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The Precast Show
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Saturday, May 22, 2021
New Orleans, LA
CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
CPCI AGM & Committee Meetings
Monday, October 4, 2021 - Thursday, October 28, 2021
Month of October, exact dates TBD
The Precast Show
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - Saturday, March 5, 2022
Kansas City, MO
CPCI AGM & 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 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!
Recognition of Excellent Leadership – Peter Quail, Chair, Quality Assurance Council (QAC)
The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association (CCPPA) recognize Peter Quail, President of Pre-Con Brampton, for his dedication, commitment and his leadership as Chair of the Quality Assurance Council (QAC) for the Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program.
Technical Developments
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!
CPCI Advisory: Adoption of PLC in the Production of Precast and Prestressed products
The CPCI Technical committee assigned a task group to investigate the use of PLCs in precast. Following several follow-ups with both our members and concrete experts, and after reviewing the available information for PLCs, the task group has prepared an advisory to provide an overview and guidance to our members regarding the use of PLC in precast.
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.
CPCI's Scholarship Program for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year
CPCI is pleased to offer an annual ‪scholarship‬ program for ‎students‬ in civil ‪‎engineering‬ and civil technology programs. Each scholarship has a value of $1,500 and they are offered through each of the 6 CPCI regional chapters across Canada. The deadline for applications is July 30, 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.
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Save the date – National Precast Day 2019
National Precast Day will take place across Canada from September 30th - October 4th, 2019. 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 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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