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

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

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.


PLANT TOURS 2016

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 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 formed 
by the 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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