Reliable
Resilient shapes
Smooth interior
Boxes for all applications
Pre-assembled reinforcing
Non reinforced concrete pipe
Tested for strength
Standard wet cast boxes
Built-in strength and function
Dependable precast products
The Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association (CCPPA)

Mission:

The Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association delivers leadership on policy and education to ensure appropriate standards and specifications for resilient underground civil infrastructure.

Vision:

To ensure resilient underground civil infrastructure, the choice for every owner and specifier, is concrete pipe and precast products.


CCPPA was established in November, 2013 to represent concrete pipe producers and manufacturers of precast concrete products used for a wide range of sewer and drainage infrastructure applications, and suppliers to the precast concrete industry. The not-for-profit association was established to protect and advance the interests of the concrete pipe and precast concrete products industry in Canada.

The key activities of the CCPPA are: 

  • Specifications and Standards development and consultation with regulators, specifiers and designers, 
  • Education of professionals involved in specifying materials and products of gravity pipeline and transportation systems,
  • Government relations, 
  • Promotion of the application of precast concrete products and systems, and
  • Research to advance the knowledge of materials used for constructing precast concrete pipeline systems and culverts.
Bulletins


ESE Mag publishes "Initial cost shouldn't be the primary factor in choosing gravity pipe systems"












Municipal and consulting engineers can sometimes lose sight of project life and serviceability expectations when it comes to gravity pipe storm drainage systems and sanitary sewers. Too often, decisions are based on the initial cost of the pipe and not enough consideration is given to the cost of proper installation, maintenance or rehabilitation costs, and service life.

CLICK HERE or on the image to view the article by Gerry Mulhern, President, Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association
 
The Ontario Concrete Pipe Association has an immediate requirement for a Technical Resources Engineer

The purpose of this position is to create the conditions whereby the concrete pipe producers in Ontario can sell more concrete pipe and precast products. This position helps the concrete pipe industry protect its market share against competitive products. This is primarily accomplished by favourably positioning reinforced concrete pipe and precast products in specifications and standards. The Technical Resources Engineer works closely with all the producers members across Ontario and reports to the Executive Director of the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association.

The ideal candidate will be a professional engineer, registered in the Province of Ontario, and will have up to ten years’ experience in the  design and construction of underground infrastructure.

Apply in confidence to:
Gerry Mulhern, P.Eng. – Executive Director
Ontario Concrete Pipe Association
447 Frederick Street, Suite 200
Kitchener, ON    N2H 2P4
gerry.mulhern@ocpa.com


Prequalification Requirements for Precast Concrete Drainage Products 2016

Owners of infrastructure projects that purchase precast concrete drainage products from prequalified plants, receive products that have been tested for quality through the manufacturing process and inspected upon completion. Concrete drainage products supplied from a prequalified plant comply with the requirements of the latest editions of CSA standards for concrete pipe, CSA A257.1, A257.2, A257.3, A257.4, ASTM C507M, and OPSS 1351. Reinforced concrete box units (including three sided structures) shall comply with the latest edition of the Ontario Provincial Standards Specification (OPSS) 1821 and the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, CAN/CSA S6. Concrete Pressure Pipe complies with AWWA C301 or C302.

This Edition has Two Divisions

DIVISION I THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANTS PREQUALIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CSA STANDARD A257 AND OPSS 1821.
SEE PAGE 2

DIVISION II THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANTS PREQUALIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CSA STANDARD A23.4.
SEE PAGE 40.
 
 PIPEPAC
 
 Concrete pipe is the most dependable and robust sewer and culvert product available in Canada.

The Three Edge Bearing (3EB) module of PipePac allows design engineers to model a wide range of installation conditions and bedding types to determine the required structural strength class of concrete pipe.

Access this FREE online design software at www.pipepac.com
http://pipe.concretepipe.org/pipepac/

Contact the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association for a free Lunch & Learn at resources@ccppa.ca.


PIPEPAC

Concrete pipe is the most dependable and robust sewer and culvert product available in Canada.

The Three Edge Bearing (3EB) module of PipePac allows design engineers to model a wide range of installation conditions and bedding types to determine the required structural strength class of concrete pipe.

Access this FREE online design software at www.pipepac.com
http://pipe.concretepipe.org/pipepac/Contact the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association for a free Lunch & Learn at resources@ccppa.ca.

Informational Seminars and Facility Tours

PLANT TOURS 2017

AECOM reps tour the Lafarge Pipe manufacturing facility in Calgary

Eight representatives from AECOM toured the Lafarge Pipe manufacturing facility in Calgary on March 28. During the tour, they learned about the manufacturing and quality control for concrete pipe and precast products. The group learned about pre-benching of manhole bases, and observed the dry-cast manufacturing of various sizes of concrete pipe, pipe cage production with the MBK machine, and a Three Edge Bearing Test of reinforced concrete pipe. Lafarge Pipe representatives Brian Ensign and Ben Bayat led the tour.
http://www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/3_G-Concrete_Pipe






Precon Precast Products hosts Lethbridge College Civil Engineering Technology 2nd year class

On March 9, the Lethbridge College Civil Engineering Technology 2nd year class toured Precon’s manufacturing facility, located near Lethbridge, AB. During the tour, students received a close-up look into the design, manufacturing, and quality control aspects of precast products.

