Technical Publications
New - Just Released

CPCI Design Manual 5th Edition - Available Now

To facilitate and encourage continuous learning and education of precast concrete, CPCI is pleased to offer the CPCI Design Manual Precast Prestressed Concrete 5th Edition.

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Addenda and Errata

5-01 - Errata to Pages 7-35 and 7.37
5-02 - Errata to Page 7-35


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Architectural Precast Concrete Walls: Best Practice Guide

The purpose of this Best Practice Guide is to summarize the most current information and best practices in architectural precast concrete wall construction and to provide designers with an understanding of this construction system by illustrating recommended design details and site practices.

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Architectural Precast Concrete

New - Architectural Precast Concrete Walls: Best Practice Guide
New - Meeting and Exceeding Building Code Thermal Performance Requirements
CPCI Maintenance and Inspection Manual for Precast Concrete Building Enclosures
High Performing Precast Concrete Building Enclosures - Rain Control
Architectural Precast Concrete Repair Guide
Insulated Wall Panel Technical Guide
Architectural Precast Concrete Technical Guide
Colour and Texture Selection Guide


New - NRC - The ASTC Rating of Constructions with Precast Concrete Hollowcore Floors
New - NRC - The Transmission Loss of 203 mm Thick Prestressed Concrete Hollowcore Floors
New - NRC - Measurement of the vibration reduction index between concrete masonry walls and precast hollow core floors
Hollow Core Concrete Floors with Concrete Walls with Rigid Junctions


Design Manuals 5th Edition - Details - Order Offline

(Printed Versions of the CPCI Design Manual 5th Edition will be available in late November 2017)


CPCI Precast Concrete Durability Studies

Effect of Accelerated Curing Conditions on the Performance of Precast Concrete - NRC Report
Effects of Different Accelerated and Moist Curing Periods on Chloride Penetration Resistance of Precast Concrete Elements - Hooton
Curing of High Performance Precast Concrete- Technical Bulletin

CPCI Structural and Infrastructure Technical Guides

New Guidelines for Accelerated Bridge Construction using Precast Prestressed Concrete Elements
Infrastructure Solutions Technical Guide
Structural Floor And Roof Technical Guide
Structural Solutions Technical Guide
Parking Structures: Recommended Practice for Design and Construction


Mini - EPD - Architectural and Insulated Wall Panels
Mini -EPD - Structural Precast Concrete Products
Mini -EPD - Underground Precast Concrete Products
EPD - Architectural and Insulated Wall Panels
EPD - Structural Precast Concrete Products
EPD - Underground Precast Concrete Products
CSCE - LCA for Sustainable Design of Precast Concrete Commercial Buildings in Canada
Infrastructure for Life Publication
Product Category Rules for Preparing an EPD for Precast Concrete
Life Cycle Assessment of Precast Concrete Commercial Buildings
LCA Product Transparency
North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program
Precast and Sustainability
Building in the Age of Climate Change Brochure 



CPCI Past Conferences

CSCE Conference Papers and Presentations

Case Study Presentation on the Belmont Trio Project in Kitchener, ON, Kurt Ruhland, MTE Consultants - June 2018 
Paper Submission on Shear Capacity Prediction of Precast/Prestressed Hollowcore Slabs, Karl Truderung, Tower Engineering - June 2018
Paper Submission on Designing Buildings for Post-Disaster Resilience with Thermo-Active Radiant Air Conditioning Systems, Jack Laken, Termobuild and Robert Burak, CPCI - June 2017
Increasing the Durability and Resilience of Tall Buildings with Precast Concrete Enclosure Systems, RDH Building Science - June, 2016
CSCE 2016 Conference and Trade Show
Paper Submission on Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Design of Precast Concrete Commercial Buildings in Canada - Morrison Hershfield and ASMI - June 2012

TAC Conference Papers and Presentations

Canadian Experience with the North East Extreme Tee (NEXT) Beam Viaduct Replacement, Rita Seraderian, PCI Northeast - September 2017
Hodder Avenue Underpass: Innovative Use of Ultra High Performance Concrete for Rapid Bridge Construction, Philip Murray, Hatch - September 2016 
North Highway Connector Multi-Purpose Crossing, Bryce Hunter and Ben Haeusler, Stantec - September 2015
Paper Submission on Implementation of GHG Tracking Software for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure Projects, Jamie Meil, ASMI and Robert Burak, CPCI​ - September 2013
​​Paper Submission on Accelerated Bridge Construction - On the Fast Track to Success, Robert Burak, CPCI and Rita Seraderian, PCI Northeast - September 2010

The Buildings Show/ Construct Canada Presentations

Architectural Precast Concrete presented by Nawkaw and Facade Systems, B.Fedchyshyn - December 2016
Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and the new LEED 4.0, Lindita Bushi, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute - November 30, 2016
 Modern Building Enclosures: Implementing the New Energy Standards, Alex Luckachko, RDH Building Science - December 1, 2016
Architectural Precast and Graphic Concrete Presentation, Facade Systems - November 2016
Why Build Modular? Modular Construction Presentation, Medhat Ghabrial HGS LTD - December 2, 2015
The Canadian Precast Industry's Journey to Sustainable Product Labelling, Robert Burak, CPCI - December 2014
Defining the Direction of Change: Mission 2030 and the CPCI Sustainable Plant Program, Renée Gratton, Construction Resources Initiatives Council and Robert Burak, CPCI - December 2013
Hollowcore "The Fastest Floor in Town", Sonia Saari, Coreslab Structures Inc. and Robert Burak, CPCI - December 2012
Achieving Innovation Through the CPCI Infrastructure for Life Program, Robert Burak and Brian Hall, CPCI - December 4, 2013
Life-Cycle Assessment: Substantiating Sustainable Design for Commercial Buildings, Lindita Bushi, ASMI and Robert Burak, CPCI - November 30, 2011

CaGBC and RAIC Conference Papers and Presentations

Mitigate and Adapt: Building our Communities in the Age of Climate Change, Brian Hall, CPCI and David Stubbs, CCMPA – June 2018
CaGBC 2016 National Conference and Expo 
RAIC 2016 Festival of Architecture

International Conference Presentations

CSG Group Conference: Overview of the Precast Industry in Canada, Clark Weber, Bluerock Engineering Ltd. - 2016 

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