CHANTILLY, Va. -- The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) will recognize William (Bill) Schneider this month for his significant contributions to the segmental concrete pavement industry.

Schneider will be honored at the luncheon session of the ICPI 2014 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary celebration which will be held Mar. 27 in New Orleans.

Schneider is a charter member of ICPI and the first to chair the ICPI Construction Committee. His noteworthy accomplishments include developing the content for the Concrete Paver Installer course and the Commercial Paver Technician course. He was also the first instructor of the Concrete Paver Installer course that has seen over 15,000 participants since its inception.

Additionally, he served on ICPI’s board of directors, executive committee, and numerous standing and special committees. Schneider has always maintained that educating contractors on industry best practices is paramount to success. He demonstrated this by becoming a founding member and instructor of ICPI courses.
 
The ICPI Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes significant contributions to the industry through knowledge, technical innovation, and advocacy. The award emphasizes dedication of the recipient to safety and well-being of employees, demonstrated leadership, and/or outstanding contribution to the industry from volunteer service to ICPI which promotes growth and advancement of the association and/or industry. The award also recognizes noteworthy public service activities at the local, regional, state, national or international levels that bring honor to the industry or to ICPI.
 
“Bill Schneider in many ways exceeds the challenging requirements and expectations for the award", says ICPI Chair-elect, David Pitre. “Bill's ambitions and accomplishments make him highly deserving of the honor.”

The ICPI award honors those who pursue excellence and have made significant contributions to the segmental concrete pavement industry over their lifetime.

“There is no one better fitting to be the first recipient of such a prestigious award,” says Dave Carter, ICPI board chair. “Bill’s professional accomplishments are numerous, and he is widely recognized as the pioneer of paving installations in the United States.”
 
Schneider’s other pioneering efforts include the creation of a company specializing in permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) installations that transformed the Chicagoland market. This effort was supported by several trademarks and patents he holds on permeable paver shapes. He also accelerated mechanical paver installation to lower project costs.

Among his noteworthy projects are the Morton Arboretum, The Williamsburg Village project, the Port of Oakland, Calif., Elmhurst (Ill.) College and Hartz Mountain Industries.

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) represents producers, suppliers, contractors, design professionals and consultants and supports its members to advance segmental concrete pavement systems as the preferred choice for sustainable and environmentally friendly pavements in North America.

ICPI aims to increase awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in North America through the development of marketing and technical resources for design professionals, contractors and homeowners. To learn more about ICPI, go here.


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