The group learned about various aspects of manufacturing precast concrete products including pre-benching of manhole bases, reinforcing cage assembly, and the production of custom products. The visitors witnessed the facility’s new MBK reinforcing cage machine in action, and witnessed a concrete cylinder compressive strength test. A number of Precon representatives guided the group through the facility and explained the daily functions of the company.
     
 


SEMINARS

CCPPA engineers prepare seminars that are both informative and educational for designers, project managers and inspectors of gravity storm and sanitary sewer projects. Association staff takes the time to meet with groups in regional centres across Canada to present the seminars and discuss the content. 

Seminars are focused on how pipe systems should be assessed from technical, financial and risk perspectives. The presentations include recommendations on how engineers can protect themselves by addressing engineering, installation and quality control issues in gravity pipe specifications. Attendees can earn professional development hours (PDHs)

Learn from industry professionals on how to specify both rigid and flexible underground pipe systems.

At the end of this seminar you will have a better understanding of

  • Assessment of pipe systems
  • Rigid and flexible pipe design
  • Rigid and flexible pipe installation
  • Trenching issues
  • Drainage systems under the Building Code
  • Quality and inspection

SEMINARS PREPARED FOR:

  • Design Engineers/Technologists
  • Project Managers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Construction Inspectors
Contact Diane Mauro at CCPPA:  1-800-435-0116, Ext 1

Plant tours are available upon request.


2017 Technical Seminars in British Columbia

CCPPA engineers have completed their series of seminars in British Columbia. They visited Prince George on February 14, Burnaby on February 15, and Kamloops on February 16. Feedback on the quality and content of the seminars suggest that the topics resonated with the audiences and that there is an interest in more educational events.

The 6-hour Burnaby seminar attracted the most attendees followed by Kamloops and Prince George. Most delegates were interested in plant tours and  just as many subscribed to the CCPPA’s Concrete Pipe Journal. Follow up Lunch and Learn sessions were requested by some organizations.

Here’s what many delegates had to say…

I really appreciate the efforts from you and your colleagues for facilitating such an educational seminar.

Thanks, Andrea. The CCPPA seminar was very informative. I will definitely contact you or your colleague should there be questions I encounter.

Thanks Andrea, It was great to meet all of you. I found the workshop very informative. I will definitely be in touch regarding a lunch and learn on PipePac and future design questions.

Hi Andrea, Thanks to all of you for the time and effort spent to put together an excellent Seminar.

I learned more about pipe today than all my time at university. Great primer for me, thank you for sharing your knowledge and offering a resource/point of contact for asking questions.

Good overall. Would prefer a slightly slower pace for some parts of discussion so I can digest what's being discussed.

Everything was well explained. Speakers were very knowledgeable.

Well done. Easy to understand and follow. Good flow, topic to topic. Can't think of any areas that need improvement, sorry!

The speakers are all very good, knowledgeable on the topics, and very well organized.

Very clear, easy to understand. Knew the material that they were presenting.

Very interesting and applicable information to my work.

Fairly experienced speakers with a variety of experience. The personal stories are great and more are encouraged (real-world situations).

All the speakers knew their material very well. Very good presentation skills, kept it interesting.
Irish accent is great.

Liked that the presenters rotated in and out throughout the duration of the presentation. Presenters all very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter.

And the Burnaby photos underline the interest in the seminars.

         

2017 Technical Seminars in MB and SK

   

The Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association hosted technical seminars in Winnipeg (January 31), Regina (February 1), and Saskatoon (February 2). The events attracted municipal engineers, design engineers, technologists, project managers, contract administrators, and construction inspectors.


Speakers from the CCPPA shared knowledge about the assessment of pipe systems; rigid and flexible pipe design; rigid and flexible pipe installation; trenching issues; and quality and Inspection. This is what people had to say about the seminars:

"The seminar was well organized and all the presentations were very interesting, informative and useful. I really enjoyed it, thank you!"

"Please convey all my appreciation for yesterday's information session to Gerry and Paul. Drainage and sewage collection is not part of my field of expertise, but I did find the information clear and easy to understand, and the pointers to be very relevant. Indeed the work that the three of you did answered many of the questions I had accumulated through my years of inspecting and contracting. I am definitively looking forward to a tour of the Expocrete facility, which I am sure will be of the calibre of the Souris Valley Industries tour last year."

PLANT TOURS 2016

Precon Precast Products October 14

On October 14, ten visitors from the faculty of Lethbridge College and partnered engineering firms toured Precon’s production facility near Lethbridge, AB. Scott Cunningham, Production/Systems Manager with Precon, led the tour. Jason Veres with Precon explained different quality control procedures and demonstrated a Concrete Cylinder Compressive Strength test. 

