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Concrete Pavers

Course Code: AL0203CA20

Designing & Installing Retaining Walls Training

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Last Held: January 7, 2020
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for January 2022. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.


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. He'll also give some real-world advice on how to win the job.

In order to provide you with even more useful knowledge, you'll have the opportunity to join us for a free additional day of hands-on training where you will participate in the actual installation of a paver project on the Rutgers campus. This training day will be held on March 25, 2020.

Read Instructor Alex Burke's Top Tips for Successful Concrete Paver Installation

See what past participants said about this course!

Photos from Past Concrete Pavers Hands-On Training Days

Concrete Pavers Course Video Preview

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a required course for the Rutgers Landscape Management II Certificate program.


The January 7, 2020 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Credits
4.5 CEUs

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
6 Technical

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers
5.5 credits

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


For the course day, continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost. For the hands-on training day, donuts will be provided for breakfast and pizza will be provided for lunch.

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.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map


  • All visitors must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
  • Citations/fines will be issued for failure to comply with these policies.

Note: 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.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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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®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

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.

Comments from Past Participants

"Covered all the questions I had about pavers."
"Very useful for patio installations."

Most useful aspects of the course?
"The knowledgeable speaker."
"Design and pricing information."
"Laying the base."
"How to correctly estimate a paver job."
"Shortcuts and tricks of the trade to save time and money."

What did you learn that you will use in the future?
"Base preparation – how deep you have to start the base."
"Estimating – very comprehensive."
"How to make sure your base prep is done properly. You will have no problems in the future with call backs."
"Little techniques to get the job done quickly and right."