Saturday, April 19, 2014
Subscribe to the CCPA YouTube Channel Join the group! Become a fan!
 You are here:   Home
 

CCPA

News Releases

Click here for a link to the conference website.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I invite you to participate in the CSCE 2014 Annual General Conference in Halifax, NS. The conference will be held from May 28th to 31st, 2014 at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel located on the waterfront in downtown Halifax. The conference theme, “SUSTAINABLE MUNICIPALITIES,” promotes and celebrates the central role of civil engineering systems in municipalities and the increasing importance of innovative solutions to create sustainable practices that can be implemented locally, nationally and internationally. All aspects of civil engineering will be incorporated into the conference, with special focus on the latest research findings, technical innovations, and project excellence in the civil engineering profession. 

Concurrent with the General Conference, three Specialty Conferences will be hosted; the 4th International Structural Specialty Conference, the 10th International Transportation Specialty Conference and the 13th International Environmental Specialty Conference. 

A varied technical program is being planned that will showcase presentations on discovery, innovation, implementation of research, decision making, project management, and lessons learned from application new techniques in major projects. The event is also being organized recognizing the importance of networking and sharing knowledge, thereby ensuring that our individual experiences contribute to the advancement of our profession at all levels. 

The conference will provide a dynamic venue for suppliers, consultants and contractors to demonstrate the latest products and solutions. There will be opportunities to learn about and visit innovative engineering projects and facilities within the Halifax Regional Municipality which showcase the talents of our civil engineering colleagues and exemplify the enthusiasm for engineering sustainably in our dynamic maritime city. 

Halifax is ready to welcome you warmly and we invite you to share our local treasures. You’ll want to mark your calendar and be part of CSCE 2014 in Halifax, May 28th to 31st, 2014. 

John Newhook

Chair, Local Organizing Committee,

CSCE 2014 Halifax

Design engineers' liability may extend indefinitely

By Robbyn P. Wysocki
Attorney & Counselor
Wysocki Legal Group, P.C.

One clear lesson from the Minnesota Interstate 35W bridge litigation is that contractors, project managers and even insurance companies have their strongest incentive yet to specify the most durable products.  In an environment where states can retroactively change their laws to hold engineers liable for perceived design flaws, specifying inferior products or products with inherent installation risks can be professional, and financial, suicide.

...Now more than ever, highway design engineers must use the utmost vigilance in executing their prescribed duties. In every instance, the engineer must ensure that the design meets the desired purpose, is constructible, and protects the health, safety and welfare of the traveling public. Before making a final determination to specify any pipe material, the engineer has a responsibility to analyze the structural integrity, durability and efficiency of installed pipe materials as well as their ability to withstand unexpected events such as tanker spills, wildfires and any other risks that may be identified during the selection process.

No engineer can afford to wake up 20 or 30 years from now and find out that a plastic pipe system they designed under a state roadway failed prematurely, especially when state legislatures may nullify statutes of repose in order to hold them liable for poor design choices decades after the choice was made.

To read the complete article click here.

Digital Pipe Digest – latest issue

Digital Pipe Digest is the electronic newsletter of the CCPA/ACTB. The publication is distributed monthly as a pdf file to all of the members and friends of Canadian Concrete Pipe Association. Each issue covers events and issues which affect the North American concrete pipe industry.

Click here to view the latest issue of Digital Pipe Digest

Desjardins Award

At the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Concrete Pipe Association in Québec City, the membership unanimously approved institution of the Desjardins Leadership in Environmental Engineering Award to honour an individual in the Canadian infrastructure industry for outstanding leadership and innovation in solving technical and organizational problems.

The 2010 award was presented to Pierre in absentia and accepted by his wife, Marjolaine. Presenting the award are Nathalie Lasnier, ing, Directrice générale, Tubécon (right) and Grant Lee, MCIP, RPP, Manager, Canadian Concrete Pipe Association.
 
Nominations for the Award are to be received until December 31 of each year. Click on the following links to download the criteria and nomination form.
 
