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CPCI Student Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Omni Louisville Hotel
400 St. 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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CPCI Sustainability Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Omni Louisville Hotel
400 St. 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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CPCI Marketing Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Omni Louisville Hotel
400 St. 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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CPCI Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Omni Louisville Hotel
400 St. 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Omni Louisville Hotel
400 St. 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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The Precast Show
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, KY
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Joint CPCI/NPCA/PCI Marketing Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, KY
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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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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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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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
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 at Greenbuild 2014
The Greenbuild 2014 conference in New Orleans, LA was well attended. However, as in previous years, the wood industry had an overpowering presence. CPCI’s experience was quite positive as the promotion of the North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program and the Precast Concrete EPDs were of great interest to the Greenbuild audience. Click on the link below for more information.
North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program Launched
After creating the CPCI Sustainable Plant Program, the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) showed interest in offering this program to their members. The three associations worked together to develop a North American sustainable plant program for the precast concrete industry. Although PCI and NPCA are still in the trial phase, we hope to have enough reported data to create a North American report in the near future. The North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program was promoted at the CPCI booth at Greenbuild on October 22-23 in New Orleans, LA. Click on the link below for more information on the program and to view the new brochure.
EPDs on the forefront of Sustainability
With the proliferation ofeco-labels and green certificationsworldwide, it can be confusingdetermining a product’senvironmental attributes. Wellestablished in other parts ofthe world, EPDs are starting toappear in North America asthe common methodologyfor assessing the potentialenvironmental performance ofa product. The CaGBC LEED v4Rating System and Architecture2030 are emphasizing thedemand for EPDs, by addressingtransparency in environmentallifecycle impacts and theselection of building productswith improved lifecycles.
Lafarge’s expansion in Exshaw achieves major environmental milestone
On August 19th, 2014, Lafarge Canada Inc. announced its cement plant in Exshaw, Alberta has met its target to reduce emissions of dust, sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from its existing cement kiln line, and achieved zero water discharge from its operations. As part of its expansion, which will increase manufacturing capacity by 60%, Lafarge upgraded an existing manufacturing line and is constructing a new kiln line. With the upgrade of the existing line now complete, Exshaw has reduced emissions significantly, with SO2 reduced by 60% and as well as a 40% reduction in NOx.
Version 2 of the CPCI Sustainable Plant Program Software Launched
The next generation of the CPCI sustainable plant software was launched in April 2014. Changes have been made to accommodate our partners in the US (NPCA and PCI) who require imperial units. Additional fields have been added on other materials (admixtures, reinforcing etc.) and alternative cements such as PLC. Also added is the option to input recycled water reuse and renewable on-site generated energy that is used in some states at precast facilities such as solar and wind. To learn more about the program, click below.
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