Events
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NPCA Webinars- 2017
  • Industry insights and training on Precast Concrete.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Tuesday, December 19, 2017
online
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CPCI Professors' Workshop
  • by invitation only: Emerging Professors may contact CPCI at info@cpci.ca
Monday, September 18, 2017 - Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Student Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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CPCI Sustainability Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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FREE High Performance Building Enclosures Seminar
  • For architects and construction professionals
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier Québec
Ville de Québec, Québec
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CPCI Partners Awards of Excellence Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Salle des Promotions - Séminaire de Québec
Québec City, Québec
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CPCI Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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CPCI Member Honorary Awards of Distinction Luncheon
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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University Professor Research Presentations
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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CPCI Associate Member Award of Excellence Reception
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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CPCI Group Dinner and TBD Keynote Address
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
La Buche
Québec City, Québec
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CPCI Marketing Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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CPCI Associate Member Roundtable
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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Transportation Association of Canada Conference and Exhibition
  • Visit CPCI at the 2017 TAC Conference and Exhibition – the pre-eminent annual event for top Canadian transportation and roadways professionals – to take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, September 24-27.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Delta St. John's Hotel
Delta St. John's Conference Centre
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Canadian Parking 2017 Conference & Trade Show
  • CPCI is once again sponsoring the CPA/ACS conference. The Canadian Parking Association’s Annual Conference and Trade Show is the premier event for the parking industry.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017
Fairmont Banff Springs 405 Spray Avenue, PO Box 960 Banff, AB, Canada, T1L 1J4
Banff, AB
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GreenBuild 2017 Expo and Conference
  • Capturing all people, all sectors, all industries, all buildings, all cities and so much more at Greenbuild. A community of professionals, advocates and practitioners, students and teachers, designers and builders, and everything in between.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - Friday, November 10, 2017
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center
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CPCI at Construct Canada
  • North America’s Largest Exposition, Networking and Educational Event
  • The 29th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 29 - December 1, 2017 will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Pavilion in the South Building, and IIDEXCanada in the North Building.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Friday, December 1, 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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News
2017 Ontario Concrete Awards Call for Entries
The Ontario Concrete Industry acknowledges excellence and innovation with the Ontario Concrete Awards. Large or small company, the Ontario Concrete Awards honours the visions of some of the most creative projects the province has to offer. Deadline for entries: September 21, 2017
Precast for Profs
CPCI is committed to the education of our emerging industry professionals. Our education mission is to expand the knowledge of students by disseminating ideas and information about the design, applications, manufacturing and use of precast concrete. In support of this mission, CPCI has prepared resources for architectural professors and students, including our Building with Prefabricated Precast Concrete Education Modules in pdf and powerpoint formats for in-class discussion. University and College Professors may contact CPCI at helpdesk@cpci.ca for more information.
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 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 ariane.sabourin@cpci.ca.
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