Associates Slide Show

Click here or on the opening slide to view a presentation of the products and services of Associate Members who supported the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian concrete Pipe Association.

 
Welcome

You have entered the Web site of the Canadian Concrete Pipe Association.

This site is a gateway to key organizations, concrete pipe producers, major suppliers to the precast concrete industry, and a vast body of knowledge about concrete pipe and boxes.

If you can’t find what you want on your own, all you have to do is ask...

 

 

 

Regions

Chapters of the Canadian Concrete Pipe Association were established to promote precast reinforced concrete products and the plants of producer members in regions with unique needs. The Chapters advocate the benefits of using concrete pipe and boxes based on proven design methods, and the latest research from around the world. CCPA has established chapters in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Concrete pipe is a long lasting product. Many installations from the early 1900s are still operating in very good condition!

Projects and Innovative Product Applications

Supersized Highway Requires Supersized Precast Culvert and Super Easy Installation

Anchor Concrete Products Limited announced its first contribution to the Highway 407 ETR extension which involved the supply and delivery of super-sized precast culverts installed off of Anderson Street in Whitby, Ontario. The installation included 44 sections of precast box culvert with a combined weight of over 2,640 tonnes placed in just four days.

Culvert infrastructure has a variety of uses including short-span bridges, underpasses, storm water and stream water conveyance. Anchor’s 407 culverts fulfill all three of these uses. The Anchor team worked with the 407 group to design a product that would meet their challenging schedule while providing a high quality structure. The solution provided by Anchor was an innovative, two piece, “clamshell” culvert that incorporated a “cantilever” joint. This allowed the contractor to place the culvert pieces using only a crane, eliminating the normal task of pulling the pieces together. This innovative design produced both a very tight fit between the culvert sections as well as allowing a quick, user friendly placement of the structure. The culvert has a 2.1 metre interior height and an 8 metre interior span, its spacious interior will allow wildlife to use the culvert as an underpass; a design that is popular in Alberta and British Columbia due to their large wildlife population. These underpasses give animals a safe passageway to cross the high traffic freeway helping to protect Canadian wildlife and motorists from potentially fatal collisions.

The ease of this innovative design was highlighted throughout the installation. Contractors at Brennan Paving that are developing the 407 extension off Anderson Road and installing Anchor’s culvert, were surprised with the easy installation of these large pieces, installing up to six pieces an hour. This means that in just 10 minutes roughly 35 tonnes of concrete was safely lifted and placed. “It was a pleasure to see that the contractor, Brennan Paving, did an exceptional job leveling and compacting the granular base, which allowed our efforts to shine through” said Jeff Bradfield, Anchor Concrete’s President and CEO.

“This is quite an achievement for Anchor, showing that excellence in design, tight tolerances, quality control in manufacturing and shipping allowed us to place over 1000 tonnes of precast” said Jeff Bradfield on the jobsite Monday October, 29. “Watching the installation made me extremely proud to be the president of such a capable company”.

Installation of the culvert bottoms was completed that Monday. Installation of the tops was delayed by inclement weather, however they were completed the following Monday November 4, concluding the installation of the precast pieces. This culvert section, which is the first of three, runs 76.6 meters long and 3.5 meters high at its tallest point, makes it one of the largest concrete culvert installations in Ontario, and this is only one section of the job Anchor has been contracted to complete for the 407ETR extension. The next culvert installation will even bigger.

For more information on Anchor Concrete Products Limited, please visit www.anchorconcrete.com. To see a video of the installation, visit: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQZVP7THojUgECPE-n6qk1A.

Announcements

Mike Smith, P.Eng., Lehigh Hanson, appointed VP and GM Pipe

Mike Smith, P. Eng., of Lehigh Hanson was appointed Vice President & General Manager Pipe effective September 1, 2013. He is based in based in Calgary, Alberta. Mike joined Inland Pipe/Lehigh Hanson in 1990 and has held progressively more responsible management positions in multiple product lines including Aggregates, Concrete and Pipe. Mike was Regional Manager, Manitoba since January 2008. In his new role, Mike will be responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of Pipe in Canada Region. Mike will participate on the Integrated Business Team (IBT) which develops and executes the Canada Region strategy as a whole.


