtown Toronto. Attendees included staff from the City of Toronto, surrounding communities and design professional who work in the market.

Attendees viewed presentations from Chris Denich – Aquafor Beech, Dave Hein – Applied Research Associates, Jeffrey Marvin – University of Toronto, Kristina Hausmanis – Transportation Service City of Toronto and Robert Bowers – Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute.

Topics covered included the latest research into Stormwater Pollutant and Volume Reduction, Site Selection, Preliminary Design, Developing Structural Design Tables, Overall Design of PICP using ASCE 68-18, Using Permeable Design Pro, Permeability Maintenance, Winter Maintenance and Opportunities / Challenges to Implement PICP in Large Cities. During breaks and at lunch, attendees had the opportunity to interact with local producers exhibiting their PICP products.

The event was sponsored by the ICPI Canadian Activities Fund with additional support from the exhibitors Best Way Stone, Oaks, Permacon and Techo-Bloc.

Overall, the event was a great success which was highly rated by both attendees and exhibitors.