About Us

The Ontario Concrete Pipe Association (OCPA) is a nonprofit industry association that promotes high standard business practices and the quality products of its members. Producers of concrete pipe, maintenance holes, box culverts and box sewers, and precast concrete specialty products joined to form the Association, incorporated in 1957. Companies that provide products and services to its producer members are also welcome members. OCPA also provides technical information to specifiers, regulators, contractors and educators.

Guiding Principles

  • To be responsive to the needs of specifiers, customers, employers, communities and the environment.
  • To be a voice for its members in dialogue with municipal, provincial and federal governments regarding proposed or existing legislation that affects the industry.
  • To assist government in the development of standards and specifications for precast concrete products manufactured by OCPA members.
  • To ensure that its producer members manufacture products and provide service of the highest standards in a safe workplace.
  • To develop new opportunities for precast products and their specifications.
  • To advance appropriate technology in the concrete products industry.

Association Activities

  • Liaise with elected and non-elected government officials to stay informed of market requirements, and to advice on research and product development.
  • Partner with industry and government to undertake research and software development.
  • Conduct technical seminars for specifiers, regulators, universities and colleges to advance the understanding of precast concrete drainage systems.
  • Distribute technical information from the concrete pipe industry to consulting and municipal engineers.
  • Implement public relations programs to promote the products and services of the concrete pipe industry

Management

The OCPA is managed by full-time staff responsible for administrating the Association's activities and accounts under the guiding principles, marketing, and technical services to industry. Staff has a broad understanding of the industries involved in infrastructure development and participates in professional associations. The staff is charged with administering Association activities.

R & D

Made to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, precast concrete drainage products continue to undergo technological advancements to enhance performance and reliability. Research and development have produced greatly improved materials, precision manufacturing processes and product quality control.