2020 AGM Presentations
CPCI 2020 Fall Committee Meeting Presentations: CPCI held its first ever AGM and Fall Committee Meetings online in 2020! Events and activities took place from September 30th to October 29th. CPCI’s agenda included Committee Meetings, Training and Educational Sessions by various Subject Matter Experts (SMEs),and Research Presentations.
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AI Enabled Construction Planning
Tue Oct 6/20
Host: Monjurul Hassan, University of AlbertaThe focus of Monjurul Hassan's PhD research is on developing a new generation of AI-enabled planning/scheduling frameworks for the construction industry.
Precast Studio - Casting Remarkable Rooms
Tue Oct 6/20
Host: Neil Minuk, University of ManitobaPrecast Studio: Casting Remarkable Rooms Neil Minuk, University of Manitoba. Finding the fullest potential of prefabrication: precast concrete multiple unit housing. Neil Minuk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Manitoba.
Precast Studio - Soft Rock Studio
Tue Oct 6/20
Host: James Forren, Dalhousie UniversityJames shares the Precast Studio "Soft Rock" Studio. The Soft Rock Studio is about finding "softer" ways materials like concrete relate to the natural environment. "If we think of concrete as a rock, how does that help us think of other ways we can work with concrete in the built environment."
Leveraging the IISD and Wildlands League Studies
Tue Oct 13/20
Host: Adam Auer, Vice President, Environment and Sustainability, Cement Association of CanadaMr. Auer covers Embodied Carbon, Decarbonizing Concrete, and Emission Omissions: Material substitution and Lifecycle Assessment. (aka "What to do about Wood?")
Lean Transformation for the Precast Industry
Wed Oct 14/20
Host: Brett Hiscock, National Training Within Industry (TWI) Champion and a Lean Facilitator with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.Over the last nine years Mr. Hiscock helped 30 plus companies start their TWI journey and supported over 100 companies in their Lean Transformations.
Improving Health and Safety Through COR™
Wed Oct 14/20
Host: Paul Casey, Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA)Paul presents the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) Certificate of Recognition Program. Paul’s mandate with the Association is to lead employer health & safety recognition programs.
Use of Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC) in Precast
Host: Marshal-DuyarMel Marshal - MCM Consultants, CPCI Technical Committee, CPCI Board of Directors and Okan Duyar Master Builders Solutions (BASF), CPCI Technical Committee, CPCI Best Practice Design Guide on Self-Consolidating Concrete discuss the use of SCC in Precast.
PLC- Improving Performance, Reducing C02 Footprint
Tue Oct 20/20
Host: Dr. Doug Hooton University of TorontoPortland-Limestone Cement. Improving Performance and Reducing the C02 Footprint of Concrete. What is Portland-Limestone Cement? How it impacts concrete properties and infrastructure. Example applications in buildings and infrastructure, addresses some industry concerns raised by members.
Fire Performance of UHPC in Double Wythe Panels
Host: Dr. Mark Green, Branna MacDougalDr. Mark Green, Professor, Provost and Vice-Principal of Academic, Queen’s University. Branna MacDougal M.Sc Candidate. Dr. Green and Ms MacDougal present "Fire Performance of Ultra-High Performance Concrete for application in Double Wythe Panels."
Reinforcing Bar Connection of Hollowcore Slabs
to Supporting Structure
Host: Susana Hernandez Brito, M.Sc student, Civil Engineering, University of ManitobaSusana Hernandez Brito presents her research that focusses on the reinforcing bar connection of precast/prestressed hollow-core slabs to steel or masonry supports.
Lateral Load Response of Total Precast Systems
Host: Ya-Ching (Katie) Chang, University of TorontoYa-Ching (Katie) Chang will be talking about her research project on the lateral behaviour of total precast concrete buildings.
Concrete Box Girder Bridges
Host: Shady Labib, University of ManitobaConcrete Box Girder Bridges Transversely Post-tensioned At Top Flanges: Shady Labib, University of Manitoba, presents his research area focusing on structural engineering with application to highway bridge engineering, specifically precast concrete bridges.
Assessing Differential Curing Effects
Host: Majed Karam, University of TorontoMajed Karam, University of Toronto, presents "Assessing Differential Curing Effects on Chloride Penetration Resistance of Concrete Cover, Towards Performance Specifications."
Thermal Bowing of UHPC Double Wythe Panels
Host: Dr. Akram Jawdhar, Queen's UniversityIncludes Insulated Wall Panels (IWP's), Ultra High Performance Concrete, Thermal Bowing in UHPC IWP's, Thermal-Structural Model for thermal bowing, Bowing of UHPC IWP's.