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CPCI Technical Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL
CPCI Student Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL
CPCI Sustainability, Productivity & Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL
CPCI Marketing Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL
CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL
The Precast Show
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - Saturday, March 5, 2022
Kansas City, MO
CPCI AGM & Fall Committee Meetings
Monday, October 17, 2022 - Thursday, October 20, 2022
Westin Nova Scotian
Halifax, NS
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
News
Announcing the Sonia Saari Memorial Scholarship
CPCI is pleased to announce the Sonia Saari Memorial Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic school year. 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 is available for graduate or post graduate Civil Engineering students in the field of precast or prestressed concrete related research, design or construction. The student must have achieved a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a Canadian accredited program by the summer of 2021.
CPCI is Pleased to Announce the Winners of the First-Ever Wellness Bench Design Competition for Students
CPCI introduced the first-ever Precast Concrete Wellness Bench Competition for Architectural and Engineering students in September 2020 as a pilot project. For the first year, the competition was open to students from Dalhousie University, Carleton University, the University of Manitoba and Guelph University. This year’s theme focused on Wellness and submissions had to carefully highlight the opportunity that precast concrete offers in terms of construction, safety, structural strength, design innovation, social value, maintenance and durability. We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's competition!
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.
Education
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 amanda.airey@cpci.ca. 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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