Year in Review

We are winding down on yet another successful (albeit challenging) year!  There were two strong areas of focus for us this year; industry collaboration and allyship; and I would say both were a success!

Your Q1 CCMPA Activity Report

We hope that this email finds you healthy and well, surviving despite the continued chaos surrounding us. The silver lining of this pandemic seems to be that it has been an outstanding couple of years for block production and sales - with a continued strong forecast for 2022.

Building the Case For Block

Resilience has long been a buzz word in construction design and is used in a variety of ways; often without clear definition.  For the purposes of this article, the definition will be derived from a paper by Norris, F.P., et al. titled “Community Resilience as a Metaphor, Theory, Set of Capacities and Strategy for Disaster Readiness”. Norris notes that “resilience is a process not just a result or outcome and resilience is adaptive (dynamic not static)”.

CCMPA Q1 News from the Block

Despite a global pandemic, 2020 remained a strong year overall for block in Canada. Typically the business world uses the word "pivot" when we demonstrate the agility to react to changing conditions; however the unprecedented changes last year required a complete overhaul in how business is done. The survival and success that block saw in 2020 was largely due to industry working together to advocate for essential businesses, an unrelenting commitment to safety and continual repositioning in our approach to customer service.

CCMPA Carbon Calculator

Welcome to CCMPA’s Carbon Calculator For years, designers have been making the decision to specify concrete masonry wall assemblies in

Life Cycle Assessment

A Canadian Industry-Average Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Two Concrete Masonry Unit Products This life cycle assessment (LCA) report or