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The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association (CCPPA) are pleased to announce a new joint venture to establish an independent entity for an enhanced and expanded third-party administered and audited certification program for both prestressed and non-prestressed precast concrete manufacturing facilities across Canada.
Both the CPCI and CCPPA recognize the mutual benefit for owners, contractors, and the precast concrete industry by combining the strengths of two well-established national plant certification programs, CPCI Certification Program for Structural, Architectural and Specialty Products and Production Processes (CPCI Certification) and the Plant Prequalification Program for Precast Concrete Drainage Products (PPP), into the new Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program.
Codes and Standards

Building Codes and Standards - Concrete Design and Material Standards

CSA Concrete Design Standards

  • CSA A23.3 - Design of concrete structures
  • CSA S413 - Design of parking structures
  • CSA S6 - Canadian highway bridge design code
  • CSA S806 - Design and Construction of Building Components with Fibre-Reinforced Polymers
  • CSA S16 - Limit states design of steel structures (precast connections)

CSA Concrete Material and Construction Standards

  • CSA A23.4 - Precast concrete - Materials and construction
  • CSA A23.1 - Concrete materials and methods of concrete construction
  • CSA A23.2 - Methods of test and standard practices for concrete
  • CSA A3000-Series - Cementitious materials compendium
  • CSA A257 Series - Standards for concrete pipe and manhole sections

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Quality Control Standards

  • Manual for Quality Control for Plants and Production of Precast and Prestressed Concrete Products - MNL-116
  • Manual for Quality Control for Plants and Production of Architectural Precast Concrete Products - MNL-117

National Building Code of Canada Requirements for Precast Certification

National Building Code of Canada (2005) - Division B:

Clause - Buildings and their structural members made of plain, reinforced and prestressed concrete shall conform to CSA A23.3, Design of Concrete Structures.

Clause A- - Precast Concrete- CSA A23.3, Design of Concrete Structures, requires precast concrete members to conform to CAN/CSA-A23.4, Precast Concrete - Materials and Construction

CSA A23.3 - Design of Concrete Structures:

CSA-A23.3-14 - Clause 16.2.1 - All precast concrete elements covered by this standard shall be manufactured and erected in accordance with CSA A23.4.

CSA-A23.4-16 - Clause 4.2 Prequalification - Precast concrete elements produced and installed in accordance with this Standard shall be produced by prequalified manufacturers.

"It is a requirement of the National Building Code, Provincial Building Codes and CSA Standards that products and systems are required to be certified in accordance with CSA standards, but not that they be certified by CSA."

ASTM International

ASTM C14 - Nonreinforced Concrete Sewer, Storm Drain, and Culvert Pipe

ASTM C76 - Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe

ASTM C478 - Circular Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections

ASTM C507 - Reinforced Concrete Elliptical Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe

ASTM C1433 - Precast Reinforced Concrete Monolithic Box Sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers


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