During the tour, visitors witnessed the dry-cast production of manhole components, and learned about various aspects of producing precast concrete products, including pre-benching manhole bases and reinforcing cage assembly. 


Custom and stock
products 


Drycast production of
manhole risers


Concrete cylinder after 
Compressive Strength
test

Precon Precast Products

On August 4Lethbridge College faculty and various engineering consulting firms toured the Precon facility just outside of Lethbridge, AB. Scott Cunningham, Production/Systems Manager with Precon, led the tour. Randy Slawosky, Cody Kibala, and Jason Veres with Precon were also present during the tour to answer questions. The tour featured production of a variety of custom and stock precast concrete products including pre-benching of manhole bases and reinforcing cage assembly. The tour included an overview of quality control procedures and the a concrete cylinder compressive strength test.


learns about pre-benched
manhole bases


zero-slump concrete used
in dry-cast production


Concrete cylinder following
the Compressive Strength
test

Inland Pipe Calgary Plant Tour September 29

Seven guests from the City of Chestermere and Chestermere Utilities Incorporated toured the Inland Pipe production facility in Calgary, AB on September 29. The tour was led by Inland Pipe representatives Justin Arnott, Technical Marketing & Engineering Manager and Tannis Karklin, Technical Sales and Marketing E.I.T.

Visitors had a close-up look at different production aspects, including dry-cast manhole components and concrete pipe, reinforcing cages with the MBK machine, and the pre-benching procedure for manhole bases. Visitors witnessed a 3-Edge Bearing test that verified both the design load and ultimate strength of a reinforced concrete pipe.


Reinforcing cage produced
on MBK machine 

Zero slump concrete for
Drycast production 

3 EB test
 

Inland Pipe Company

Inland Pipe in Calgary, AB hosted 17 visitors from the City of Calgary and various engineering consulting firms on August 10. Derek Light, Technical Marketing & Engineering Manager with Inland Pipe led the tour group. Tannis Karklin with Inland Pipe was also present to answer questions. The group witnessed the dry-cast production of manhole components and concrete pipe, reinforcing cage production with the MBK machine, the pre-benching procedure of manhole bases, and a 3-Edge Bearing test to verify both the design load and the ultimate strength of the pipe. 

 
Production of reinforcing
cages using the MBK
machine

Ultimate strength 3- Edge
Bearing Test of Class III
900mm RCP

Newly formed concrete pipe


Lafarge Pipe Calgary

Twenty-three guests from the City of Calgary, Rockyview County, and several engineering consulting firms toured the Lafarge Pipe facility in Calgary, AB on August 16, 2016. Kyle Mailey, Production Superintendent, and Scott Morgan, Maintenance Manager with Lafarge Pipe guided the group through the plant. Brad Gammill, Ben Bayat, Dale Orcajada, and Brayden Eurich with Lafarge Pipe were on the tour to answer questions. Visitors learned about Lafarge’s products, observed the dry-cast production of manhole risers and RCP, watched reinforcing cage production with the MBK machine, and learned about the process of pre-benching manhole bases and manufacturing custom pieces like pipe bends. The group witnessed the verification of the strength of the RCP with a 3-Edge Bearing Test.


Pre-benching process for 
manhole bases









3-Edge Bearing test











Reinforcing cage produced
with MBK machine

Proform Precast Products

Thirteen representatives from the City of Red Deer and Alberta Transportation toured the Proform Precast facility in Red Deer County, AB on August 30, 2016. Brian Fogarty, Production Superintendent and Ron Reeves, Head Estimator with Proform led the tour. Curtis Bouteiller, Randy Odishaw, and Richard Kobetitch, also with Proform, were present during the tour to answer questions. The group observed the dry-cast manufacturing of manhole risers, bases, grade adjustment rings and conical tops, and the wet-cast production of a 12-foot diameter slab top. The group learned about the assembling of the reinforcing cages and the pre-benching process of the manhole bases. The tour included a demonstration of proper gasket placement on manhole sections.


The pre-benching process
for manholes


Form is being removed
from the newly-formed
manhole base

Lafarge Pipe, Edmonton

On August 31, 2016, two groups toured the Lafarge Pipe facility in Edmonton, AB. The 15 visitors were representatives of the City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, University of Alberta and various consulting engineering firms. Nick Coffin, an Engineer-in-Training in Technical Resources at Lafarge Pipe, guided the groups through the plant. The group observed dry-cast production of manhole grade adjustment rings and various sizes of pipe, reinforcing cage production with the MBK machine. In addition, the group witnessed the design load and ultimate strength test of a reinforced concrete pipe in a 3-Edge Bearing test.


Dry-cast production of
manhole grade adjustment
rings


The MBK machine is
forming a circular
reinforcing cage






Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association

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