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Winter 2018




Annual Meeting


The CCPPA 2018 Annual General Meeting is being held at the Delta Hotels Kananaskis Lodge in Kananaskis Village, Alberta from February 14 to 16, 2018.

Please submit registration forms by January 14, 2018


Delta Hotel - Please reserve you room as soon as possible as there is a limited block of rooms that are reserved for the CCPPA for February 14 to February 19.

Book your group rate for CCPPA Conference

Contact Diane Mauro for assistance.
t. 519-489-4488 ext 1
f. 519-578-6060


See details on the Events Page. CLICK HERE 

Ottawa - January 10
Kitchener - February 22
London - March 1 
Niagara March 6 
Toronto March 8
Sudbury - March 20


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Resilient Critical Infrastructure

Once the shift from the notion of sustainable to resilient infrastructure is realized and understood,
it is easier for the concrete pipe industry to advance the case for building sewers and drains with
concrete pipe and boxes. The sustainability of constructing infrastructure with flexible pipe products
can be debated under the three pillars of Social, Economic and Environmental factors (SEE).
It is more difficult, however, to debate the merits of constructing buried infrastructure with materials
other than concrete, if the material is not resilient; and we know by scientific and an abundance of
anecdotal evidence that flexible pipe products and materials are not resilient and arguably not sustainable.

Concrete pipe has a proven track record of withstanding natural and man-made events. There is no
question that it performs as designed for 100 years and more, as both a sustainable and resilient
engineered product.

Canada has its claim of “old concrete pipe”. In 1982, a 30-inch diameter concrete pipe sewer installed
in 1923 was uncovered in Oshawa, Ontario. It contained an expanded metal grid for reinforcement and
D-load tested to Class III pipe. After testing, the sample pipe was repaired and the pipeline restored to
use as a sewer under Oshawa Boulevard (formerly St. Julien Street). In 2011, it was still functioning.

Read more about century pipe that is proven to be both resilient and sustainable. Click here.


Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association

447 Frederick St, Second Floor, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2P4  CANADA
T: 519-489-4488  F: 519-578-6060