Herndon, VA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011
Professor Doug Pardue, ASLA, headed the project team in developing a web-based curriculum for university landscape architecture educators and students in the U.S. and Canada. The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Foundation for Education and Research engaged Professor Pardue to create the content and deliver it in a concise, easy-to-use online format. The intent of the site is to supplement and enrich existing landscape architecture courses with technical materials and design concepts using segmental concrete pavements.
The content consists of modules that can be integrated into landscape design education including example studios, labs, ecologic and construction courses. Materials include interactive media, downloadable presentations, individual and group exercises, and self assessments.
Each module includes instructor materials such as keys and guides, modules allow for guided instruction in addition to self-learning. Instructors may moderate discussions, assist in online navigation, or download and utilize offline materials such as exercises and presentations. Team exercises allow students to work together to solve problems, aid one another and develop design skills and cooperation. Modules employ techniques to use the power of teamwork to build group knowledge of particular subjects such as construction or place making. These exercises can be moderated and guided by the instructor or simply assigned.
The website is an innovative approach to exposing landscape architecture professors and students to the family of concrete paving products and systems. Landscape architecture professors interested in using the curriculum can review the program at: http://ced-icpi.ced.uga.edu/ To learn more about the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute visit http://www.icpi.org.
The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) represents producers, suppliers, contractors, design professionals and consultants. ICPI promotes the highest product standards through ICPI product certification and installation guidelines through ICPI concrete paver installer certification. ICPI publishes the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Magazine, along with marketing and technical resources for design professionals, contractors and homeowners. Applications for pavers include driveways, patios, plazas, walkways, roofs, airports, streets, ports and stadiums. To learn more about ICPI, visit http://www.icpi.org.
# # #