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Experts from 17 countries will address &quotDesign for Environmental and Social Sustainability&quot at the Eighth International Conference on Concrete Block Paving-Sustainable Paving for Our Future, Nov. 6-8, 2006, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The event, hosted by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Foundation for Education & Research, will focus on segmental concrete pavements and their ability to address total environmental design, including ecological, energy, safety, and visual design needs. The conference will emphasize sustainable pavement applications, low-impact development approaches, stormwater management with permeable interlocking pavements, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

In addition to the technical paper sessions, the conference will include a one-day seminar for design professionals and a one-day workshop for civil engineering university professors. For more information on the conference, visit www.icpiconferences.org .