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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2017 THERMAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS SEMINAR SERIES
  • MEETING AND EXCEEDING CURRENT AND FUTURE ENERGY EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
  • PRESENTED BY RDH BUILDING SCIENCE LABORATORIES
  • The thermal performance of buildings plays an important and increasingly significant role in the energy efficiency requirements contained in Canadian building codes. Understanding and meeting these requirements has also become increasingly complex for building designers. This half-day seminar series will provide up-to-date information on how to meet and exceed requirements.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Thursday, May 11, 2017
Various
Cities across Canada: check attached brochure
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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 Professors' Workshop
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
CPCI Sustainability Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Associate Member Award of Excellence Reception
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Group Dinner and TBD Keynote Address
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Member Honorary Awards of Distinction Luncheon
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
University Professor Research Presentations
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Partners Awards of Excellence Reception and Dinner
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Marketing Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Associate Member Roundtable
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Québec
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
April 12, 2017: CPCI Releases NEW Thermal Guide, Meeting and Exceeding Building Code Thermal Performance Requirements
The thermal performance of buildings plays an important and increasingly significant role in the energy efficiency requirements contained in Canadian building codes. Understanding and meeting these requirements has also become increasingly complex for building designers. This new thermal guide is a crucial resource for all designers, architects, engineers and building professionals. Note: See EVENTS for RDH Building Sciences Seminar Series on using this important guide.
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.
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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