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The Precast Show
20 mai 2021 - 22 mai 2021
New Orleans, LA
CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
7 juillet 2021 - 13:00:00 to 15:00:00
Teleconference
CPCI AGM & Committee Meetings
4 octobre 2021 - 28 octobre 2021
Month of October, exact dates TBD
VIRTUAL
The Precast Show
3 mars 2022 - 5 mars 2022
Kansas City, MO
CPCI AGM & Committee Meetings
17 octobre 2022 - 20 octobre 2022
Westin Nova Scotian
Halifax, NS
The Precast Show
23 février 2023 - 25 février 2023
Columbus, OH
News
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.
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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