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CPCI Design Manual

The CPCI 4th Edition Precast Concrete Design Manual is the ultimate publication covering the design, manufacture and installation of precast reinforced and prestressed concrete. It is an essential resource for every precast concrete project. 

CHAPTER 1 – METHODS AND MATERIALS
The chapter on methods and materials has been updated to reflect current applications of precast prestressed concrete. New applications such as ultra high performance concretes are presented. Previous applications have become more sophisticated to keep pace with modern architectural trends.

CHAPTER 2 – PRECAST CONCRETE STRUCTURES
The chapter on the design of structures has been modified to reflect changes in the National Building Code of Canada. The changes in the NBCC 2005 have had a major impact on the design examples in this chapter, including the introduction of principal and companion load factors, and the major changes in seismic design.

CHAPTER 3 - DESIGN OF ELEMENTS
The chapter on element design has required revisions due to changes in A23.3 and NBCC 2005. The concrete resistance factors for precast concrete produced in a precast plant certified in accordance with A23.4 have been increased from 0.65 to 0.70. The method for the design of elements for shear and torsion has been modified to suit the new requirements of A23.3.

CHAPTER 4 - DESIGN OF CONNECTIONS
Alternate design methods for corbels and dapped ended beams, other than strut and tie, have been included. The chapter now includes design methods and tables for the design of headed studs. Connection details have been selected to reflect current design practices.

CHAPTER 5 - ARCHITECTURAL PRECAST CONCRETE
The design of architectural precast concrete has been extensively updated to reflect current industry practices.

CHAPTER 6 – RELATED CONSIDERATIONS
In addition to updating the technical content throughout the chapter, extensive revisions to the vibration and fire resistance sections have been included. A new section on sustainable design has been added.

CHAPTER 7 – PRODUCT INFORMATION AND CAPACITY
This chapter has undergone revisions to have the load capacity tables conform to the requirements of A23.3. More information is provided on 3660 mm wide double tee sections. Tables for hollow box beams have been added. The span and depth ranges for I-girders have been increased.

CHAPTER 8 – GENERAL DESIGN INFORMATION
New information has been added on the design of beams with overhangs and torsion diagrams, reactions and rotations. Development lengths for bars in tension and heavier confined reinforcing bars are given. Plastic modulus and shape factors are provided for common steel shapes.

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4th Edition Errata Submission Form
Important Updates - Errata 8-6-08 

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