Beginning in 2022, CCMPA and The Masonry Council of Ontario partnered up to investigate the viability of concrete block and brick in the Passive House Standard. In order to deliver an unbiased, objective research outcome, we engaged Hania Shebab, a bright M.Arch student from the University of Waterloo who is self-declared as material agnostic.
The Regional Executives Midyear Meeting in Boston, Mass on August 23rd / 24th. We have a PACKED agenda spanning two days, with an incredible networking event on the evening of the first day! We look forward to seeing all of you there and hearing what incredible initiatives our peers have been undertaking so far in 2023!
Canada’s Concrete Masonry Industry recognizes the contributions of women to Canada’s construction industry. Today, we express our gratitude for the many talented women that work in concrete masonry, as we collectively build sustainable, resilient, healthy communities across Canada.
Over the last year, the CCMPA executive has consulted closely with The Athena Group working toward our renewed, industry- wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The new version includes both GU and GUL cement, as well as data supporting carbon sequestration in dry-cast block.
We’re breaking new ground
For five decades, we’ve worked on behalf of Ontario’s concrete masonry producers to build an industry as strong and as enduring as the products it manufactures. Now, as a Canada-wide body with national membership, we’re making our industry stronger. Introducing the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association — CCMPA.
Today, technology and innovation are presenting our industry with great opportunities — and considerable challenges. As CCMPA, we will provide the inclusive representation and strong voice necessary to ensure that we meet those challenges, and that our products remain the building material of choice.
Canadian Masonry Research Council
The council is a strategic directive by the CMDC and CCMPA to consolidate their individual research activities into a collaborative partnership will create a single point of contact for masonry research. The CMRC will simplify the proposal process for Canadian researchers and linking their work with the industry’s aspirations, increasing the likelihood of successful commercialization of their new innovations and discoveries.