Gavin Geist appointed General Manager of Lombard Precast LP

Management of The Langley Concrete Group of Companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gavin Geist, CET, as the General Manager of the Lombard Precast LP operation on Vancouver Island. Effective September 16th, Mr. Geist joined the company working with former General Manager Mr. William Dunn in a transitional period allowing for a smooth transfer of job responsibilities providing the opportunity for Mr. Dunn to move into a new role within the Langley Concrete Group as Senior Engineering Manager.

Peel's Council says yes to concrete pressure pipe and 'Protect Ontario Jobs'

Peel Regional Councillors made the decision to protect Ontario and 
Canadian jobs. They passed a resolution to allow only concrete 
pressure pipe to be used on the Hanlan Water Project. No steel pipe 
from the United States will be allowed. An article on the decision was published in the September 2012 Issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine on page 38 -http://ese.dgtlpub.com/2012/2012-10-31/home.php

Peel's Council says yes to concrete pressure pipe and 'Protect Ontario Jobs'

Peel Regional Councillors made the decision to protect Ontario and 
Canadian jobs. They passed a resolution to allow only concrete 
pressure pipe to be used on the Hanlan Water Project. No steel pipe 
from the United States will be allowed. An article on the decision was published in the September 2012 Issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine on page 38 -http://ese.dgtlpub.com/2012/2012-10-31/home.php

Peel's Council says yes to concrete pressure pipe and 'Protect Ontario Jobs'

Peel Regional Councillors made the decision to protect Ontario and 
Canadian jobs. They passed a resolution to allow only concrete 
pressure pipe to be used on the Hanlan Water Project. No steel pipe 
from the United States will be allowed. An article on the decision was published in the September 2012 Issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine on page 38 -http://ese.dgtlpub.com/2012/2012-10-31/home.php

Peel's Council says yes to concrete pressure pipe and 'Protect Ontario Jobs'

Peel Regional Councillors made the decision to protect Ontario and 
Canadian jobs. They passed a resolution to allow only concrete 
pressure pipe to be used on the Hanlan Water Project. No steel pipe 
from the United States will be allowed. An article on the decision was published in the September 2012 Issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine on page 38 -http://ese.dgtlpub.com/2012/2012-10-31/home.php

Peel's Council says yes to concrete pressure pipe and 'Protect Ontario Jobs'

Peel Regional Councillors made the decision to protect Ontario and 
Canadian jobs. They passed a resolution to allow only concrete 
pressure pipe to be used on the Hanlan Water Project. No steel pipe 
from the United States will be allowed. An article on the decision was published in the September 2012 Issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine on page 38 -http://ese.dgtlpub.com/2012/2012-10-31/home.php

Peel's Council says yes to concrete pressure pipe and 'Protect Ontario Jobs'

Peel Regional Councillors made the decision to protect Ontario and 
Canadian jobs. They passed a resolution to allow only concrete 
pressure pipe to be used on the Hanlan Water Project. No steel pipe 
from the United States will be allowed. An article on the decision was published in the September 2012 Issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine on page 38 -http://ese.dgtlpub.com/2012/2012-10-31/home.php

Peel's Council says yes to concrete pressure pipe and 'Protect Ontario Jobs'

Peel Regional Councillors made the decision to protect Ontario and 
Canadian jobs. They passed a resolution to allow only concrete 
pressure pipe to be used on the Hanlan Water Project. No steel pipe 
from the United States will be allowed. An article on the decision was published in the September 2012 Issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine on page 38 -http://ese.dgtlpub.com/2012/2012-10-31/home.php

Contact

General Manager: Grant Lee
Email: info@ccpa.com
Tel: 905.877.5369

Privacy Statement | Terms Of Use
Copyright 2012 by CCPA