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NPCA Webinars- 2017
  • Industry insights and training on Precast Concrete.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The Precast Show 2017, Cleveland, Ohio and CPCI/PCI/NPCA Winter Meetings
  • The Precast Show is the largest precast-specific trade show in North America and the one place where you can find the industry’s most important suppliers and foremost equipment experts under one roof, to be held from March 2 - 4. CPCI Member Winter meetings will be held Feb. 28 - March 2, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio
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CPCI Student Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Huntington Convention Center - Room 15
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CPCI Marketing Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Huntington Convention Center - Room 15
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CPCI Sustainability Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Huntington Convention Center - Room 15
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CPCI Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Huntington Convention Center - Room 15
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CPCI Board Meeting
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Huntington Convention Center - Room 15
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PCI Level III School now open for registration!
  • Registration is open for the PCI Level III school to be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Mississauga. The school is open to all CPCI certified plant personnel on a first come, first served basis. Registration forms are available on the PCI website by clicking on the link below. Please contact CPCI at for more information or to receive information on the reduced rate accommodation.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017
Holiday Inn Express
Mississauga, Ontario
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Project Management Pathways Workshop
  • In today's competitive environment, Project Management Skills are essential. Every project manager needs to upgrade their skills and learn cutting edge methods that can help your company grow and become more profitable.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Thursday, April 20, 2017
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
901 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario
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RAIC-OAA Festival of Architecture
  • This four-day event celebrates the theme of Architecture 150. As Canadians mark our country's 150th anniversary, we will pause to consider the role of architecture in creating our built heritage and expressing our culture. In 2017, as we celebrate the cultural legacy of past generations, we will look at how the architects of today and tomorrow will exercise leadership in creating livable and sustainable communities shaped by design excellence.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
The Westin Ottawa
Westin Hotel, Ottawa, ON
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CaGBC Conference and Expo (Building Lasting Change)
  • Building Lasting Change is Canada’s largest green building conference and is known for activating connections, delivering world class learning opportunities and cultivating inspiration and innovation. Building actionable solutions to climate change is the focus of Building Lasting Change 2017, with the goal of engaging the members and stakeholders of the Canadian building industry in the fight to reduce GHG emissions.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Thursday, June 1, 2017
Vancouver Convention Centre
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CSCE 2017
  • The 2017 CSCE Annual Conference & Trade Show (Vancouver, British Columbia, May 31 – June 3) is a forum for practitioners and researchers to share experiences and findings on a broad range of civil engineering topics. It is expected to attract 600+ decision-makers and senior managers from the private and public sectors of Canada’s civil engineering industry.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, B.C.
The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, B.C.
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CPCI Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hôtel Château Laurier Québec
Québec City, Québec
CPCI releases 3rd quarter 2016 Sustainable Plant Program Report
Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute released its 3rd quarter 2016 Sustainable Plant Program Report demonstrating CPCI member commitment to sustainable manufacturing. The goal of the CPCI Sustainable Plant Program is to benchmark and reduce the precast industry's impact on the environment in the areas of global warming, energy, water use, waste, dust and noise generation. Ultimately creating culture of sustainability throughout the industry.
The Precast Show Early Bird Deadline is Jan. 19!
Save big money on The Precast Show 2017, March 2-4 in Cleveland, when you register by Jan. 19. That's right around the corner, folks, so make your plans today and get the best prices on the best trade show in the world of precast! REGISTER NOW.
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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