Events
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2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Friday, May 24, 2019
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, AB
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2019 NSAA Spring Forum - The Future of Architecture
  • The Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) will hold its 87th Annual General Meeting. This will be followed by our fourth annual Spring Forum to be held this year at the new Halifax Convention Centre.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Thursday, May 30, 2019
Halifax Convention Centre.
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2019 FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
Quebec City Convention Centre
Quebec City, QC
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CPCI Technical Committee Summer Meeting
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Teleconference
CPCI Student Education Committee Summer Meeting
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Teleconference
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CPCI Marketing Committee Summer Meeting
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Teleconference
CPCI Sustainability, Productivity and Safety Committee Summer Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Teleconference
2019 CSCE Annual Conference
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Saturday, June 15, 2019
Sheraton Laval and Convention Centre
Laval (Greater Montreal), QC
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CPCI Board of Directors Summer Meeting
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Teleconference
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2019 TAC Annual Conference & Expo
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Halifax Convention Centre
Halifax, NS
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Canadian Parking 2019 Conference & Trade Show
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Fairmont Empress Hotel
Victoria, BC
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CPCI AGM & Committee Meetings
Monday, October 7, 2019 - Thursday, October 10, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre Regina
Regina, SK
2019 RAIC /Architecture Canada “The Future of Architecture.”
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Toronto, ON
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National Railway Day 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Westin
Ottawa, ON
The Buildings Show 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Friday, November 29, 2019
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON
CPCI AGM & Committee Meetings
Monday, October 5, 2020 - Thursday, October 8, 2020
Delta Hotels by Marriott
225 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, NB
News
Body of Knowledge (BOK)
The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is the technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. CPCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge (BOK) necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. The BOK refers to the collective knowledge of an industry that is relied upon to design and build with a specific material or system. It is from this BOK that building codes, design guides, education programs, certification, and more are derived.
ABC Webinar Video Now Available!
Ken King from Hanscomb Limited, recently presented a webinar on the benefits of Accelerated Building Construction (ABC). The presentation is now available in a video format and you can view at a time that is convenient for you.
Technical Developments
Now Available - FREE Precast Concrete Wall Thermal Performance Calculator
April 2019 - Energy and thermal performance requirements are growing and playing an increasingly significant role in building codes throughout North America. CPCI’s new Web-enabled software provides designers, builders, and owners with a program to ensure compliance options for modern building energy codes, and suitable methods for quickly estimating, at an early design stage, the thermal performance of precast concrete enclosure wall systems
Newly Updated CPCI Curing Technical Bulletin
CPCI recently published an update to the CPCI Curing Technical Bulletin. The CPCI technical committee originally approved the first version of this publication in 2013, and it included the state of the art research conducted by the National Research Council of Canada on behalf of CPCI . This latest version has now been expanded to include the new surface durability research by Professor Hooton, University of Toronto, that was approved for publication earlier this year. Also, where necessary we have also cited the changes to CSA A23.1/2 in the most recent 2014 edition, particularly the changes to RCP and compressive strength requirements from 56 and 28 days to 'within 91 days and 56 days. Finally, we have had the publication professionally laid out to make it consistent with our other CPCI technical publications.
Sustainability News
CPCI Precast Concrete Guide to LEED v4.
April 2019 - Even if you are familiar with LEED, LEED v4 is vastly different than its predecessor. Take a moment to review this valuable guide. It will provide you with specific areas in which precast may be able to contribute directly or indirectly to obtaining LEED credits.
Tool for tracking GHGs in Canada's buildings has "built in" errors. The study Carbon accounting practices need improvements, may misdirect efforts to reduce emissions
April 2019 - One of the major key findings by International Institute for Sustainable Development is that LCA studies typically do not track the carbon emissions or sequestration of what is known as “biogenic carbon” from the extraction and end-of-life stages of wood building products. Collectively, these emissions can represent up to 70 per cent of a wood product’s total lifecycle emissions., challenging the prevailing assumption that wood construction materials are lower carbon than other construction materials, such as concrete and steel.
Education
CPCI's Scholarship Program for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year
CPCI is pleased to offer an annual ‪scholarship‬ program for ‎students‬ in civil ‪‎engineering‬ and civil technology programs. Each scholarship has a value of $1,500 and they are offered through each of the 6 CPCI regional chapters across Canada. The deadline for applications is July 30, 2019.
Mel Marshall Making Waves in Education
For Mel Marshall, president of Mel C. Marshall Industrial Consultants Inc., education programming at the National Precast Concrete Association has always provided ample satisfaction. “It’s a selfish feeling,” Marshall said. “People say, ‘Great, we appreciate you doing this.’ I say, ‘I’m doing it because I love it. I absolutely love it.’” Mel Marshall has been educating and captivating students at NPCA events for nearly 20 years. Thankfully, the students love it too. Marshall is one of many industry experts who serve as the core team to design and shape the overall approach of NPCA’s education programming, which has gained interest, excitement and participation over the past two decades.
Did You Know
All Imagineering Magazine Editions are Available Online
Imagineering magazine is the voice of the Canadian precast concrete industry. The magazine features notable projects, technical articles, the latest industry innovations and more. All editions of the magazine are available for free download on the CPCI website. Check them out today.
Student Lounge
Save the date – National Precast Day 2019
National Precast Day will take place across Canada from September 30th - October 4th, 2019. CPCI's National Precast Day is an open plant tour of a precast concrete manufacturing facilities. The open houses effectively demonstrate how precast is manufactured under rigorous quality controls and shows the many sustainable benefits of building with precast concrete.
Calling All CPCI Student Members!
Help us name the New Student Section in our Imagineering Magazine and enter a Draw to win an Apple iPad Pro 10.5" Retina Tablet, A10X Fusion Chip, 64 GB, Wi-FiTo Enter the Draw – send an email to info@cpci.ca with the subject line Taking Notes and submit your suggested name for our New Student Section. Draw to take place May 03rd, 2019. Check out our latest edition of Imagineering
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