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CPCI Architectural Precast Concrete Walls Best Practice Guide Seminar Series
  • This full-day seminar will review the requirements of precast concrete building enclosures with an emphasis on the elements of design, moisture control and thermal performance required to ensure high performance precast concrete enclosures.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, Admiral Room,
1515 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3J 2L2
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2019 CPCI Best Practice Guide and Meeting and Exceeding Thermal Performance Building Seminar Series
  • This full-day seminar will review the requirements of precast concrete building enclosures with an emphasis on the elements of design, moisture control and thermal performance required to ensure high performance precast concrete enclosures.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Admiral Room, Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, 1515 South Park Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3J 2L2
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PCI Level I/II Quality Control School
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Thursday, April 11, 2019
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Mississauga, ON
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MantraLogix Construction And Service Software Event
  • This is a FREE in person event where you will see first hand how Sage Construction Financials, Procore Construction Project Management, and Acumatica Construction and Service software can benefit your company. Breakfast and lunch are included and parking is free!
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport/West Mississauga 1870 Matheson Blvd
Mississauga, ON
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CPCI Best Practice Guide, Hanscomb Costing, Meeting and Exceeding Thermal Performance Building Seminar, Calgary
  • This full-day seminar will review the requirements of precast concrete building enclosures with an emphasis on the elements of design, detailing, construction process, thermal performance and costing analysis required to ensure a high performance precast concrete enclosure system.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE,
Calgary, Alberta T2H 2B5, Canada
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2019 CPCI Best Practice Guide, Hanscomb Costing, Meeting and Exceeding Thermal Performance Building Seminar, Edmonton
  • This full-day seminar will review the requirements of precast concrete building enclosures with an emphasis on the elements of design, detailing, construction process, thermal performance and costing analysis required to ensure a high performance precast concrete enclosure system.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Chateau Lacombe Hotel, 10111 Bellamy Hill,
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N7
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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 OAA Annual Conference
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Friday, May 24, 2019
Convention Centre & Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Quebec City, QC
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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
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.
PCI/CPCI Pathway Project Management Workshop- Registration Now Open
In today's competitive environment, Project Management Skills are essential. Is your firm doing enough to keep your project managers at the top of your field? Every project manager needs to upgrade their skills and learn cutting-edge methods that can help your company grow and become more profitable.
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.
Education
CPCI's Scholarship Program for the 2018-2019 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 June 29, 2018.
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 2018
National Precast Day will take place across Canada in October 2018. 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 ariane.sabourin@cpci.ca.
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