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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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CSCE Materials Methods and Design of FRC/UHPC Seminar Series
  • During the fall of 2019 CSCE will offer a Canada-wide series of courses on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) and Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC). These 1-day courses will coincide with the release of the 2019 editions of CSA A23.1 and CSA S6, which both contain new Annexes on UHPC and FRC. The CSCE course will cover the introduction to UHPC & FRC, the basics of the technology, material properties, example applications, the importance of fibres in the matrix, design rules and design examples
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Thursday, November 14, 2019
6 locations across Canada - click below to find one near you!
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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
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CPCI Pathways - Hanscomb Precast Concrete Costing Analysis for CPCI Members
  • Ken King (Hanscomb Limited) will help you become better acquainted with three key tools that were commissioned by CPCI to help you highlight the merits of precast that you might be under-utilizing when meeting with clients.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre
Regina, SK
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“Meet the Precast Concrete Experts” Session
  • Get answers to your toughest precast concrete challenges from industry experts in a relaxed open setting, over a free breakfast.
  • Breakfast and Registration at 7:30 AM, Open session from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Centre
1975 Broad St, Regina, SK S4P 1Y2 I Tel: (306) 525-6767
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CPCI Pathways - Growing Leads and Sales with Social Media
  • Barry Murphy (Lafarge Canada Inc.) will help you hone your social media skills and avoid common pitfalls.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre
Regina, SK
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2019 RAIC /Architecture Canada “The Future of Architecture.”
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Toronto, ON
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PCI Level III Quality Control School
  • The precast/prestressed concrete industry depends on a high level of quality in the concrete products and structures it produces. Although Level III is not itself an individual certification currently required by any category of plant certification, Level III offers distinct advantages over Levels I and II. The concepts are advanced and require considerable experience in a precast plant or an advance Civil Engineering or Technology degree. In addition to exploring in detail the individual compon
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Friday, November 8, 2019
Hotel Blackfoot
5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta
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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 Student Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Fort Worth Convention Center - 1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX
CPCI Sustainability, Productivity and Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fort Worth Convention Center - 1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX
CPCI Marketing Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Worth Convention Center - 1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX
CPCI Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Worth Convention Center - 1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX
CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fort Worth Convention Center - 1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX
The Precast Show 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Saturday, March 7, 2020
Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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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