Details: Afternoon Sessions, 1 - 4 p.m.

When planning your landscape masterpieces, remember to add the finishing touches with hardscapes to enhance your designs. This hands-on workshop will show landscape professionals how to define themes, character and space through creative patterns of concrete pavers, retaining walls and innovations of construction materials. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to prepare the site for installation, identify sustainable attributes to paver systems and resources as well as leave with key maintenance tips to guarantee the successful lifetime of the hardscapes.

About the instructor:

Chris Bettinger is the Masonry and Hardscapes Specification Manager for Oldcastle Coastal in Florida. Chris is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Architecture. Starting his tenth year with Oldcastle in Florida, he has served on the Masonry Associations Board since 2010. He has chaired the ProMasonry Committee since 2011.