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.
Precast Concrete Walls Best Practice Guide, Hanscomb Precast Concrete Product Costing Analysis and Precast Concrete Wall Thermal Performance Seminar Series Calgary and 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.
CPCI and Partners demonstrate Sustainability at GreenBuild 2016
CPCI exhibited at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo last week as part of the North American Precast Concrete Industry, which includes Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and NPCA - National Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute.Greenbuild is the world’s largest green building exposition. The three-day event, which was held in Los Angeles Oct. 5-7, brought together thousands of attendees, including architects, engineers, contractors and developers. NPCA promoted the #sustainability and resilience of #precast #concrete as well as our three new environmental product declarations. #sustainableprecast
2016 TAC Conference & Presentation from Hatch Mott MacDonald
CPCI sponsored an important technical session at the 2016 TAC conference held September 25-28, 2016 in Toronto, ON. The presentation was made by Philip Murray, Senior Vice President of Hatch Mott MacDonald on “The Hodder Avenue Underpass: Innovative Use of Ultra High Performance Concrete for Rapid Bridge Construction”, and was attended by 80 industry professionals. A speaker breakfast sponsored by CPCI was also attended by 200 TAC presenters.
Now Available- CPCI's Climate Brochure, "Adapt and Mitigate"
Mitigate and Adapt: Building our Communities in the Age of Climate Change - The weather was once the worry of only farmers and parents dressing children for school. Today, climate change makes front page and business headlines. Stories of recent natural disasters and their impact on our economies have heightened everyone's concern - and rightly so.
CPCI 2016 Engineering, Architectural and Real Estate Awards Announced
OTTAWA, August 2, 2016 – The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is excited to announce the 2016 CPCI Awards to deserving engineering, architectural and real estate firms who have helped advance the Canadian precast prestressed concrete industry with excellence in their fields. This year’s winners were chosen by CPCI staff, the CPCI Chairman of the Board, and the CPCI Alberta Chapter members.
CPCI will award $18,000 to Architectural and Engineering Students in the 2016-2017 Student Scholarship Program!
$1,500 Cdn per student in scholarship money is available to successful applicants.The Concrete Prestressed/Precast Institute is committed to the future of the precast prestressed concrete industry. To facilitate and encourage continuous learning and education, CPCI is pleased to offer an annual scholarship program for students in civil engineering and civil technology. This year, the industry is also excited to announce a new scholarship for Architecture and Architectural Technology students. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2016.
Memorandum of Collaboration between The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA)
Industry Collaboration Brings Marketing and Sustainability Goals TogetherOTTAWA, July 25, 2016 – A recent collaborative agreement between The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) aims to combine resources in a core belief for building excellence using sustainable methods.
2016 Spring/Summer Issue of Imagineering Magazine Now Available!
June 13, 2016 - The Spring/Summer 2016 Edition of Imagineering Magazine is now available. This issue features many unique projects like the Simons Park Royal Store in West Vancouver, La Tour des Canadiens in Montréal, the Barrel Yards Point Towers in Waterloo, the Humber River Regional Hospital Parking Decks in Toronto and many more articles!
CPCI Announces Winners of the Inaugural Beauty of Architectural Precast Concrete Contest
Ottawa, ON - June 7, 2016 – The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is pleased to announce the winners of its first-ever Beauty of Architectural Precast Concrete Contest. The Beauty of Architectural Precast Concrete Contest, launched in January 2016, is aimed at highlighting the endless possibilities that can be achieved with the use of architectural precast concrete.
New Videos Available!
May 2016 - Watch the new video series featuring Dr. John Straube, PhD, P.Eng., RDH Building Science Laboratories. In the short video clips, Dr. Straube answers questions related to building material selection.
New study finds insurance costs are more than six times greater for wood frame buildings than for concrete buildings
OTTAWA, March 21, 2016 /CNW/ - A new study of the property insurance costs for wood frame and concrete mid-rise residential buildings conducted by GLOBE Advisors and released today by the Concrete Council of Canada reveals a substantial gap in the risks and insurance rates between the two building systems.
Imagineering Magazine - 2015 Winter Edition
The winter 2015 Edition of Imagineering is now available. This issue features many unique projects like the Surrey Civic Centre in British Columbia, the total precast Platopolis condo buildings in Montreal, the Humber River Hospital in Ontario and much more! Check out the latest edition online: http://www.cpci.ca/en/about_us/imagineering_magazine/.
