CPCI Recognizes Excellence in the Canadian Precast Concrete Industry
October 12, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 CPCI Annual Awards for industry partners and for CPCI members. Held annually at the CPCI AGM, the Awards celebration promotes the precast concrete industry within the regions of Canada, and winners are chosen from the region where the event is held andthis year, the AGM was held in Québec City. The awards recognize professionals in the fields of engineering, architecture and real estate development for their outstanding contribution to the Canadian precast prestressed concrete industry in education, innovation, sustainability and change;for positive leadership, industry-altering development and expansion; and for accelerating the growth of the Canadian precast prestressed concrete industry.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
The Precast Show Early Bird Deadline is Jan. 19!
Save big money on The Precast Show 2017, March 2-4 in Cleveland, when you register by Jan. 19. That's right around the corner, folks, so make your plans today and get the best prices on the best trade show in the world of precast! REGISTER NOW.
PCI/CPCI Pathway Project Management Workshop- Registration Now Open
In today's competitive environment, Project Management Skills are essential. Is your firm doing enough to keep your project managers at the top of your field? Every project manager needs to upgrade their skills and learn cutting-edge methods that can help your company grow and become more profitable.
CPCI Demonstrates Versatility and Resiliency of Precast at Construct Canada
CPCI Seminar Series at Construct Canada attracts wide industry audience:Four presentations led by industry experts were presented by CPCI at this year’s largest construction show in North America, including “Modern Building Enclosures: Implementing the New Energy Standards” by Alex Lukachko, Senior Building Science Specialist for RDH Building Science Inc. The seminar examined the opportunities presented by changing building codes. Several case studies in tall residential and commercial buildings were presented to demonstrate the impact on approaches to enclosure design and construction. See more CPCI presentations and details here.
CPCI Awards, Member Honorary Awards of Distinction and Certificates of Appreciation
CPCI is pleased to congratulate the winners of the annual CPCI Awards. The Awards celebration is held annually at the CPCI AGM to promote the precast concrete industry within the regions of Canada. This year, award recipients were chosen from the region where the CPCI Board Meeting was held, Alberta. CPCI also congratulates recipients of the Member Awards, also presented in Banff October 4 - 6, 2016.
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.