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The Precast Show
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - Saturday, March 5, 2022
Kansas City Marriott Downtown | Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
Kansas City Convention Center - Kansas City, MO
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CPCI Student Education Winter Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CPCI Sustainability, Productivity and Safety Winter Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CPCI Technical Winter Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CPCI Marketing Winter Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CPCI Board of Directors Winter Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
RAIC Conference 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - Saturday, May 14, 2022
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Vancouver, BC
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Canadian Concrete Expo
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Thursday, May 19, 2022
The International Centre
Toronto, ON
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CSCE Annual Conference 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - Saturday, May 28, 2022
Westin Resort & Whistler Conference Centre
Whistler, BC
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11th International Conference on Short And Medium Span Bridges
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - Friday, July 22, 2022
Centre Sheraton Hotel
Toronto, ON
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TAC Conference and Exhibition
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Edmonton, AB
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CPCI AGM & Fall Committee Meetings
Monday, October 17, 2022 - Thursday, October 20, 2022
Westin Nova Scotian
Halifax, NS
The Buildings Show 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - Friday, December 2, 2022
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON
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The Precast Show
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - Saturday, February 25, 2023
Columbus, OH
CPCI AGM & Fall Committee Meetings
Monday, October 2, 2023 - Thursday, October 5, 2023
Hyatt Regency
Toronto, ON
2021 marks a significant milestone for CPCI and our industry – our 60th Anniversary!
Check out our new book that celebrates & expands on the rich history of CPCI & the precast prestressed concrete industry in Canada. In this 60th Year publication we have added some noteworthy and significant projects from the years 2011 through 2021. CPCI is also proud to celebrate the induction of Seven New Industry Titans to the CPCI Canadian precast prestressed concrete industry Titan Registry.
CPCI is Pleased to Announce the Recipients of the 2021 Sonia Saari Memorial Scholarship
CPCI is pleased to award the 2021 Sonia Saari Memorial Scholarship to two deserving, hardworking and promising doctoral students: Savannah Brooke Forest, University ofToronto and Kishoare Tamanna, University of British Columbia.Under a new agreement with Mitacs, CPCI is offering two scholarships at $20,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory approval for a second year, for a total of $40,000 each. The Sonia Saari Memorial Scholarship program is for graduate or post graduate Civil Engineering students whose studies are in the field of precast prestressed concrete related research, design or construction.
Technical Developments
The National Research Council (NRC) soundPATHS tool now includes total precast concrete scenarios
We are pleased to announce that the National Research Council (NRC) soundPATHS tool has now been updated to include total precast concrete scenarios. “The National Research Council's (NRC) soundPATHS web application is a prediction tool for the calculation of direct and flanking sound transmission between adjacent rooms. The software uses the calculation procedure outlined in the 2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada.” CPCI is proud to have contributed to the development of this tool through sponsored research from the CPCI Technical Committee and staff involvement in the multi-sector special interest group.
CPCI Publishes the Self-Consolidating Concrete for Precast Applications: Best Practice Guide
The purpose of this new best practice document is to provide guidance to precasters, designers, specifiers, and owners/agencies on the important characteristics for the design, fabrication, and specification of self-consolidating concrete (SCC). SCC is defined as concrete that flows under its own weight or, with some agitation, spreads readily into place while remaining stable. Get your free copy!
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.
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.
Business Networking Events? Strike Up A Conversation
Business networking events are a great place to connect with professionals within any market niche. They offer career minded professionals a great avenue to meet new people and expand their professional connections and set the stage for new career opportunities. Click on the link below to read more.
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.
You Can Post your Employment Opportunities on the CPCI Website
CPCI’s website features an employment section. Members are encouraged to send their employment opportunities to Amanda Airey at The employment section of the website is promoted in our social media outlets and our Imagineering newsletter which is sent out to engineers architects and other industry professionals.
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