CPCI is now on Instagram!
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms. Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/cpci_canada/ to see beautiful photos of various projects using #precast #concrete.
CPCI Announces Recipient of the Fellow Award
CPCI is pleased to announce that Mr. Mel Marshall was recently bestowed with the CPCI Fellow Award. The CPCI Fellow Award honours CPCI members for outstanding contributions to the Canadian Precast Industry and CPCI in the areas of education, research, design, production, quality, erection, marketing and management.
CPCI Announces Recipient of the John Fowler Award of Distinction
CPCI is pleased to announce that Mr. Jim Voss was selected as the recipient of the CPCI John Fowler Award of Distinction. The John Fowler Award of Distinction is to recognize, honour, and celebrate any individual or company who has made a significant contribution or has accomplished an outstanding achievement benefiting the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and its industry.
CPCI and Industry Members Celebrate 17th Annual National Precast Day
Ottawa, September 14, 2015 - The Canadian Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and its members are inviting all construction industry professionals and students to the 17th Annual National Precast Day on Resilient Infrastructure. This year’s events will take place across Canada between September 28th and October 2nd (specific dates determined by location).
Quebec Government Decision to Allow Construction of Taller Wood Buildings - Good for the Wood Industry but not so Good for the Public-at-large
OTTAWA, August 26, 2015 - The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) believes the recent Quebec Government’s decision to allow the construction of taller wood buildings on the basis of a new wood industry construction guide that is not recognized by the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) circumvents the exceptional building code approval process that exists to ensure the safety of all Canadians.
Registration Now Open for CPCI’s 2015 Fall AGM
The CPCI Fall AGM will be held at the Caesars Hotel in Windsor, Ontario. Our events and activities will commence on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 through to Thursday October 8th, 2015. We have a full schedule planned including committee meetings (Board, Officers, Marketing, Sustainability and Technical), CPCI’s Industry Award Evening, the Associate Members Reception and Dinner, presentations by University Professors and new this year: a Materials Selection Seminar presented by Dr. John Straube. All members are welcome to attend CPCI meetings. Follow the link below to register.
Contribute to the Canada Infrastructure Report Card Survey
The second edition of the Canadian Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) survey was launched on October 27, 2014. This edition of the CIRC survey has been expanded to collect information on the state of municipal transit, sport and recreation infrastructure, asset management, and local bridges. Please consider contributing to your municipality's response. Additional questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or the download the 2012 report, visit their website by clicking on the link below.
CSCE 2015 Regina Annual Conference Call for Abstracts
The 2015 CSCE conference Call for Abstracts is open. CSCE encourages you to submit an abstract for what will undoubtedly be an extremely exciting technical program. From the traditional topics such as structures, transportation and environmental engineering to the first of its kind, non-juried, Innovation in Engineering Practice specialty conference, we are certain you will find a topic that showcases the work you are doing with universities, industry and the public and private sectors. Click on the link below for more information.
TAC 2015 Conference & Exhibition: Call for Submissions
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is soliciting abstracts for the technical sessions taking place at the 2015 Conference in Charlottetown, PEI, September 27-30.
In recognition of the United Nation’s Decade of Action for Road Safety, the 2015 conference theme, TAC: Getting You There Safely will highlight the importance, opportunities and innovations in road safety. Authors are encouraged to keep road safety in mind when developing submissions. Click on the link below for deadlines and important information.
A Restructuring Plan For Public Finances And Economic Recovery in Quebec
On Friday, December 12, 2014, from noon to 2 P.M. Martin Coiteux, Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review & Chair of the Conseil du trésor Member for Nelligan, will outline the state of the province’s public finances and the challenges the Quebec government is facing, thus expressing the urgent need to take action in order to ensure a return to a balanced budget that can be sustained beyond the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Click on the link below for more information and to register.
Infrastructure Investment Becoming More Complex
Policies for dealing with Canada’s much-talked-about infrastructure deficit are moving to a new level of sophisticationand complexity–and not a moment too soon, say presenters at the annual infrastructure summit September 16 to 17 in Toronto. Organized each year since 2007 by the Toronto-based Strategy Institute, the summits present the latest thinking on infrastructure investment, renewal and rehabilitation. Elected officials, administrators and project planners discusseda range of civil infrastructure issues with special emphasis on transit, alternative funding models, innovation, sustainability and life-cycle analysis of infrastructure investment over the nexthalf century. Click on the link below to learn more about the outcomes of the summit.