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Course Name: Concrete Pavers
Course Code: AL0203CA24
Course Date: January 30, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (Check-in time: 8:30 am)
Optional Outdoor Construction Days: April 1 and 2, 2024
Location: Bioresource Engineering Laboratory (formerly ECC), 18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Directions & Map)
Format: Classroom course with optional hands-on outdoor construction days
Registration Fee: $270 per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $245 per person (expires January 23, 2024)
Registration Closes: January 28, 2024
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Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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This class is part of the Landscape Management II Certificate Program.
Take this hands-on class and learn how to design and install better paver projects. Instructor Alex Burke of Burke Environmental will discuss basic excavation, establishing a base layer, cutting techniques, edging, estimating strategies, using string lines and other more modern guides, and many tricks of the trade.
- Basic Excavation
- Establishing a Base Layer
- Cutting Techniques
- Estimating Strategies
- Using String Lines and Other More Modern Guides
- Tricks of the Trade
- Real-world Advice on How to Win the Job
Optional Outdoor Construction Days
If you attend this class, you can also participate in the optional construction days April 1 and 2, 2024, where you will build an actual paver project. Come and learn by doing, and get real hands-on experience!
Who Should Attend?
If you want to learn how to design and install paver projects, this class is for you! Past participants have included:
- Department of Public Works Employees
- Landscape Architects
- Landscaping Company Owners
- Landscape Designers
- Landscape Maintenance Professionals
- Park Maintenance Workers
Course Preview Video
Watch this video to get a sneak peek into what you’ll learn and practice as a student in the Concrete Pavers course!
View photos of students working together under the guidance of instructor Alex Burke to complete hands-on paver projects!
Meet Your Instructor
Alex Burke, Burke Environmental
Alex is a third generation horticulturalist. When he was in high school he started his first business, Burke Lawn Services, mainly doing lawn maintenance. While still in high school, Alex became one of the youngest people ever to get his pesticide license from the State of New Jersey. After high school, Alex went on to Rutgers University, Cook College, where he received a degree in Environmental Planning and Design, with a concentration on seashore environments. After Alex graduated in 2000, he incorporated his business under a new name, Burke Environmental. Burke Environmental was founded as a landscape design, installation, maintenance company with a focus on Jersey Shore properties.
As Burke Environmental grew, so did the services it began to offer. Alex got his irrigation license and became certified in concrete pavers and retaining wall construction. In 2008, Alex began co-teaching the installation of concrete pavers course for Rutgers University. Alex now teaches several continuing education courses for Rutgers and guest lectures for the Department of Landscape Architecture. He is also a certified instructor for the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). ICPI helps set the national standards for concrete pavers and is viewed as a nationally recognized certification. Alex is one of less than 75 ICPI instructors in all of North America.
Check out this article to learn more about Alex and the Concrete Pavers course – How to Lay a Concrete Paver Patio or Walkway!
“Great general overview plus [I got] lots of handy tricks that I know will greatly improve efficiency on the job. Everything involving pavers was covered, and I really feel the streamlining tips will really help.”
– Past Participant
“Really good walk through of the process from beginning to end with expert tips included.”
– Past Participant
“Mr. Burke’s years of paver knowledge were presented greatly within the class. The whole class contained a lot of useful information. I recommend taking this class to anyone!”
– Dave DePue
Continuing Education Credits
The Concrete Pavers course is approved for the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 5 Technical CEUs (course #DLGS-RUCPE23-8)
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration is required. We’re sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials, or meals for walk-in registrants.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
Campus Parking Policy
All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.
- A link to register your vehicle will be provided in your course confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
- When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
- All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $35 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Concrete Pavers, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
Administrative Assistant: Damiana Parada
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.