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CPCI Technical Committee Meeting
2 juin 2020 - 13:00:00 to 15:00:00
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CPCI Student Education Committee Meeting
9 juin 2020 - 13:00:00 to 15:00:00
Teleconference
CPCI Sustainability, Productivity & Safety Committee Meeting
16 juin 2020 - 13:00:00 to 15:00:00
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CPCI Marketing Committee Meeting
23 juin 2020 - 13:00:00 to 15:00:00
Teleconference
CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
30 juin 2020 - 13:00:00 to 15:00:00
Teleconference
TAC 2020 Conference and Exhibition
27 septembre 2020 - 30 septembre 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
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CPCI AGM & Committee Meetings
5 octobre 2020 - 8 octobre 2020
Delta Hotels by Marriott
225 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, NB
The Buildings Show 2020
2 décembre 2020 - 4 décembre 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Center
Toronto, Ontario
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PRECON 2021 - First International Conference on Precast Concrete
  • Precast technologies for the preparation of cementitious materials have a major role to play in reducing the environmental impact of concrete. The factory conditions allow more eco-efficient mix designs, use of more innovative materials and manufacturing techniques, fabrication of elements to better tolerances reducing waste and over design.
  • Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
12 avril 2021 - 14 avril 2021
Wuhan China
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CPCI AGM & Committee Meetings
4 octobre 2021 - 7 octobre 2021
Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9
News
CPCI Launches New Learn on Demand Prefab Precast Concrete Educational Video Platform
March 11, 2020 –Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is thrilled to announce Learn on Demand Prefab Precast Concrete, a new and free platform for educational videos.Learn on Demand Prefab Precast Concrete is a continuing series of interactive educational videos geared towards architects, engineers, real estate developers, academics, students, government officials and construction professionals who want to learn more about precast concrete products and services. Participants must answer questions relating to the video content to advance the video and verify participation. Upon completion the viewer will be sent a certificate of participation to qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and/or Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
Acknowledging a Job Well Done - Andrea Boddy Managing Director, CPCQA Certification Program
CPCI and CCPPA would like to thank Andrea Boddy, Andrea Boddy Consulting, for her dedication, commitment and particularly her leadership as Managing Director of the Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program. In 2017 CPCI and CPCPA announced a new joint venture to establish an independent entity for an enhanced and expanded third-party administered and audited certification program for both prestressed and non-prestressed precast concrete manufacturing facilities across Canada. The CPCQA Certification Program has grown dramatically during Andrea’s tenure as Managing Director as she has overseen the growth of the new plant certification program from its launch to the largest Certification Program in Canada certifying over 80% of all precast concrete production in Canada. The CPCQA Board and CPCQA’s two member associations, CCPPA and CPCI, are pleased with the CPCQA Certification Program’s evolution to date and look forward to seeing how the program will elevate the whole industry in the future. The Board wants to specifically acknowledge Andrea Boddy’s great work, dedication, and professionalism in setting up the organization.
Technical Developments
Available - FREE Precast Concrete Wall Thermal Performance Calculator
April 2019 - Energy and thermal performance requirements are growing and playing an increasingly significant role in building codes throughout North America. CPCI’s new Web-enabled software provides designers, builders, and owners with a program to ensure compliance options for modern building energy codes, and suitable methods for quickly estimating, at an early design stage, the thermal performance of precast concrete enclosure wall systems
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
CPCI Precast Concrete Guide to LEED v4.
April 2019 - Even if you are familiar with LEED, LEED v4 is vastly different than its predecessor. Take a moment to review this valuable guide. It will provide you with specific areas in which precast may be able to contribute directly or indirectly to obtaining LEED credits.
Tool for tracking GHGs in Canada's buildings has "built in" errors. The study Carbon accounting practices need improvements, may misdirect efforts to reduce emissions
April 2019 - One of the major key findings by International Institute for Sustainable Development is that LCA studies typically do not track the carbon emissions or sequestration of what is known as “biogenic carbon” from the extraction and end-of-life stages of wood building products. Collectively, these emissions can represent up to 70 per cent of a wood product’s total lifecycle emissions., challenging the prevailing assumption that wood construction materials are lower carbon than other construction materials, such as concrete and steel.
Education
Programme de bourses du CPCI pour l'année scolaire 2019-2020
Pour soutenir la croissance à long terme de l’industrie du béton préfabriqué, le CPCI est fier d’offrir un programme annuel de bourses pour les étudiants en genie civil et en technique civil. Une bourse de $ 1,500 (CDN) sera décernée à des étudiants du programme de baccalauréat en génie civil ou technologie du génie civil, et ce dans chacun des six chapitres régionaux du CPCI. La date limite pour faire votre soumission est le 03 Juillet 2019.
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 2019
National Precast Day will take place across Canada in October 2018. 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.
Calling All CPCI Student Members!
Help us name the New Student Section in our Imagineering Magazine and enter a Draw to win an Apple iPad Pro 10.5" Retina Tablet, A10X Fusion Chip, 64 GB, Wi-FiTo Enter the Draw – send an email to info@cpci.ca with the subject line Taking Notes and submit your suggested name for our New Student Section. Draw to take place May 03rd, 2019. Check out our latest edition of Imagineering
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