NCMA/SRW Level 1

Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Certification

Program will cover industry guidelines required to build segmental retaining walls. Participants will be tested upon completion of the program.

Tue. January 22nd, 2019 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: $250 paid to Watkins Concrete Block Company
$50 late fee if not signed up before the registration deadline: January 14, 2019

Tiburon Golf Club
10302 S. 168th St., Omaha, NE 68136

Continental Breakfast at: 7:30am

NCMA/SRW Registration



ICPI Level 1

Concrete Paver Installer Certification

The 2-day classroom based course equips individuals currently employed in the concrete paver installer industry with classroom training to properly install interlocking concrete paving systems. In addition, participants have the opportunity to pursue certification and industry recognition.

Wed. & Thur. January 23rd – 24th, 2019 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: $350 paid to ICPI (online registration)

Tiburon Golf Club
10302 S. 168th St., Omaha, NE 68136

Continental Breakfast at: 7:30am

ICPI Registration



Continuing Education | February 6th & 7th

Cut|Fill: Mapping the Invisible Territorial Impacts of Nebraska’s Bricks


This presentation explores the historical and future lifecycles of brick manufacturing in Nebraska. Known for its high‐quality clays, Nebraska was once home to over 300 clay quarries and brick manufacturing plants, but only two remain active today. The state has actively participated in the construction of landscapes and buildings throughout the country. Its brick manufacturing sites are culturally significant artifacts of community and material production. Mapping these landscapes and their territorial impacts reveals both the accumulation of Nebraska’s subsurface as constructed brick surfaces in cultural destinations nationwide, as well as the potentials for revitalizing landscapes of brick production as reactivated contributors to their surrounding communities, which is demonstrated by the case study Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Canada.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the brick manufacturing process.
  2. Explore the history of brick manufacturing in Nebraska.
  3. Learn about mapping techniques as a form of documenting spatial impacts from materials processing.
  4. Question the end-of-life of materials and landscapes, and explore potential design strategies for reuse.

When: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Where: Anthony’s Steak House (7220 F. Street, Omaha, NE)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

When: Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Where: The Cornhusker Hotel (333 S. 13th Street, Lincoln, NE)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

AIA Credit: 1 ECU

Presented by:
Catherine De Almeida, ASLA
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
College of Architecture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln




2019 Watkins Hardscape Seminar

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 @ Tiburon Golf Club

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