Chuck Taylor Receives 2016 ICPI Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

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Contractor and Manufacturer Sales Professional Recognized as a National Pioneer in the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Industry

“Chuck is a pioneer in the segmental concrete paving industry and an extremely worthy recipient of ICPI’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Matt Lynch, chairman of ICPI.

Chuck Taylor, widely recognized as one of the top experts in segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States, received the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at ICPI’s Summer Meeting in Nashville.

Mr. Taylor, who currently serves as the National Hardscapes Advisor for Belgard® Hardscapes by Oldcastle®, has more than 30 years of construction experience working at installation firms for segmental paver systems. His work during the last 20 years has focused on consulting with engineers, municipalities and storm water designers on design, construction and maintenance of interlocking and permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems.

“Chuck is a pioneer in the segmental concrete paving industry and an extremely worthy recipient of ICPI’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Matt Lynch, chairman of ICPI. “His commitment, insight, and guidance have helped grow the permeable interlocking concrete pavement industry and created thriving, more sustainable communities throughout the country. Our industry and many cities across the nation are better because of Chuck’s work.”

Some of Taylor’s most notable projects include the Port of New Orleans; Port of Oakland; Indianapolis Cultural Trail; the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill.; Henley Station in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Toyota of Vancouver; Cermak Avenue in Chicago; streets in Lafayette, Ind., the Southeast Atlanta Green Infrastructure Initiative; and Bridgetower development in Meridian, Id.

Taylor’s other significant contributions to the industry and ICPI include guiding the development of ASCE 58-10, a national design standard for interlocking concrete pavements that established a structural equivalency for concrete pavers with asphalt pavement for street applications. He also influenced the creation of the new national standard for utilizing paving slabs released earlier in 2016 called ASTM C1782 Standard Specification for Utility Segmental Concrete Paving Slabs.

In addition, Taylor chaired the ICPI Construction Committee from 2012-2014 and served on the ICPI’s Contractor Education Subcommittee, helping create the current structure for organization’s education and installer certification programs. He also has been involved with university and agency research projects that investigated pollutant removal, infiltration, and flow studies that sparked state and local agency acceptance of and increased designer confidence in permeable interlocking concrete pavement.

About ICPI

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) is the authority for concrete pavers, which are universally recognized as the best value for pavement systems. ICPI’s mission is to deliver education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. To learn more about ICPI, visit http://www.icpi.org.

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