Events
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Webinar: Design and Manufacture of Hollowcore Floors
  • This webinar, presented by Wayne Kassian, P.Eng., Principal, Kassian Dyck & Associates, and Michael Bell, Technical Sales Representative, Stubbe’s Precast will provide an overview of the design and manufacturing of precast concrete hollowcore floors. The general methodology and connection details that apply to hollowcore diaphragms will be discussed. The session will also examine the typical manufacturing process, installation, applications, and types of hollowcore floors.
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Virtual
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CPCI Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
WebEx Virtual
TAC Conference and Exhibition 2024
Sunday, September 22, 2024 - Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
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Canadian Parking Association Conference 2024
Sunday, October 6, 2024 - Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Halifax Convention Centre
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Canadian Precast Concrete Convention
Monday, October 7, 2024 - Thursday, October 10, 2024
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown
Edmonton, AB
The Buildings Show 2024
Wednesday, December 4, 2024 - Friday, December 6, 2024
Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON
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News
CPCI is Pleased to Announce the Winners of the 2023-2024 Wellness Bench Student Design Competition
Congratulations to the winners of the 2023-2024 CPCI Wellness Bench Design Competition. The submissions received this year were innovative, environmentally-friendly, versatile and made great connections to the theme of wellness. We want to thank all of the teams who participated in this year’s contest. The jury panel was very impressed with the quality of the projects!
NPCA Master Precaster® Program To Be Available in Canada Through CPCI
The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) has licensed its Master Precaster program to the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) to enhance educational opportunities and workforce skills within the industry. Individuals obtain Master Precaster status by completing six precast-specific courses that focus on general industry knowledge, production, safety, technical, quality control and leadership. Since its introduction in 2012, more than 400 individuals have completed the program and earned the title Master Precaster from NPCA. Beginning in 2024, CPCI will offer Master Precaster courses through a combination of in-person and web-based events. The courses can be taken in any order, but all six must be completed to acquire the Master Precaster designation.
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
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.
The Importance of Networking in a Tough Economy
Our current economic state presents us with many opportunities - it's all about how you choose to look at it. My focus has always been on the basics; taking a moment to look at your foundation with an emphasis on finances. Regardless of where you look, it is all about relationships - your relationship with your money, bank, employer, family, and friends. 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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