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CPCI Marketing Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver, CO
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CPCI Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver, CO
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The Precast Show 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Saturday, February 24, 2018
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
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CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver, CO
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2018 OAA Annual Conference
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Friday, May 25, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Delta Hotel
Toronto, ON
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2018 CSC Conference & Trade Show
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018
Edmonton, AB
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2018 RAIC /Architecture Canada Festival of Architecture
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Saturday, June 2, 2018
Saint John, NB
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2018 FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018
Halifax, NS
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CaGBC 2018 Conference and Expo (Building Lasting Change)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Thursday, June 7, 2018
Toronto, ON
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2018 CSCE Annual Conference
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Saturday, June 16, 2018
Fredericton, NB
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Canadian Parking 2018 Conference & Trade Show
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Thursday, September 20, 2018
Sheraton Centre
Toronto, ON
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2018 TAC Annual Conference & Expo
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
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CPCI AGM & Committee Meetings
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, BC
National Railway Day 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Westin Hotel
Ottawa, ON
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GreenBuild 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Friday, November 16, 2018
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
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The Buildings Show 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Friday, November 30, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON
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Announcing the New Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program
The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association (CCPPA) are pleased to announce a new joint venture to establish a more independent entity for an enhanced and expanded third-party administered and audited certification program for both prestressed and non-prestressed precast concrete manufacturing facilities across Canada.
CPCI Recognizes Excellence in the Canadian Precast Concrete Industry
October 12, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 CPCI Annual Awards for industry partners and for CPCI members. Held annually at the CPCI AGM, the Awards celebration promotes the precast concrete industry within the regions of Canada, and winners are chosen from the region where the event is held andthis year, the AGM was held in Québec City. The awards recognize professionals in the fields of engineering, architecture and real estate development for their outstanding contribution to the Canadian precast prestressed concrete industry in education, innovation, sustainability and change;for positive leadership, industry-altering development and expansion; and for accelerating the growth of the Canadian precast prestressed concrete industry.
Technical Developments
Now Available - CPCI's New Maintenance and Inspection Manual for Precast Concrete Enclosures
April 2016 - This manual, authored by Dr. John Straube, Ph.D., P. Eng., aims to assist building owners and maintenance staff in planning the maintenance of precast concrete cladding on buildings. The recommendations and procedures included in this manual also serve as a resource for architects, engineers, and service contractors involved in the periodic repair and renewal of precast concrete enclosure system components.
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
North American Precast Concrete Industry Issues Environmental Product Declarations in Three Key Precast Concrete Product Categories
OTTAWA, ON AND Chicago, IL ­AND Carmel, IN, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The North American Precast Concrete industry is pleased to announce the release of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in three key precast concrete product categories. The EPDs will allow architects, engineers, building owners, and other specifiers to better understand the environmental impacts of precast and prestressed concrete products. The precast concrete industry wide EPDs are now available for Architectural and Insulated Wall Panels, Structural Precast Concrete Products and Underground Precast Concrete Products.
Latest Sustainable Plant Performance Report Published
The goal of the Sustainable Plant Program is to benchmark the precast industry’s impact on the environment in the areas of global warming potential, energy use, water use, and waste, dust, and noise generation. Participating plants have now been reporting for over 3 years. The plants report their tracked impacts on a quarterly basis, the results of which are presented in this report along with the most recent quarterly results. The latest report is now available for download.
CPCI's Scholarship Program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
CPCI is pleased to offer an annual ‪scholarship‬ program for ‎students‬ in civil ‪‎engineering‬ and civil technology. We are also excited to announce a new scholarship available for ‪Architecture‬ and Architectural Technology Students this year. 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 was October 15, 2016, and recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.
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 2017
National Precast Day will take place across Canada in September 2017. 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.
CPCI Members Offer Plant Tours
A precast concrete plant tour can be a great learning opportunity for students. CPCI members offer plant tours year round to demonstrate how precast concrete is manufactured under rigorous conditions. Plan your next class trip to visit a CPCI certified precast plant by emailing Ariane Sabourin at
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